Bekura Shabazz

Bekura Shabazz is a trailblazing environmentalist, community activist, mother, and founder of First Alliance Consulting, LLC, in Chester, VA. She was the first formerly incarcerated Black woman to sit on the following Boards: the Virginia Environmental Justice Collaborative, the Virginia Human Rights Network, the EPA’s Chesapeake Bay Program, the Citizens Advisory Council, and the African American Families First and Preservation Association.

Bekura Shabazz

Bekura Shabazz is a trailblazing environmentalist, community activist, mother, and founder of First Alliance Consulting, LLC, in Chester, VA. She was the first formerly incarcerated Black woman to sit on the following Boards: the Virginia Environmental Justice Collaborative, the Virginia Human Rights Network, the EPA’s Chesapeake Bay Program, the Citizens Advisory Council, and the African American Families First and Preservation Association.

Shabazz was also the first formerly incarcerated Black woman vice president of the Coalition for Justice for Civil Rights, the first formerly incarcerated Black woman president of the Newport News Chapter of the Coalition for Justice for Civil Rights, the only formerly incarcerated Black woman to run a workgroup within the Virginia Green New Deal (Social Justice and Health Disparities Workgroup), and the first formerly incarcerated Black woman Criminal Justice Chair for the Chesterfield NAACP. Shabazz, in her role as advocate for mother’s rights and family unificaton, is also the first formerly incarcerated Black woman to win cases against Chesterfield Social Services on the wrongful application of CFRs on SNAP cases with children in college, the Hampton Department of Child Support Enforcement, and the Newport News Circuit Courts Office on the issue of suspended driver’s licenses.