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The challenges and circumstances for Black people are varied and complex. Rochester’s Black community embraces and works to implement its collective interests in order to establish and maintain a comprehensive systematic framework (Black Agenda) that will be adopted to drive, influence, and endorse policies and practices in the areas of education, health and wellness, and economic development.


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Welcome and thank you Carmen!

I join you in honoring this dynamic team including you, Dr. Linda.

Thank you for your leadership Elder Underwood on these most important issues. Continue to turn the faucet on.

How long can you test positive after catching Covid? Can you still test positive after a month?

Thanks Jackie D. and Dr. Clark for all the valuable information shared.🤗👌🏾💞

Yes Jerome that's my concern... Are there being conservative efforts being made to get proper KN95 mask to the Community?

Jackie Dozier was right! Publicly available rates of hospitalization, intubation, ICU in Monroe County:

We need to hear from the children

They are suffering.

Welcome village to Facebook Live BAG!

Yes... That's exactly what I try to convey... Thanks

The other challenge of people who are against Vaccinations, really reinforce their position, when they hear of vaccinated people and people with the boister, still get COVID.... What would you share with people who have this mentality, for them to still see it's better to get the Vaccination than not to get it.



Absolute truth.

Thank you

ROC the Future Alliance - WIG

R8C the Future Alliance WIG (Wildly Important Goal) - Trying to get 6000 Parents to complete 4 question survey... Go to

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You don't want to miss this exciting panel. REGISTER NOW for ABC's 2022 Virtual Signature Conference Series. Presented by
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JOIN US for ABC’s 2022 Virtual Signature Conference Series “Economic Justice for an Inclusive Recovery” on Jan. 13th & 20th. We will address the systems that allow systemic racism to thrive; the systems that propagate poverty and facilitate disparate health outcomes based on one’s zip code. Presented by M&T Bank Rochester, Ny and sponsored in part by KeyBank, ESL Federal Credit Union, and University of Rochester. Click the link for more information and to register.
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any other thoughts from those who are on live? suggestions?

any questions on racism being a public health crisis? what are you seeing in your walk of life?

We must get back to valuing each other. When we look at those who came before us . We didn't have much but we had each other.

We need a directory of these groups of these young people who are doing this work of service.

Thanks Jerome for the shout out of United Way’s Leadership Development Programs! I look forward to our conversation!

I am worried that communities of color are again going to be diluted by gerrymandering. We have zipcodes of poverty. Where are they located within these new districts?

The issue is the gun violence among our young blacks especially the males.

I attended a webinar that used Rochester as the prime example of gerrymandering.

Another resource similar to BOB is BLAPP, a downloaded app, that identifies Black-owned businesses, services and products near your current location.

Reading article now. It’s interesting to hear the authors claims.

Good evening, friends! FYI, If you haven’t yet seen it: City Council just adopted the Housing/Reparations and GBI legislation!!

Systemic poverty is at the root of most of the problems impacting our communities. Racism provides the fuel. Hopefully we can back reparations work to truly began seeing the changes that require monetization.

They are doing the work without the big funding .

Elder Underwood appreciate your words of wisdom .

I certainly hope so Elder Hanif.

I like that Elder Hanif Abdul -Wahid .

have you examined the new redistricting plans

Will do Elder Jerome


Thank you Alfreda Jackson for informing us about this meeting Brother Hanif the NAACP Education Committee is very interested in this coalition and others we have heard of we have spent last month deep diving in exchange to our previous public pleas obtaining the root of the dismantle to public education here in Rochester in addition to celebrating the strides many students have made through many controversial media madness we would love to set up a table or zoom conversation with BAG as always we appreciate your stance and advocacy on truth transparency for people of color

Blessings to BAG!

Thank you !

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I feel we all should own stock or be on their board or something! #bosssauce

Great information and great guests tonight . Thanks 🙏🏾

Yes Lomax R Campbell !

Vanessa Martell is awesome!


Please share and have your children listen in tonight!

Word up.

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