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Here you will find IBW21 initiative news, announcements, articles, media and document posts. Institute of the Black World 21st Century (IBW21)

July 30, 2020 — Why We Can't Wait! Report from the Hill: H.R.40 and Reparations

July 30, 2020 — Clergy Conversation with Hon. Sheila Jackson Lee. Why We Can’t Wait! H.R. 40 and Reparations!

By Events, NAARC Posts

Join us for a clergy update and engaging conversation with REP. SHEILA JACKSON LEE (D-TX), chief sponsor of H.R.40. This bill establishes the Commission to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African-Americans. The commission shall examine slavery and discrimination in the colonies and the United States from 1619 to the present and recommend appropriate remedies. Among other requirements, the commission shall identify (1) the role of federal and state governments…

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IBW21 Black Family Summit

Five elder BLM activists arrested in Alabama: Black Family Summit Responds

By Black Family Summit (BFS) Posts, News & Current Affairs

July 21, 2020 The Honorable Steven Reed, Mayor, City of Montgomery 103 North Perry Street, Montgomery, Alabama 36104 Mr. Ernest Finley, Chief, Montgomery Police Department 320 North Ripley Street Montgomery, Alabama 36106 Dear Mayor Reed and Officer Finley: We, the representatives of the Black Family Summit, the Alabama Save Our Selves Movement for Justice and Democracy, the Alabama Black Lives Matter Movement, and the Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference, Inc. SDPC,…

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Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference, Inc.

Five elder BLM activists arrested in Alabama: Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference Responds

By Black Family Summit (BFS) Posts, News & Current Affairs

July 20, 2020 The Honorable Steven Reed Mayor, City of Montgomery, AL Mr. Ernest Finley Chief, Montgomery Police Department Dear Mayor Reed and Chief Finley, Well over 40 years ago, a few of us, seriously engaged in the continuing struggle for liberation of people of African descent in the United States, began to grapple with the profound question, “What will happen in the coming years when the new master looks…

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City of Montgomery Police Station

Fighting to Save Lives in Alabama

By Black Family Summit (BFS) Posts, News & Current Affairs

SOS and Black Lives Matters Leaders Voluntarily Appear to be Arrested. All Five SOS and Black Lives Matter Turned Selves in to Montgomery Police Montgomery, AL, July 20, 2020 – All five leaders of SOS, the Save OurSelves Movement for Justice and Democracy, and Black Lives Matter showed up at high noon today at the City of Montgomery Police Station to voluntarily turn themselves in on warrants issued late Thursday…

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Rev. Dr. Robert Turner

Member of NAARC Assaulted by Racist Mob in Tulsa, OK

By NAARC Posts, News & Current Affairs, Press Releases / Statements

On Wednesday, July 15, Rev. Robert Turner, a commissioner from the National African American Reparations Commission (NAARC) was assaulted, both physically and verbally, by an angry white mob outside of City Hall in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The incident was caught on cell phone video. Rev. Turner is the pastor of the historic AME Church in the Greenwood section of Tulsa, once known as ‘The Black Wall Street.’ The entire edifice of…

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IBW21 Black Family Summit Launches a Listening Line for First Responders & Essential Workers

IBW21 Black Family Summit Launches a Listening Line for First Responders & Essential Workers

By Black Family Summit (BFS) Posts, COVID-19 (Coronavirus), News & Current Affairs, Press Releases / Statements

New York/New Jersey Metropolitan Area — The Institute of the Black World 21st Century announced that the Black Family Summit, which the organization convenes, has developed a culturally responsive helpline for first responders and essential workers. The Community Cares Listening Line will provide emotional support and resource information in critical areas of need. This initiative seeks to address the impact of the Coronavirus Pandemic on African Americans and people…

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Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference, Inc.

Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference, Inc. and McCormick Theological Seminary Launch the Center for Reparative Justice, Transformation and Remediation

By Black Family Summit (BFS) Posts

Public Education, Leadership Curricula and Public Policy Are Among Focus Areas Chicago, Illinois – Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference, Inc. (SDPC) and McCormick Theological Seminary (McCormick) are pleased to announce the formation of the Center for Reparative Justice, Transformation, and Remediation (the Center). The Center will be located on McCormick’s campus in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago. The Center’s mission focuses on the following three areas: Public education, academic courses, scholarship,…

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Rev. Dr. Robert Turner

Rev. Dr. Robert Turner Appointed to National Reparations Commission

By NAARC Posts, News & Current Affairs, Press Releases / Statements, Reparations

Keeping the Tulsa Massacre on the National Agenda. New York, June 25, 2020 — Dr. Ron Daniels, Convener of the National African American Reparations Commission (NAARC), announced today that Rev. Dr. Robert Turner, Pastor of the Historic Vernon AME Church in the Greenwood/Black Wall Street Community of Tulsa, has been appointed to the Commission. Vernon AME Church was a proud beacon of hope in the community that came to be…

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