Rev. Sheffield spearheaded COVID-19 efforts in Detroit, offering the first neighborhood testing site for COVID-19.
Restore Black Wall Street
In the early 20th Century, Tulsa, OK. was home to one of the most affluent black business districts in the U.S. The Greenwood District was dubbed “Black Wall Street” because of the plethora of black-owned businesses. However, the district was obliterated in 1921, during a bloody race massacre. Mobs of angry white Tulsa residents killed over 300 black Tulsa residents and destroyed over 1,200 black homes and numerous businesses.
In conjunction with the Greenwood Chamber of Commerce, Horace has assembled renowned activists and celebrities including Al Sharpton, Dr. Cornel West, Hill Harper, Erika Alexander and Regina King to spearhead a project to restore what’s left of Black Wall Street in Tulsa.
“It is an honor to have been asked to serve as the national chairperson to help rebuild the original Black Wall Street. There is no greater need than to promote and to preserve this historical site so that we can in this era promote its accomplishments and prevent its repeat.”
Nearly 47% of all adults in Detroit have hypertension. Detroit is ranked as the city with the second highest rate of hypertension. Rev. Sheffield along with partners launched a campaign to diagnosis, monitor, and control hypertension. You can learn more here.
“Many are uncomfortable with talking about suicide. I’m glad to have the opportunity to bring this issue to light. Suicide is one of the most preventable causes of death, yet it affects so many of our youth today. We need to start having these crucial and critical conversations now.”
Choose Healthy Life was created to address health disparities by providing services such as COVID testing, vaccine awareness and preventative health education in five major US cities: Atlanta, Detroit, Newark, New York, and Washington D.C.
It’s centered around the Black church – the oldest and most trusted institutions in the Black community. Watch the 2021 National Black Clergy Conclave by clicking the view here button.