Black United Front of Nova Scotia
Publisher: Fron GRASP - Publication of B.U.F., 1806 Water Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Periodical profile published 1977
Year Published: 1977
Pages: 20pp Price: .50
Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
Cx Number: CX496
One page of the news-magazine is devoted to explaining the objectives and activities of an organization made of, by and for Black Nova Scotians.
Abstract: One page of the news-magazine is devoted to explaining the objectives and activities of an organization made of, by and for Black Nova Scotians. B.U.F. does not purport to be the voice of every Black Nova Scotian citizen but rather addresses itself to those issues, the repercussions of which directly or indirectly affect the progress and well being of the Black citizenry of the province.
Current thrusts are in the area of job counseling and in long term job creation, assisting in the construction of 39 new housing units and rehabilitation of 44 units by a Black construction company, youth work, criminal justice work in the area, diversion, decriminalization and deinstitutionalization, communications, public relations, and educational and cultural development.
Linkages exist on a circular pattern in B.U.F. Since the Board approves staff, it is able to hold accountable for its actions that same staff. Since Council elects the Board, it is able to hold it accountable for its actions, and since Councilors are to be representative of their communities, they can in turn be held accountable by the community. In this way, each of the components of B.U.F. have a vested interest in maintaining the efficient operation of the other within the same system in a functional interdependence.
The Province of Nova Scotia has a population of about 33,000 Black people scattered throughout the 40 Black communities. B.U.F. has attempted to work with the provincial and community organizations in an attempt to increase their level of activity and effectiveness in meeting the needs of their constituents. In addition to B.U.F., there are two major provincial organizations, the AFRICAN UNITED BAPTIST ASSOCIATION and the BLACK EDUCATORS ASSOCIATION. Of late the Nova Scotia Association for the Advancement of Coloured People has not been active on a provincial basis, but rather has been most active in administrating and education fund in the Halifax Country area.
Besides the information on B.U.F., this newsmagazine has articles on the Black Cultural Festival, Black in Nova Scotia and Land Settlement to 1842, South Africa and Tracing our Roots.