David & Harry Belafonte - photo courtesy of Belafonte Family Foundation
David & Harry Belafonte - photo courtesy of Belafonte Family Foundation

Belafonte Family Launches Social Justice Foundation

The Belafonte Family Foundation (BFF) has been launched to create programs that enlighten, fight prejudice and foster peace in the world and within people while helping to help steer them away from the misconception that nothing can be done.

BFF has a legacy steeped in decades of civil rights activism started by its chairman emeritus, artist and humanitarian Harry Belafonte. Its goal is to create access and equality across racial, gender and economic lines while offering progressive programming and resources for disenfranchised youth — with a focus on diversity, equity and inclusion.

“The lion’s share of my adult life has been committed to fighting against global social injustice and in favour of the world’s disenfranchised, but that world is ever-evolving and increasingly complex,” Harry Belafonte said in a media release. “As time forges on, these challenges and many others painfully continue and can only be overcome through persistent, wide-ranging efforts that will have to span generations. – Continue reading Steve MacLean’s feature on the Samaritanmag website.

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