Monday, November 16, 2020

Kamala Harris Makes History as First Woman and Woman of Color as Vice President


Kamala Harris Makes History as First Woman and Woman of Color as Vice PresidentTo more visit:

How Black voters in key cities helped deliver the election for Joe Biden


How Black voters in key cities helped deliver the election for Joe Biden

"The fact that we have matched and topped white voter participation and done that while going through voter suppression in new and old forms every year, we are extraordinary," said organizer LaTosha Brown.  To read more visit:

Monday, August 31, 2020

2020 Voter Education Project: Black Voters Matter Project


With great excitement and a profound sense of hope and vision, we are pleased to announce the Sacramento Area Black Caucus (SABC) will launch an initiative entitled Voter Education Project: Black Voters Matter Project.

The purpose of the project is to inform Black people about the November elections: local, state, and national; to encourage them to become involved in electoral campaigns of their choice at every level; to vote themselves; and  participate in getting out the Black vote for the elections at every level.

Voter Education Project: Black Voters Matter Project will encourage and engage community members using various modalities and mediums from reading articles, books, publications, visiting websites, , Facebook pages, YouTube videos, Zoom discussions such as candidate forums and townhalls; and participating online watch parties.

The Voter Education Project: Black Voters Matter Project is in the spirit of Sankofa (pronounced SAHN-koh-fah) a word in the Twi language of Ghana, that translates to "Go back and get it." It represents our collective past, present and future.  The Voter Education Project: Black Voters Matter is like Sankofa. It seeks to provide information and resources to help voters understand the past, and vote in the present, to ensure our future.

  •       Today, the Black vote now defines American politics. Therefore, the Black Vote and Black Voters Matter.  Black voters, 12 percent of the national electorate, are set to pick our next president.

·         Why is this 12% of the electorate so significant?

        This is why:

·         Black women constitute the most reliable activist base of the Democratic party.

·         After three years of Trump as president 65 percent of Black people say it is a “bad time” to be Black in America.

·         Many Black Americans feel a sense of racial isolation because of the high incidence of hate crimes against Black people, other people of color, and Jews.

·         Trump was slow to respond to the coronavirus, including his failure to step up to its disproportionate impact on Black Americans.

·         He created the “Coronavirus Generation,” comprised primarily of Black, Brown, and Indigenous folks who suffer and die from it.

·         80 percent of Black folks say Trump is a racist, that he must go!!!

·         If Black voters return to the polls at their 2012 levels, according to an analysis by the Center for American Progress, the Democratic presidential candidate “will win the Electoral College by 294-244.”

·         These are dark days, but Black voters have the chance to lead the country to recovery. Civil rights leaders, who pushed for the 1965 Voting Rights Act, who spilled their blood registering Black voters, dreamed of this moment.

Below includes a small sampling of the resources, information, and tools to be shared starting August through November 2020 in preparation of the November 3rd Presidential elections.


 This year’s BNC is inspired and guided by the historic 1972 National Black Political Convention in Gary, Indiana. convened to propose a National Black Agenda that would hold any candidates seeking the support of Black voters accountable to the needs, interests, and aspirations of Black people. Building off of this legacy, the 2020 BNC aims to reach and engage four million Black voters across the U.S., build infrastructure of Black political engagement that transcends the 2020 election season, and create and ratify a policy platform for the first 100 days of the next administration.  .  For more information on the 2020 Black National Convention, Visit:

The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF) welcomes you to participate in our 2020 Virtual Annual Legislative Conference (ALC), August 31-October 2, 2020. For info visit:

The Black Parallel School Board (BPSB) and the Sacramento Area Black Caucus (SABC) will co-sponsor a Zoom Candidates Forum featuring only Candidates seeking office for: Sacramento City Unified School District Board (SCUSD) Saturday, October 3 from 11:30AM -1:30PM. 

     The purpose of the Candidates Forum is to stimulate community participation in the upcoming elections on November 3, 2020. This is a non-partisan event and is open to all community members. Free and open to all.

      Join us on October 3 to listen and engage the candidates and learn about the various educational issues impacting our children.

     Please RSVP by September 26 to: for the Zoom call-in info.

Lillian's Right to Vote:A Celebration of the Voting Rights Act of 1965

Mark your calendars. Everything you need to know about mail-in and early in-person voting, including the first day you can cast your ballot in the 2020 election.

Election 2020: How to vote in California

County of Sacramento​-Voter Registration and​ Elections

For general questions, email:​​ or

​For Vote by Mail ballot related questions, email:  /​ (916) 875-6451


How To Vote In The 2020 Election

A state-by-state guide to voting in the age of COVID-19

Election season has already started. Please visit to make your plan and vote early.

2020 Presidential Debates:

 2020 Presidential Debates: The first presidential debate between President Trump and former vice president Joe Biden is scheduled to take place Sept. 29, and there are two more set for Oct. 15 and 22., 2020. For more info and details please visit:


  2020 Vice Presidential Debate

  The debate between Vice President Pence and Sen. Kamala D. Harris (D-Calif.) is slated for Oct. 7. Here’s what you need to know about how and where to watch them. For more info and details please visit:



  Sankofa: Resources, Information and Tools  

YouTube Videos


John Lewis: Good Trouble

Fannie Lou Hamer's Powerful Testimony | Freedom Summer,

Historian Carol Anderson traces the evolution of voter suppression tactics

I Am Not Your Negro

Whose Streets?

