The Conservative Brotherhood
the conservative brotherhood
Politics ought to be the part-time profession of every citizen who would protect the rights and privileges of free people and who would preserve what is good and fruitful in our national heritage.
-- Dwight David Eisenhower, 1954
The Conservative Brotherhood
Originally established in 2005, the Conservative Brotherhood was a group of African American writers whose politics were on the right hand side of the political spectrum. Expanding the dialog beyond traditional boundaries, they sought to contribute to a greater understanding of African Americans and America itself through advocacy and commentary.
Old School Core Values:
We are African Americans of all backgrounds and ethnicities. We are proud of our heritage, and respect the lives, triumphs and tribulations of our forebears in this country and beyond. We aim to represent their greatest hopes for us and honor their memory.
The United States of America is our home, not simply by default but by choice. We take our duty to our home seriously and we defend it. We seek to improve it by our work and values and leave it better than we found it.
We are extended families and we put family first. It is the primary organization to which our lives are dedicated. We fight for the proper upbringing of our children. We demand respect and consideration of our elders. We love and support our brothers and sisters.
We work twice as hard and sometimes get half as far, but we work with dignity and we expect and enjoy our rewards. We are not materialistic but we know the value of a dollar. We seek self-improvement through creativity, dedication and effort in our jobs, businesses and partnerships.
We have abiding faith in God and the principles of righteousness. We strive to be true to transcendent values and take the long view of our purpose on Earth. We conduct ourselves as vessels of spirit and we guard our own souls and the souls of others from corruption.
We believe in the rule of law and rights of people to be free and to determine their own fate. We fight tyranny and oppression of all kinds keeping in mind the battles of those who struggled and died that we might be free.
We believe in a tolerant and open society, and we welcome all people to enjoy its benefits and responsibilities.

Now in 2020 I have renewed some interest in black conservatism in America. As the founder of the Conservative Brotherhood I feel some responsibility to insure the record is kept true to its origins and purpose, as well with specific and comprehensive archives.

I have retained ownership of the domain. This site was once an interactive portal to all of the various sites. Over time, Booker Rising became the focus of interactive commentary. The success of Booker Rising led to the usefulness of the portal. Ultimately it was hacked and I took it down. I have come to revive the site as a marker in time for the online beginnings of black conservatism online with respect for the pioneers at Project 21 with special recognition to Bob Parks, Christopher Arps & Joseph C Phillips.

Michael David Cobb Bowen - August 2020

La Shawn Barber

Michael D. Cobb Bowen

Michael H. King

Ambra Nykol

Juliette Ochieng

Samantha Pierce

Shay Riley

Darmon C. Thornton

Avery Tooley

Scott Wickham


A Brief Retrospective

Conservative Archive Part 1

Conservative Archive Part 2

Conservative Archive Part 3

Conservative Archive Part 4

Keeping It Right Archive 1

Keeping It Right Archive 2

Keeping It Right Archive 3


"Keeping It Right"