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2. Shift Societal Narratives on Worth & Wealth

We embark on a transformative journey to challenge and redefine societal norms surrounding worth and wealth, with a special focus on Black individuals and communities. Our commitment is to amplify narratives that recognize the immense value and contributions of Black women in resource-building and distribution. 

Below is the second tenant in action.

Sankofa Imprint

where the stories of Black women shape the new narrative 

Melanate. is developing our Living Archive Project—a dynamic digital platform dedicated to celebrating the remarkable journey of Black women in resource mobilization.


This living web will weave together stories of growth, resilience, and empowerment from thousands of Black women in the realms of movement and philanthropy. Our archive will transcend time, housing historical narratives from enslaved and freed ancestors who laid the foundation for resource work. It will also spotlight modern-day fundraisers and program officers, creating a longitudinal study that reflects our progress and serves as a powerful reminder of the work that lies ahead.

We have a $50,000 gap for this project. 

Contact Sade to support the work. 

What is Sankofa?


Sankofa" is a word in the Akan language of Ghana that translates to "go back and get it." The symbol associated with the term depicts a bird with its head turned backward while its feet face forward. Sankofa is often used to represent the importance of learning from the past to move forward successfully.


Sankofa Imprint's development is dedicated to leaving an indelible mark by retrieving and showcasing historical and contemporary narratives of Black women in resource mobilization, capturing the essence of our impactful legacies. 

Click here to  support Melanate. in this work.

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