FOUNDER & CO-FOUNDER

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Rev. Dr. Charles F. Boyer

Founder

You can't separate peace from freedom because no one can be at peace unless he has his freedom.
--- Malcom X

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Rosalee Boyer

Co-Founder

If they don’t give you a seat at the table, bring a folding chair.

--- Shirley Chisholm

STAFF

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Gantry Fox

Director of Operations

“We are all one - and if we don’t know it, we’ll learn it the hard way.” 

--- Bayard Rustin

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Racquel Romans-Henry

Policy Director

I am sick and tired of being sick and tired.

--- Fannie Lou Hamer

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Richelle Terese

Research & Public Relations Director

An identity would seem to be arrived at by the way in which the person faces and uses his experience.

--- James Baldwin 

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Tuoyo Nanna

Finance Director

If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else.
― Booker T. Washington

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Jared Hunter

Lead Organizer

We will all, at some point, encounter hurdles to gaining access and entry, moving up and conquering self-doubt; but on the other side is the capacity to own opportunity and tell our own story.

— Stacey Abrams

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Shadura Lee

Organizer

"In recognizing the humanity of our fellow beings, we pay ourselves the highest tribute."

— Thurgood Marshall 

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Symone Sparks

Digital Strategist

Never be limited by other people's limited imaginations.

— Dr. Mae Jemison

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Rhonda Lige

Executive Administrative Assistant 

“My humanity is bound up in yours, for we can only be human together.”— Desmond Tutu

FELLOWS

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Amber Scott

Black Theological Fellow

The time is always right to do what is right.

— Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Rev. Robin Tanner

Chief Strategy Fellow

Freeing yourself was one thing, claiming ownership of that freed self was another.

--- Toni Morrison, Beloved

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Retha Onitiri

Restorative Justice Fellow

There must always be a remedy for wrong and injustice if we only know how to find it.
— Ida B. Wells

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Rev. J. Amos Caley

Abolition Campaign Fellow

Freedom is never given; it is won.
— A. Philip Randolph

TRENTON STREET TEAM

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Tracy Syphax

Program Coordinator

I have learned over the years that when one's mind is made up, this diminishes fear.

— Rosa Parks

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Keyion Jones

High Risk Interventionist

Speak up, speak out, get in the way. Get in good trouble, necessary trouble, and help redeem the soul of America.

--- John Lewis

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Diane Bellamy

High Risk Interventionist

Don't sit down and wait for the opportunities to come. Get up and make them.

--- Madam C.J. Walker

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Antonio Bellamy

Restorative Justice Fellow

The job of the conscious is to make the unconscious conscious.
― Stokely Carmichael

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Quason Pittman

Outreach Worker

Black Power is giving power to people who have not had power to determine their destiny.

- Huey P. Newton

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Pete Lewis

Outreach Worker

Truth is powerful and it prevails.

— Sojourner Truth

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Micheal Hilton

Outreach Worker

He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life. 

— Muhammad Ali

OUR BOARD

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Deborah Jennings

Chairman

Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek. 

— Barack Obama

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Loretta Winters

Secretary

The most powerful weapon in the hands of the oppressors is the mind of the oppressed.

— Steve Biko

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Willie Moorer

 Chaplin

Character is power. 

— Booker T. Washington

BOARD MEMBERS

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Jerome C. Harris

Board Member

If you have no confidence in self, you are twice defeated in the race of life.

— Marcus Garvey

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Frances Harwell

Board Member

There comes a time when people get tired of being plunged into the abyss of exploitation and nagging injustice.

— Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Kim Wellons

Board Member

We all require and want respect, man or woman, black or white. It’s our basic human right.
— Aretha Franklin

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Hosea Johnson

Board Member

Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.

 — Maya Angelou

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Eisa Jackson

Board Member

There are still many causes worth sacrificing for, so much history yet to be made. 

— Michelle Obama

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Rev. Dr. Lesly Devereaux

Board Member

Don't agonize, organize.” 

— Florynce Kennedy

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Rev. Micah L. McCreary, Ph.D.

Board Member 

The impatient idealist says: 'Give me a place to stand and I shall move the earth.' But such a place does not exist. We all have to stand on the earth itself and go with her at her pace. 

— Chinua Achebe

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Karen Bellamy Lewis

Board Member

Whatever is bringing you down, get rid of it. Because you’ll find that when you’re free . . . your true self comes out.

— Tina Turner

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Rev. Dr. Timothy Levi

Board Member

A man without knowledge of himself and his heritage is like a tree without roots.

— Dick Gregory

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Adkins Joans

Board Member

We have a wonderful history behind us…and it is going to inspire us to greater achievements. 

— Carter G. Woodson

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Kimme Carlos

Board Member

The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don't have any.

— Alice Walker

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IT'S ON

Liberation!

'Til