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National Black Peoples Unity Convention to Convene In Gary, Indiana in March

by Paul Brock Sunday, Feb. 12, 2006 at 8:02 AM
Pbrock9353@aol.com (301) 627-8436

Thirty-four years after the historic 1972 National Black Political Convention, a new group of activists will convene in Gary, Indiana from March 9 – 12. They will come together as participants, ready to formulate a strategy around not just a political plan, but around the more important agenda of a long term Black economic empowerment strategy.

National Black Peoples Unity Convention

P r e s s R e l e a s e



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Paul Brock,

(301) 627-8436

Pbrock9353@aol.com



National Black Peoples Unity Convention

to Convene In Gary, Indiana in March



WASHINGTON, D.C.--After more than three decades, and the election of over 16,000 new Black elected officials, the call for activists in every city, town and hamlet to return to Gary, Indiana to strategize on a strong long term economic empowerment plan for Black Americans of all income levels and political persuasions.

In 1972, thirty-four years ago, more than 4,000 Black activists gathered in Gary to proclaim and embrace a national strategy for political empowerment. At that time only 16 were members of the U. S. Congress, less than 900 were state and city officials—and there was no national strategy for gaining further political empowerment.

Today there are more than 16,000 Black elected officials, holding office at every level, in almost every one of the 50 states. In those 34 years we have seen one Black elected as Governor of Virginia; two Blacks – one as Lt. Governor of Colorado and another as Lt. Governor of California; two elected to the U. S. Senate; 47 newly elected members to the U. S. House of Representatives – and a huge host of big city Mayors, state legislative leaders, county and regional officials and other important elective offices.

Now, in less than a month (March 9 – 12) a new group of activists will convene in Gary, Indiana. They will come together as participants, ready to formulate a strategy around not just a political plan, but around the more important agenda of a long term Black economic empowerment strategy.

One of the three Convention Co-chairs, George L. Brown, former Lt. Governor of Colorado, expressed his feelings, when he said: “It is true that we have amassed extraordinary Black political leadership, but if we are to decisively break the cycle of misery that traps many of our families, then we must use our political leverage to build stronger economic relationships that can sustain us at the community level.”

Confirmed conference participants include political activists such as: Harry Belafonte, Dick Gregory, former U.S. Labor Secretary Alexis Herman, the Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. of The Rainbow/PUSH Coalition, former SCLC leader the Rev. Joseph Lowery, the President & CEO of the National Action Network the Rev. Al Sharpton, SCLC President Charles Steele and the Honorable Mary Francis Berry, former Chair of the U. S. Commission on Civil Rights. From the business community, General Motors Vice President Roderick Gillum, and Chris Gardner of the firm Garner & Rich are confirmed.

Also confirmed as participants are organization leaders such as: New national NAACP President & CEO Bruce Gordon; Joseph Leonard, Executive Director of the National Black Leadership Forum; the Honorable Mary Coleman, Chair of the National Black Caucus of State Legislators; Reginald Weaver, President of the National Education Association; and Lezli Baskerville, President of the National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education (NAFEO); Dr. Major Jemison of the Progressive Baptist Convention; Ted Shaw of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund; and Dr. Ronald Walters, Director of the African American Leadership Institute at the University of Maryland. Dr. Dorothy Height, President Emeritus of the National Council of Negro Women, will serve as the Convention’s Honorary Chair.

Former Gary Mayor Richard Hatcher, who in 1972 was a Convention Co-chair and one of the three Co-chairs for this year’s meeting, said: “This meeting presents a rare opportunity for us to talk among ourselves. The shocking disaster of Hurricane Katrina is a sobering reminder that poverty and racism still takes a deadly toll on our communities.”

The Convention site will again be the West Side High School in Gary--just as it was 34 years ago. The 2006 theme is: POLICIES FOR EMPOWERMENT: A Struggle for a New Economic Order.

Co-chair William Lucy, President of the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists (CBTU) and International Secretary-Treasurer of the American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME), summed up the mission of the convention by stating: “The broad aim of this convention is to bring together the collective wisdom, creativity and resources in our community, to map out a bold economic agenda that will unite us in communities of color across the nation.”

Members of the Convention’s Founding Executive Committee include: Paul Brock, of News & Information Management Systems (NIMS); Clayola Brown, President of the A. Phillips Randolph Institute and Vice President of the UNITE - HERE labor organization; the Honorable David Cunningham, Los Angeles businessman and former City Councilman in that city; the Honorable Harold Ford, Sr., of Tennessee; Ernest Green, a Managing Director of Lehman Brothers and a former member of the “Little Rock Nine;” Tony Harrison, a Washington, DC Consultant; Virtual Murrell, a Principal of The Pegasus Group; Miriam Poe of the United Auto Workers and Dr. Ronald Walters of the University of Maryland.

The National Black Peoples Unity Convention Washington, DC headquarters telephone is (202) 955-5000. The Gary, Indiana headquarters telephone number is 866-890-5700.

For further information, including registration, go to www.cbtu.org.

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