Honoring Tanisha Sorrell a True Black Magical Woman on this 9th day of February

Religion Without humanity, is very poor human stuff – Sojourner Truth

Tanisha has dedicated her magic to the west Fresno community &  grassroots’ organizations representing millennials with political aspirations & a desire to enhance communities of color, with a focus on young people. Having served as a two-time NAACP board member, under the leadership of Pam King & later, the leadership of Leroy Chandler. A former ACLU board member, under the leadership of Bob Simon & an alumni Black Lives Matter core organizer, under the leadership of Dr. Karen Crozier. In addition she has served with the San Joaquin Central Valley youth conference & Fellowship Missionary Baptist church under the leadership of the late Dr. Richard Daniels. As her love for serving others were born from faith-based communities.

Since she was 15 Tanisha, has represented youth led initiatives, alongside & Building Youth Tomorrow Today from lobbying to meeting with legislators, in most cases; these young people were the only youth on the scene. Later collaborating with other youth based nonprofits such as, California’s For Justice, Youth Leadership Institute, & Fresno Street Saints, just to name a few. By getting involved in her community as a teen, Tanisha is an avid believer of education & civic participation. She says her life will always be a representation of stewardship & community service as she reminds us “ Being woke is a lifestyle, not a trend”.

While continuing her work Tanisha led the Sandra Bland Anniversary march & has represented young people & the city of Fresno throughout California. She is 1 of the founders of Building Youth Tomorrow Today. This local non profit serves young people all over greater Fresno, promoting higher education & community engagement. For these leaders, investing in youth is inevitable, as our mission is simply creating tomorrow youth leaders. Tanisha is an activist in her own right, a writer by nature. She has participated in grant writing, written commercials & podcasts, countless articles, contributing efforts to ample implementations & innovations. With aspirations to expand nationally &  globally, this Queen hopes to change the perspective & lives of many through Business & inspirational writing. She credits women like Debbie Darden, Kina McFadden, Dr. Karen crozier & Men like Dr. Kehinde, Rev. Floyd Harris & her uncle Roger Brown, for demonstrating what spreading magic for generations to come is to look like & she plans to merely do the same.

Matthew 9:37 “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few”

If you would like to meet or celebrate with Keshia Thomas, we are thrilled to invite you to celebrate with us at our All Black Affair - Black Magical Award event on February 29th @ Smugglers Banquet Hall at 7pm.

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