The institutional partners on this report include The Black Philanthropy Initiative (the funder and client), and Action4Equity and Forsyth Futures (vendors who designed the research frame and produced the report in collaboration). Each partner was asked to prepare a foreward to be published with the report to reflect on the content presented and convey each partner’s perspective, positionality, and specific recommendations for action.

Importantly, the forewords stand as independent from the primary body of community-based research and secondary sources. This distinction respects the integrity and research validity of the community-based methodology and provides an opportunity for critical commentary from the project partners without conflating their perspectives with the primary research data.

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