Sunday, April 2, 2017

2018 Is an Election Year: A Call To Action




2018
Is an Election Year
The Sacramento Area Black Caucus
Wants to Know
What are you
Going to do?=


Summary of After the 2016 Election Dialogue/Discussion

Summary of After the 2016 Election Dialogue/Discussion




Sacramento Black Agenda
Items of Importance identified at the November 30th 2016 Meeting

1. Working for greater unity while recognizing our differences - being present for each other, this idea was also represented by the statement, unity without uniformity.
2. Recognizing the importance of young people in promoting social change and social movements (Black Lives Matter), for example.
3. Pursuing short-term, mid-term, and long-term agendas.
4. Utilizing existing organizations as a means of bringing us together collectively.
5. Developing a political agenda to achieve power, locally and nationally. Our demands should be a reflection of our times, not the past.
6. We need to create our own social safety nets, providing for ourselves, what the government will not.
7. Education, Economics, and Politics are the bases for power. Economic power is central for improving our collective well-being, it is essential to increase our economic power.
8. We need to identify the specific issues which will constitute our agenda.
9. It is absolutely necessary that we mobilize our population.
10. We should all support Black people throughout the city, not restrict ourselves physically, or engagement to separate pockets of Black residency and presence.
11. This effort must be based on collective, not personal, agendas.
12. Results matter. Our efforts should be oriented toward producing results, that means we should share a common summation of where we are, how we got here, and how to proceed for the future.
13. Our unity should be based on shared principles which we identify specifically as the means which identify our goals and our means for achieving them.
14. We need to ally with others who can help us achieve our goals when it is appropriate to do so, and when such alliances are in conformity with our own shared principles.
15. We need to share information with each other, inform each other, as through Saturday Schools, which do not need to be limited to children.
16. It is time for us to do something for us.
17. We need to get into the ghetto. We need to be there to destroy gangs. They serve no positive purpose.
18. This effort must be about concrete collective achievement.
19. We need to identify what 501 C (3)s are doing, and how we can work with them.
20. We must get young people involved in what we are doing (see #2 above).
21. We have to recognize and incorporate into our efforts the importance of technology.
22. We need to focus our efforts on specific conditions. One is Black child deaths.
23. We need to proceed by beginning with small, strategic, effective steps.
24. Our self-information (see # 15 above) should include specific topics which will be effected by the political tsunami which has just taken place.
25. Our focus on Black economics should include buying property collectively, an activity which will not only increase our collective wealth, but will also enable us to hire each other.
26. We should work on providing opportunities for people who are released from incarceration to find employment and enable them to lead fulfilling lives.
27. We should maintain liaisons with elected officials, and we should receive periodic, regular legislative updates from them.
28. We need to achieve the 90% marker, a minimum of 90% of Black people vote in elections.
29. Each of us should bring more people to the next meeting.
SABC  hosted monthly meetings since November 2016 building and renewing a call for Sacramento Black Agenda for 2017 and 2018.



Highlights of 2016 Work in the Community


Highlights of 2016 Work in the Community

SABC's Open House






Annual Kwanzaa Celebration















MLK Day of Service






A Dialogue
After the 2016 Election
The Way Forward for Black People
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
The Sacramento Area Black Caucus (SABC) is invited Sacramento Black Organizations and leaders to participate in a dialogue about the way forward for Black People in the aftermath of the 2016 Election. We see this as a first step of an ongoing discussion in the development of a cooperative action agenda for Black people in Sacramento and beyond. The discussion will begin with remarks from the chair of the SABC Political Committee, Dr. David Covin, and will continue with an open discussion moderated by Dr. Covin.




Monday, May 30, 2016

3rd Annual Sacramento Black Book Fair, June 3- 5, 2016





The Sacramento Black Book Fair (SBBF) is an offshoot of Blue Nile Press, a Sacramento Publisher of Black Books.  This historic event will take place from June 3-5, 2016.  It will bring writers, publishers, readers, a community parade, a wonderful and fun Kids Zone; bands, poets, and vendors from Sacramento, the state, the country, and the international community, to a celebration of reading and writing, right here in River City. 



SBBF headquarters check-in and general information will be located at the Women’s Civic Improvement Club/Center (WCIC), 3555 3rd Ave., Sacramento, CA 95817.  Community members can pick-up a FREE SBBF Event Program @ WCIC-Saturday, June 4, from 9:00am-5:30pm, and Sunday, June 5 from 10:00am -5:30pm.          



Bring the kids to the Sacramento Black Book Fair‘s Kids Zone.  Lots of fun activities: Sacramento Public Library’s bookmobile, story time, art, African drumming, music, gardening and free books.


Books On Parade, Saturday, June 4, 2016; assemble at 9:30am and parade starts at 10:00am at Women’s Civic Improvement Center/Club, 3555 3rd Ave., in historic Oak Park. "The Natomas High School Nighthawk Drum Corps" will be leading our 2016 Books On Parade. Fun for the entire family!  




