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A NOTE FROM OUR PRESIDENT

It’s amazing what we can do when we come together.

“In 2011 my wife and I founded Freedom’s Journal Institute. We believed then, and still do now, that a strong Christian faith requires our participation in the political process. God established government and the laws or public policy that shape our society. It is therefore incumbent upon the Church to vote its values and stand for what we say we believe.

Thanks for the support that makes it all possible!“

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Eric M. Wallace, PhD

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OUR HISTORY

May 2011 – Freedom's Journal Institute was formed, on paper. Dr. Eric and Jennifer Wallace were its co-founders.

September 2012 – We began to hold our first board meetings and plan for the Black Conservative Summit.

August 2013 –- We held our first Black Conservative Summit in St. Charles IL a suburb of Chicago.

July 2014 -- Lonnie Poindexter Joins us as the managing director. Freedom's Journal radio is launched on the Urban Family Talk Radio. Dr Wallace takes a leave of absence to run for Congress.

September 2014 -- The BCS first leadership initiative is held in Washington D.C. at the Allan P. Kirby, Jr. Center for Constitutional Studies & Citizenship.

November 5, 2014 -- Dr. Wallace returns as president of FJI after an unsuccessful run for political office.

July 31, 2015 -- FJI holds its first RISE Initiative Conference, "In Defense of Life: Why All Lives Matter," in Tinley Park, Illinois. Gov. Mike Huckabee spoke

October1, 2015 -- FJI co-sponsors Dr. Ben Carson spoke during the Olivet Nazarene University Chapel

June 15-16, 2017 -- 2017 BCS Leadership Initiative: Black Families Matter

June 17, 2017 -- FJI co-sponsors March for Marriage

    What's On Our Minds

    Cartoon 8/22/2017

    August 23, 2017

    An Open Letter About Racism to President Trump

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    August 23, 2017

    Charlottesville Donnybrook

    Charlottesville, Virginia, a city named after Britain’s first black queen, was the scene of a […]

    August 23, 2017

    THE R.I.S.E. PRINCIPLES

    Conservatives hold to a set of core values and principles that are foundational to our political philosophy. We have dubbed these as the R·I·S·E principles.

    Black Conservative Summit 2014