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A Message From The National Black MBA Association® on America’s Unfinished Social Justice Business

A Message From The National Black MBA Association<sup>®</sup> on America’s Unfinished Social Justice Business

365 days.

For 9 minutes and 29 seconds George Floyd was pinned down with a knee on his neck and struggling to breath.

Today marks one year to the day since the killing of George Floyd and while we have seen a positive step forward with the Chauvin verdict and indictment of the ex-Minneapolis police officers responsible, there is still more to do to ensure that Social Justice remains an ever-present aspiration in our daily lives. Today, more than ever we call on our business and academic partners, civic, faith and philanthropic leaders, as well as other organizations and people of good will to join with us in continuing the difficult, long-term work of improving racial equity and ensuring greater accountability, especially for those in positions of authority.

The National Black MBA Association® commemorates the anniversary of Floyd’s death with so many others in solidarity, acknowledgement, and respect. We have witnessed nationwide and global protests in response to his murder all while trying to survive during a once in a generation pandemic. We should never forget him and all the others such as Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, David McAtee, Philando Castile, and we can go on and on and on of those who have lost their lives under tragic circumstances. So, today and every day we extend our sincere condolences to the families of those impacted by racial violence, but we owe these martyrs more.

Each new act of violence against the Black community now raises the bar exponentially for corporations to evaluate how they will or will not respond. American companies pledged $50 billion toward racial equity following Floyd’s murder, according to a study by Creative Investment Research (CIR). Since then, only $250 million has been spent or committed to a specific initiative, according to an analysis by the consulting firm. The National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA) has been in the business of social justice in America for the past 51 years and we will continue to fight the good fight. Our national office and local chapters will continue leading by example in the creation of forums and programs focused on anti-racism awareness, promoting diversity and inclusion, and fostering Black opportunity.

We commit to continuing our work to Aspire to Inspire,

Joe Handy, President & CEO
Joe Handy, President & CEO

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