African American Coalition

2021-2022 AA COALITION GROUP SHOT

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

Sterling Heights is a community where African Americans belong.

Mission Statement

Unwavering advocacy for a culture of belonging and inclusion for African Americans in every facet of Sterling Heights.

Core Values

  • We pursue and uphold inclusion.
  • Representation matters.
  • Budgets and policies must reflect equity.
  • Continuous cultural education and growth is imperative.
  • Accountability is a pathway to commitment.

Grounding Principles

  • Advocacy
  • Inclusion
  • Belonging

Meeting Schedule

The African American Coalition meets on the fourth Monday 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.