National Black United Front-Dallas Chapter
Kathy Jones, Secretary
Kathy is a mental health professional having worked with mentally challenged individuals for over 25 years. She is a Certified Life Coach with specialties in Stress Management & Anger Management.
Dr. Roscoe Smith, Treasurer
Roscoe is a retired veteran black public school educator. As principal his school set a model on how to turn around Inner-city schools in America. He is currently the CEO of the Coalition for an Accountable System of Education (CASE).
Fred Abdal-Ghaffar, Asst. Secretary
Fred has been a long time Dallas Community activist supporting many causes on behalf of Black people. He is currently an aggressive member of the National Coalition of Blacks for Reparations in America (N'COBRA).
Yeharer Gashaw, Diaspora Rep
Yeharer is a true Pan Africanist activist. She was Ethiopia's first International Model and the only black to appear on the internationally famous television drama "Dallas!" Yeharer was also International Model for Pro Line hair products.
Our outreach programs consist of showing Black self-determination DVDs, Book reviews, and nurturing our youth for future leadership. We do this by working with Black media and community-based organizations.
volunteer and serve
You can help as a volunteer and help us make the difference in the lives of Black people. To find out how to become our partner in this noble cause call 972-223-6783.
mission & vision
No need is too small and no voice is too quiet to be heard. We will devote the time and energy necessary to educate, advocate and help liberate Black people in the Dallas area.
Thomas is a Dallas native who began his activism as a community protester at age 16 with the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). He is a Founding Board member of Inner-City Community Development Corporation (ICDC) presently serving as Vice-President. "Working as a grassroots community organizer in the Black Community representing a mighty organization like NBUF is a pure blessing. I'm so fortunate to be able to impact the lives of others, all while partnering with some of the most powerful Black leaders of Dallas."
With the birth of the National Black United Front (NBUF) in June of 1980, the visions of building an organization that would represent the various elements of the Black community became a reality; Some 1500 Black people from 35 states and five foreign countries came together to form a "united front." In the space of only five and half years, NBUF grew from five local chapters to over 18 certified local chapters and a presence in 40 cities nationwide. Since 1980, NBUF and its various chapters have dealt with, most notably, quality education for Black children, police and Black community relations, electoral politics, women's affairs, economic development, housing and international affairs where NBUF established links with Grenada (under Maurice Bishop's leadership), Cuba, Iraq, and anti-apartheid organizations such as the Pan-Africanist Congress and the African National Congress.
CHAIRMAN DALLAS CHAPTER