Being a member of New Generation of African American Philanthropists since 2006 has been a fantastic experience. Collectively, our giving circle members have grown and evolved as friends, caring people, civic leaders and generous souls. We’re set to celebrate our 8th birthday on June 8 and will mark the occasion with a party at King’s Kitchen. You’re welcome to come by for:
- Birthday cake, punch and celebratory champagne toasts
- World premiere “pop-up” exhibition: The Soul of Philanthropy
- Exciting announcements about Black Philanthropy Month 2014
- Info about our civic engagement initiatives, grantmaking, events, national conference and membership
Here’s more about the event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1453608068211212/
Stroll back along our journey with the photo slideshow below, which features members and events from June 8, 2006 until now. — VF
Posted on BlackGivesBack.com today: Community Investment Network Names Valaida Fullwood Interim Executive Director.
“Service is the rent we pay for the privilege of living on this earth.” ― Shirley Chisholm
Grateful for this time on earth. Glad to be of service. Honored to carry CIN’s baton of social justice in a leg of an unending relay race once run by Darryl, Athan, Dionne and many others.
Well…here we go!
I will drink life to the lees.— Alfred Tennyson
(may your cup overflow)
“Confront the dark parts of yourself, and work to banish them with illumination and forgiveness. Your willingness to wrestle with your demons will cause your angels to sing.”
b. 27 Apr 1945
the kindest kind of kindness
Sharing this again in celebration of National Poetry Month.
Never feels quite right
Too long bundled and uptight,
like a Nubian entombed or plainest Mennonite.
Tension risen, watch the bite
Mind churning, so burst it might.
Eternal tunnel absent a whisper of light
Sun conceded to perpetual night.
Well-plumbed valleys, nary a heavenly height
Nearly convinced no mercy in sight
Then, I write.
— Ava Wood
There she goes again. And why not, it’s National Poetry Month!
May I call you friend?
You’ve earned a name sweeter than,
dearer than weekend.
— Ava Wood
National Poetry Month draws out my poetical alter ego every time.
WRITE ON Q! A poem from Giving Back, as National Poetry Month continues!