A really profound and well structured paper on the practice of Co-operative Commonwealth, uniting the Solidarity Economy, the Commons movement and Co-op Commonwealth. It is by Jessica Gordon Nembhard, member of the US Solidarity Economy Network and part of the Next System Project.

Jessica Gordon Nembhard is a political economist and professor of community justice and social economic development in the Africana Studies Department at John Jay College, City University of New York. She has numerous publications on cooperative economics, community economic development, credit unions, wealth inequality, community wealth, and Black political economy.

This interview by journalist Laura Flanders from 2014 gives an idea of the history and solidarity practices of African americans, which the Jessica Gordon Nembhard talks about in another very informative an enlightening publication, “Collective Courage: A History of African American Cooperative Economic Thought and Practice”.