OUR VALUES

COMMUNITY

The Black community historically came together to garner the importance of intergenerational social development and mobility through collaborative efforts.

 

CARING

The Communities were designed to care for every member. The young, elderly, sick, those in need of mental health support and the physically or developmentally disabled were nurtured and cared for in communities with the capacity to minimize risk and increase resilience.

 

CONNECTING

Historically Black communities were able to connect their realities given the lack of respect and access to prosperity in segregated and discriminatory institutional and structural systems. Community connection reduced racial isolation and social dislocation.

 

COMMUNICATION

Black communities emphasized the value of communication. Communication allowed Black communities to focus on the significance and human value of both present and future generations. Moreover, both Black families and individual were motivated to move into Black communities to not only increase dialogue but promise, and positive outcomes for everyone.

 

CELEBRATION

Black communities created a capacity for celebrating the cultural history and linguistic diversity among them. Communities celebrated their culture through food, music, art, literature and spirituality.

 

CONSOLIDATION

The consolidation of families and resources provided opportunities for Black communities to identify and utilize an accumulation of gifts, skills and assets. The consolidated communities were full of hospitality, inspiration and compassion. They nurtured friendships and strengthened relationships.

 

COLLECTIVE CONSCIOUS

The Black Community was Conscious or awake to the challenges that empowered the communities to have shared vision for the future. Community stood together and contributed for the better place for the whole.