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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.

Cry Justice: From Emmett Till to Trayvon Martin

By Commentaries/Opinions

By Gloria J. Browne-Marshall

Trayvon Martin, 17, was visiting his father, in Sanford, Florida, from Miami. Over fifty years ago, Emmett Till, 14, was visiting his grand-father in Money, Mississippi, from Chicago. Emmett Till was abducted in the night, by Whites, tortured and killed. It was 1955. Much has changed. Too much remains the same.

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False Prophets

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“Islam sees him as a son of Islam … I can’t say categorically that (the president is not Muslim) because Islam has gotten a free pass under Obama.” – Rev. Franklin Graham

Those words, and others, were spoken by Rev. Franklin Graham on the MSNBC program “Morning Joe” yesterday morning…

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Slavery By Another Name

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

Last night’s compelling PBS documentary Slavery by Another Name is a painful reminder of the depths to which this nation invested in white supremacy. The story of how Blacks in post-Civil War America were cast into corporate slavery and exploited by the “rule of law” to enrich economic elites and provide poor whites the comfort of relative advantage by race should widen the public’s understanding of racial disparities that are evident today.

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Pilgrimage to Haiti

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CLICK HERE to View Images from Previous Pilgrimage CLICK HERE TO RESERVE YOUR SPACE PRESS RELEASE Haiti Support Project Announces Annual Pilgrimage to Haiti (New York, July 20. 2011) Dr. Ron Daniels,…

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