The Organization for Black Struggle (OBS) was founded in 1980. A group of veteran activists, students, union organizers and community members in St. Louis were seeking to address the needs and issues of the Black working-class. There was a vacuum of Black radical leadership that could boldly speak and act, unencumbered by government or corporate structures. In retrospect, this was a challenging period.
The FBI’s CounterIntelligence Program, known as COINTELPRO, wreaked havoc on the leaders and organizations of the Black Liberation Movement. By 1980 the right was beginning to consolidate its power politically, with a conservative in the White House for the next 12 years. The country was struggling to get out of the economic recession. It was out of this abyss that OBS was born.
Project Haki is a project of the Organization for Black Struggle. Haki means justice. It was put in place to address the violence in the 22nd ward that impacts the health and safety of families and the neighborhoods. Our goal is to bring together those who are committed to working in a positive and productive way to benefit the ward.
The St. Louis Community Justice Coalition (CJC) is hosting its second mayoral forum for the two candidates who received the votes necessary to advance to the April 6 General Election.
St. Louis, MO. The Organization for Black Struggle (OBS) sends its heartfelt condolences to the families of the three victims who died today at Central Visual and Performing Arts High School. We send healing energy to the students, parents and staff in the school district. This tragedy is unprecedented in the district’s history, and we must grapple together with the many unanswered questions.
The National Black Political Convention was a critical milestone in the struggle for Black political power. Members of the Congress of African People played a key role in organizing for the convention as well as for the assemblies around the Black agenda that followed. This panel will explore the need for a renewed call for
a national political agenda, learning from the lessons of Gary and other subsequent gatherings.
The insurrection that occurred on Saturday, February 6 at the St. Louis Justice Center in response to COVID-19 has been boiling for almost a year. The prolonged neglect by city officials starting with Mayor Lyda Krewson and Public Safety Director Jimmie Edwards is unconscionable and unacceptable.
Organization for Black Struggle
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St. Louis, MO 63115
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