About Grassroots Thinking
Grassroots Thinking (GT) will be dedicated primarily to Black radical politics. This platform will be a voice for Community Movement Builders and roots its mission in promoting dialogue that uplifts the Black community as well as making critical interventions in debates in the community.
Community Movement Builders (CMB) is a member-based collective of Black people dedicated to being a force for creating sustainable self-determining communities through cooperative economic advancement and collective community organizing. Our mission is rooted in Black love and equity. communitymovementbuilders.org
Self-Determination – We reject our position as a colonized nation within a nation. We believe Black people have a right to self-determination and we will not truly be free until we govern our destiny, control our environment and create institutions that serve our community.
Sustainability – Black communities must create a cooperative economic system rooted in black love and that creates sufficient resources to sustain our community well-being and create educational, agricultural, cultural, political, cultural and judicial institutions that serve the community needs.
Leadership – The ability to lead is within all of us. As leaders we must study the world around us. We must understand that leadership comes from the community and we must work with the people and never abuse or impose our own will.
Humanity – All life has value. We staunchly oppose all practices and ideologies that devalue human life, including racism, capitalism, classism, sexism, ableism, homophobia, transphobia and xenophobia. The ability to exist in a world free of oppression is a human right.
Solidarity – We fully recognize that the forces that maintain our oppression are the same forces that oppress other marginalized groups. We stand in solidarity with all oppressed peoples.
Black Love – We believe that love is the cultural foundation for collective healing and that we as a people must learn to build trust, respect and appreciation for one another despite a history of oppression that has torn us apart.