Boston Black Agenda 2013

Boston Black Agenda 2013

Boston Black Agenda 2013

Boston is at a critical moment in its history.  Currently, Boston is officially a majority so-called “minority” city, meaning that the overall population of people of color has now exceeded that of whites according to the latest census data.

“Boston’s population of 617,594 is now 53 percent minority, up from 50.5 percent in the last Census in 2000, according to the U.S. Census.” from Boston Business Journal

Here are a few examples of  major organizational efforts to develop a National Black Agenda which should be studied
(not complete please add your examples in the comments sections to be included)

– March 1972 Black Political Convention in Gary, Indiana – click here for more info
– National Black Agenda Conference 2004 in Boston, MA     website   |   final NBAC document (PDF)

Here are a few examples of locally/regionally focused organizational efforts
(not complete please add your examples in the comments sections to be included)

– State of Black Boston 2011  SOBB final report (PDF)
– 21st Century Black Massachusetts Conference
– Greatest Minds

Some other cross related good data sources (Boston Indicators Project click here)

Boston Black Agenda

Our intent here is two-fold:

1. Boston Black Agenda – To construct a local Boston Black Agenda that will address the myriad of issues facing African-Americans living in Boston.  Once created, the Boston Black Agenda will serve as a blue print to addressing these issues and implementing policies at a city and state level that will seek to improve quality of life in Boston.
– Click here to get started with your submissions for the Boston Black Agenda

2. Candidate Questionnaire –  To develop a series of questions which can be asked of potential candidates for City and State offices (Councillor, Mayor, Senator, Representative, DA, etc.) this questionnaire should represent the broad views of the community and help determine which candidates are most in tune with our ideals and worthy of endorsements and votes.
– Click here to get started with your submissions for the Candidate Questionnaire

 

 

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