top of page
Programs (1).png

WHO WE ARE

The Founder (1).png

OUR FOUNDER

A Letter from Jevone

In 2020 when I was moved to establish B-BLAC, I was overwhelmed with fear and anxiety due to the uncertainties that almost overshadowed my vision. I questioned my ability to launch successfully, what would be an organization as necessary as air. I used my experience as a young Black immigrant man to undermine the exigency and importance of this movement. The duel between my identity and ability, due to trepidation, resulted in almost a year of procrastination. But my friend, delayed does not mean denied. Here we are today, embarking on this journey that was once an undermined thought.

The challenges our community faces are beyond measure. Systemic racism, economic disparities, and unfair criminal justice practices are just a few of the issues plaguing us.  With America's gruesome display of racism and the countless cases of police brutality toward Black and Brown men, I was moved to introduce B-BLAC with one goal: Empowering men of color through community!

I am a Black immigrant, born and raised in rural Jamaica, who has experienced and witnessed the gambit of human struggles— poverty, corruption, crime, colorism, depression, suicide, and the constant duel with identity and purpose. My story isn't necessarily unique or entirely riveting; however, my undiluted commitment to advocacy makes a case.  My goal isn't to regurgitate bold platitudes but to use my thick Jamaican accent as a voice of change.

B-BLAC is far greater than a 501(c) 3; we are a community— a brotherhood supporting and empowering the young men we serve. Through our collective strength and unwavering commitment, we will dispel flawed narratives and create and embrace a story of community, philanthropy, empowerment, brotherhood,  resilience, and change.

Thank you for believing in this mission!

Blue and Orange Sunset Beach Travel Logo (1).png
Jevone__web.png
"

My story isn't necessarily unique nor entirely riveting; however, my undiluted commitment to advocacy makes a case.  My goal isn't to regurgitate bold platitudes but to use my thick Jamaican accent as a voice of change, as Black men are not mere candidates for incarceration, and our stories should not be reduced to epitaphs.

-jevone Andy
bottom of page