A few weeks after President Barack Obama won four more years in the White House, dozens of Black leaders crowded around a podium in the Congressional Room of the Capital Hilton in Washington, D.C. to announce plans for a Black agenda designed to address the myriad economic, social and political disparities that afflict the Black community.
But three months, later those Black groups represented at the news conference, with several centuries of years of collective experience in organizing, mobilizing and marching, have failed to produce a finished document to present to the president and Congress.
Last December 3, leaders of the National Urban League, the National Action Network, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation convened the meeting of 60 leader civil rights, business and economic leaders and crafted the foundation of a public policy agenda that included “five urgent priorities:” (Call and Post)
Easy Related Posts
Voting: A key step to full equality
For those committed to democracy, the most inspiring scene in the last 20 years was ...read more
War on Drugs is war on blacks
In 2013, police in Missouri made 19,506 arrests for possession of marijuana. Blacks accounted for ...read more
Getting Beyond Ferguson
Recently, the United States Department of Justice announced a groundbreaking undertaking to take on, squarely ...read more
African-American Christians understand justice more deeply, panelists assert
The black church cherishes justice more than most other American Christians because its members read ...read more