Mural Artists (above): Elisheba Israel Mrozik, Michael Mucker, Kasumi Bledsoe and Kamarrah Stevens.

Give Black, Give Back

Lisa Swift-Young and Kia Jarmon 2021

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.

Respectfully,

Lisa Swift-Young & Kia Jarmon
Co-Chairs Give Black, Give Back


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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.

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About Give Black, Give Back

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Give Black, Give Back Advisory Committee

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Give Black, Give Back Funds

Mural Artists: Elisheba Israel Mrozik, Michael Mucker, Kasumi Bledsoe and Kamarrah Stevens. Give Black, Give Back Funds Give Black, Give Back recognizes donors and the...

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Black Philanthropy Month

Give Black, Give Back Celebrates Black Philanthropy Month 2021 At The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee (CFMT), the Give Black, Give Back initiative launched following...

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Give Black, Give Back Nonprofit Connections

Mural Artists: Elisheba Israel Mrozik, Michael Mucker, Kasumi Bledsoe and Kamarrah Stevens. Give Black, Give Back Nonprofit Connections Connections for Nonprofits led by African Americans...

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Changemakers Interview Series

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...

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Give Black, Give Back Stories

Mural Artists: Elisheba Israel Mrozik, Michael Mucker, Kasumi Bledsoe and Kamarrah Stevens. Give Black, Give Back Stories

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Give Black, Give Back Nonprofits to Support

Mural Artists: Elisheba Israel Mrozik, Michael Mucker, Kasumi Bledsoe and Kamarrah Stevens. Read About the Black-led Nonprofits Give Black, Give Back has Supported:

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Juneteenth

Mural Artists: Elisheba Israel Mrozik, Michael Mucker, Kasumi Bledsoe and Kamarrah Stevens. “But, if this part of our history could be told in such a...

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The Big Payback 2021

In 24 hours, Middle Tennessee’s Black-led nonprofits that participated in The Big Payback 2021 raised a cumulative $195,898.93. WAY TO GO!!

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Contact Information

Audra Cox

Audra Cox

Development Manager, Donor Services

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