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BOS

Pronounced "BOSS"

Acronym: Blacks Of the States

The term BOS was created to represent the unique cultural group, Blacks of the States. As members of a larger Diaspora, U.S. Black identity is often erased, undermined, or misunderstood. By adopting this terminology, the culture is recognized as distinct, rich, and valuable, fostering preservation and empowerment. Any merch, goods, or services under the title of BOS, exist to benefit Black Youth, Families, and Neighborhoods. #BuyBOS #BeABOS #SupportBOS

 

BOS FOUNDATION AT A GLANCE

The BOS Foundation was originally founded in 2014 in Buffalo, NY to solve problems created by systems of inequality. We serve Black youth, families, and neighborhoods.  Our goal is to foster collective power through culture.

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Our Current Initiatives

ACTIVITIES

 
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THE CORNER STORE PROJECT

Raising Awareness about Unsafe Corner Stores

During the Summer of 2021, BOS conducted participatory action research on the East Side of Buffalo by collecting qualitative data from Black people of all ages regarding their experiences at non-Black owned corner stores. BOS will release this data to the community through various artistic modes with the intention of fostering a movement towards more Black Owned Corner Stores.

Previous Initiatives

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BOS BAGS

From December 2020 to April 2021, we delivered over 250 emergency COVID-19 bags to BOSes in Buffalo and Niagara Falls, containing masks, sanitizer, cleaning supplies, and other items to help them through a time of need.

 
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"Black people have not suffered as individuals but as members of a group; therefore, their liberation lies in group action"

Kwame Ture & Charles Hamilton, 1968, Black Liberation Politics

 

CONTACT BOS FOUNDATION

Get in touch with us to learn more about our work and how you can get involved.

TO DONATE SEND CASHAPP TO $BOSFoundation

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT

716-306-9375

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