One of the main contributions of African American local community has been the fights towards racial equality in the United States (Plummer 222). In order to discover how African American local community based organization impacts on the African community, this paper will focus on the African American local community based organization, “the People’s Organization for Progress in Newark, New Jersey”. Specifically, the paper will discuss on the organization’s purpose which is focusing on the inequality of wealth for African Americans versus White Americans. In order to obtain the clear understanding of the subject, the paper will examine and review scholarly journal articles relating to the subject. In addition, it will examine what international scholars think about the topic and the macro sociological issues being addressed, as well as looking at the major theory used and the impacts that the article had.
The People’s Organization for Progress in Newark, New Jersey is a local community based organization whose main motto is “Power to the People”. The organization was founded in August 1983. It was as a product of the African- American community struggles for justice in the late sixties and seventies. In its website, the organization states that it is grassroots, independent, and community based, as well as being politically progressive association of citizens who are working for economic, social, and racial justice geared towards greater unity of the community. The main purpose of the organization is to work for the immediate and notable improvement of the conditions of the community in Newark with the view of bringing fundamental transformation geared towards more just community and country as well. The People’s Organization for Progress stipulates its goals as including the following: elimination of