Why we need reparations for Black Americans

The history and power of the Black vote in America,

The Black Power Mixtape.

Does your vote count? The Electoral College explained - Christina Greer

Can Black Voters Swing The 2020 Election?

The History Of The Black Vote And What It Means For 2020 | NBC News

The fight to vote: Black activists work to upend a history of voter suppression

June 27, 1973 - Relf Sisters Sue for Involuntary Sterilization

Reparations for Black Americans—Whether, why, and how?

 Black Republicans in NC hoping racial diversity of RNC sways undecided Black voters.



Black Voters Are Coming for Trump

The New Voter Suppression

Black female voters say they want what they’re owed: power

Black Parenting Magazine:10 Ways Youth Can Get Involved in PoliticsBlack Republicans in NC hoping racial diversity of RNC sways undecided Black voters

Between Two Worlds: Black Women and the Fight for Voting Rights

Older Black voters have a 2020 dream: Huge turnout, new president

Say It Louder! Black Voters, White Narratives, and Saving Our Democracy

Book for adult and teens

LeBron James-led More Than A Vote puts out call to action: 'Black voters matter more than ever'

Lillian's Right to Vote: A Celebration of the Voting Rights Act of 1965

Children’s book

One Person, No Vote (YA Edition): How Not All Voters Are Treated Equally


Black Politics After the Civil Rights Movement: Activity and Beliefs in Sacramento, 1970-2000


“Black Voters”

How the Supreme Court Undermined the Black Vote

The untapped political power of African and Caribbean immigrants in the US is set to take off

Black Women Voters Will Be Central to the 2020 Presidential Election, Experts Predict

Tearing Down Black America

African American Women in the Struggle for the Vote, 1850–1920, by Rosalyn Terborg-Penn.

This comprehensive look at the African American women who fought for the right to vote analyzes the women’s own stories and examines why they joined and how they participated in the U.S. women’s suffrage movement. Terborg-Penn shows how every political and racial effort to keep African American women disfranchised met with their active resistance until black women finally achieved full citizenship.


For Black women, the 19th Amendment didn’t end their fight to vote

Young Black Americans not sold on Biden, the Democrats or voting

Voting Rights Act: Beyond the Headlines

By Emilye Crosby and Judy Richardson



County of Sacramento​

Voter Registration and​ Elections 

For general questions, email:​​

​For Vote by Mail ballot related questions, email:  /​ (916) 875-6451

Key Dates For The Election


Sacramento Area Black Caucus (SABC)


Black Voters Matter

Black Youth Vote (BYV!)

BWOPA Sacramento - Black Women Organized for Political Action (BWOPA).

The Movement for Black Lives

Black Justice Sacramento

Red Black and Green Environmental Justice Coalition

Black Liberation Collective

Black Parallel School Board

Sacramento NAACP  and

The 2020 Coalition Sacramento - Reclaim Our Vote

Poor People's Campaign – A National Call for Moral Revival

More Than a Vote

  Social Justice Now Political Action Committee



Sweet Honey In The Rock

#LoveInEvolution come literally ripped from the headlines of today’s world news, railing against systemic injustice as it pertains to people of color—past and present—police brutality, gun control and the Black Lives Matter movement.  Visit:

Jac Ross - It's OK To Be Black (Official Visual


Marvin Gaye ~ Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology) 1971 Soul Purrfection Version

Songs Of The Civil Rights Movement

Edwin Starr - War (Original Video - 1969), visit:

Music in the Civil Rights Movement

Lifting the Cone of Silence From Black Composers

Listen to how artists have explored what it means — and could mean — to be American.


Others related resources:

Black Republicans and the Civil Rights Movement-

Black Republicans and the Transformation of the GOP-

Black History Milestones: Timeline-

Arnold August: Black Left Views on American Elections Matter, :

The Sacramento Area Black Caucus (SABC) :Since 1972, The Sacramento Area Black Caucus (SABC) has been at the forefront of advocacy in the community, helping to secure and protect the civil and human rights of our people. 

The purpose of the SABC is to develop, maintain, and enhance an educational, cultural, economic, and political organization which brings greater unity and effectiveness to our community struggles. 

SABC supports and builds Black community institutions to take positions on the important issues of our day. 

What we believe:

          We believe that African descended peoples have a right to live dignified lives.

          We believe that African people must aggressively pursue our rights.

          We believe that organizations created by people of African descent are instruments to be used to accomplish our goals.

          We believe that parts of the United States are racially prejudiced, chauvinistic, misogynist, homophobic. and the nation does not embrace the underserved and the disenfranchised therefore, it is necessary for African Americans to organize, engage and collaborate with others to protect and advance African American interests  

          We believe that as African descendants, we must support those organizations on the front-line of the struggle for dignity and our eventual liberation.


For questions please contact: SABC at:

Visit our Facebook page at:

SABC Members

  Carl Pinkston,  Phil Nelson, David Covin, Bill Johnson, DuSharme L. Thomas , Naycora Griffith Fauntleroy and Faye Wilson Kennedy.  Not shown: Otis Scott, Norma Johnson, Albertine Gadson, Arria Bell Roots, Donna  Lynem, Betty Kemp Jones, and  Lyn Powe Robinson 


Acknowledgments and Thank you!!

Ursula Yisrael

Yashar Yisrael 

 SABC’s Political Committee: 

David Covin, Faye Wilson Kennedy, Otis Scott, and Carl Pinkston