The www.livingwhileblackusa.org campaign is a program of the National Educational Network Inc. (NENI), a 501 c3 based out of New Jersey.
The Living While Black (LWB) program kicked off on June 2, 2020, in the midst of the recent death of George Perry Floyd Jr., whose tragic death on May 25th sparked a global protest. Mr. Floyd was a black American man killed during an arrest in Minneapolis, Minnesota, after allegedly using counterfeit money to buy cigarettes. Derek Chauvin, a white police officer, knelt on his neck for nearly eight minutes as he lay handcuffed on the ground.
In 2020, the world was so outraged by Mr. Floyd's death that protestors of all races flooded the streets, despite the spread of the deadly COVID19 virus. The black community had been crying foul about police abuse and institutional racism for decades, and with the rise of digital cameras and social media people more people were paying attention to the problems. Four years ago, what is now known as the Black Lives Matter Global Network began to organize. And now the Living While Black USA program is on the scene and quickly gaining mometum. In just one month, Living While Black gained 3,250 followers on Facebook, even though its an invite-only page (to avoid racist trolls). With your help, Living While Black can expand to an online portal.
Living While Black USA was created by NENI to showcase and eliminate institutional racism. Our holistic methods include:
- providing progressive public policies that promote equality, teaching black history, encouraging civic participation, providing economic development programs targeting black businesses and families, providing platforms for people to colland enhance the quality of life for the black community through access, collaboration, and education.
About NENI: NENI was originally established in 2005 and reorganized in 2014. NENI has sponsored a variety of programs in urban communities in NJ including academic Spring Break and Summer camps, tutoring programs, Juneteenth programs, training for teachers and parents, and college prep programs for at-risk youth. In addition, NENI is also is the host fot the National
Executive Director group (NED), a national online community of nonprofit leaders on Linked In with more than 400 members.
About The Founder of NENI and the Living While Black program: Read Dana Wilson's full bio at
Please note: The www.livingwhileblack.org website is currently under construction. Please donate to help move this project along!
In the meanwhile, please go to our facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/261347085077769 and request to join.