Initiative Posts

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

Jean-Jacques Dessalines

Who was Jean-Jacques Dessalines and Why Does He Matter Now?

By Haiti Support Project (HSP) Posts, Reparations

By Julia Gaffield— Today is Haitian Independence Day, the anniversary of the revolution that defeated French colonialism. On January 1, 1804, Haiti became the second independent country in the Americas and the world’s first nation to permanently abolish slavery. But today is also a time to remember Jean-Jacques Dessalines, a military leader, politician, and a long-neglected hero of the Revolution who actually declared Haitian independence. Born enslaved in Saint-Domingue (Haiti’s colonial…

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Haiti: Cri De Coeur (A Documentary)

Haiti: Cri De Coeur (A Documentary)

By Editors' Choice, Haiti Support Project (HSP) Posts, Video/Audio

Free Speech TV sent journalist Herb Boyd to Haiti a month after the Jan. 12 earthquake, and he returned with this in-depth look at the situation on the ground in that devastated country. Dr. Ron Daniels of the Haiti Support Project, Alex George of the Destination Haiti Foundation, and relief specialist Joe Madison talk about the infrastructure problems the country will face in coming years, of which the destruction of…

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Haiti Support Project (HSP)

Reflecting on the 25th Anniversary of the Haiti Support Project

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

Thank you to everyone who joined us! Stay tuned for information on the rebroadcasting of this event. What: A Virtual Celebration Reflecting on the 25th Anniversary of the Haiti Support Project When: Wednesday, December 30th, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM EST Where: Zoom (see info below) Who: INVITED RESPONDERS (U.S.) Paul Pumphrey Joe Beasley Don Rojas Peggy Robinson Myrtha Wroy Rev Gena Thornton Herb Boyd Richard Muhammad INVITED RESPONDERS (HAITI)…

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

Community Cares Listening Line Offers Free Emotional Support and Resource Information to First Responders and Essential Workers

By Community Cares Listening Line News, Press Releases / Statements

Institute of the Black World 21st Century and Black Family Summit Established Helpline for African Americans and People of African Descent. Calls Answered Daily, 8:00 am – 11:00 pm, at (877) 719-1117 Millions of people have been touched by the COVID-19 pandemic that has ravaged the world throughout the year; however, no one has been more overwhelmed than first responders and essential workers who continue working to protect and care…

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Elaine Arkansas

National Groups Honor Pledge to Descendants of Elaine, Arkansas Massacre

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

First contribution made to support Reparatory Justice priorities In mid-October the National African American Reparations Commission (NAARC), the Fund for Reparations Now (FFRN) and the Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference (SDPC) announced their intent to join the descendants of the horrific Elaine Arkansas Massacre still living in the area of the ‘Killing Fields of 1919’ in their demand for reparatory justice. The Elaine massacre occurred during the “Bloody Red Summer” of…

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PAUD/IBW Statement on The Passing of Marcus Garvey Jr.

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

The Pan-African Unity Dialogue and its convener, The Institute of the Black World 21st Century (IBW), mourns the recent death of Marcus Garvey Jr. in West Palm Beach, Florida, and extends their sincere condolences to his wife Jean and the rest of his family and, in particular, to his younger brother Dr. Julius Garvey, an active participant in the Pan-African Unity Dialogue. He was 90 years old, and had been…

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Great Notion’s Reparations Beer

Great Notion’s Reparations Beer. Educating Its Clientele to Support Reparations and HR-40.

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

The Institute of the Black World 21st Century, which convenes and administers the National African American Reparations Commission, has accepted a proposal from the Great Notions Brewery to produce and market a special edition brew called ‘Reparations Beer.’ Great Notion Brewery Great Notion Brewery is a Portland, Oregon based company founded by three socially-responsible entrepreneurs dedicated to supporting racial and social justice causes with an emphasis…

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Statement from a Coalition of Pan African Organizations on the War in Ethiopia

By Commentaries/Opinions, News & Current Affairs, PAUD Posts

By the United African Congress — We are deeply disturbed by the escalation of violence following the declaration of war on the regional state of Tigray by PM Abiy Ahmed of Ethiopia on November 4, 2020. We are New York-based Pan African advocacy and humanitarian organizations representing the interest of Africa and Africans in the Diaspora in the U.S. and worldwide. This conflict has the potential of spiraling uncontrollably into…

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Institute of the Black World’s Post-Election Town Hall Meeting

By Events, News & Current Affairs, SOBWC Posts, Video/Audio

On Thursday, Nov. 5, two days after one of the most consequential elections in the history of the U.S., the Institute of the Black World 21st Century, convened a virtual Town Hall Meeting to assess the impact of the election on Black America and the Pan-African World. Host Mayor Ras J. Baraka, Special Guest Danny Glover, Moderators Dr. Julianne Malveaux and Rev. Mark Thompson…

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