With Black History Month coming to a close, I want to honor the struggles and triumphs of our ancestors and also recognize the passionate work that is happening today. As we all know, Black History is not just an annual event. It’s our daily lived experience, and I am honored to share this journey with you.
As I write this note to you, I just stepped away from a press conference with Rev. Yearwood with Hip Hop Caucus and fellow environmental justice advocates from Ohio River Valley, Texas and Louisiana. We discussed the catastrophic damage of the East Palestine train derailment and how petrochemical pollution disproportionately impacts Black, Brown and poor communities across regions.
From the pollution in our communities to the lack of accessible health care, there is much work to do as we fight the injustices happening to Black people each and every day. I invite you to join with us in one of our upcoming events and share your story. Please take a moment to check out what will be happening, and we look forward to connecting with you soon.
Bishop Marcia Dinkins
Black Appalachian Coalition (BLAC)