Black Solidarity Day is Nov. 7

AmNews Staff Reports | 11/3/2016, 4:43 p.m.
Monday, Nov. 7, 2016, marks the 47th anniversary of Black Solidarity Day, a day in which Black people in the ...
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Monday, Nov. 7, 2016, marks the 47th anniversary of Black Solidarity Day, a day in which Black people in the United States take a “day of absence” to make an assessment of the struggle for freedom and plan the way forward.

Black Solidarity Day is held annually on the Monday before Election Day in the Black community and calls for “No Work, No School, No Shopping.” A rally will be held at the New Canaan Baptist Church on Black Solidarity Day at 7 p.m. at 228 Putnam Ave. between Nostrand and Bedford avenues in Brooklyn.

The December 12th Movement, who is hosting the event, isn’t supporting Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump this presidential election and is instead focusing on the issue of reparations. The organization is proposing a write-in “Reparations Now!” on the ballot.

Contact 718-398-1766 or go to www.d12m.com, #PresidentWriteInReparationsNow.