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Our Monthly Meetings

The BLKC meets monthly to address the issues affecting the African American community of Santa Clara County. During these meetings, key leaders from public and private organizations are invited with specific issues and questions to answer. Such critical topics as program funding, over-representation in the justice system, closing the education achievement gap, promotion and advancement, cultural sensitivity and access to contracts are reviewed. Once issues are identified, they are tracked to satisfactory closure.

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Major community concerns are assigned to standing and ad hoc committees for resolution. Status is reported monthly. Each meeting is hosted by a community based organization allowing them time to showcase their mission and operation highlighting the services they provide for the African American community. At the end of each meeting all members provide information on programs and upcoming events benefiting the community.

Overall, the monthly meetings provide a very concise opportunity to identify, act upon and close critical issues affecting the well-being of the community. Every member of the BLKC has equal opportunity to volunteer their experience and expertise to achieve these outcomes.

Curtis Jacobson

Former San Jose Fire Chief

Chris Norwood

Milpitas School Board

Rick Williams

CEO, The Sobrato Family Foundation

Nuria Fernandez


Government Officials

Dave Cortese

Santa Clara County Supervisor
Board President

Cindy Chavez

Santa Clara County
Board of Supervisors

Eddie Garcia

Chief of San Jose
Police Dept.

Sam Liccardo

Mayor of San Jose


December 5, 2021


BLKC Monthly Meeting

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January 6, 2021


BLKC Monthly Meeting

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February 3, 2021


BLKC Monthly Meeting

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November 5, 2021


BLKC Monthly Meeting

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October 1, 2021


BLKC Monthly Meeting

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The Black Leadership Kitchen Cabinet (BLKC) was created in 2005 by concerned community leaders as a means to address the broader social ills that are currently impacting their African American Community.

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Black Leadership Kitchen Cabinet

1898 The Alameda 

San Jose, CA 95126

Santa Clara County

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