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Signature Program

Tea Talk Series

The Problem

  • Historical marginalization and systemic oppression have disproportionately affected Black Americans, including those descended from enslaved Africans. These experiences have shaped the unique identity of Black Americans today.

  • Lack of safe community spaces, cultural arts collections, and economic opportunities have hindered economic competitiveness and life expectancy within Black communities.

  • The erasure of Black history and the absence of tailored learning resources for Black American youth have impacted learning outcomes.

  • Advocacy efforts, especially those led by influential Black leaders and individuals (Black overclass), are crucial for improving group socioeconomics. (Anderson, 2018)

Alignment with US National Objectives for Healthy People 2030 []

  1. Increase the proportion of adolescents who have an adult they can talk to about serious problems — AH‑03.

    • Our Tea Talk Series provides a safe space for meaningful conversations and connections.

  2. Reduce suicidal thoughts in lesbian, gay, or bisexual high school students — LGBT‑06.

    • We aim to create an inclusive environment where everyone feels supported. We provide resources for families.

  3. Reduce the proportion of children and adolescents with obesity — NWS‑04.

    • Through education and wellness initiatives, we contribute to healthier lifestyles.

  4. Increase the proportion of adolescents who had a preventive health care visit in the past year — AH‑01.

    • Our programs encourage health awareness and wellness. Our long term goals align around building a community center

  5. Increase the proportion of adolescents who do enough aerobic physical activity — PA‑06.

    • Our initiatives promote physical activity and a healthy lifestyle.

  6. Increase the proportion of high school graduates in college the October after graduating — SDOH‑06.

    • We provide educational resources to support academic success and college readiness.

  7. Increase the proportion of adolescents who walk or bike to get places — PA‑11.

    • Our programs aim to encourage active travel and physical activity.

What are "Tea Talks"

  • A Cup of Tea with a Black Woman serves as a platform for Black Americans to connect and support each other through various means, including community resources/centers, business and political initiatives, and nonprofit program pillars. Our offerings include community collaboration, educational workshops/workbooks, and activities with an aim of providing holistic support.

  • Our signature program, "Tea Talks," fosters connections and learning. It offers Black youth in K-12 and other community members opportunities to explore Black history, engage in design thinking/hack for justice for improvement, and network with entrepreneurs and business leaders through intimate panel Q&A sessions while enjoying the calming effects of natural and herbal tea.

  • Our advocacy efforts include partnerships with tech affinity groups, historically Black colleges and universities, and engagement with Black community and political issues.

Impact/Success Stories

  • Johnson C. Smith University:

    Offering opportunities for personal advancement through mock interviews and resume help, JCSU alumni developed seminars to help students get hired with Microsoft.

  • (Georgia) Newton County Schools:

    "Tea Talks" providing opportunities for financial advancement + wellness work sessions.

  • Washington Bar Association (Instagram: @wba_lsd):

    "Tea Talks" offering an opportunity to "Secure the Bag" through financial advancement.

Why focus on Black Americans/ K-12?

  • Historical systemic oppression has left Black Americans disproportionately affected by poverty, unemployment, and limited educational opportunities.

  • Improving high school graduation rates is linked to better health outcomes, and we aim to contribute to this goal.

  • Creating safe community spaces is crucial for individual and community empowerment.

  • Empowering Black Americans through education, financial literacy, skilling, and entrepreneurship can positively impact communities.

  • Job placement opportunities and health awareness contribute to self-sufficiency and improved quality of life.

  • Access to support and mentorship from successful Black Americans can be invaluable.

Historical Challenges We Are Working On:

  • Employment:

    Addressing the disparity in unemployment rates between Black and White Americans.

  • Representation and Health:

    Addressing the racial and gender gaps in STEM fields and promoting mental health and life span improvements.

  • Social Norms:

    Overcoming barriers to access and support for Black tech professionals and businesses.

  • Access:

    Closing the access divide within the Black community and increasing unity.


  • Establish community centers and support Black-owned businesses to provide safe and supportive environments.

  • Develop educational resources and programs to teach Black American youth about financial awareness and entrepreneurship.

  • Provide entrepreneurship classes and business plan assistance.

  • Create job placement programs for Black Americans and ensure support for  personal advancement.

  • Connect support from successful Black Americans for mentorship and resources.


  • Black Americans have access to safe community spaces, leading to empowered individuals and communities.

  • Improved access to healthy food options and educational resources enhances life expectancy.

  • Increased financial literacy and entrepreneurship knowledge among Black American youth fosters economic success and community impact.

  • Enhanced access to job placement opportunities leads to greater financial stability and community benefits.

  • Mentorship from successful Black Americans provides valuable resources and empowerment.

Aisha Davis

Founder & Board Member, Visionary

Signature Program: Meet the Team
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