Non-profit

The South

The South is an organization defined by its founder, activist Angela Peoples, as “a brand where unapologetic Black culture defines political power.” [1] The organization has taken far-left stances including supporting the radical extremist Black Panthers, endorsing mass redistribution of wealth, and promoting open borders.

Black Womxn For

The South founded the project Black Womxn For (BWF), which is spearheaded by Peoples. [2] The project uses the term “womxn” to symbolize that it is inclusive of all black people that do not identify as male. The project wants to be a platform for progressive non-males and support left-wing candidates during the 2020 election. [3] In the Democratic presidential primary, BWF endorsed Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA). [4]

Support of Extreme Ideology

The South celebrated the birthday of Black Panther Party co-founder Huey Newton in a Twitter post. [5] The Black Panthers and Newton were known for violent acts, including an alleged attempt to assassinate a witness who was set to testify against Newton during a murder trial. [6] Additionally, The South expressed support for MOVE, a black revolutionary group similar to the Black Panthers. [7]

Left-Wing Positions

The South supports a socialist style redistribution of wealth. [8] The South tweeted out a video of rapper 21 Savage where he says there “shouldn’t be a separation between rich and poor people” and supports taking wealth from prosperous Americans and redistributing it so everyone is “equal.” [9] In the caption of the tweet, the South said it supports “wealth redistribution.” [10]

The South claims that even black Americans hold “anti blackness” views even if that person claims to be “woke.” [11] The South has called the American flag and the “Star-Spangled Banner” “racist.” [12]

Radical immigration policies The South supports include open borders and abolishing Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). [13]

The South supports gun control and opposes adding armed officers as a security measure at schools. [14]

The South has encouraged people to “stand with” far-left Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (D-MN). [15]

Other Statements

When death threats made against Nicole Curran, wife of Golden State Warriors owner Joe Locab, The South dismissed the seriousness of the matter. [16] During a Warriors game, Curren leaned over singer Beyoncé Knowles to talk to her husband, Jay-Z, which appeared to bother Knowles. After the incident Beyoncé’s fans attacked Curran on social media and even sent her death threats. In response to hearing about the death threats, The South tweeted “Personal space is important to us + the #Beyhive Honeybee don’t play.” [17]

References

  1. “Angela Peoples.” Netroots Nation. Accessed March 14, 2020. https://www.netrootsnation.org/profile/angela-peoples/. ^
  2. “About Us.” Black Womxn For. Accessed March 14, 2020. https://www.blackwomxnfor.com/aboutus ^
  3. “About Us.” Black Womxn For. Accessed March 14, 2020. https://www.blackwomxnfor.com/aboutus ^
  4. BlackWomxnFor. Twitter Post. March 8, 2020. 11:55 AM. Accessed March 14, 2020.  https://twitter.com/BlackWomxnFor/status/1236681992814694401 ^
  5. The South. Twitter Post. February 7, 2020. 10:06 PM. Accessed March 14, 2020. https://twitter.com/the____south/status/1229603124412899328 ^
  6. Turner, Wallace. “Murder Trail of Newton End in Mistrial on Coast,” The New York Times. March 24, 1979. https://timesmachine.nytimes.com/timesmachine/1979/03/25/121014380.html?pageNumber=26 ^
  7. The South. Twitter Post. May 13, 2019. 4:08 PM. Accessed March 14, 2020. https://twitter.com/the____south/status/1128029317634646016 ^
  8. The South. Twitter Post. April 13, 2019. 10:37 AM. Accessed March 14, 2020. https://twitter.com/the____south/status/1117074225905524736 ^
  9. The South. Twitter Post. April 13, 2019. 10:37 AM. Accessed March 14, 2020. https://twitter.com/the____south/status/1117074225905524736 ^
  10. The South. Twitter Post. April 13, 2019. 10:37 AM. Accessed March 14, 2020. https://twitter.com/the____south/status/1117074225905524736 ^
  11. The South. Twitter Post. March 18, 2019. 7:28 PM. Accessed March 14, 2020. https://twitter.com/the____south/status/1107785913596182529 ^
  12. The South. Twitter Post. February 18, 2019. 11:34 AM. Accessed March 14, 2020. https://twitter.com/the____south/status/1097534922577850370/photo/1 ^
  13. The South. Twitter Post. February 21, 2019. 11:49 PM. Accessed March 14, 2020. https://twitter.com/the____south/status/1098807044977643520 ^
  14. The South. Twitter Post. January 23, 2019. 10:20 PM. Accessed March 14, 2020. https://twitter.com/the____south/status/1088275301484900353 ^
  15. The South. Twitter Post. April 13, 2019. 10:39 AM. Accessed March 14, 2020. https://twitter.com/the____south/status/1117074829839147008 ^
  16. The South. Twitter Post. June 6, 2019. 6:11 PM. Accessed March 14, 2020. https://twitter.com/the____south/status/1136757575117156352/photo/1 ^
  17. The South. Twitter Post. June 6, 2019. 6:11 PM. Accessed March 14, 2020. https://twitter.com/the____south/status/1136757575117156352/photo/1 ^

Directors, Employees & Supporters

Child Organizations

  1. Black Womxn For (Non-profit)
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