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Borrowing While Black is a product of the National Urban Research Group. NURG is a 501(c) (3) urban research center.

Community Begins Within 

The Crossed Crocodiles are an Adinkra symbol of the Akan people of Ghana and Cote d’lvoire in West Africa.  Evoking unity and community, the African proverb says: “When you share one stomach, you don’t fight over the food.”

The open book represents the quest for knowledge and learning.

And the pyramids symbolize the master builders and their advanced knowledge: science and technology, learning and ancient wisdom, stability and construction.

Encompassing the three symbols of unity, learning and building is the African drum of communication that ties the community together.