The Starbucks Foundation + Partners Support AAKOMA Project

The Starbucks Foundation + Partners Support AAKOMA Project

The AAKOMA Project received a grant from The Starbucks Foundation as part of the organization’s $1.5 million contribution shared across more than 400 nonprofits working to promote racial equity and create more inclusive communities. AAKOMA Project founder Dr. Alfiee...
AAKOMA Project is Hiring!

AAKOMA Project is Hiring!

We are Seeking an Operations Assistant to build the work of the AAKOMA Project. At AAKOMA, we work with teenagers, young adults, their families and communities to raise awareness, conduct patient-centered research, and encourage young people to begin conversations to...
AAKOMA Receives Funding in Support of Racial Healing

AAKOMA Receives Funding in Support of Racial Healing

“For too long, racial trauma was the elephant in the room that we did not discuss as a society. Today, that conversation is starting to change. We’re honored to be supported by the Community Foundation of Northern Virginia at this critical time to help...
Tips on How to Talk to Your Family About Race in Refinery29

Tips on How to Talk to Your Family About Race in Refinery29

Race is a topic that is now at the forefront of almost everything, so naturally you will begin to speak about it around friends and family. But for Black people, race is always at the forefront; we came into this world Black and we will leave Black. So as non-Black...
It is 100% OK to be an Angry Black Woman or Angry Black Man

It is 100% OK to be an Angry Black Woman or Angry Black Man

“Black people, you have a right to the full range of your emotions, including anger.” Dr. Alfiee explains how Black men and women are not allowed to be angry, as our anger can be seen as threatening or misplaced. She validates our anger and advises us to...