The African American Leadership Forum (AALF) invites you to participate in the My Blackness Means campaign to celebrate the diversity within the African American experience and the great strides we’ve made.

If you identify as African American, we’d like you to share your thoughts on what Blackness means to you by finishing the sentence “My Blackness means . . .” The purpose of this campaign is to amplify the voices of African Americans in Minnesota and to explore how the past, present, and envisioned future inform who we are and how we lead.

How does being African American inspire you to pursue your goals? How does it influence your leadership style and relationship to our four leadership personas (Thought Leader, Builder, Influencer, and Ambassador)? Whether you’re a working professional, artist, social innovator, student (or otherwise), if you identify as African American we want to hear from you!

Your responses may be included in our digital content for Black History Month with the hashtag #myBlacknessmeans. To participate please complete the following:

  1. Email your response, contact information/title, and a high-quality photo to our program coordinator Alissa Paris at by (TBD)
  2. Visit our contributor page and complete the form to stay informed about all things AALF, including professional development opportunities, convenings, and special forums. Deadline: Feb 14

We look forward to hearing from you!