Black, Bold & Brilliant is a North Minneapolis based nonprofit organization that builds a thriving and healthy community by engaging Black youth with civic, artistic & culturally relevant experiences/opportunities to tap into their passion, purpose and power.
The organization was birthed out of necessity during the George Floyd uprisings. Educator & founder, Wisdom Mawusi, understood the source of the frustration and the fires, but also the immediate impact that fires were having on residents and prayed that North Minneapolis would be spared and that no more blood would be shed.
The morning after the fires reached her community, Wisdom Mawusi, worked with other volunteers to help clean and provide resources for those need. It was during this time that she witnessed a large group of young people taking a sledge hammer to an ATM- eventually a police officer arrived on the scene and she feared what would happen next. Would the bodies or the futures of these young people be killed because they were Black, righteously angry, but misguided to the easiest outlet of that frustration- destruction? What about building? Given the opportunity, they would be just as invested in that. She wondered who could gather the youth and provide programming for self-actualization and community development. She agreed to accept her own challenge and called two powerful, art activists - Eshay Brantley and Namir Fearce, co-founders of Black, Bold and Brilliant.
Black, Bold and Brilliant will be holding a series of weekly virtual Black History Workshops on Saturdays (6, 13, 20, 27) through out February 2021. Workshops are 12:30-2:30 p.m. Each workshop will contain a Black History & artistic component. We will host a virtual Black history program on Sunday, Feb. 28th at 3 pm.
Black, Bold and Brilliant Books & Culture will provide literature & culturally enriching monthly experiences to participants. Books will be free of charge and there will be monthly incentives for participants that complete all assignments. Assignments include weekly journal responses and participating in meetings twice a month. Starting in March.
Sign up for both by scanning the QR code below or head to the google sign up page: BBB SIGN UP