Archive for May, 2011

Calling all POP members and supporters to be in the Newark “African American Heritage Parade”

May 27, 2011

Calling all POP members and supporters to be in the Newark “African American Heritage Parade” on: Sunday, May 29th @ …Read the Rest

PRESS RELEASE – P.O.P. RAISES CONTROVERSIAL REPARATIONS FLAG WITH MARCH AND TEACH-IN!

PRESS RELEASE – P.O.P. RAISES CONTROVERSIAL REPARATIONS FLAG WITH MARCH AND TEACH-IN!
May 15, 2011

P.O.P. RAISES CONTROVERSIAL REPARATIONS FLAG WITH MARCH AND TEACH-IN!

WHEN: Saturday, May 21, 2011, 12:00 PM

WHERE: Corner of Broad & Market Street(s), Newark, NJ.

At the conclusion of the March and Rally, organizers will host a showing of the moving documentary “Before They Die” at the Newark Public Library. The documentary delineates the violent destruction of what was known as ‘Black Wall Street,’ a model Black community that thrived in spite of segregation, in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1921, as told by the survivors of this horrendous event themselves.

For more information call (973) 801-0001

REPARATIONS POSITION STATEMENT

REPARATIONS POSITION STATEMENT
May 15, 2011

REPARATIONS POSITION STATEMENT

The Peoples Organization for Progress (POP) believes that the descendents of African enslaved in the United States and other parts of the western hemisphere have a legitimate claim to reparations for the cruelty and super exploitation that our ancestors suffered during centuries of slavery and 150 years of racist oppression and discrimination which followed emancipation.

We demand compensation to African Americans for the labor that millions of our ancestors were forced to give during the period of their enslavement, and the suffering and loss we have had to endure for generations due to its legacy. We demand that the United States recognize our legitimate claim to reparations. We demand that the process of compensation begin now!