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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)

Commentary, Articles and Essays by Dr. Ron Daniels

Dr. Ron Daniels at 70: A Half Century on the Frontlines of the Black Freedom Struggle

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

On April 27th at the Schomburg Center in New York family, longtime allies/friends and the community will gather to share in the celebration of my 70th Birthday. Personally, I’m not much on birthday celebrations, so the event will be a benefit to support the work of the Institute of the Black World 21st Century (IBW), the organization which I have devoted my energies building for the past decade.  I view IBW as a signature/legacy initiative – the culmination of nearly a half century of advocacy and organizing on the frontlines of the Black Freedom Struggle.

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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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Haiti Support Project Leads “Pilgrimage” Delegation to Haiti

By Haiti Support Project (HSP) Posts, Press Releases / Statements

January 17-21, 2012 (two years after the devastating earthquake) the Haiti Support Project (HSP) will lead a delegation of thirty-seven (38) African Americans and Haitian Americans to Haiti to assess the progress of the recovery/reconstruction and explore ways to engage people of African descent from the U.S. in the process of building the new Haiti.

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Commentary, Articles and Essays by Dr. Ron Daniels

Beyond Obama and the Democrats, Part IV – Creating a Force for Progressive Change

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

CLICK HERE TO BUILD THE MOVEMENT  Beyond Obama and the Democrats, if there is to be an independent force to fight for progressive change, the question is, what role will people of African descent, Black people, play in the process? This is particularly crucial since the vast majority of African Americans are proud of the fact that America finally has a Black President. Indeed, there are some within the Black…

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Commentary, Articles and Essays by Dr. Ron Daniels

African Americans Must Be in the Forefront of the Fight

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

Declaring War on the War on Drugs African Americans Must Be in the Forefront of the Fight by Dr. Ron Daniels There was a veritable explosion of information, energy and events around the 40th Anniversary of the War on Drugs. Numerous reports were released (including one by the prestigious Global Commission on the War on Drugs), and there were countless interviews, town hall meetings and forums in scores of cities…

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