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IBW21 (The Institute of the Black World 21st Century) is committed to enhancing the capacity of Black communities in the U.S. and globally to achieve cultural, social, economic and political equality and an enhanced quality of life for all marginalized people.

The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Universal Struggle for African Freedom: 50 Years Later- A Pan African Perspective

By Commentaries/Opinions, Editors' Choice

By Ed Brown
August 28, 2013, marked the 50th Anniversary of the historic March on Washington. On this day in 1963 more than two-hundred and fifty thousand (250,000) people came to Washington, from all corners of America, to march for freedom, jobs and the passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Bill.

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NSA’s Path to Totalitarianism

By Commentaries/Opinions


The New York Times, a recipient, along with the Guardian, of Snowden’s disclosures about the illegal activities of Obama and USG, is breaking out, as now, of its reticence about the nation’s profound disregard of constitutional principles AND its related policies of global hegemony at all costs—here Scott Shane’s lengthy article (3 Nov.), “No Morsel Too Miniscule for All-Consuming N.S.A.”

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IBW Town Hall Meeting to Address State of Emergency in Black Philadelphia

By Editors' Choice, Press Releases / Statements

Eager to play a more active role in combating the multiple crises plaguing many inner-city neighborhoods, a committee comprised of representatives of African-centered Black professional organizations is convening a Town Hall Meeting, Friday, November 22, 7:00 – 9:30 P.M. at Resurrection Community Methodist Church, 6200 Dicks Avenue in Southwest Philadelphia.

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Cuba, Sí!

By Commentaries/Opinions, War on the “War on Drugs” Posts

By Trevor Brown

With the international community’s attention being taken up by the recent revelation of Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel, that the United States government through its National Security Agency (NSA), was ‘eaves dropping’ on her personal conversation, coupled with further allegations that Spain another ‘ friendly’ country, having 60,000,000(sixty million) conversations tapped in the space of 30 days and at least 35 other world leaders being subjected to similar monitoring by this security behemoth, a very important vote will be taken in the hallowed halls of United Nations(UN) on October 29, 2013.

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