BHM 2022: Our History, Our Stories

Updated: Feb 16

The "Our History, Our Stories" series highlights Black History Month, we spoke with five community members across the state of California. This series was made in collaboration with the Oakland Schools of the Arts, African Communities Public Health Coalition, Youth Leadership Institute and the I.E. Smokeout project.

The interviews explored community members and leaders commitments to fighting for communal health equity for the black community, the work they do in the community, their first interactions with Tobacco, their most ideal communities and more. We invite you to listen to what they had to say below.


Neptune is with the Oakland School of the Arts.

To learn more about the OSA, visit: www.oakarts.org

Kelly is with the African Communities Public Health Coalition.

To learn more about the ACPHC, visit: africancoalition.org.

Eric is with the Youth Leadership Institute.

To learn more about YLI, visit: yli.org.

Pastor Jackson is with the I.E. Smoke Out project of the Riverside County Black Chamber of Commerce.

To learn more about the Inland Empire Smoke Out, visit: iesmokeout.org.

Pastor Jackson is with the I.E. Smoke Out project of the Riverside County Black Chamber of Commerce.

To learn more about the Inland Empire Smoke Out, visit: iesmokeout.org.

Namar is with the Oakland School of the Arts.

To learn more about the OSA, visit: www.oakarts.org