Economic Development for Black Empowerment will be a major issue area at State of the Black World Conference IV, November 16-20 in Newark, N.J. This issue area will examine existing and promising models and movements for economic/business development which have the potential to substantially enhance the empowerment of Black people. Economic sanctions/boycotts and Buy Black Campaigns to develop and advance Black interests will also be discussed.
In the First Call for State of the Black World Conference IV we advanced the theme: It’s Nation Time Again…..Racial Healing and Collaboration for Black Empowerment,focused on the “State of Emergency” afflicting America’s “dark ghettos, and cited the growing movements of resistance and struggle for social justice and transformative change as the framework for a potentially historic gathering of people of African descent. In this Second Call the Institute of the Black World 21st Century (IBW) asserts that with the commitment and concerted mobilizing/organizing of concerned and conscious Black people, State of the Black World Conference IV (SOBWC IV), November 16-20 in Newark, New Jersey could well be this generations Black Power Conference!