Celebrating Our Political Emancipation: Announcing the New South Carolina Community Black Caucus
As the nation celebrates the first federally recognized Juneteenth holiday, we are proud to commemorate the historic occasion with the announcement of the transition of the Democratic Black Caucus of South Carolina to the new South Carolina Community Black Caucus (SCCBC).
Now, as a non-partisan 501(c)(4) nonprofit organization, we are poised to be a true people-oriented caucus, with a mission, vision and approach that expands beyond party politics.
We are positioned to serve as a collective of community activists, political operatives, business owners, and faith leaders with the goal of organizing, educating, advocating, and when necessary, litigating for the social, political, and economic empowerment of black citizens, communities and businesses across the state of South Carolina.
By utilizing the three-pronged approach of Restorative Justice strategies, Conversational Conflict Resolution and Public Awareness Campaigns, we will continue to push for change. By partnering with business owners, collaborating with community leaders and actively engaging elected officials at every level of government and all political parties, we will be better able to help introduce and support policies, laws and ordinances that are equitable, just and that provide political, social and economic inclusion for Black citizens and all segments of communities.
This is an exciting time.
The first meeting for the South Carolina Community Black Caucus will be scheduled in the coming weeks. Be on the lookout for details regarding that meeting.
While we understand that some may prefer the more lock-step approach of working at the behest of a party, our hope is that you'll share in our excitement of emancipation. We want you to remain actively engaged as we introduce a new type of caucus to the state. Though we respect the wish of those who choose not to.
Through the South Carolina Community Black Caucus, we aim to manifest a vision to relentlessly fight to bring meaningful change for all of our state’s black residents. We believe it is a worthwhile cause and hope you’ll join us in the fight.