Executive Director

My advocacy has mainly been focused around issues regarding the Black community including lgbtq+ rights.


Through out the years there have been tremendous highs and breath taking lows.


One of the greatest gifts I have received while doing this work has been meeting so many incredible people dedicated to the fight for the liberation of Black people. 


Over the years I have often discussed the economic and cultural disparities that exists within Black lgbtq+ communities based on systemic racism. Several years ago I decided to put action behind my words. 

CJR is the perfect platform to address and provide access to information which focuses on creating a better quality of life for members of  the Black lgbtq+ community. Prior to COVID-19 the CJR Empowerment Center was a place where we provided a safe space. At times we were literally a lifeline. We can't wait to welcome our community members once safe to do so. 


Due to COVID-19 occupancy restrictions set forth by building management our ability to do our work at the same level has become more difficulty but our commitment has never wavered. 

The most important election of our life time is under way. Simply put our rights as members of the Black same gender loving community are on the ballot. Our civil rights as Black Americans are on the ballot. Our rights to healthcare are on the ballot. Women and Trans rights are on the ballot. Our right to vote is on the ballet. Vote. 




We ask that you support our vital work by  getting involved. We look forward to hearing from you. 



Executive Director