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As long as we continue to give liberal and conservative capitalists control of black economic practice and black politics, systemic racism will not end. It will only evolve like a virus that disproportionately kills black people and prompts no anti-racist policy changes... Organize with other African people, study Pan-African socialism and start accumulating financial capital from non-extractive assets for your independent solutions and for the black power to implement them.

A general strike begins on May 1, 2020, May Day. Participants will not work or shop and will withhold rent, mortgage and other payments...

What is fascinating is that despite decades of hard work culminating in a financial cliff, many middle class Boomers continue to vote the same way and even scoff at my generation’s inclinations toward socialism or even watered-down capitalism in the form of democratic socialism...

The Ujamaa Works network exists because black households, native households and low income households live in a constant state of crisis under the lethal effects of systematic oppression including racism, patriarchy and healthcare capitalism, among other things. The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated these long-ignored problems of systemic injustice and greed... If you’d like to request assistance, volunteer, contribute or apply for business grants or loans related to the pandemic, then this page offers some options...

This is how capitalism affects most black people in the US. These are systemic failures that cannot simply be attributed to the “deficiencies” of black people, black cultures or to any other racist rationale that would somehow justify our obstructed access to clean air, clean water, a livable global climate or reasonable financial wealth...

Last weekend, from Friday October 18 to Sunday October 20, 2019, the US Federation of Worker Cooperatives held the Eastern Conference for Workplace Democracy at University of Baltimore School of Law...

Systems-change is essential and yet, it too is not enough. What is also needed – and possibly more essential – is an evolutionary step forward in human consciousness...

In the United States, the need for anti-racist, democratic businesses that are pro-black and pro-indigenous comes from the institution of legal whiteness and the necessity of self-reliance among black and indigenous peoples...

The Ujamaa Works Accounting & Finance Network is a political, professional organization that’s rooted in pro-black, pro-indigenous, cooperative economics. This means that regardless of the color of our membership, we are here to develop ideas, relationships and financial practices that economically empower black and indigenous people, without replicating the destructive traits of capitalism...

Exploring the prospect of a cooperatively-owned, community-controlled grocery store in South Baltimore...

As accountants, bookkeepers and finance professionals implementing pro-black, pro-indigenous, cooperative economics, we believe that most black people, most indigenous people, most people and most ecological systems can be best-served by cooperation and collective interest...

"What does a professional organization or a corporation, have to do with human rights?" In short, the answer is, "Everything"...

Descendants of enslaved Africans have organized ourselves cooperatively for about as long as we have been in North America. In this interview, economist and professor, Dr. Jessica Gordon Nembhard discusses her book about that history...