Thursday, February 4, 2016

SCHOLARSHIP, APPLICATIONS ARE DUE: March 31, 2016





THE ROSENWALD “ROBBIE” ROBERTSON SCHOLARSHIP, APPLICATIONS ARE DUE: March 31, 2016::This annual award is made to African American students from the Sacramento area community who meet the standards of academic achievement, community service, and commitment to the African American community exemplified by the life of the late Sacramento City Councilman, Rosenwald “Robbie” Robertson. The scholarship awards for $500.00 each will be awarded on May 14, 2016.
You can download the scholarship application at: goo.gl/UAiS2j

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

7th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Day of Service




Sunday, January 24, 2016, 1-3pm, the Black United Fund of Sacramento Valley (BUFSV) and the Sacramento Area Black Caucus (SABC) will host their 7th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Day of Service at the BUF office located at 4104 44th St, Sacramento, CA 95820. We are collecting new and unworn winter clothing for adults and children such as: hats, gloves, scarves, sweat shirts, and socks to donate to homeless shelters. We will sort and package the items in preparation for dissemination in early February 2016. 

To RSVP and for more info contact: (916) 484-3750.


Thursday, November 12, 2015

2015 Kwanzaa Celebrartion, Sunday, December 27, 2015 from 6-9pm


 

Save the date
 

2015 Kwanzaa Celebration

 Sunday, December 27, 2015 from 6-9pm

Kujichagulia, (Self-determination): To define ourselves, name ourselves, create for ourselves, and speak for ourselves

 Join the Black United Fund of Sacramento Valley (BUFSV), the Brickhouse Art Gallery (BAG) and the Sacramento Area Black Caucus (SABC), Sunday,  December 27, 2015  from 6-9pm at the Brickhouse Art Gallery, 2837 36th Street, Sacramento, CA 95817.

The year’s program will feature Karamu (feast), African drumming, music, libation, unity cup and candle lighting ceremonies; and much more.  

 

We are asking participants in this year’s Kwanzaa to bring a dish for the Karamu or feast, and bring NEW, UNWORN caps, neck scarves, and gloves for infants, children, women and men. On our MLK Day of Service in January 2016, we will assemble them into packets to be distributed to local homeless shelters.

For more info contact: Black United Fund of Sacramento (916) 484-3750 or e-mail:fayek@springmail.com.
Thank you for your continued support and participation!!!

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Urgent: 911 Report to the Movement/Community on Mumia Abu–Jamal, Sunday, October 18, 2015


Sacramento will host
 
       2012                                2015
    Stop the Medical Execution of Mumia Abu–Jamal!!!
                     Free Mumia Now!!!
Join us and come hear from
Pam Africa, International Concerned Family & Friends of Mumia Abu –Jamal
Ramona Africa, The MOVE Organization
Thought–Provoking Poetry by Straight Out Scribes
 Jeff Mackler, Director, Mobilization to Free Mumia Abu-Jamal
Sunday, October 18, 2015 from 3-5pm
(24th St &Florin Rd)
For more info please contact: fayek@springmail.com OR (916) 484-5025
We are seeking volunteers to assist with set-up and breakdown.  Donations will be gladly accepted to help defray the costs of the traveling speakers with International Concerned Family and Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal
 
Mumia Abu-Jamal is:
  • an internationally celebrated Black writer and radio journalist
  • author of six books and hundreds of columns and articles
  • organizer and inspiration for the prison lawyers movement
  • former member of the Black Panther Party and supporter of Philadelphia’s radical MOVE organization
who has spent the last 30 years in prison, almost all of it in solitary confinement on Pennsylvania’s Death Row.

His demand for a new trial and freedom is supported by:
  • heads of state and prominent politicians worldwide (France, Africa, the Caribbean, Latin America, and elsewhere)
  • Nobel laureates Nelson Mandela, Toni Morrison, Desmond Tutu
  • the European and Japanese Parliaments
  • city governments from San Francisco to Detroit to Paris and its suburbs
  • distinguished human rights organizations such as Amnesty International
  • the Congressional Black Caucus and other members of the U.S. Congress
  • prominent civil rights groups such as the NAACP
  • numerous labor unions such as
and by scholars, religious leaders, artists, scientists and countless others who cherish democracy, human rights and justice.
For more info about Mumia please visit: http://www.freemumia.com

Friday, May 29, 2015

Second Annual Sacramento Black Book Fair (SBBF), June 5-7, 2015


2nd Annual Sacramento Black Book (SBBF) will include book signings, talks by each featured writer, cultural vendors, foodtrucks, workshops, a book discussion by each writer listed in the program, children’s activities, poetry readings, and art displays.

 
SBBF will feature more than seventy authors of African descent showcasing and highlighting a diverse spectrum of authors and literature, from contemporary and historical fiction, to anthologies, poetry, academic books; children’s stories and books, non-fiction to biographies, self-help, and inspirational, and religious.

 
SBBF headquarters check-in and general information will be located at the Women’s Civic Improvement Club/Center (WCIC), 3555 3rd Ave., Sacramento, CA 95817.  Community members can pick-up a FREE SBBF Event Program @ WCIC-Saturday, June 6, from 9:00am-5:30pm, and Sunday, June 7 from 11:30am -5:30pm.          
This is a “Walkable Event” with nine different venues throughout historic Oak Park.


 



 
For more info please visit. http://www.sacramentoblackbookfair.com.