Actress and activist Kerry Washington and Robin Hood CEO Wes Moore alongside CEO of New Leaders, Jean Desravines have teamed up to establish a Black Voices for Black Justice initiative that has successfully raised over $10 million dollars!
The website’s mission statement describes the established fund as being utilized to, “amplify clarion voices about racial justice; connect new and established Black leaders to one another; and support Black-led efforts to build meaningful economic and political power for their communities in the context of police brutality and the disproportionate impact of the pandemic along racial lines – including disparities in access to healthcare, jobs, education, justice, and the right to vote,” reports Black Enterprise.
Sources have confirmed that the funding will be used towards backing Black social justice leaders within their constant battle of building a better future for Black Americans while fight for fair opportunities.
It has been stated that the program was initially started with a $2 million dollar investment by an unidentified source.
The Black Voices for Black Justice Fund recognizes incredible leaders who have been on the frontlines working to dismantle the deep-rooted, racist systems that have plagued our country for centuries. Amplifying their voices and providing resources to these inspiring advocates is critical as we strive towards equity and racial justice in this country,” states Washington.