Agenda For a Prophetic Faith is proud to launch and nurture the Black Business Community Uplift movement to support Black Business in the Pomona Valley over the coming year as an Act of Reparations.

We ask that at least once a month each of us commits to using one of our great local Black Owned Businesses.

Importantly, please promote and encourage acceptance of this invitation to other groups that you are involved with!!!

Black

Business

Community

Uplift

Updated July 19, 2022, by Agenda for a Prophetic Faith Follow us here or on Facebook.

  1. Hilltop's Jamaican Market & Restaurant A1
    Restaurant, online ordering and catering for events
    (Relocated from Holt and Clark St.)
    Now at 2nd St. and Garey Avenue at 117 W. 2nd St., Pomona
    Hilltop's Jamaica
    909-629-6407

  2. The Poet Laureate – David Judah Oliver The Art of David Judah David Judah Oliver is the Poet Laureate of Pomona and also a Black Business owner in the City of Pomona.
    David has been a community leader, helping shape young people's lives artistically. He remains versatile in teaching poetry to students of all ages in schools, Pomona colleges, prisons, and at the Fairplex, and hsas hosted several events every weekend at the Pomona Fair.
    He is an art consultant for the Ontario Montclair School District.
    Click on the link to read more about who he is and to support his work.

  3. Here Love Matters
    Henry Madge is a Case Manager working for Volunteers of America Los Angeles at Hope for Home Pomona, and he is the CEO of Non-profit "Here Love Matters."
    The "Here Love Matters'" vision is to spread Love throughout our broken community, through the feeding of food to those who are home less, through mentoring youth, and creating a positive work out environment.

  4. Pro Hurd is a creative, entrepreneur and digital marketing professional.
    He operates IE Photo Rentals and Electric Loft. He allows the community to rent out space for their workshops and events.
    WonderWall Space and Electric Loft
    Tel. 909-451-9964
    Contact him via email at pro.nhurd@gmail.com or via Instagram handles: @electricloft @iephotorentals

  5. J & J’s BBQ & Fish
    Barbecue, Cajun/Creole, Soul Food
    Located at 751 Indian Hill Blvd, Pomona
    JJBBQFISH
    Tel. 909-865-6700

  6. Day Day’s BBQ & Waffle House
    Soul Food Restaurant.
    Located at 994 E. Holt Avenue, Pomona
    Day’s BBQ & Waffle House
    Tel. 909-622-3217

  7. Beola’s Chicken and Waffles
    Beola’s offers a wonderful Southern Cuisine.
    Located at 2085 W. Baseline Road, Suite 200, Upland
    Beola's
    Tel. 909-608-3663

  8. World Stage Press
    —a publishing house in Leimert Park dedicated to the creation and proliferation of African-American Literature.
    2702 W. Florence Avenue, Los Angeles, CA
    World Stage Press
    Tel. 323-815-9365

  9. *Malik Books *** African-American book store.
    3650 W. Martin Luther King Jr Blvd., Suite 245, Los Angeles, CA
    Malik Books
    Tel. 323-389-8040

  10. Eso Won Books
    Online independent Black-owned book shop.
    Eso Won Books
    Tel. 323-290-1048

  11. Kennedy Austin Foundation
    Nonprofit organization aimed at providing education, physical support and resources to women and families whose lives have been impacted by the loss of a child or domestic violence.
    Founder Ethel Gardner is an amazing person, who has triumphed over unbearable tragedy.
    Ms. Ethel Gardner has made it her mission to empower women and show them that they too have the means to turn tragedy into triumph.
    1460 E. Holt Ave. Ste 182, Pomona.
    Kennedy Austin Foundation
    Tel. 909-620-0912

Previously …

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Information from the June 25 kick-off event.
Agenda For a Prophetic Faith meet the Board members Alex Morales, Julia Wheeler, John Cobb, Louis Chase, John C. Forney & Mary Tawadro hosted a Reparations Showcase Fundraiser benefiting local black businesses in the City of Pomona continuing the movementtowards unity on: Saturday June 25th, 2022 1:00pm to 4:00pm at The dA Center for the Arts. The Recipient will be Chosen at the Fundraiser.

Artist Mary Tawadros aka EgyptianPrincess8 will host the showcase fundraiser. (This is a launch to invite you to once a month support one of our local Black Businesses in Pomona Valley. A directory will be updated for you.)

DJ SuperMario aka Mario Berrocal - adding a community-oriented vibe to the event and the movement.

Romaine Washington aka IamRomaine Washington guest presenter - (she/her) is the author of the poetry collection, Purgatory Has an Address, (Bamboo Dart Press, 2021) nominated for a Pushcart Prize, and Sirens in Her Belly, (Jamii, 2015). Washington's poetry has appeared in local and national publications including New Direction: Howard University, Lullwater Review: Emory University, The Black Scholar California English, and Gatherings: A Women Who Submit Anthology, among others. She has presented her poetry in community and national venues including Inside Socal CBS2/KCAL9, NPR, KPFK, and the National Poetry Slam. Washington is a fellow of The Watering Hole, South Carolina and Inland Area Writing Project, UCRiverside. She has been an educator for more than twenty years and considers all forms of writing and reading to be a source for learning. Spoken Word Artists & Musicians will captivate you with creativity.

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