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International Day for People of African Descent

Every year on August 31st, the world celebrates the International Day for People of African Descent. The first time this day was commemorated in the world was on this date in 2021 via the United Nations. As mentioned on their website, “Through this Observance, the United Nations aims to promote the extraordinary contributions of the African diaspora around the world and to eliminate all forms of discrimination against people of African descent. On 19 June 2020, the Human Rights Council adopted the resolution on the ‘Promotion and protection of the human rights and fundamental freedoms of Africans and people of African descent against excessive use of force and other human rights violations by law enforcement officers.’ Pursuant to this resolution, the High Commissioner for Human Rights presented to the Human Rights Council at its 47th session her agenda towards transformative change for racial justice and equality.”  Thus, it is a reminder that even after chattel slavery was abolished in most countries in the world, Black people continued to globally suffer from racism, discrimination and segregation throughout generations even through today.   Continue reading

Opinion Editorial - Buffalo Shooting & Black Lives

The most recent spate of open violence against members of the Black Community is often blamed on encouragement of alt right groups by Donald Trump. However, the Left has their role to play in this as well.     Continue reading

Freedom Convoy - Support Black Truckers

The Green Party of the United States Black Caucus (GP-BC) has announced its support for the Freedom Convoy, an educational effort to help the public learn more about vaccine mandates and the best way to respond to government overreach.       Continue reading

National Inventors Day

February 11th National Inventors Day Every year, Black History Month provides an opportunity for The Green Party of the United States to remember and honor the invaluable contributions African-Americans have made in this country. In fact, many modern conveniences and necessities are directly related to, or derivative of, the inventions of black inventors: blood banks, the refrigerator, the electric trolley, the dust pan, comb, mop, brush, clothes dryer, refrigerator, lawn mower, traffic signals, the pen and the pencil sharpener. Today we celebrate the lives and achievements of famous black inventors in history. These are just a few of the many inventors who have made their mark on the world! Continue reading

NBC Newsletter May 2021

Police.  Brutality. National News: The month of April, 2021 was full of mixed emotions for those of us in the Black Community. While the conviction of Derek Chauvin on charges of murder and manslaughter was a relief to those who on some level was expecting another acquittal, news of the murder of 20 year old Daunte Wright in Minnesota less than 10 miles away from where the jury was deliberating renewed national anger and sparked a series of protests and riots, which resulted in rubber bullets being fired at demonstrators and tear gas being launched into crowds in Minnesota. NBC Co-Chair Trahern Crews has been among the many at the forefront of some of these protests and has issued statements regarding the outrage at the slew of police killings in his community. Mr. Crews has been an outspoken advocate for the people that have been killed in Minnesota, and has been a member of Black Lives Matter since 2014. The NBC will be issuing a statement regarding his work and experiences with the BLM movement in the very near future on our communications platform Flock, via email and on Nation builder.  Continue reading

NBC Statement Regarding Derek Chauvin Conviction

We could all hear the exhalation of breath around the world after the jury in Minneapolis, MN returned the verdicts convicting Derek Chauvin of the murder of George Floyd after only 10 hours.  The city of Minneapolis was prepared for the possibility of ensuing violence with businesses boarded up and the national guard called in…anticipating yet another acquittal for yet another white man killing a Black man. Hope for another obvious case resulting in justice, yet moderate expectations of yet another police killing gone unpunished.  This time it was different. Video testimony taken by a brave 17 year old showed the last 9 minutes  of George Floyd’s life as he pleaded for his life.  The world watched a previously healthy man before alive and well in the grocery store just minutes before he died during the trial. This should have been a foregone conclusion, and yet our expectations were still low due to the long history of police murders of Black people that had gone without punishment.  And yet the feeling that justice was finally being met out was only fleeting.   Continue reading

Mentorship Program

Mentoring programs in politics leverage existing resources and key caucus members to help volunteers grow and thrive within their communities. Mentorship programs are key for voter retention and positive satisfaction within political activities. In fact, the key to our survival as an alternative political party for progressive black voters that plan to stay within the Green Party for more than a 4-yr presidential election cycle will twice as likely to have a Black Caucus mentor. Mentorship programs benefit Black Caucus members in multiple measurable and visible ways:     Continue reading

Honesty Day 2021

A round table discussion regarding the aggressive censorship practices in America over the past 20 years in regards to alternative political parties, independent media outlets, and health concerns               Continue reading

Newsletter April 2021

National News: Kim Janey was sworn in on March 24, 2021 as Boston’s first Woman and first Black person to serve in the role of mayor in the city’s nearly 400 year history.  The city of Evanston, IL voted to distribute 10 million dollars over the next ten years to Black people in their community for “Reparations’. $400,000 is the first step in the city’s plan, with qualified recipients receiving $25,000 for housing related concerns. For more information on varying perspectives of this, see the panel discussion on Chicago Tonight Black Voices here.     Continue reading