A truly important article by Bruce Dixon of the Black Agenda report nails it. We need to build carefully, mentoring new members for gradual building of leadership, reach out in non-traditional ways to potential black, brown, LGBTQ members who have or may be groomed to obtain organizational leadership skills. Not everyone has it, and though everyone is valued, organizational leadership success is dependent on a clear and well run strategy. I am so glad I will be able to see it’s author, Bruce Dixon, a GP leader and managing editor of Black Agenda Report speaking on panels with Glen Ford, Chris Hedges, and others thisRead More →

TOWARDS A NEW STRATEGY FOR THE LEFT #LEFTFORUM2018  JUNE 1ST to 3RD, 2018  JOHN JAY COLLEGE, NYC A multitude of speakers well-known and lesser known from all stripes of economic and social justice causes will converge on New York city for the annual Left Forum this weekend. The Theme is Towards a New Strategy for the Left. It starts on Friday at 4pm with a opening discussion — W.E.B DuBois: What His Life and Work Can Teach Us Today. Featured Speakers: Tim Schermerhorn, Richard D. Wolff, Chris L Hedges, and Kim Westcott. On Friday the opening plenary at 6pm features Jane Sanders (spouse of Bernie), Jumaane D. Williams, GayleRead More →

by Ajamu Baraka / February 2nd, 2018 The ongoing political circus in the capital of the world’s most powerful empire opens almost daily with a new act each day showcasing an even more bizarre and more revealing display of the internal rot of a culture and a political system in decline. The day before Donald Trump’s first State of the Union address, the Russia-gate drama took an unexpected and dangerous turn with the vote by the House Intelligence Committee to release a now classified memo that alleges that senior members of the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) may have misled the U.S. Foreign Intelligence SurveillanceRead More →

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Green Party leaders reacted with shock and grief to the news that Muhiyyidin d’Baha, a Black Lives Matter activist, was gunned down in New Orleans on Tuesday, Feb. 6. Mr. d’Baha was co-chair of the Charleston Green Party in South Carolina. The Green Party of the United States expressed deep sympathy and condolences for Mr. d’Baha’s family and friends. Green Party of the United States http://www.gp.org @GreenPartyUS For Immediate Release: Friday, February 9, 2018 On Saturday at 10 a.m., friends will gather in Charleston’s Hampton Park at the Denmark Vesey Monument, where Mr. d’Baha often went for inspiration. A video remembrance has been postedRead More →

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Green Party of the United States, following the lead of the party’s Black Caucus, has endorsed U.S. House Resolution 40 — Commission to Study and Develop Reparations Proposals. The text of the Green Party resolution follows below. The resolution was passed by the party’s National Committee, in which all accredited state Green Parties and Green Caucuses are represented. The Green Party Black Caucus and the Green Party of the United States support reparations for Americans of African Descent that suffered the devastating damage and long-term effects and impacts of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade, chattel slavery and de jure and defacto discrimination and segregation. SupportRead More →