First And Always Melanin (FAAM) is a non-profit organization (501c3) set to unite people of indigenous Afrikan origin. We seek to preserve the lives of Black people in Bakersfield California through knowledge of self, unity, a holistic Afrikan lifestyle, cooperative sustainable economics, education, and by implementing programs that improve the community’s overall quality of life. Our main goal is to rebuild the black familial structure and to restore self-love among people of the indigenous Afrikan Diaspora.