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Address by Sir Hilary Beckles, chair of the CARICOM Reparations Commission to the NAARC’s Reparations Town Hall in Atlanta

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Address by Sir Hilary Beckles, chair of the CARICOM Reparations Commission to the NAARC’s Reparations Town Hall in Atlanta June 11, 2016  (Delivered by Don Rojas on behalf of Sir Hilary) Dr. Ron Daniels, President of the Institute of the Black World and Convenor of the National African American Reparations Commission (NAARC), Cong. John Conyers, Members of the Local Organizing Committee, Members of the National African American Reparations Commission, Sisters…

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Renewed Push for Reparations Was Focus of Atlanta Meetings

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June 13, 2016 Press Release Renewed Push for Reparations Was Focus of Atlanta Meetings Members of the National African American Reparations Commission (NAARC) were enthusiastically received in Atlanta June 10th and 11th for two days of meetings, designed to intensify the movement to win reparations for African Americans for centuries of enslavement and generations of damaging discriminatory policies. The primary purpose for the gathering was to give people from the…

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National African American Reparations Commission (NAARC) Lauds Illinois State Legislature Resolution on Reparations Calls on other State Legislatures to Follow Suit

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  New York, March 8, 2016…The National African American Reparations Commission (NAARC) applauds and supports a resolution sponsored by Illinois State Rep. LaShawn K. Ford which calls on President Obama to set up a commission to study the legacy of slavery and proposes reparations for the descendants of African slaves in America. The resolution passed unanimously in the bi-partisan House Restorative Justice Committee and is scheduled to go before the…

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“John Hope Franklin, Reparations, and Making Black Lives Better” A Response to Drew Gilpin Faust’s “John Hope Franklin: Race and the Meaning of America” In The New York Review of Books, 17 December 2015

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By V.P. Franklin The article “John Hope Franklin: Race and the Meaning of America” by Harvard University’s Drew Gilpin Faust in the 17 December 2015 issue of the New York Review of Books is a thoughtful rendering of the great historian’s career and scholarship. The essay offers an overview of Franklin’s upbringing, education, and contributions to the documenting of the nation’s history. However, there are several important aspects of Franklin’s…

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Final Communiqué, The National/International Reparations Summit

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In the spirit of the Durban Declaration of 2001 which declared the Atlantic Slave Trade and chattel slavery as crimes against humanity, scores of representatives from the CARICOM Reparations Commission (CRC), the National African American Reparations Commission (NAARC) and representatives of emerging Commissions in Martinique, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Canada, United Kingdom and Europe gathered in New York, April 9-11, 2015 for a historic National/International Summit….

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Cong. John Conyers of Detroit, honorable host of the CBC’s Reparations Braintrust and author of HR40 welcomes members of the NAARC and Chairman of the CARICOM Reparations Commission Prof. Sir Hilary Beckles.

NAARC Rolls Out Preliminary 10 Point Reparations Plan

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The National African American Reparations Commission (NAARC) Rolls Out a Reparations Plan at the 2015 Congressional Black Caucus Conference. Preamble: No amount of material resources or monetary compensation can ever be sufficient restitution for the spiritual, mental, cultural and physical damages inflicted on Africans by centuries of the MAAFA, the holocaust of enslavement and the institution of chattel slavery…

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IBW to Host Reparations Summit In New York

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New York, Jan. 3, 2015…The New York-based Institute of the Black World 21st Century (IBW) today announced that the organization will host the CARICOM Reparations Commission’s next meeting April 9-12 in New York. The CARICOM Commission is chaired by Sir Hilary Beckles, Vice-Chancellor Designate of the University of the West Indies. Inspired by the creation of the CARICOM Commission, a National African American Reparations Commission is being established as part of an effort to…

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