A discourse exploring the intersection of aging & race

Welcome to Aging While Black

Welcome to Aging While Black, a platform where we explore the unique experiences of aging while Black in America.

Black people face a unique set of circumstances that are shaped by the social, economic, and political inequalities they have faced throughout their lives. Those realities are amplified at the intersection of aging and race. But do not be mistaken, aging while Black is not an experience fraught only with inequity and challenge. There are rich and meaningful traditions and cultural nuances that bring joy, inspiration, and celebration to the experience. We are here for all of it. And we want you to be a part of the journey and the community. You are invited to join us in creating something special, unique and engaging.

The Catalyst: Raymond A. Jetson

We are all aging. There are lessons to be learned and shared. Connections across generations are vital. Let’s build something together that makes life better for all of us.

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The Movement Includes You, Too!
The energy in the room seemed to rise with each minute of the 10 I spoke. I was at Southern University, a HBCU in my hometown of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, last month to give a TEDx talk introducing the ideas behind Aging While Black (#awB). [...]