Community Movement Builders (CMB) is a member-based collective of black people creating sustainable, self-determining communities through cooperative economic advancement and collective community organizing.

Our Values

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We reject our position as a colonized nation within a nation. We believe that Black people have a right to self-determination; we define this freedom as having the ability to govern our own destiny, control our communities, and create institutions that serve our people.

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Black communities can create cooperative economic systems that build shared wealth within communities and simultaneously cultivate an “ecology” rooted in black love; an ecology that sources our community well-being and facilitates educational, agricultural, cultural, political, and judicial institutions to serve the community needs.

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The ability to lead is within all of us. As leaders we must study the world around us. We must understand that leadership comes from the community and we must work with the people and never abuse or impose our own will.

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All life has value. We staunchly oppose all practices and ideologies that devalue human life, including racism, capitalism, classism, sexism, ableism, homophobia, transphobia and xenophobia. The ability to exist in a world free of oppression is a human right.

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We fully recognize that the forces that maintain our oppression are the same forces that oppress other marginalized groups. We stand in solidarity with all oppressed peoples.

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Black Love

We believe that love is the cultural foundation for collective healing. We believe that we as a people we must learn to build trust, respect, and appreciation for one another despite a history of oppression that has torn us apart.


Our Ten Point Program is a fundamental part of our mission.