In the wake of Mike Brown’s murder, we have seen a number of young collectives and individuals emerge: Millennial Activists, Lost/Found Voices, Black Souljahs, Freedom Fighters, etc. And though these groups have been open to hearing and at times working with established organizations, they have also expressed an interest in maintaining their autonomy.
The Organization for Black Struggle was founded in 1980 (as an all-volunteer organization) by activists, students, union organizers and other community members in order to fill a vacuum left by the assaults on the Black Power Movement. We strive to contribute to the creation of a society free of all forms of exploitation and oppression. Our mission is to build a movement that fights for political empowerment, economic justice, and the cultural dignity of the African-American community, especially the Black working class.
After a tumultuous year, the Organization for Black Struggle (OBS) and the Youth Council for Positive Development (YCPD) are proud to celebrate our 35th Anniversary. Thirty-five years is a long time to be in the fight for political empowerment, economic justice and cultural dignity. We invite you to join us as we mark this major milestone and confront the road ahead.