Local control is under attack, in urban and rural Missouri

Coming from two diverse places and backgrounds, our organizations (Organization for Black Struggle and Missouri Rural Crisis Center) are bringing people together from our respective communities to identify our commonalities and mutual values and to work together for policies that positively affect Missouri families, urban and rural, workers and farmers.

Read more in the St. Louis American.

Open Letter to the CBC

OBS joined an impressive list of Black intellectuals and activists in an open letter to the Congressional Black Caucus, blasting the Black federal lawmakers for failing to mount a “robust defense” of one of their own, Ilhan Omar, the first-term Congresswoman and Muslim from Minneapolis.

Dear Honorable Members of the Congressional Black Caucus:

We write to register our deep disappointment with the Congressional Black Caucus’s (CBC) failure to forcefully defend Congresswoman Ilhan Omar, the Freshmen Representative from Minnesota, whose character, faith, and progressive political agenda have been subjected to spurious accusations. The CBC’s brief three-sentence statement, released on April 13, condemning President Trump’s terrorist-baiting twitter attack against Omar fell far short of the robust defense her personhood and politics deserve. Read more…