Juneteenth 2021
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Juneteenth 2021

It’s Juneteenth, a celebration of the day in 1865 — more than two years after President Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation — when enslaved people in Texas finally received word that they were free. We have much to celebrate. Finally, our nation is beginning to wake up and acknowledge the historical crimes against the African…

Black leaders address vaccination efforts in Silicon Valley
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Black leaders address vaccination efforts in Silicon Valley

by Vicente VeraMARCH 30, 2021 James Brown’s “Say It Loud – I’m Black and I’m Proud” played as a nonprofit founded by local Black leaders opened its second Bay Area town hall to discuss a virus that continues to disproportionately devastate Black Americans. The panel included Dr. Nadine Burke-Harris, who was appointed by Gov. Gavin Newsom…

Saving Black Lives All Around the Bay Area, A Regional Town Hall Event
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Saving Black Lives All Around the Bay Area, A Regional Town Hall Event

Saving Black Lives from COVID-19 State, County and Community Black leaders to share information at town hall event  For Immediate Release March 5, 2021 SAN JOSE, Calif. — California Surgeon General Dr. Nadine Burke Harris and Unity Care Founder & CEO André Chapman will headline Saving Black Lives All Around the Bay Area, a regional…

Faith in COVID-19 vaccine facing uphill battle in Black community
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Faith in COVID-19 vaccine facing uphill battle in Black community

By Avatarby Madelyn Reese DECEMBER 30, 2020 At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, something about the crisis felt familiar to André Chapman. Chapman, the CEO and founder of the San Jose nonprofit Unity Care, saw widespread misunderstanding of the disease, similar to that of the HIV/AIDS pandemic in the 1980s. While AIDS fell out…

Roses in Concrete
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Roses in Concrete

André Chapman has written a new book. “Roses in Concrete” is about how he left his promising Silicon Valley career in high-tech sales to work full time in the field of foster care. Twenty-seven years later, Unity Care Group, the organization he founded and directs, serves thousands of foster children and families, while stimulating revolutionary…

Unity Care’s new initiative, COVID-19 BLACK
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Unity Care’s new initiative, COVID-19 BLACK

Listen to Unity Care CEO André Chapman speak about Unity Care’s new initiative, COVID-19 BLACK, and efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19 in the African ancestry community on the latest episode of “SVCF Philanthropy Now,” the Silicon Valley Community Foundation’s podcast. André is joined by Dr. Noha Aboelata, CEO of Roots Community Health Center.

COVID-19 Black – Call to Action in San Francisco Bay Area
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COVID-19 Black – Call to Action in San Francisco Bay Area

LAURIE UDESKY (ACES CONNECTION STAFF) 8/11/202:25 PM As the COVID-19 pandemic began its devastating sweep through African American communities in April, Andre Chapman, CEO of the San Jose, California-based Unity Care, saw a glaring need for developing a COVID-19 prevention campaign that spoke directly to African Americans. “Many of our young folks and families really didn’t understand…