Looking for Normal
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Looking for Normal

COVID-19’s resurgence is both tragic and disheartening, especially having recently come off a period of steadily declining cases. We’re deep into pandemic fatigue, and with all the news about emerging variants, it’s hard toimagine a time when we will return to normal. But science tells us that normal— or something close to it — is within…

Presentation to the California Assembly Select Committee on the Status of Boys and Men of Color

Presentation to the California Assembly Select Committee on the Status of Boys and Men of Color

Unity Care Founder and CEO André Chapman discusses the challenges facing foster youth and Unity Care’s work to provide housing and support, as well as our COVID-19 Black health initiative, at a hearing of the state Assembly Select Committee on the Status of Boys and Men of Color, August 17, 2021.

Presentation to the California Assembly Select Committee on the Status of Boys and Men of Color — second segment

Presentation to the California Assembly Select Committee on the Status of Boys and Men of Color — second segment

Unity Care Founder and CEO André Chapman talks about the need for affordable housing for youth and emerging adults transitioning out of foster care at a hearing of the state Assembly Select Committee on the Status of Boys and Men of Color, August 17, 2021.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LNGpQ4g6nfg

California Assembly Select Committee on the Status of Boys and Men of Color — August 17, 2021 full hearing

California Assembly Select Committee on the Status of Boys and Men of Color — August 17, 2021 full hearing

Full hearing of the California Assembly Select Committee on the Status of Boys and Men of Color, August 17, 2021. Unity Care Founder and CEO André Chapman speaks to the committee at 1:05 and again at 1:43, after Assemblyman Ash Kalra talks about Unity Care and asks him a question. Watch Video

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…