Sankofa Study Circle

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

A Call to Unity

As we celebrate the accomplishments of our Holy African Ancestors during Black History Month, we should not be content with just attending programs and we should remember that there is still work to be done. Therefore the National Black United Front (NBUF) is calling upon you to become a member of NBUF and help continue the Great & Mighty Work of our ancestors. You are invited to come out to the Deanwood Recreation Center, 1350 49th Street NE Washington DC, this Thursday February 16th at 6:30 pm, to learn more about what NBUF is doing in the DMV and how to get involved.

If you are unable to attend or live outside of the Washington DC Metro area, you can still be a part of NBUF. Download, fill out the membership form & mail it to National Black United Front PO Box 31544 Washington DC 20030 and someone will contact you.


The "Black United Front" is an organization made up of concerned and committed individuals and organizations who have united to assume responsibility for working and leading the struggle for a better life for themselves and their children. The Black United Front is a broad-based organization which includes all social, political, religious and cultural sections of the Black community. It is the young, the elderly, the students, the imprisoned, the workers, and the dropout all working together to overcome our common problems. In the words of Marcus Garvey, "Up you mighty race, you can accomplish what you will."


We believe that in order for Black people in America to become a free, liberated and independent people we must be organized. Therefore, we believe all Black people should join an organization that is working in the interests of our people. We believe that the National Black United Front (NBUF) is such an organization and we urge you to join us. Although our condition in this country may be termed critical, it is not irreversible. We must remember that we are a great people with a culture and civilization which extends to antiquity. We must also realize that a raging river of struggle flows through our history in this country which has brought forth all of our victories against racism, political and economic oppression and cultural domination. NBUF is an extension of this river that continues to fight for our people. You should consider joining NBUF because we believe that in these critical times there is a need for bold action and strong commitment to organize for power, Self-Determination and a higher quality of human life. Don't hesitate to join NBUF NOW!


NBUF is open to all black people who accept the constitution, By-Laws, and Structure, Principles of Cooperation and Purpose. Active participation in NBUF shall consist of attending regularly scheduled meetings, serving on sections that get involved in the concrete day-to-day issues that affect our people, and payment of membership dues.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Black Justice Tuesday Coalition

Tuesday, February 7th, 2012, hundreds of signatures were gathered for an independent civilian review board with subpoena power, proper funding and prosecutorial power in front of the Harris County Court House, Houston, Texas. The Black Justice Tuesday Coalition (BJTC) honored it's 52nd consecutive week of protest against police terrorism and brutality. The New Black Panter Party and The National Black United Front (NBUF) were joined by several victims of police brutality and a dozen different organizations and groups standing in solidarity on the call for an end to the terrorism.

In February of 2011 the Chad Holley beating video enraged community members. The people's righteous cry for justice has not fallen on death ears as the BJTC has remained on top of the issue every week. Last week a 4'11 one hundred pound woman of African ancestry was roughed up by HPD cops when she tried to video her husband being beaten. The officers took her cell phone removing the memory card. The group held a spirited protest calling on the spirit of victims of HPD terrorism including: Carl Hampton (Black Panther Party), Ida Delaney, Byron Gillum, Jose Campos Torres and many others. The rallying cry for the past year has been "NO COMPROMISE, NO SELLOUT, NO BACK ROOM MEETINGS"