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Black is Back Coalition

The Black is Back Coalition for Social Justice, Peace and Reparations calls on all black, oppressed and freedom loving people to join the mass mobilization.

Website: http://www.blackisbackcoalition.org/
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Latest Activity: Nov 10, 2009

The Black Is Back Coalition March & Rally Nov. 7th Washington, DC!

The Black Is Back Coalition March & Rally Nov. 7th Washington, DC!

Washington, D.C. – A newly-formed Black coalition has announced a Rally and March on the White House to take place November 7, 2009 beginning in Washington, D.C.’s historic Malcolm X Park. The Rally and March are to protest the expanding U.S. wars and other policy initiatives that unfairly taregt African and other oppressed people around the world. Known as the Black is Back Coalition for Social Justice, Peace and Reparations, the coalition formed on September 12, 2009 during a meeting in Washington, D.C. of more than fifteen activists from various Black organizations, institutions and communities.

The Black is Back Coalition aims to draw upon the support of many of the leading anti-imperialist organizations, journalists, organizers, artists and scholars of the African world. In this age of Obama, Rally and March on November 7, 2009 aims to bring back the tradition of resistance historically associated to with Black communities around the world. Comprised of seasoned veterans of Black political struggle, consisting of members of the African People’s Socialist Party, the NAACP, MOVE, the Green Party, Black Agenda Report and many other grassroots organizations and efforts, this coalition is perfectly situated to do just that.

As the Call to Action states, “Many well-meaning people in this country and around the world are afraid to take more progressive political positions for fear of being seen as anti-Black…We need to remind people of the absolute lack of ‘progress’ since new faces assumed leadership of this nation. Many of the leading concerns of Black people, Latinos and working people in this country remain insufficiently addressed. Black and Brown people continue to suffer the brunt of un/under-employment and predatory loan scandal crises. Military spending under Obama has increased as have the warfare this nation continues to export to Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Venezuela and Colombia. Mass incarceration, police brutality and political imprisonment remain rampant and the most negatively impacted by the levee breech in post-Katrina New Orleans continue to be without homes, jobs or health care assistance. And to that point, these are precisely the communities who nationally will be the most negatively effected by yet another myth of health care ‘reform.’”

The political paralysis now being experienced by anti-war and other progressive movements suffer from thelack of a Black-led anti-imperial movement to off-set the traps set by Obama’s so-called “post-racial” politics that perpetuates the same oppressive militarist agenda well known during the Bush regime. Black Is Back is not simply a slogan for the African Diaspora but for all progressive struggles which have historically always benefited fromBlack-led movements. On November 7, 2009 beginning promptly at 10am, all are welcome to participate in Rally and March which will include many speakers and performers of the coalition to stand and demonstrate in political solidarity announcing the return to leadership of the world’s most reliably anti-war and pro-social justice communities. As the coalition says, “To free our people’s hopes and dreams from oblivion, we need a coalition dedicated to the proposition that Black is Back!”

Black Is Back Coalition Members (List in Formation)

1. Omali Yeshitela, African People’s Socialist Party
2. M1 & stic.man, Dead Prez
3. Yaa Asantewa Ohema, NCOBRA
4. Omowale Kefing, Burning Spear Newspaper
5. Jared Ball, Vox Union Media
6. Norman Richmond, Toronto Community Organizer
7. Rosa Clemente, Green Party
8. Pam Africa, Free Mumia Campaign
9. Efia Nwangaza, Malcolm X Center Self Determination
10. Kali Akuno, MXGM
11. Chioma Oruh, ASI North America
12. Glen Ford, Black Agenda Report
13. Cynthia McKinney, Green Party
14. Curtis Gatewood, NAACP - North Carolina
15. Abdul Alim Musa, Masjid Al Islam
16. Chimurenga Waller, InPDUM
17. Paul Washington, Operation Power
18. Omowale Adewale, G.A,M.E
19. Nellie Bailey, Harlem Tenants Council
20. Luwezi Kinshasa, ASI Europe
21. Raheal Rayza & Chakanda Gondwe, Toronto Community Organizers
22. Naji Mujahid, BAPO
23. Jahahara Amen Ra Alkebulan Ma’at, Oakland FONAMI
24. Jayme Wooten, Tubman City Collective
25. Remy Johnson, Syracuse Univeristy
26. Stephanie William, InPDUM-Oakland
27. Bowen, InPDUM-Memphis
28. Netfa Freeman, IPS' School for Activists - DC
29. Diop Olugbala, InPDUM-Philly
30. Mumia Abu Jamal, Political Prisoner
31. Lawrence Hamm, People's Organization for Progress
32. Janice Graham, OUR COMMON GROUND, Inc. - Boston

Black Is Back Coalition Steering Comittee

Omali Yeshitela, APSP - Chair
Ayesha Fleary, AAPDEP – Secretary
Yaa Asantewa Ohema, NCOBRA – Fundraiser
Jared Ball, Vox Union Media – Media Coordinator
Rosa Clemente, Green Party – Program Coordinator
Efia Nwangaza, Malcolm X Center Self Determination – Recruitment Coordinator
Chioma Oruh, ASI North America – Outreach Coordinator
Ousainou Mbenga – APSP – Logistics Coordinator
Rich Piedrahita – APSP – Graphic Designer/Website Manager
Riley Hamilton – Uhuru Radio – Website Manager

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Comment by Janice on November 10, 2009 at 10:50pm
Black is Back Coalition March & Rally A Success!


