The OBS was founded in 1980 by activists,students, union organizers and other community members in order to fill a vacuum left by the assaults on the Black Power Movement.

Our vision: To contribute to the creation of a society free of all forms of exploitation and oppression.

Read the OBS Strategic Vision.

Our mission: To build a movement that fights for political empowerment, economic justice and the cultural dignity of the African-American community, especially the Black working class.

Read: End the Racist Police State in Ferguson, Misery.