Inner City Coalition for Black Justice
Organized by: Simeon Carson
Welcome to Inner City Coalition for Black Justice/(This is a working name). This is a new pro-Black organization standing in solidarity with Black Lives Matter chapters in California and across the nation. Though we will work heavily in solidarity with other organizations, keep in mind that the focus here is BLACK LIVES. Our emphasis will be fighting against the unchecked police brutality, institutionalized racism, developing of community programs for the youth, uniting the hood, putting an end to gang violence, feeding the homeless, showcasing talents and much more. The Black Lives Matter movement is gaining national momentum and attention but the hood and inner city does not have a strong enough presence in the movement. We stand alongside BLMLA in support.We are the lumpen. We are the oppressed. We live in poverty and violence. We are judged and ignored. We are the roses that grow through the cracks of the broken concrete. It is time that we rise together and show the world that Black Lives Matter. We are trying to have our first event which will be a community festival in the city of Compton on Saturday August 22nd. We intend to acquire catering, tables and chairs, sound equipment, jumpers for the youth, and much more. All money will be dedicated to events, actions and programs to enrich inner city communities including Compton, Watts, Long Beach, Bellflower and other surrounding cities.