WHY THE "BLACK" ACHIEVEMENT FUND?
"Racism will never end...if people still use black to symbolize bad luck and white to symbolize peace..."
- Robert Mugabe
"Merely by describing yourself as black you have started on a road towards emancipation, you have committed yourself to fight against all forces that seek to use your blackness as a stamp that marks you out as a subservient being."
Since the introduction of racism, the word "black" has been given a negative connotation. Everything associated with the word black, including "Black" people is negative, while everything associated with the word white and "White" people is positive. Therefore, the BAF has appropriated the word “black” in order to redefine mainstream notions of ‘blackness” by associating the word black and Black people with positivness and achievement instead of inferiority and despair.
Through the BAF, we will create model Black communities and serve as a living laboratory for economic and social innovation for others to emulate.. We will demonstrate to the world what true independent Black leadership looks like. We will show the true spirit of Black people, what we are really about, because at the end of the day we will never be accepted as "Black Europeans" nor should we want to be.