Listen to Full Audio coverage of the March and Rally Here

The Black is Back Coalition Rally and March received coverage from large news agencies such as Agence France-Presse (AFP) and also alternative independent media like DC Indymedia. View more links to articles Here

Stay tuned for full a full summation and report of the event.

November 7, 2009
Comment by Janice on October 18, 2009 at 11:37am
Black is Back Coalition Rally and March: Stop
U.S. Occupation and War inside U.S. and Abroad!

Saturday, November 7 beginning at 10 am, Malcolm X Park, Washington DC

Washington, D.C. – A newly-formed Black coalition has announced a Rally and March on the White House to take place November 7, 2009 beginning in Washington, D.C.’s historic Malcolm X Park. The Rally and March are to protest the expanding U.S. wars and other policy initiatives that unfairly target African and other oppressed people around the world. Known as the Black is Back Coalition for Social Justice, Peace and Reparations, the coalition formed on September 12, 2009 during a meeting in Washington, D.C. of more than fifteen activists from various Black organizations, institutions and communities.
Comment by Janice on October 18, 2009 at 11:35am
Get on the Bus for the Black is Back!

Anti War Demonstration to be held in Washington, DC on November 7, 2009 at Malcolm X Park (16th and Meridian St, NW) starting at 10am. Our goal is to get 100 people from each major city and other metropolis areas in the United States to come via chartering a bus or carpooling to downtown Washington, DC. We know we can reach this goal with your help! Check this website frequently for updates on transportation and housing as well as helpful tips to organize people in your area.

We would love to hear your organizing stories! Let us know your travel plans and how many are coming with you for the Black is Back! Anti War Demonstration, contact us in the comments box below or at info@blackisbackcoalition.org
IF YOU LIVE IN ANY OF THESE AREAS, CONTACT THE LOCAL ORGANIZER TO GET ON THE BUS!

IF YOU DON’T SEE YOUR CITY OR CAMPUS LISTED BELOW AND WANT TO BECOME AN ORGANIZER FOR THE BLACK IS BACK, CALL 202.726.1509 OR EMAIL info@blackisbackcoalition.org
Colleges and Universities in the US and Canada
Central University in North Carolina
Desmera Curtisa Gatewood
919.939.6123
nccu@blackisbackcoalition.org
Howard University
Priest Hemnetcher
206.355.3452
howard@blackisbackcoalition.org
Syracuse University
Remy Johnson
404-717-6497
syracuse@blackisbackcoalition.org University of the District of Columbia
Naji Mujahid
202.271.7763
udc@blackisbackcoalition.org
University of Maryland, College Park
Nkemka Anyiwo
301-233-9019
umd@blackisbackcoalition.org University of Toronto
Raheal Rayza
416-320-1664
toronto@blackisbackcoalition.org
Hampton University
Melissa Lyde and India Thomas
718-483-4607
queenwest06@aol.com
Northeast Region of the US
Baltimore, Maryland
Jamye Wooten, Kinetic Network
443.415.7974
baltimore@blackisbackcoalition.org Philadelphia, PA
Diop Olugbala, InPDUM-Philly
215.459.7551
philly@blackisbackcoalition.org
New York, NY
Oronde Takuma, InPDUM-NY
347.276.7339
ny@blackisbackcoalition.org Newark, NJ
Lawrence Hamm
People's Organization for Progress
973.801.0001
Southeast Region of the US
Atlanta, GA
Kali Akuno
510.593.3956
atlanta@blackisbackcoalition.org Durham, NC
Curtis Gatewood, North Carolina NAACP
919.939.6311
nc@blackisbackcoalition.org
St. Petersburg, FL
Kobina Bantushangon, APSP
727.851.2086
stpete@blackisbackcoalition.org Memphis, TN
Fodali Bowen, InPDUM-Memphis
901.371.8179
memphis@blackisbackcoalition.org
Selma, AL
Lady Freedom, New Black Panther Party
334-419-5734
freedom_lady@live.com Greenville, SC
Molefi Askari, MX Ctr for Self-Determination 864-906-7716
sc@blackisbackcoalition.org
SouthWest Region of the US
Houston, TX
Omowale Kefing
713-670-0443
houston@blackisbackcoalition.org
Mid West
Grand Rapids/Detroit/Chicago
Eliyah and Dominique X
African People of Love
616-243-4131
africanpeopleoflove@hotmail.com

West Coast
Oakland, CA
Senghor Sekou, InPDUM-Oakland
510.569.9620
oakland@blackisbackcoalition.org
Oakland, CA
Jahahara Alkebulan-Maat, FONAMI/NCOBRA
510.759.4311
oakland@blackisbackcoalition.org
Canada
Toronto
Chakanda Gondwe, ASI Canada
416.912.7593
toronto@blackisbackcoalition.org
United Kingdom
London
Luwezi Kinshasa, ASI Europe
011-44-7862735399
london@blackisbackcoalition.org
Caribbean
Nassau, Bahamas
Charo Walker & Alex Morley
BlackFood Bookstore and Culture Shop
P.O. Box SS-6771 Nassau, The Bahamas
(242)456-9131 or (242)525-0147
blackfood.books@gmail.com
 

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