Transforming Systems.
Amplifying Voices.
Building Equity.

Welcome to Aging While Black

At Aging While Black, we envision a society where Black elders are celebrated, supported, and empowered to thrive in every aspect of life.

We exist to transform the aging landscape by cultivating a vibrant network of partners, innovations, and opportunities that centers Black elders.

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

I launched this platform with the mission of creating sustained actions that lead to substantial change and elevate the voices of Black elders in America. It’s work I’m greatly passionate about and I hope you join me on this journey.