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How We're Impacting Lives Through Our Projects

At PDDBM, our primary goal is to empower the African-American and Black Communities by uplifting, inspiring, educating, and providing the necessary resources for individuals to thrive. Our organization strives to make a positive impact in this community by offering quality programs and services. Discover our projects below and see how we are making a difference.

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Film Production Crew


Start-to-Finish Short Film Program

This program provides equity to middle and high schoolers by allowing them to work as a group to create and execute all parts of a short film including writing the script, casting, shooting the film, and editing the movie. By the end of this program, students should be listed on IMDb with their finished and edited short film. This program runs throughout the entire school year from August to June. Students are able to reenter the program each year. Each year students complete the program, they receive a small stipend. The film the students completed together as a whole is shown to the public for a full week.


Empowering Youth through Journalism

At PDDBM, we believe in empowering youth by giving them a voice through journalism. Our PROUD magazine is a platform that provides young people with the skills they need to succeed in marketing, journalism, and more. This is made possible through the support of our sponsors, who enable us to foster inclusivity and shape the future leaders of tomorrow. Join us in empowering young voices today!

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African American girl presents and sells clothes online through live streaming


Fashioning the Future: Empowering Young Designers Through Fashion

Our Fashion Design Program is one of the ways that we at PDDBM are committed to empowering and inspiring the next generation. We offer students an opportunity to express their creativity and learn valuable skills in fashion design. Our program provides students with the tools and resources they need to create their own unique and individual designs. All designs are celebrated during our PDDBM Black History Month Fashion Show, allowing students to showcase their creativity and hard work to the community.


STEAM Scholarship Program

At PDDBM, we believe that education is key to unlocking a bright future and is a fundamental right. We offer the STEAM Scholarship Program to provide students with opportunities they might not have access to otherwise. Our goal is to empower students to become leaders in STEAM fields. We are committed to providing education and equity by offering scholarships and classes with STEAM opportunities for students who face systemic and/or financial obstacles. We invite all qualifying students to apply for our program and discover the benefits of STEAM education.

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Image of Ghana by Yoel Winkler

Yoel Winkler
Aburi, Ghana

Published on November 8, 2021


Journey Home: Exploring the Roots of Our Ancestors

At PDDBM, we encourage middle and high schoolers to discover their true identity by traveling to the Motherland. Our trips follow the Kwanzaa Principle of Nia, meaning purpose, which is to make our collective vocation the building and developing of our community in order to restore our people to their traditional greatness. Our trips provide a safe and culturally immersive, transformative, educational, and empowering experience for students, letting them explore their heritage, build connections, and develop a sense of purpose. Join us on this incredible journey and rediscover your cultural roots.

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