Unity is the key and what is needed for Black progress. The push toward unity is a continuous work and the Nubian Leadership Circle is striving to do its part with the second National Black Leadership Summit.
The Nubian Leadership Circle—a nationwide alliance of Black leadership groups and organizations—will host its second summit virtually on April 3, from 10:00 a.m. – 3 p.m. EDT. The gathering will feature opening remarks by the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan of the Nation of Islam.
“Pursuing the Creation of Our Own Black Nation” is the working theme for the April 3 gathering. Longtime activist and freedom fighter Sadiki Kambon is the convenor. Organizers said 260,000 people viewed the previous online event last December.
“It is absolutely necessary to bring the thought leaders together and bring their experience and insight and their wisdom,” said veteran broadcaster Bob Law, a co-facilitator of the summit. The longtime media voice believes the summit can be a space where those who have “wisdom” and “insight in our community can express and work.”
“We have to tap into that genius,” said Mr. Law. The summit is a continuation and follow-up to a major meeting of leaders and change agents who met in December 2020. The Black Leadership Summit II was planned soon after the first one at the recommendation of Minister Farrakhan who suggested they should be convened every three months.
The first summit was a introductory to facilitate unity, build a common base of operations and develop a blueprint that individual organizations can use moving forward, but with collective Nubian Leadership Circle support. The goal is for groups to organize and convene their own summits in their own cities, said organizers.
The December summit introduced seven areas or “cadres” that participants joined and discussed in individual breakout rooms. The cadres are Spiritual Renewal; Health and Education; Land and Food; Economic Development; Arts and Culture; Family Essence; and Communication Technology and designed to address issues affecting Black life.
The organizers intend the April 3 summit to represent the “next step up” to action by the leadership alliance. “This time when they come out of their cadres to, in fact, report … we want them to include a working project,” said Mr. Kambon.
The Nubian Leadership Circle’s mission is to function as an alliance of Afrikan/Black local organizations and leaders with an identifiable constituency, having local, regional, national, and international implications. The Nubian Leadership Circle’s goal is to “build Umoja (Unity)” among the organizations and “provide a structure and power base” that protects and defends our rights, said the group’s website.
“We welcome those joining us for the upcoming Summit II,” said organizers. First time registrants should select their “cadre” of choice. Those who attended “Summit I” in December are encouraged to re-enroll as participants in their same “cadre” to assure continuity in developing respective “work projects” in moving forward.
For more information and to register for the Black Leadership Summit II, visit www.nubianleadershipcircle.com.