BIG's mission is to promote awareness and respect for Black culture through events that honor the heritage, creativity and contributions of Black people and builds community among Glendale neighbors and friends. Together we will provide a sense of community for people who live, work and play in Glendale. Black In Glendale made a decision to use the term Black, as an inclusive term, for all people of African descent, whether born on the continent of Africa, Caribbean, Europe, the Pacific Islands or the United States. Our events, programs and activities also extend themselves to family members of members who are other. We don't exclude husbands, wives, parents, grandparents, etc who are not considered Black. So when you read and see Black In Glendale on this site, be included!