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By: New York Amsterdam News

The Black Is Back Coalition for Peace, Justice and Reparations is holding a national conference on the 2016 election and the struggle for Black self-determination at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 521 W, 125th St. in Harlem, Saturday, April 9 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The event will include panel discussions by leading Black movement activists and audience question and answer sessions and will provide cutting edge political analysis of the 2016 elections.

According to BIBC, during this 2016 U.S. election cycle, many people are feeling threatened by the character of language, tone and message of some of the candidates running for office, including the right-wing extremism of Donald Trump and Ted Cruz and the socialist/political revolution talk from Bernie Sanders.

Presenters at the conference will be Omali Yeshitela, chairman of BIB; Glen Ford of Black Agenda Report and a founding member of BIB; Lisa Davis, vice chair of BIB; Ralph Poynter of the BIB Political Prisoner Working Group; New York State Assemblyman Charles Barron; Margaret Kimberly, senior editor of Black Agenda Report; Nellie Bailey of Harlem Tenants Association; Zaki Baruti of the Universal African People’s Organization; Jorden Giger of InPDUM Africans Charge Genocide; and The People’s Organization for Progress.

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