Next week, a group of Bay Area non-profits, businesses and African-American leaders will gather for a "State of the Race" convention to discuss strategies to improve the quality of life and economic status of local African-Americans. The meeting follows the release of data indicating high levels of economic distress and Black population flight from some Bay Area cities.
Bay Area African-Americans Examine 'State of the Race'
Jason Trimiew, director of business development for the Roberts Enterprise Development Fund (REDF)
Shawn Ginwright, associate professor of education in the Africana Studies Department and senior research associate for the Cesar Chavez Institute for Public Policy at San Francisco State University
Lena Miller, founder and co-executive director of Hunter's Point Family, a community-based development organization for at-risk Bayview Hunter's Point families
Jennifer B. Lyle, chief of operations for Building Blocks for Kids Collaborative, which focuses on the success of young people and their families living in Richmond's Iron Triangle