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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)

U.S. Customs and Border Protection mounted officers attempt to contain migrants as they cross the Rio Grande from Ciudad Acuña, Mexico, into Del Rio, Texas, Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021.

The Haiti Support Project (HSP) Condemns Mass Deportation of Haitians

By Haiti Support Project (HSP) Posts, News & Current Affairs, Press Releases / Statements

Demands End to Brutal Treatment of Refugees September 21, 2021, New York — Today the Haiti Support Project (HSP) condemned the brutal treatment and mass deportation of Haitian migrants who have gathered at the Texas border seeking refuge from the devastation of the recent earthquake, a series of hurricanes and tropical storms and a deepening political crisis following the mysterious assassination of President Jovenel Moise  two months ago. Plagued for…

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Joe Benton

National Association of Black Social Workers, Inc. Celebration of an African Life

By Black Family Summit News

Longtime social worker Joe Benton Joins the Ancestors. Nana Joe E. Benton August 10, 1946 – August 8, 2021 Our beloved Joe Elbert Benton, Jr made his transition to join the ancestors on Sunday, August 8, 2021, at the age of 74. Born on August 10, 1946, in Chattanooga, Tennessee, to Joe Elbert Benton, Sr and Bessie Burt Benton, he grew up in Seattle, Washington, the eldest of four children….

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Pan African Unity Dialogue

Statement from the Pan African Unity Dialogue (PAUD) on the War in Tigray, Ethiopia

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

New York — The Pan African Unity Dialogue (PAUD) condemns the state of belligerence that still exists between the federal government of Ethiopia and the region of Tigray, where millions of civilians face a food, medical, and humanitarian crisis. The PAUD condemns the continuing blockade of Tigray by the federal government. “The PAUD calls upon the Biden administration to press upon U.S. ally Ethiopia the need to come to the…

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Community Healing Network

CHN awarded a MacArthur Foundation 2021 Equitable Recovery Grant

By Black Family Summit News, Press Releases / Statements

Editor’s Note: Congrats to the Community Healing Network (CHN) from the Institute of the Black World 21st Century! CHN is an affiliated organization of IBW21 Black Family Summit. Today, July 27, 2021, the John T. and Catherine D. MacArthur Foundation announced approximately $80 million in awards in support of the Foundation’s Equitable Recovery initiative, centered on advancing racial and ethnic justice. With thanks to God and ancestors, we at Community Healing Network, Inc.,…

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Historic Vote on HR-40, Commission to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African Americans

National African American Reparations Commission Hails Vote on HR-40

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

A momentous week in the reparations movement. The National African American Reparations Commission hails vote on HR-40 — Push for passage is next step The National African American Reparations Commission (NAARC) is hailing the vote by the House Judiciary Committee to Report HR-40 to the full House for passage a milestone in the history of the United States. The bill will establish a Commission to study the effects of enslavement…

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The Infamous Chattahoochee Brick Company: Community Coalition, Faith Leaders to Declare Grounds A Sacred Site

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

National African American Reparations Commission Supports Initiative. April 3, 2021, over the Easter Weekend, a broad-based coalition of community and interfaith, ecumenical faith leaders will gather at the Chattahoochee Brick Company at 1:00 PM to claim and declare the grounds a Sacred site to memorialize African Americans who died there working as forced labor.

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Elaine Arkansas

National Groups Continue to Aid Descendants of Elaine Massacre

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

Second Contribution Made To Support the Demand for Reparations Dr. Ron Daniels, Convener of the National African American Reparations Commission (NAARC) announced today that two national reparatory justice groups have contributed the second of $50,000 contribution to the Elaine Legacy Center in Elaine, Arkansas as part a pledge of $150,000. The contributions will (1) assist the Center in devising and implementing strategies and initiatives to bolster the demand for reparation…

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Why Abolish The War On Drugs?

By Events, War on the “War on Drugs” Posts

Join a Virtual Conversation on March 30 for a discussion with families, survivors, advocates, partners and stakeholders, about the need to eradicate the 50yr drug war in New Jersey. 2021 marks the 50th year of the Drug War in the United States. An incalculable number of families and communities have been destroyed by a war that has been widely viewed as a failure. Join us as we discuss with a…

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Haiti Support Project (HSP)

The Haiti Support Project and Pan African Unity Dialogue Call for Mediation to End the Crisis in Haiti

By Haiti Support Project (HSP) Posts, News & Current Affairs, PAUD Posts

The Haiti Support Project and Pan African Unity Dialogue Call for Mediation to End the Crisis in Haiti, Requests Sustained U.S. Support for the Haitian People The Haiti Support Project is deeply concerned with the chaotic, deepening and dangerous crisis unfolding in Haiti. This concern is shared by the Pan African Unity Dialogue, a US-based Diaspora umbrella organization comprised of more than 100 Continental African, Caribbean American (including Haitian American),…

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Robin Rue Simmons

Alderman Robin Rue Simmons Appointed to National Reparations Commission

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

The National African American Reparations Commission Reaffirms Support for Evanston’s Reparation Initiative New York — Dr. Ron Daniels, Convener of the National African American Reparations Commission (NAARC) announced today that Alderman Robin Rue Simmons from Evanston, Ill has been selected to serve on the Commission effective May 15th at the conclusion of her term on the City Council. Commenting on the importance of her appointment to the Commission, Dr. Daniels…

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Vantage Point Radio: State of Newark Report • Preparing for Disasters • Community Cares Listening Line

By Community Cares Listening Line News, Vantage Point Radio, Video/Audio

March 1, 2021 — On this edition of Vantage Point, host Dr. Ron Daniels aka The Professor talks with the Hon. Ras J. Baraka, Joseph Muhammad and Dr. Zakiya Newland. Topics: State of Newark Report, Preparing for Disasters, The Community Cares Listening Line. Guests: Hon. Ras J. Baraka, Mayor, Newark, NJ Joseph Muhammad, Co-Chairperson, IBW/BFS Emergency Management Task Force, Virginia Beach, VA Dr. Zakiya Newland, Project Director, IBW/BFS…

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