The Black Excellence in Education Award (THE BEE)
The BEE is an award which recognizes one Black identifying Teacher of Color (retired or active) and one Black identifying Teaching Assistant for their positive contributions in the field of Education. Please use the linked form to submit nominations for the Black Teacher’s Excellence in Education Award. Anyone is welcome to submit a nomination HERE. Deadline extended to April 30, 2021.
Alaska Black Caucus COVID-19 Vaccine Position Statement
We recognize and understand that there are fears in the Black community regarding the COVID-19 vaccine. Our goal is to ensure you make an empowered and educated decision regarding receiving or not receiving this immunization. We strongly recommend that you receive this vaccine since people in our community have been disproportionately affected by COVID-19. We see this as a way to protect our people, our businesses, and our legacy. We encourage you to seek COVID-19 resources that are rooted in science and not fear.
Some places to look include:
Letter from the President and CEO, Celeste Hodge Growden
Yes, we’ve reestablished the premier non-partisan organization that came into existence back in the 1970’s and had a three decade run. The purpose, then as it is now, of the Alaska Black Caucus (ABC) is to assert the Constitutional Rights of African Americans. We will achieve this by…
Actively involving the Caucus in the decision making processes in the community as a contributing partner with decision-makers and representative bodies affecting the lives and livelihoods of African Americans.
Supporting and working in areas which help to advance the educational, cultural, political, and economic well-being of the African American community.
Acting as a liaison and coordinating entity for the various POC interests within the community and State.
Making available accurate and timely information on relevant issues and areas of concern to POCs and their progressive supporters.
Creating awareness that the struggle to achieve total equality has not yet been achieved.
Emphasizing the ever-increasing need for African Americans and POCs to make renewed attempts toward attaining these goals.
Celeste Hodge Growden
Alaska Black Caucus President/CEO
“Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars and change the world.” – HARRIET TUBMAN