Grassroots Black Left (GBL) had its well attended inaugural meeting in Nottingham, in September 2017.
In March, the following year, GBL was formally launched at the House of Commons, with MPs Clive Lewis, Naz Shah, Mohammad Yasin and Chris Williamson, as well as speakers from the Indian Workers Association (Leicestershire), Africans for Jeremy Corbyn's Values and the Justice for Grenfell Campaign.
GBL is a broad-based, national movement of socialist Africans, Caribbeans and other people who face discrimination on the basis of their colour, who critically support the progressive politics of Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.
We hope you will join us.
Parliamentary launch of Grassroots Black Left (GBL).
More than a hundred people from around the country crammed into a House of Commons committee room named after former Labour prime minister Harold Wilson for the parliamentary launch of Grassroots Black Left (GBL).
They were Sikhs, Hindus, Muslims, Christians, Jews, people of no faith, Africans, Caribbeans, Asians, other people of colour, and their white allies.
Labour treasury team frontbencher Clive Lewis, the ex-shadow defence secretary, was among four MPs who spoke, including Chris Williamson, the politician voted 2017 overall best Labour MP by a popular left-wing website.