The National/International Reparations Summit
New York City, April 9-11, 2015
The National/International Reparations Summit
April 9-11, 2015,
New York City, NY, USA
In the spirit of the Durban Declaration of 2001 which declared the Atlantic Slave Trade and chattel slavery as crimes against humanity, scores of representatives from the CARICOM Reparations Commission (CRC), the National African American Reparations Commission (NAARC) and representatives of emerging Commissions in Martinique, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Canada, United Kingdom and Europe gathered in New York, April 9-11, 2015 for a historic National/International Summit. Convened by the Institute of the Black World 21st Century, these representatives were joined by hundreds of Credentialed Observers from the U.S. and the Pan-African world, and hundreds of residents from the greater New York area who participated in the Reparations Rallies, a Tribute to Cong. John Conyers and the Business Sessions.
La Cumbre Nacional / Internacional de Reparaciones
9 -11 de Abril, 2015,
Ciudad de Nueva York, NY, EE.UU.
En el espíritu de la Declaración de Durban de 2001 que declaró la trata de esclavos del Atlántico y la esclavitud como crímenes contra la humanidad. Decenas de representantes de la Comisión de CARICOM Reparaciones (CRC), la Comisión Nacional de este pais, National African American Reparation Commission (NAARC) y representantes de las Comisiones emergentes en Martinica, las Islas Vírgenes de los Estados Unidos, Canadá, Reino Unido y Europa se reunieron en Nueva York, el 9 a 11 de abril, 2015 para una histórica Cumbre Nacional / Internacional. Convocado por el Instituto del Mundo Negro del siglo 21, estos representantes se unieron a cientos de observadores acreditados de los EE.UU. y el mundo Panafricano, y cientos de residentes de la zona metropolitana de Nueva York que participaron en las reparaciones mítines, …
Contact: Don Rojas
IBW Launches Police Reform and Accountability Task Force
Retired Police Officer Ron Hampton to Chair
Washington, DC, March 13, 2015….The Institute of the Black World 21st Century (IBW) announced today the launch of its Police Reform and Accountability Task Force to be led by Ron Hampton, a retired DC police officer and former executive director of the National Black Police Association.
It will seek to identify evidence-based practices and develop recommendations related to the restructuring of law enforcement as well as criminal justice policies and practices designed to address the mistrust and extra-legal behavior exhibited by police personnel in communities of color throughout the United States.
The Task Force will examine and critique existing models of community policing as well as models for Police Civilian Complaint Review Boards across the country. It will also study best practices in diversity and …
November 28, 2014
IBW Applauds Young Leaders in Ferguson and Beyond
Reiterates Agenda for Change
The Institute of the Black World 21st Century decries the decision of the Grand Jury in Ferguson not to indict Officer Darren Wilson as yet another in a tragic litany of injustices that is fueling a spirit of resistance, righteous rebellion and movement building across this country; a movement primarily led by young people. We applaud the weeks and months of disciplined training, organizing, demonstrations and protests by young leaders that may well mark the birth of a new movement for social justice and social change in this country. It is their “Selma moment!” The leadership of IBW remains willing to assist with the development of this movement as young leaders deem appropriate.
The police killing of Michael Brown with impunity is a metaphor for the structural-systemic oppression of our people, …
Contact: Don Rojas
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Town Hall Meeting and Conference on Violence and Fratricide in Black Communities
Theme: “Our Brothers and Sisters Keepers”
The Institute of the Black World 21st Century (IBW) in conjunction with the Philadelphia Region Justice Collaborative (PRJC) will convene a Town Hall meeting followed by a mini conference to address the plague of violence and fratricide in African-American communities in Philadelphia and other major cities across the country. Both events will take place at Philadelphia’s historic Church of the Advocate, 1801 West Diamond Street, on November 20th and 21st.
Special guests at the Town Hall Meeting include Dr. Marc Lamont Hill of CNN and the Huffington Post, Nkechi Taifa, Esq., senior policy analyst at the Open Society Foundations and Jasiri X, popular Hip Hop activist from Pittsburgh.
In addition, the Town Hall meeting will hear from panelists …
Wednesday, August 27th 2014—Busboys and Poets
Cosponsored by: Institute of the Black World and Institute for Policy Studies
Key Themes/ Quotes:
- “I grew up in St. Louis and I know Ferguson very well. In a town that is 67% African American, the city council is not representative of the population with only one African American member. In the police department, out of the 53 police officers, only three are African Americans. Democracy is not working and as such, the law enforcement entities put in place to serve and protect aren’t working either. When you have a scenario when law enforcement is set up as an occupying force and it is about suppressing rather than protecting, we end up with what happened to Michael Brown. In these circumstances, there seems to be no other response than the community rising up.”
–Hilary Shelton, NAACP
- “I stand with the people you call looters.
National Policies and Initiatives
■Vigorous investigation and monitoring of the police killing of Michael Brown so that justice is done through the prosecution of Officer Darren Wilson by local authorities or via a federal civil rights lawsuit.
■By Executive Order President Obama should end the “War on Drugs” as a racially biased, ineffective and inflammatory approach to promoting public safety.
■The Justice Department must end grants to local police departments for the purchase of military equipment. The militarization of the police with federal tax dollars must stop.
■President Obama should convene an Emergency Summit on Policing Policy and Public Safety to identify and share best practices for building effective police/community relations, including examples of Community-Policing.
■The enactment of a Domestic Marshall Plan (what IBW terms a Martin Luther King-Malcolm X Community Revitalization Initiative) with massive investment in economic development, housing, health and education to repair …
September 4, 2014
Town Hall Meeting on Ferguson and Beyond
IBW Calls for Domestic Marshall Plan, Kerner Commission Type Study
Encourages Young Leaders to Take the Lead
On Wednesday, August 27th at Bus Boys and Poets Restaurant in Washington, D.C., a focal point for progressive artistic expression and political thought, hundreds gathered for a powerful discussion of the police killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri and the epidemic of police misconduct, violence and killings in Black communities across the nation.
Prior to the presentations of a panel of leading civil rights/human rights advocates and organizers, the audience heard moving testimony from Ericka Totten, a young activist, who was part of a contingent of young people from Washington, D.C. that had traveled to Ferguson to support the protests. She recounted numerous instances where peaceful protesters and innocent bystanders were assaulted by the police and reported that the killing
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IBW Applauds Passage of Marijuana Possession Decriminalization Act of 2014
The Institute of the Black World 21st Century (IBW) applauds the Washington District Council’s passing of the Marijuana Possession Decriminalization Amendment Act of 2014 (Council Bill 20-409).
By passing a bill with the lowest civil fine of $25 among seventeen states that have approved such legislation DC has made a substantive and important statement. Contrary to what many believe, “marijuana is not a gateway drug but rather a gateway pass straight into the criminal justice system for tens of thousands of African Americans who are disproportionately targeted for arrest under pretense of the so-called War on Drugs”, said DC Justice Collaborative member Ron Hampton a veteran of the District Police Department and Washington Representative of Blacks in Law Enforcement of …
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