Happy Black History Month to All!
It probably comes as no surprise to anyone that on January 20, 2021, Kamala Harris was sworn in as the first woman/first person of color to hold the position of Vice President of the United States. A surprising development came out of this as well. During the inauguration of Harris and Joe Biden as President, Amanda Gormon, the youngest Poet Laureate to date, delivered a powerful poem titled The Hill We Climb that sent reverberations throughout America and the world. Gormon is featured in several interviews and now has two bestsellers at the top of the Amazon book list, although they will not come out until September! The titles of Gormon’s books are The Hill We Climb (a debut collection of Ms. Gordon’s poems) and Change Sings: A Children’s Anthem (a picture book for children). She has also signed a contract with IMG Modeling agency, famous for such models as Gigi and Bella Hadid. She will also appear at the upcoming Superbowl.
Upcoming NBC Events:
- Our monthly meeting will be held on Sunday, February 21, 2021 at 6 pm EST. Please stay tuned for the Zoom link, which will be sent via email and posted on Flock.
- An upcoming meeting regarding the Black Agenda led by Robin Harris will be tentatively held on Sunday, Feb. 14th, 2021. Stay tuned for notifications regarding this meeting via email and Flock!
- National Black Caucus member Angela Walker has proposed a meeting regarding Black Veganism and Environmental Impacts. The date has not been set, but stay tuned for notifications regarding this topic via email and Flock!
Congratulations to the GP BC of MN for leading an initiative towards a resolution with the St. Paul City Council to form the St. Paul Recovery Act Committee which will explore disparities in income and wealth for Black People in St. Paul, MN. The resolution for the formation of the committee passed the St. Paul City Council 7-0!
The GP BC of MN was also instrumental in staging the Day 1 Reparations Rally to demand reparations from newly elected US President Joe Biden and Kamala Harris in Washington, DC at Howard University.
More Amazing Black Caucus Member Work:
National Black Caucus Steering Committee member (Delegate to the GP National Committee) Monica James will be interviewed for a discussion regarding missing Black Women and Children by Human Rights on Demand Online Radio this coming Tuesday. The show will be aired on February 2, from 9-10 pm EST. Monica James is also a spokeswoman for the Women’s Caucus and has authored a statement on the GPUS website that was released by the Women’s Caucus. Monica’s interview can be found here. The call in number is (347) 857-3293.
NBC Newsletter Contest:
As a way to bring some cheer during these days of pandemic crisis, NBC is now taking submissions for the title of our new monthly update newsletter! Ideas will be voted on by all Caucus members via Flock and email. The winner of the contest will receive a $25.00 digital Amazon Gift Card, with the runners up receiving 2nd place Amazon gift card for $15.00 and 3rd place $10.00 digital gift cards, respectively. Ideas can be submitted to [email protected] or via Flock at [email protected] All submissions will be posted to the poll for votes. Good luck to all participants. Let’s have some fun!