Black Socialists in America

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Black Socialists in America
FoundedApril 2018; 5 years ago (2018-04)
IdeologyDemocratic socialism[1]
Libertarian socialism[1]
Scientific socialism[1]
Colors  Black

Black Socialists in America[a] (BSA) is an American socialist political group that organizes predominantly among black working-class people and whose stated goal is to create a national platform and network for those who identify as Black American socialists.[3]

Since its foundation, the group has worked on grassroots initiatives with organizations across the country,[4][5] received national media coverage[6] and an endorsement from Noam Chomsky.[7]

The group has also hosted a number of public panels and discussions featuring both civil rights era and radical black leaders such as Jamal Joseph.[8] Members of the group acting on behalf of the organization have also been represented in a number of other lectures or interviews done by figures such as economist Richard D. Wolff,[9] and television networks like Free Speech TV.[10]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Formerly known as Black Socialists of America


  1. ^ a b c d e f "Core Principles and Objectives 2018". Retrieved April 7, 2019.
  2. ^ Ostrow, Teddy (August 28, 2019). "Black Socialists of America Is Putting Anti-Capitalism on the Map". The Nation. Retrieved May 4, 2020.
  3. ^ "BSA - About". Retrieved February 2, 2019.
  4. ^ "Symbiosis: a new grassroots network". The Ecologist. Retrieved February 2, 2019.
  5. ^ Senderowicz, Daniela (December 4, 2018). "Student Debt Must Become Part of the Battle Against Poverty". Truthout. Retrieved February 2, 2019.
  6. ^ Dembicki, Geoff; Cheadle, Harry (October 4, 2018). "Socialism Is Incredibly Popular but Does Anyone Know What 'Socialism' Is?". Vice. Retrieved February 2, 2019.
  7. ^ "Noam Chomsky Endorses BSA (Statement)". Retrieved February 2, 2019.
  8. ^ "5 Hot Events Happening This Week in Bushwick (11.26 - 11.30)". Bushwick Daily. November 26, 2018. Retrieved February 2, 2019.
  9. ^ Wolff, Richard D. (October 1, 2018). "Economic Update: Black Socialists of America". RDWolff. Retrieved February 2, 2019.
  10. ^ "Economic Update: Black Socialists of America". Free Speech TV. Retrieved February 2, 2019.