African American Coalition


The city of Sterling Heights created the African American Coalition to serve as a forum that helps connect City leadership with the 10,000+ Black residents that call Sterling Heights home. The group provides an opportunity to discuss challenges and opportunities centered on racial equity within Sterling Heights and beyond.

The group is comprised of African American residents; community leaders representing government, education, health care, business, clergy and more; and representatives from groups like Macomb Ministerial Alliance, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Macomb County Interfaith Center for Racial Justice and others.

Vision Statement

Make Sterling Heights the community of choice for African Americans in Macomb County.

Mission Statement

Work to recognize racial disparities, accomplish racial equity and promote a culture of diversity and inclusion. Ensure equal opportunities economically, politically, educationally, and socially for all African American citizens of Sterling Heights.

Meeting Schedule

The African American Coalition meets on the last Wednesday of each month from 6-7:30 p.m.

If you’d like to join the African American Coalition, please contact Community Relations Director Melanie Davis at 586-446-2471.