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BlackOwned Institute

There is no more powerful force than a people steeped in their history. And there is no higher cause than honoring our struggle and ancestors by remembering.

Carter G. Woodson, PhD

Black and African history is American history.

Black labor, ingenuity and drive helped build this country, and civilizations have thrived on the African continent for thousands of years – but no one would know it from most textbooks. We created the nonprofit BlackOwned Institute (BOI) to change that.

BOI is redefining how black history and culture are taught – first in California and then throughout the nation. We are uniting black educators, influencers, authors, poets, singers, professors, museum curators, business people, HBCU alumni and others to build a virtual platform and provide in-person instruction. We educate the educators and work closely with teachers to infuse our rich history into their curricula.


Through BOI’s school and summer programs, students will learn about Black and African history, gaining a more complete picture of the African diaspora.

We are also passionate about sports and want to help young track and field athletes go to the National Junior Olympics. Many kids qualify but lack the resources to attend. Following qualification, BOI will help send kids on a once-in-a-lifetime experience, assisting with entry fees, uniforms, shoes, equipment, travel and other expenses for kids and parents.