BLACK IS BACK Rally and March in DC November 7th 2009

Black Is Back Rally Nov 7 in DC

Black Is Back Rally Nov 7 in DC

UPDATE! It looks like Neo-Nazi David Duke will be in DC the same day

BLACK IS BACK COALITION
“Black is Back Coalition” to Rally and March on Washington November 7 10am-6pm

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. 10am-6pm

The Rally and March are to protest the expanding U.S. wars and other policy initiatives that unfairly 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. This coalition is comprised of more than fifteen activists from various Black organizations, institutions and communities.
The Black Is Back Coalition for Social Justice, Peace and Reparations

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

September 23, 2009

Contact:

Chioma Oruh 202.320.5542 info (at) blackisbackcoalition.org
Rosa Clemente 646.721.7441 knowthyself (at) mac.com
Jared Ball 202.997.0267 freemixradio (at) voxunion.com
blackisbackcoalition.org

The Black Is Back Coalition for Social Justice, Peace and Reparations

Rally/March November 7, 2009 Washington, D.C. / Malcolm X Park 10a-6pm

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 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. This coalition is comprised 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 Steering Committee:

Omali Yeshitela, APSP – Chair
Ayesha Fleary, AADEP – Secretary
Yaa Asantewq 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 Pierdrahita – APSP – Graphic Designer/Website Manager
Riley Hamilton – Uhuru Radio – Website Manager

Other Members of the Black is Back Coalition:

Glen Ford, Black Agenda Report
Cynthia McKinney, Green Party
Pam Africa, Free Mumia Campaign
Chimurenga Waller, InPDUM
Stic Man, Dead Prez
M-1, Dead Prez
Abdul Alim Musa, Masjed al-Islam
Omowale Kefing, Burning Spear Newspaper
Ona Zene Yeshitela, APSP
Curtis Gatewood NAACP in North Carolina
Luwezi Kinshasa, ASI
Raheal Rayza, University of Toronto Outreach Coordinator
Chakanda Gondwe, Toronto Community Outreach Coordinator
Norman Richmond, Toronto Community Organizer
Kali Akuno, MXGM
Sister Heart Olevette, DC Outreah Outreach Organizer
Remy Johnson, Syracuse University Outreach Coordinator
Priest Hemnetcher, Howard University Outreach Coordinator
Jamye Wooten, Kinectics of Tubman City (Baltimore)

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3 responses to “BLACK IS BACK Rally and March in DC November 7th 2009

  1. Most reparation proposals call for around $50,000 per person or $700 a year over a person’s lifetime. My unique proposal will be supported by all Americans and will generate $3,000 – $6,000 per year or $210,000 – $420,000 over a person’s lifetime. check it out at http://www.blackeconomicreparations.blogspot.com
    look forward to your thoughts.

  2. AMERICAN AS BLACK AS YOU

    Black is Back is a racist organization. Can you imagine an organization with the word “White” in it? Stop demanding reparations. We haven’t lost anything. Our ancestors suffered–all of them, white AND black. They were all poor. If we want to stop ANY AND ALL slavery, we can start with our own streets and stop the slavery of drug addiction, alcoholism, indolence, dependency on welfare, pre-marital sex, and abortion. These are the things keeping our black families from progressing. Encourage education without the racial attitudes and encourage youth to strive by working hard and serving others. Goodness is its own reward.
    Have Faith in Christ, our Savior, and act on that faith!

  3. Lynne

    Thank you so much “Black is Back” organization for rallying at the White House this past November 7th. I have been a peace activist for the past – well since the Iraq war started and it is very uplifting to know that you people have organized to let Obama know how you feel. Sometimes I feel the peace activists are alone on an island or something because it is hard to get more people to join and protest these wars of aggression and occupation. We need to get out of the Middle East now! Thank you so much for rallying and letting Obama and the White House know Americans are sick of war and we want our representatives to take care of the American people here at home. Thanks!