Aging While Black Blog

awB with Jo Ann Jenkins – Part 1

Recently, we had the privilege of engaging Jo Ann Jenkins, CEO of AARP, around Aging While Black. Jo Ann brings a unique perspective to this work as a Black woman who leads not only a major organization dedicated to aging, but also the largest non-profit, nonpartisan...

Break Out the Shades: Bright Future Ahead

In a world where change is the only constant, the Aging While Black (awB) community has stood as a beacon of hope, resilience, and empowerment for Black elders across the country. As we reflect on the past year, we're filled with excitement and gratitude for the...

Why I Am Convinced We Are On To Something Big!

Whatever my expectations were when we launched Aging While Black (awB) in February, they have been far exceeded by what has transpired. The enthusiastic response, unsolicited expressions of interest and the deep levels of engagement have been positively overwhelming....

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). Afterwards, a millennial said...