FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  — The Black is Back Coalition for Social Justice, Peace and Reparations Endorses Carla Coffee Wright for US Senator of Missouri and Marco Amaral for California State Superintendent of Public Instruction

The Black is Back Coalition for Social Justice, Peace and Reparations, announces its endorsement of candidates, Carla Coffee Wright for US Senate for Missouri and Marco Amaral, who is running for California State Superintendent of Public Instruction in San Diego, CA.

Prior to seeking an endorsement from the Coalition, each candidate completed an application that stated their particular platforms.  While the coalition has endorsed other candidates in past years, this year, each candidate participated in the Coalition’s 6th Annual Electoral Campaign school which was held in St. Louis, MO on April 9 & 10, 2022 where they completed the interview process and were able to  publicly put forward their individual progressive platforms. platforms.  This allowed the candidates to hear a full presentation on the coalition’s National Black Political Agenda for Self-determination, Declaration and 19 Point platform.

Our National Black Political Agenda for Self-determination provides us with a program that is both historical and timely.   The call for reparations, black community control of police, and education represent part of a historical continuum, bringing key demands from the revolutionary period of the 1960s into today’s crisis-ridden electoral arena.   Our platform also addresses the issues of African women and the black family as well as the vicious population displacement known as gentrification.

After each candidate’s acceptance of the entire National Black Political Agenda for Self-Determination and its 19 Point platform, which is a prerequisite for endorsement by the coalition, the Steering Committee unanimously agreed to endorse both candidates.

Carla Coffee Wrighta member of the Universal African Peoples Organization, comes to us from St. Louis Missouri, where she has a strong track record of community activism and being engaged in the political process to ensure that the voices and needs of our community are being heard.  She is a supporter of the Black Is Back Coalition and has participated in many of our events and campaign schools.    In 2018 she was one of the first candidates to ever receive our endorsement when she ran for the US Senate for Missouri.  The Black Is Back Coalition is proud to endorse her once again as she is now running for US Senate for Missouri in 2022.   Her’ public position is:

I support (1) Social Justice and Equality (2) Maintaining our Voting Rights (3) Proportionate Political Representation and (4) the Black is Back Coalition Nineteen Points of Black Self Determination and is open to supporting other social issues impacting all ethnic and racial groups in Missouri and the United States!!!

The primary election for Missouri is August 2nd, 2022.

For more information about the Carla Wright Campaign for US Senator of Missouri, please visit:   You may contact her campaign at:  (314) 461-8187 or

Marco Amaral is known to the Black Is Back Coalition. through his work with the Uhuru Movement and the African People’s Socialist Party in San Diego and many other grass roots struggles fighting to overturn colonialism. He is on the front line of fighting against police terrorism, violence; of fighting to defend the rights of workers, prisoners, women and youth. And as a member of The Association of Raza Educators, he believes that education must advance the liberation of oppressed people and is the first step in creating consciousness that leads to action.

As a candidate for California State Superintendent of Public Instruction, his platform includes:

1) Paying teachers in California a minimum of $70,000 per year and every classified employee a minimum of $25 per hour. 2) Fully fund schools to meet both the academic and human needs of every student. 3) Making public universities tuition free and canceling student-loan debt. 4) Ending standardized testing. 5) Keeping politicians accountable. Marco states that “Public Education is failing our students and communities, but that he has a 10 Point Platform to fix it.” For more information about his platform please visit or email his campaign at:  The primary election in California is on June 7th, 2022.

We call on all of our supporters to follow their campaigns and to offer support of their campaigns in any way possible.

Here is a  brief summary of the Black is Back Coalition for Social Justice, Peace and Reparations 19 Point Platform: