Jamala Rogers is a community activist. She helped found the St. Louis Chapter of the Congress of African People (CAP) in the 1970s. She was also involved in the African Liberation Support Committee and the National Black Political Assembly. In 1980, she joined other black activists to form the Black United Front. Rogers and other community activists, students, and union organizers founded the Organization for Black Struggle (OBS) in St. Louis, Missouri in 1980 to help the black working class and extol the principles of Black Power. OBS’s areas of work include repression, electoral politics, youth, education and cultural arts activities out of their home base, the Rowan Community Center. In 1998, Rogers helped form and lead the now-defunct Black Radical Congress (BRC). In addition to being chairperson of OBS, she is co-chair of the Coalition Against Police Crimes and Repression (CAPCR) and sits on numerous boards of youth- and education-oriented agencies in St. Louis. Rogers is a prolific contributor to websites and blogs, a featured contributing writer for The St. Louis American. Twenty years of her columns were collected and published as The Best of The Way I See It: and Other Political Writings (1989-2010). She is an editorial board member of the Black Commentator. Her writing focuses on current events and issues like reproductive rights, police brutality and the environment.