Calafia in the Classroom gives the power-packed pioneers of the Golden State direct access to growing minds by placing the award-winning anthology Our Roots Run Deep: the Black Experience in California, Vols. 1-4 in every classroom in the state. There is a movement afoot to create an African-American Freedom Trail across California to reflect the immense history in all 58 counties over the past 500 years.
Get the full list of suggested activities for The annual National Black Business Month in Impact Inequity with Investment: State of Black Business, 11th edition, which has our annual rankings for each state using our black business affinity index.
This year, we introduce Buzz, the Black Business Bee, who lets consumers know how to find black businesses around the country to help create jobs and improve neighborhoods.
We have also scrutinized utility supplier diversity programs around the country and assess the unmet capital demand for African-American businesses in each state.
One can also take advantage of the new ReUNION Heritage Tours along The African-American Freedom Trail, recently featured in the San Francisco Chronicle, KPIX-5 and KBCW-44 in the Bay Area. The trail is the product of our thorough books such as Come to the Water: Sharing the Rich Black Experience in San Francisco and Cakewalk: an historical novel about the unsung creators of jazz music.
Silicon Ceiling 13: Equal Opportunity & High Technology continues the series that has been the bible for African-Americans in technology since 1998, cited in Congressional hearings,floor speeches and by Presidential candidates.
During the Black Health and Wellness Expo, we cited its statistics on the dearth of African-American employment in Silicon Valley and called for a goal of hiring 10,000 African-American tech workers in San Francisco in the next two years. San Francisco is 44th among American counties for black computer employment and Santa Clara County is 40th. Get the full story in Silicon Ceiling 13.
This year, we continue our thrust on innovators with the capacity to create jobs as we observe Black Innovation Month. Affirmative action is in the news again with the Supreme Court decision affirming Initiative Two in Michigan. Find out the results of Proposition 209 in California in the updated version of Compelling State Interest, a contrahistory comparison of California, Florida and Washington. Great resources for civil rights litigators and scholars as we provide rarely seen outcomes from a naturally controlled public policy experiment.
If you are a California social science teacher seeking cultural competency leading up to the anniversary of the first public school in California, by the African-American ship captain, merchant and diplomat — William Alexander Leidesdorff — on April 3, 1848 –or just have your curiosity piqued by the African-American Freedom Trail exhibition at the Black Coalition on AIDS, get the Queen Calafia classroom kit
- Our Roots Run Deep: the Black Experience in California, Vols. 1-4
- Come to the Water: Sharing the Rich Black Experience in California
- Black Heritage as Gap Closer
To learn about the real story of how jazz was created during Jazz Appreciation Month, get your copy of Cakewalk: an historical novel about the unsung creators of jazz.
For entrepreneurs wishing to use our CATAPULTECHR advisory services during Black Innovation Month in April and Black Food Month in March, including the fabulous resources of Year of Jubilee: State of Black Business, 10th edition and Silicon Ceiling 13: Equal Opportunity and High Technology, plus entrepreneurship coaching leading up to National Black Business Month in August