All Out for O-22!

Tuesday, October 22 at 6:00 pm Carpenter Library, 3309 S. Grand Blvd. The Coalition Against Police Crimes & Repression (CAPCR) has invited outspoken police abolitionist, Derecka Purnell, to facilitate a community discussion on Oct. 22 National Day Against Police Brutality. Derecka is a human rights lawyer, writer, and organizer who works to sustain social movements. […]

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October 13, 2019

Joint Statement in Condemnation of Jimmy Edwards’ Comments

In recent months, St. Louis has experienced a series of tragedies stemming from fatal gun violence in our communities. Most heartbreaking of all, many of the lives lost have been those of children. In St. Louis City alone, fourteen children age 17 and younger have been shot and killed since April. Seven of those children […]

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October 7, 2019

Why We Fight

By Halisi Lester The struggle of Black workers is one of OBS’s foundational areas of work. Al Lumpkins, the organization’s first chairperson, was an auto worker at the General Motors plant in St. Louis. Throughout the years, OBS has had many auto workers as members and supporters. Our history of organizing with Black workers, especially […]

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October 7, 2019