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We believe in a world where Black communities are thriving and have equitable access to power, resources, and the freedom to choose our quality of life. Black people deserve dignity, equal opportunity, and access to be healthy, safe, financially secure, and fairly represented.
For centuries, enslaved, free and foreign-born Black Americans have been under community control and surveillance, enforced by white supremacy and fueled by structural racism. We have been stripped of financial, social and political capital to survive and thrive. Under current systems and institutions, Black lives are devalued and disposable; Black families have been separated and decimated; and Black communities have been starved and voiceless.
Powered by The Equity Alliance, we’re creating an unapologetic reparations policy agenda that reflects the voices of more than 125,000 Black Tennesseans. It’s time to take bold action to revolutionize and transform what our communities can do, be and have!
No matter our color, background, or zip code, in America we value the freedom to self-determine our future and to have a say in decisions that impact our lives. Oftentimes, Black people are spoken for by a select, token few. But rarely are we listened to directly. The BlackPrint is a bold, comprehensive reparations policy agenda powered by The Equity Alliance and voiced by everyday Black Tennesseans. The BlackPrint is about uniting our collective strengths to speak with one voice loud and clear.
For a community that is relentlessly harmed and under attack, The BlackPrint is our way of fighting for something instead of defending against attacks. Black people have always risen above the systemic attacks and false narratives rooted in white supremacy that seek to put barriers between us and our liberation. The BlackPrint is equal parts a mandate, a roadmap, a legislative policy solution, and a message delivered to anyone who wants to earn Black Tennesseans’ trust for the upcoming 2022 midterm elections.
No longer can we wait for if and when. It’s time to transform and revolutionize what our communities can do, be, and have. The urgency is now for The BlackPrint. Be a part of our vision by taking The BlackPrint survey today!
Spans across all three grand divisions: West Tennessee, Middle Tennessee, and East Tennessee.
A deep values canvassing project to engage 125,000 Black Tennesseans with a goal of collecting 75,000 survey responses by January 2022.
Survey collection in six issue areas that directly impact Black Tennesseans.
A robust “boots on the ground” team of 55 organizers, canvassers, and staff having real conversations deep into the community.
A collaboration with community partners, businesses, churches and influencers who are Black-led, Black-founded, and/or Black-serving.
Partnerships with a team of researchers using statistically sound and reliable methods to get credible data.
Community Youth Builders
Black Market Strategies
Black Voters Matter Fund
Memphis Urban League
Purpose Prep Academy
Jason "Jay" Anderson
Theryn C. Bond
The Equity Alliance (TEA) is a Tennessee-based 501(c)(3) nonpartisan grassroots organization led by award-winning Black women. We envision a society where Black communities are thriving and have equitable access to power, resources, and the freedom to choose our quality of life. Our mission is to unapologetically build independent Black political and economic power. We educate, empower, and mobilize Black people to take action and keep our government in check.
Recognized as the Tennessean’s 2020 People of the Year, we are the leading Black-led organization in Tennessee promoting intentional, unapologetic, innovative, and culturally relevant year-round civic engagement among Black people, while providing our communities with the tools and knowledge we need to be self-determining and create sustainable change. Join our movement at theequityalliance.org.