Aging While Black Blog

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...