Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is the connection between names and racial justice?

Every person has a name. Many people share the same name. When people share a name, they find common ground. When people find common ground, they see the humanity in the other. When they see the humanity in the other, they want only the best for that person. Sharing names and the stories of names helps people find common ground, humanity, and the quest for justice.

What is the difference between visitors and Advocates for Racial Justice?

Every person who explores The Black Names Project website is a visitor. Advocates for Racial Justice are visitors who have pledged to advocate for racial justice in their communities. Both visitors and Advocates see all content on the website. Advocates additionally can communicate with the author, make suggestions for adding names and resources, and make suggestions for improving the website.

Where is the Comments section?

The Black Names Project has no Comments section. The author believes that the conversation about race needs to take place face to face in each person’s community, not on social media. The Black Names Project is an online community in which visitors and Advocates gather information so they are informed in their one-on-one conversations within their communities of daily living.

How can I add my name to The Black Names Project?

Those visitors who are of African descent can add their first and middle names to The Black Names Project when they pledge to become an Advocate for Racial Justice.

How can I add the name of a famous or historical person to The Black Names Project?

Those visitors who become Advocates for Racial Justice can send the author suggested names of famous and historical people to include in The Black Names Project.

I think I found an error on the website. How do I contact the author?

Those visitors who become Advocates for Racial Justice can link to the author to report errors and make other suggestions for improving the website.

When I become an Advocate for Racial Justice, what requirements must I meet?

Advocates for Racial Justice set their own agendas. They decide how they will advocate within their communities. There are no reporting requirements. Nobody receives a report card! Advocating for racial justice is a lifestyle.