The A's stand in solidarity with the Black community against racism and injustice.
In observance and celebration of Black History Month in February, we will make donations to the Oakland African American Museum and Library; Marcus Books, the nation's oldest Black-owned independent bookstore that is celebrating its 60th year; and the Dr. Huey P. Newton Foundation, a cultural institution in Oakland that preserves and promulgates the history, ideals, and legacy of the Black Panther Party. Throughout the month, the A's will also use their social channels to foster conversations and highlight our Black players, alumni, and executives, local nonprofits, community figures, and local Black-owned businesses.
The A's will continue to support, contribute, and amplify local organizations that work tirelessly to serve the needs of the Black community in Oakland and beyond. Since 2020, the Oakland A's have contributed more than $385,000 to social justice organizations. Learn more about local resources and organizations here.
Black History Month virtual conversation
A coalition of five Bay Area professional sports teams representing BAY AREA UNITE is joining forces with the Dr. Huey P. Newton Foundation to host The Black Panther Party, Celebration of Activism virtual program.
During the program, Jemele Hill will moderate a panel discussion featuring Fredrika Newton, Marshawn Lynch, and others. There will also be performances by Common and Goapele, and an exclusive look at Judah and the Black Messiah, a film produced by Oakland’s own Ryan Coogler.
The program will broadcast via Facebook Live and YouTube on February 24th at 12:00 p.m. PST. You can find it on our Facebook page and along with the Facebook pages of the Warriors, Quakes, 49ers, and Oakland Roots. Tune In
Black History Month Challenge, Powered by EVERFI
To be made available to middle and high school students across MLB and Club-related youth programs, this new EVERFI program will be a nationwide digital learning initiative for students featuring topics that are curated to highlight the exceptional spirit of the Black community, embodied in the continued fight for equity, and to spark critical conversations around social justice. The challenge will be a four-part course with an optional essay component where teens can compete to win $20,000 in scholarships. Learn more
Each week, A's VP of Government Affairs, Taj Tashombe, hosts a conversation about race with special guests.