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Member Organizations

  • Black Psychiatrists of America
  • Association of Black Psychologists
  • National Association of Black Social Workers, Inc.
  • National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice
  • International Association of Black Professional Fire Fighters
  • All Healers Mental Health Alliance
  • National Medical Association
  • International Black Women’s Congress
  • Black Administrators in Child Welfare
  • National Black Nurses Association
  • National Black United Front
  • Black Farmers & Agriculturalists Association
  • National Black Dental Association
  • Association for the Study of Classical African Civilizations
  • National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Women and Girls
  • National Voting Rights Museum and Institute
  • National Bar Association
  • National Conference of Black Lawyers
  • Racial Justice Working Group of the Justice Roundtable
  • Samuel Dewitt Proctor Conference
  • Transformative Justice Coalition
  • National Alliance of Faith and Justice
  • Blacks in Law Enforcement of America
  • Nigerian Association of Social Workers in America
  • Mothers in Charge
  • National Coalition of Blacks for Reparations in America
  • National Black Leadership Commission on Health
  • National Association for Black Veterans
  • Community Healing Network
  • ABEN (A Black Education Network)

Black Family Summit

BFS Mission Statement

To restore the Black Family to its traditional greatness, by establishing collaborative and partnership efforts with National and International Black Organizations, in order to address the current issues affecting these families.

Purpose/Philosophy

The Institute of the Black World 21st Century has established the Black Family Summit as one of its major program initiatives, in order to ensure that issues affecting the Black family are systematically examined and recommendations to address these are developed.
Through a network of collaborations and partnerships with National and International Black Organizations, The Black Family Summit is committed accentuating and mobilizing the collective skills of each of these groups.

Background/Need

The Black Family summit is an outgrowth of the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan vision of pooling the collective resources and expertise of Black professional organizations, to support the Victims of hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Minister Farrakhan and Leonard G. Dunston as part of the Million More Movement Celebration convened the first session, on October 14, 200, at Howard University, Washington, DC.

The Black Family Summit is designed to be a “pro-active” as well as a “re-active” collaborative partnership in order to ensure that adverse issues, which affect the well-being of the Black Family, are immediately identified and a system for corrective action is effectively and efficiently established.

Objectives

  • Effectively and efficiently, examine what resources and services show disparities in addressing the needs of the Black Family.
  • Remain grass roots focused, while collaborating and mobilizing efforts with its National and International partners, on issues confronting the Black Family.
  • Maintain an on-going effort to ensure that policy and program issues, which adversely the Black Family is kept in focus at the local, state, and national levels.
  • Convene an annual Black Family summit Symposia at the Congressional Black Caucus weekend conference.
  • Identify and appoint young people to serve as interns on Black Family Summit committees.
  • Convene Regional Forums that will be designed to foster dialogue around local issues affecting the Black Family.
  • Remain flexible and mobile in form and function, in order to have the ability to respond to urgent issues that require immediate action.

The Purpose and Mission

The Black Family Summit (BFS) of the Institute of the Black World 21st Century (IBW) is a national network of primarily Black professional organizations, institutions and agencies committed to the preservation and strengthening of the Black Family in its various forms as the foundation for the survival, restoration and development of Black communities and nations in the U.S. and worldwide. Consistent with the vision of (IBW), the mission of BFS is rooted in the values of cooperation, collaboration and collective work as reflected in the traditional way of life of people of African ancestry. Adhering to the principles of operational unity, BFS will pursue its mission through the formulation of holistic private and public programs, projects and initiatives.

Basic Programming Activities

  • Periodic information-sharing conference calls to gain familiarity with the work of the participating organizations, institutions and agencies.
  • Annual Public Policy Forum with representatives of the Congressional Black Caucus and key national civil rights/human rights organizations to review and present policy priorities to members of Congress.
  • Periodic leadership dialogues with broad range of national organizations to exchange analyses and perspectives on the state of the Black America and the Pan African world. Such dialogues may include participation of notable national leaders such as Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan, Nation of Islam, Benjamin Todd Jealous, President/CEO, NAACP, Marc Morial, President/CEO, National Urban League, Dr. Elsie Scott, President/CEO, Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc, Congress Members John Conyers, Maxine Waters, Barbara Lee, Yvette Clarke.
  • In the spirit of operational unity, joint work on programs, projects and initiatives by mutual agreement of participating organizations. Such initiatives may involve all or a sub-group of the whole.
  • Based on need, as policy issues emerge, which affect the Black community, collaborate with other national organizations and agencies to convene Community Forums in targeted regions and cities to discuss these issues and publish position papers on these.

