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To enter the funding pool, Black youth entrepreneurs, Black educators, and Black community leaders should send an e-mail to on the scheduled date (see below). Please include the following information: full name, e-mail address and telephone number, city and state of residence, racial self-identification, occupation, and Venmo or Paypal information. Submitted e-mails will then be randomized and funds will be distributed in $500 increments until the funds for that day run out – one-third of the total we have on August 28th. Funds will be transferred by Wednesday, September 2nd.  


August 28th (8:00 am CST – 5:00 PM CST) – Black Youth Entrepreneurs

August 29th (8:00 am CST – 5:00 PM CST) – Black Educators

August 30th (8:00 am CST – 5:00 PM CST) – Black Community Leaders

AUGUST 28 is the date in black history for several key events: the 1955 lynching of 14-year-old Emmett Till in Mississippi;  Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s 1963 “I Have A Dream” speech during the massive March on Washington; the 2005 date that Hurricane Katrina made its tragic landfall; and the Denver night in 2008 when Barack Obama became the Democratic Party’s Presidential candidate.

August 28: A Day in the Life of a People, directed by Ava DuVernay, can be seen @ the National Museum of African-American History + Culture in Washington DC


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One of the Fund's goals is grow large enough to seed support for community-based reparations for Black people and their communities in all 50 states, Washington DC, and territories. Another goal is sustainability. 


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