ILLINOIS CAMPAIGN BRANCH!
"Neither the Republican nor Democratic Party can do for the colored race what they can do for themselves."
– Henry McNeal Turner
WELCOME TO THE BAF ILLINOIS CAMPAIGN BRANCH WEB PAGE!
Thank you for visiting our page and for your interest in the BAF Illinois Campaign Branch! Here we expect you to get a feel for all things Black in Illinois. If you live in Illinois and are a BAF member, we encourage you to join our Branch. If you are not a BAF member, you must become one before joining the Illinois Branch. If you have an interest in Illinois, we look forward to connecting with you and bringing you into the BAF Illinois Campaign Branch family. So, kick off your shoes, sit back and relax your feet, refresh your favorite beverage, and browse to find some great resources and information about Black Illinois and most importantly, get Black-tivated in Illinois!
According to the most recent American Community Survey, the Black population in Illinois is 1,951,681 and make up 15.4% of the total population in Illinois ranking 7th in the nation for total number of Blacks in a state. Cook County is 24% Black with Chicago ranking 54th in the nation in terms of the largest percentage of the total population in a city identifying as Black at 29%. Chicago ranks 4th in terms of the city with the largest Black population in the US overall.
What's the blackest city in Illinois as a percentage of population according to 2021 census data? East St. Louis! Here’s the top ten.
1. East St. Louis
3. Country Club Hills
5. Calumet Park
6. Hazel Crest
7. Richton Park
8. University Park
10. South Holland
Valoria Robinson, Interim President
WHEN: Every Wednesday
TIME: 7:00pm cst./5:00pm pst./8pm est.
WHERE: www.zoom.com/join. Meeting Id: 835 0436 0458
NEXT STREET TEAM OUTING!
Saturday, September 4th @ 11 am - 3:00 pm Central
BAF Illinois Street Team Outing!
We will be promoting BAF and a Chicago Black owned business at 87th and the Dan Ryan in Chicago at the Jewel-Osco parking lot. Please RSVP!