MOVING BLACK AMERICA FORWARD
THROUGH EIGHT PILLARS
NOIR BLACK CHAMBER OF COMMERCE INC.
Since the killings of Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, and others, black, brown, and white Americans have rallied locally and across the nation against systemic racism, social and economic injustices, and 400 years of health and wellness disparities with no justice in sight. Black Americans must now move towards ACTION through the creation of new and innovative economic and social pathways that will lead to self-sufficiency and social equality.
Noir Black Chamber of Commerce Inc. (NOIRBCC), is a national 501c3 economic development organization headquartered in Louisville Kentucky. As Kentucky’s only black chamber of commerce, NOIRBCC’s mission is to help in Moving Black America Forward.
Through the creation of innovative programming that will lead to social and economic mobility for black Americans, the Chamber has identified and adopted eight important pillars that are critical to Moving Black America Forward. The first four pillars pertain to services the Chamber offers to help start, grow, and sustain black businesses, and to assist black corporate professionals to advance within a corporate setting.
The last four pillars address the “disease” that black communities must address to overcome generational poverty and to advance economically and socially. For black Americans to move forward, they must first develop and engage in black community trauma and health education initiatives that will lead to an understanding of how to identify, work through, and overcome trauma and mental health issues. Secondly, black Americans must encourage black youth to strive for higher professional career attainment. Thirdly, to lead non-college-bound youth to apprenticeship and job training programs. Lastly, black Americans must demand welfare reform to allow entitlement recipients to attend college or enroll in a job training program, and as the recipients make more money their entitlement services are decreased.