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Confirmed Panelists for The First Black Political Conf. in Westchester County

An exciting new political conference is taking place in Westchester County, the First Black Political Conference. The Westchester Black Political Convention recognizes that the county has become both a more diverse yet unequal county. To be recognized as one of the wealthiest counties in the nation, policymakers face the urgent challenge of confronting growing wealth gaps by race and ethnicity.  The goal of Westchester Black Political Convention is to create a more equitable and secure future for communities of color through public policy. The organizers believe, African-Americans in Westchester must shift away from public policies that fuel and exacerbate racial disparities in wealth, housing, education, economic development and criminal justice and mobilize their community to endorse and employ public policies that empower communities of color.

The Westchester Black Political Convention was born out of the idea of the historic first National Black Political Assembly (NBPA), formerly known as the Gary Convention that was held on March 10, 1972, in Gary Indiana. The NBPA gathered around ten thousand African-Americans to discuss and advocate for black communities that undergo significant economic and social crisis. Part of their goal was to raise the number of black politicians elected to office, increase representation, and create an agenda for fundamental change.

Confirmed Panellist:

Dr. Abdul Hafeez Muhammad
Eastern Representative of the Nation of Islam
Lena Anderson
President, White Plains/ Greenburgh NAACP
Dr. Robert Baskervill
President, RISEUP
Dr. David Holder 
Founder, Senior Pastor, New York Covenant Church
Andre Wallace 
Councilman, Mount Vernon, New York
Jared Rice
Councilman, New Rochelle, New York
Jumaane Williams
Councilman, New York City

The Westchester Black Political Convention invites all to their first annual political conference which will take place on Saturday, February 10, 2018, from 1-5pm at 77 Tarrytown Rd. White Plains, NY 10601.  At this event there will have panelist who will speak on four of our policy issues; Economic Development, Education, Public Policy and Community Engagement.

The WBPC as an integral part of the voting bloc in Westchester, implores you to attend to hear from your community.  All elected official who who govern Westchester County are encouraged to participate in this exciting day of change and policy implementation from the community perspective. All elected representatives in local, county, and state governments are invited.  Cost of admission is $25. See video below where organizers discuss why we need a Westchester Black Political Conference.

To RSVP click HERE

Students can Register for FREE HERE

For more information about the Westchester Black Political Conference, you can click HERE


About AJ Woodson (2396 Articles)
AJ Woodson is the Editor-In-Chief of Black Westchester and Co-Owner of Urban Soul Media Group, the parent company. AJ is a Father, Brother, Author, Writer, Journalism Fellow, Rapper, Radio Personality, Hip-Hop Historian and A Freelance Journalist whose byline has appeared in several print publications and online sites including The Source, Vibe, the Village Voice, Upscale,,, Rolling Out Newspaper, Spiritual Minded Magazine and several others.
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