Mural Artists (above): Elisheba Israel Mrozik, Michael Mucker, Kasumi Bledsoe and Kamarrah Stevens.
Give Black, Give Back
We love being black.
As women of color, we know all too well the daily challenges our communities face. The murders of Ahmaud Arbery, George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, David Hambrick, Jacques Clemmons and now David McAtee are personal to us.
We feel the pain and frustration for their families and communities. Black Philanthropy is about embracing and preserving the beauty of our culture and heritage. We understand that economic equality and justice for all communities of color are central to the struggle.
We are about action.
The Give Black Give Back Initiative invites you to join us as we work together to strengthen our families, our communities, our neighborhoods and our friends during this difficult time.
Please see the listing of funds and nonprofits below to support. Read our stories, hear our hearts and Give.
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Give Black, Give Back Changemakers Interview Series: Ms. André Prince Jeffries
Give Black, Give Back’s Changemakers Interview Series highlights individuals who are dedicated to furthering the progress of our community by uplifting and empowering those they are committed to serving. In this edition of Changemakers, Give Black, Give Back co-chairs Lisa Swift-Young and Kia Jarmon sit down with Ms. André Prince Jeffries.
André Prince Jeffries owner and proprietor of Prince’s Hot Chicken, the granddaddy of Nashville hot chicken, the city’s true indigenous food and now a favorite nationwide. She is the great-niece of Thornton Prince, founder of Prince’s Hot Chicken in Nashville in 1945, and she has delighted journalists from coast to coast retelling the ribald tale of its origin. (It’s retold on the restaurant’s website.)
Now in her mid-70s, André has owned and operated the iconic restaurant since 1980. In 2013 the prestigious James Beard Foundation honored the restaurant as one of America’s Classics, an award given to restaurants with timeless appeal, each beloved in its region for quality food that reflects the character of its community. Establishments must have been in existence for at least ten years and be locally owned. The restaurant now has a main location on Nolensville Pike in South Nashville as well as a branch at the Assembly Food Hall in the Fifth + Broadway development in Downtown Nashville. Its long-time home one Ewing Avenue in Northeast Nashville closed a few years ago.VIEW CHANGEMAKERS SERIES