Brilliance in Black, LLC is an organization dedicated to supporting and highlighting the positive actions and gifts of those in the Black community. It is our objective to aid men, women, and youth of color in creating a progressive future for themselves. We are committed to reaching our goal through the implementation of organized programs that focus on creating opportunities, uplifting youth, and assisting families in need.
WHO ARE WE?
In the midst of the chaos, riots and protests, and pain, 6 Howard University alumnae of different backgrounds joined together to find the positive. In 2015, not long after the murder of Mike Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, Freddie Gray was found dead at the hands of the Baltimore City Police Department. This only added to the stress resulting from ill-funded and poorly supported communities and civil unrest between the people and police department. Feeling frustrated and getting no answers from those in authority, people took to the streets in protest.
Another city in flames, another city under duress! It seemed as if every day we were being informed of another black life being taken and justice not being served, leaving many feeling helpless and hopeless. Justifiably, what was happening became a common topic of conversation of the 6 Howard University Alumnae. They were constantly asking each other, “How can we help? What can we do?”
Out of despair came great ideas, the 6 women started brainstorming. It was then that the organization, Brilliance in Black, was formed.
The “I AM BLACK BRILLIANCE” mantra was created as representation of the excellence in our Black communities. Brilliance in Black has taken the responsibility to spread only the most positive news of Black people and culture. We are constantly being bombarded with stories of death, murder, and continuous negativity by the mainstream media. It is OUR duty to change the story. Through social media and our website, it is our hope to continue to remind the world that there is more to black people than what is portrayed and to recreate the media’s picture. It is our ultimate goal to uplift the black community through the spread of positivity and implementation of events and programs.