For too long, I have watched Black Americans force-fed a message of victimhood, fear, defeat, and dependence. And, this has to stop. 

In 2019, with Brandon Tatum, we created BLEXIT Foundation — a nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing traditional American principles and a message of empowerment to urban minority communities.

What does BLEXIT mean? BLEXIT is the Black exit from the culture of victimhood, fear, and dependence the media has forced on us. If you hold a permanent view of yourself as a victim you become your own oppressor.

Our message to America’s black and minority communities is that you are not a victim. We promote economic independence and individual freedom, strengthening the nuclear family, and fostering a deeper appreciation for patriotism in Black American culture. 

My story… racism, death threats, and empowering black communities.

Growing up as a black woman, I can recall learning how “helpless” I was told I was. And this message — which the media forces Black Americans to listen to — is heartbreaking.

We’re taught to believe we’re victims, that nothing will ever change, the police are our enemies, and racism prevents us from ever achieving our goals. 

This is WRONG. 

I’ve dealt with racism… I’ve even received death threats. Racism is an ugly form of collectivism and is unacceptable. 

But the solution is NOT to become a victim and give up. 

I created the BLEXIT Foundation to empower black communities, minorities, and the people in my life whom I love. Since our start in 2019, BLEXIT has grown substantially with over 41 grassroots chapter programs in 41 states, over 14,000 volunteer members and local community leaders, and nearly 60,000 grassroots supporters.

  • School Choice: Often, the people allegedly “fighting for minorities” are doing everything in their power to keep Black and Hispanic students locked into awful schools. 

    The ugly truth is that these schools are simply brainwashing centers attacking the nuclear family, creating victims, and teaching their twisted values. BLEXIT is fighting for School Choice to empower young Black and Hispanic students to learn real skills, have more opportunities, and escape poverty. 
  • Entrepreneurship: I am passionate about empowering Black and Hispanic Americans. Free markets, responsibility, and advancing the careers of urban communities is the solution to poverty. The BLEXIT Foundation identifies young leaders in urban communities and helps them create resumes, practice interviews, and learn skills employers desire. 

    BLEXIT is not a book club or simply talking a big game… No, we’re actually making an impact with real individuals committed to serving urban communities. 
  • Teaching History: Critical Race Theory has nothing to do with solving race relations in our country. This is about division and spreading a victimhood message. 

    The BLEXIT Foundation believes in teaching real American history. It is critical for our urban communities to learn about our Founding Fathers and the Constitution to become productive and educated citizens. 
  • Presenting Our Message: We have failed to reach urban communities with our message and values. Instead, we’ve allowed the mainstream media to write the narrative. Not anymore.

    The BLEXIT Foundation is going places where no one else goes. We’re hosting events in Detroit, Baltimore, and Tampa and starting real conversations. We’re not just preaching to the choir, and these aren’t boring events. They have music, art, and real conversations, and they are fun! I am committed to reaching urban communities and spreading our message. 

The BLEXIT Foundation believes in faith, family, and freedom. At the end of the day, our message to urban communities is about love and empowerment. 

My burning desire is to use my voice and change the direction of our urban communities and the country. The BLEXIT Foundation has a real impact, and I am inviting you to join our cause. 

Thank you, 

Candace Owens
BLEXIT Foundation