Criteria for Membership

  • Agreement to participate in at least one information-sharing conference call a year and where possible, share in the planning and participation at Community Forums, as policy issues which affect the Black community are identified.
  • Share  organization’s top policy priorities and good faith effort to attend/participate in the Annual Public Policy Forum.
  • Honor commitment(s) to implementing BFS programs, projects and initiatives as agreed to by the organization.

Recent Black Family Summit Posts

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IBW21 Black Family Summit

Five elder BLM activists arrested in Alabama: Black Family Summit Responds

By Black Family Summit (BFS) Posts, News & Current Affairs

July 21, 2020 The Honorable Steven Reed, Mayor, City of Montgomery 103 North Perry Street, Montgomery, Alabama 36104 Mr. Ernest Finley, Chief, Montgomery Police Department 320 North Ripley Street Montgomery, Alabama 36106 Dear Mayor Reed and Officer Finley: We, the representatives of the Black Family Summit, the Alabama Save Our Selves Movement for Justice and Democracy, the Alabama Black Lives Matter Movement, and the Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference, Inc. SDPC,…

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Five elder BLM activists arrested in Alabama: Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference Responds

By Black Family Summit (BFS) Posts, News & Current Affairs

July 20, 2020 The Honorable Steven Reed Mayor, City of Montgomery, AL Mr. Ernest Finley Chief, Montgomery Police Department Dear Mayor Reed and Chief Finley, Well over 40 years ago, a few of us, seriously engaged in the continuing struggle for liberation of people of African descent in the United States, began to grapple with the profound question, “What will happen in the coming years when the new master looks…

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City of Montgomery Police Station

Fighting to Save Lives in Alabama

By Black Family Summit (BFS) Posts, News & Current Affairs

SOS and Black Lives Matters Leaders Voluntarily Appear to be Arrested. All Five SOS and Black Lives Matter Turned Selves in to Montgomery Police Montgomery, AL, July 20, 2020 – All five leaders of SOS, the Save OurSelves Movement for Justice and Democracy, and Black Lives Matter showed up at high noon today at the City of Montgomery Police Station to voluntarily turn themselves in on warrants issued late Thursday…

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IBW21 Black Family Summit Launches a Listening Line for First Responders & Essential Workers

IBW21 Black Family Summit Launches a Listening Line for First Responders & Essential Workers

By Black Family Summit (BFS) Posts, COVID-19 (Coronavirus), News & Current Affairs, Press Releases / Statements

New York/New Jersey Metropolitan Area — The Institute of the Black World 21st Century announced that the Black Family Summit, which the organization convenes, has developed a culturally responsive helpline for first responders and essential workers. The Community Cares Listening Line will provide emotional support and resource information in critical areas of need. This initiative seeks to address the impact of the Coronavirus Pandemic on African Americans and people…

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Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference, Inc. and McCormick Theological Seminary Launch the Center for Reparative Justice, Transformation and Remediation

By Black Family Summit (BFS) Posts

Public Education, Leadership Curricula and Public Policy Are Among Focus Areas Chicago, Illinois – Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference, Inc. (SDPC) and McCormick Theological Seminary (McCormick) are pleased to announce the formation of the Center for Reparative Justice, Transformation, and Remediation (the Center). The Center will be located on McCormick’s campus in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago. The Center’s mission focuses on the following three areas: Public education, academic courses, scholarship,…

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Helping the Helper: The Legendary Earth, Wind & Fire With a Message to the Nations Essential Workers

By Black Family Summit (BFS) Posts, COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

A message from the Legendary Earth, Wind & Fire, as we at BPA extend well wishes and emotional support to the nation’s essential workers. About BPA The Black Psychiatrists of America (BPA) is also an affiliated organization of IBW21 Black Family Summit The Black Psychiatrists of America (BPA) was created in 1969. The struggles, social conditions of Black Americans, professional experiences, and the barriers faced by black psychiatrists provided the…

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Say Their Names — Remembering some of those we lost to police killings in recent years.

Say Their Names

By Black Family Summit (BFS) Posts, News & Current Affairs

Remembering some of those we lost to police killings in recent years. At BACW… We stand up against racism. For the victims we know. For those we don’t know. We remember it could have been us. We say their names. We see their faces. We tell their stories. We stand up against racism. “I believe that there will ultimately be a clash between the oppressed and those that do the…

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the Movement for Black Liberation

By Black Family Summit (BFS) Posts, COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

By National Conference of Black Lawyers (NCBL) — The COVID-19 pandemic presently sweeping the world exposes the continuation of centuries-old, deeply entrenched racial inequities that are embedded in the very fabric of the United States and the world. NCBL’s mission is the dismantling of this structural racism by serving as the Legal Arm of the Black Liberation Movement. This pandemic has underscored the need for the United States’ federal, state…

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