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African American Wisdom SummitThis February, honor Black History Month in a truly unique way by joining LeVar Burton, Michael Sam, Cynthia James, Nikki Giovanni, Sonya Renee Taylor, Luisah Teish and…Continue

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LaTosha Brown is the newly appointed Project Director for Grantmakers for Southern Progress. Grantmakers for Southern Progress (GSP) is a national working group of the Neighborhood Funders’ Group that seeks to engage Southern and National funders in a strategic vision and aligned action for achieving progress for the benefit of those who are least well off socially, economically and politically in the South. Ms. Brown is also an award-winning philanthropic consultant, community organizer, jazz singer and political strategist with over twenty years of experience working in the non-profit and philanthropy sectors on a wide variety of issues related to social justice, economic development, leadership development, wealth creation and civil rights.

Ms. Brown has a rich background in social justice philanthropy and is the founder and CEO of TruthSpeaks Consulting, Inc., a philanthropy advisory consulting business based in Atlanta, GA. She has served as a consultant and advisor for individual donors, various public foundations and private donors. She is a founding member of the Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors’ Gulf Coast Fund for Community Renewal and Ecological Health and also served as fund’s first Executive Director. Under her leadership the Gulf Coast Fund gained national recognition, created strategic national partnerships and distributed over $2.5 million in re-granting dollars for community and coastal organizations in the gulf coast region.

Ms. Brown has consulted, advised and/or served as a resource and expert on rural organizing, impact investing and special programming to a variety of foundations such as the Marguerite Casey Foundation, Ford Foundation, Babcock Foundation, Black Belt Community Foundation, Friends of New Orleans, New World Foundation, Open Society Institute, Surdna Foundation, Community Foundation of South Alabama, Clinton Foundation, Clinton Global Initiative, Ibis Partners Investment Group and the Tides Foundation to name a few.

She has also served as a member and/or worked with several philanthropic affinity groups such as the Environmental Grant-makers Association, Health and Environmental Funders Network, and the Neighborhood Funders Group. She is currently a steering committee member of the Grantmakers for Southern Progress, a coalition of funders and philanthropists dedicated to increasing funding and investment opportunities for community based organizations in the south.

As a native of Alabama, Ms. Brown has dedicated her life’s work towards organizing resources and supporting the development of community-based institutions in the south, particularly in the black belt and gulf coast regions. She has also worked as a trainer, speaker and facilitator in the international arena. She has traveled and/or presented to more than 23 countries abroad.

Ms. Brown is a well-respected leader that has led many initiatives and special projects to empower marginalized communities in the south. She is the founder of Saving OurSelves Coalition, a community led disaster relief organization that helped hundreds of families in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. She also serves as a National advisor to the National Coalition on Black Civic Engagement and several national policy organizations.

She is the recipient of several awards including the 2006 Redbook Magazine Spirit and Strength Award, 2007 Spirit of Democracy Award from the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation, the Louis E. Burnham Award for Human Rights, the 2008 Emory Business School MLK Service Award, 2010 Audubon Award and 2011 White House Champion of Change Award to name a few.
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Celebration of the Life & Legacy of My Mother Rosetta Gamble Brown

Posted on May 20, 2016 at 7:32pm 1 Comment

This week my mother transitioned this week after a two year battle with cancer.  While this has been a particularly challenging year it has also provide a beautiful experience for she and I to spend everyday together. My mother is the epitome of strength and resilience. 

My mother was born in Orville, Alabama the last of eleven children to Nellie and Joseph Gamble. Rosetta was born on July 17, 1947.  At the age of 3 the family moved to Mobile for greater work…


Afrikan Community Sustainability Collective Hosts Virtual Conference On Sustainability and Self-Sufficiency

Posted on January 4, 2016 at 5:33pm 1 Comment

The Afrikan Community Sustainability Collective welcomes you on your journey to self-sufficiency. On January 28-February 1, we will present the first (virtual) Sustainability Summit focused on serving members of the Afrikan diaspora and connecting thought leaders. Keynote sessions are built around the most pressing issues in the Black community and will feature members who are doing the work. Strategic areas of focus include:



United Nations International Decade for People of African Descent

Posted on November 4, 2015 at 9:43pm 0 Comments

Programme of Activities for the Implementation of the International Decade for People of African Descent

The UN General Assembly proclaimed 2015-2024 as the International Decade for People of African Descent (resolution 68/237) citing the need to strengthen national, regional and international cooperation in relation to the full enjoyment of economic, social, cultural, civil and political rights…


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At 12:54pm on July 29, 2017, KATE KWAME said…

Good Day,

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At 11:55pm on November 6, 2015, Sharon said…

Hi LaTosha,

I didn't know you were from Oakland, so am I. Went to Bishop O' Dowd. 

Thanks for the comments and well wishes. It's been a very good week.  Welcome to the Summit and Facilitator Team.  Have you gotten the info for the Facilitator Calls?

I see you have an extentive background in area of philanthropy.  Perhaps you'd be interested in participating on the Corporate Sponsorship Team??

Take Care,



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