States Attorney Kim Foxx has a Conversation with COAL
As you are aware, the Coalition of African American Leaders (COAL) holds a monthly breakfast as a means of examining issues and important areas of focus relevant to our membership, our larger community-of-interest, and the African American community as a whole.  The September 2019 COAL Breakfast begins a series focused on impactful public offices in the next election cycle. Just as importantly, COAL plans to feature elected leaders who have delivered on their promise to chart a better course in the areas of their responsibility, areas important to improving the quality of life across our community.
Improved public safety and advancing towards the goal of achieving justice and equal protection under the law is core to improving the lives of black folk and is worthy of our first breakfast in this series. The Honorable Kimberly Foxx, as an effective elected leader that the community has strong confidence in, is also worthy of this first breakfast in the series.

To this end, COAL is honored to host Cook County States Attorney Kim Foxx as its guest speaker for the September Coalition Power Breakfast.

Please join us for a conversation with States Attorney Foxx. You will experience a timely, engaging and informative COAL Dreakfast.

COAL Board of Directors

"The time to work seriously and collectively, to improve the state of our Community, is upon us..." 
Let's Get to Work.
September 2019 Breakfast Logistics: 

Date: Saturday, September 7, 2019
Time: Breakfast starts 8:30am; Program starts at 9:30am; ends at 11:00am.
Location: BJ's Market, 8734 S. Stony Island
For the August Breakfast, COAL recognized August as National Black Business Month . COAL thanks the impressive guest panel: Honorable LaShawn Ford, Mr. Malcolm Crawford, and Dr. E. Lance McCarthy, for an informative exchange of perspectives and ideas on the topic of supporting, strengthening and expanding a robust black business sector.
Dr. Lance provided four (4) specific areas to explore re: starting / growing a business:

  • Consider acquisition: acquiring an existing business;
  • Consider opportunities in the growing Cannabis sector;
  • Take advantage of Opportunity Zones; Work with your elected officials;
  • Leverage our youth and Technology.
What We Believe
The Coalition of African American Leaders believes that it is important to examine the critical issues confronting the African American community where injustice, inequality and the absence of access and opportunity continue to prevail, thereby negatively impacting us as a people. COAL is an assemblage that advocates and organizes for appropriate and responsible public policy change, system behavior change and equality of opportunity. We aim to achieve for all of our people the fullness of the life experience without any form of racism or exclusion as a deterrent. We believe we must prepare ourselves for the opportunity of this full participation, thereby achieving the necessary education and training to participate.