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Black Voices for Black Justice Fund DMV is currently accepting nominations for its Black Justice Fellowship; ten Black Leaders representing the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia will be selected to receive financial and other meaningful support in order to scale their activism, each receiving a personal grant of $30,000 to support their living expenses for a year. 

“Black Leaders have been actively working for years to create a more just America, yet too many are underestimated, underfunded, and underrepresented,” says fund co-chair Darius Baxter. “We declare the success of Black Leaders will not be determined by how much they can fundraise or their proximity to whiteness.”

Co-Chair Tonia Wellons adds, “We are excited to help scale the work of emerging leaders in the Greater Washington region by providing financial support so they can continue to live while they lead. This initiative will help elevate the voices of Black leaders and invest in solutions led by Black leaders to fuel their efforts to address structural and systemic racism.”

If you know of someone you’d like to nominate, be sure to do so by the end of the month.

For more info about The Black Voices for Black Justice Fund DMV, or to nominate a local leader for the fellowship, visit www.blackjusticefellows.org or @blackjusticefellows on all social media platforms.

Featured image by Shaughn Cooper via @blackjusticefellows