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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

End the “War on Drugs” and Mass Incarceration: Invest in America’s “Dark Ghettos”

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

April 4, 1967, Dr. Martin Luther King stepped to the podium of the Riverside Church in New York to vigorously proclaim his opposition to the War in Vietnam.  It was one of the most powerful orations among numerous remarkable speeches delivered during his brief but extraordinary life.

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Institute of the Black World 21st Century

The War on the “War on Drugs” Day of Direct Action

By Press Releases / Statements, War on the “War on Drugs” Posts

The War on the “War on Drugs” Day of Direct Action Monday June 17, 2013 –The Anniversary of the War on Drugs Statement by Dr. Ron Daniels, President, Institute of the Black World 21st Century Against the backdrop of what the Institute of the Black World 21st Century believes is a State of Emergency in urban inner-city neighborhoods (the “dark ghettos”), we gather today on the occasion of the April…

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Commentary, Articles and Essays by Dr. Ron Daniels

State of the Black World Conferences: This Generation’s Black Power Experience

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

In the Second Call for State of the Black World Conference III, we issued a challenge to make the event a “Great Gathering of Black People,” a seminal assembly to assess the state of the race and chart directions for the future. Though State of the Black World Conferences are open to any person of African descent, the vision/mission of  the Institute of the Black World 21st Century (IBW), as the convening organization, is progressive, African-centered and action-oriented in nature.

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Commentary, Articles and Essays by Dr. Maulana Karenga

Retrieving Insights from Fanon: Systemic and Social Violence

By Commentaries/Opinions, Dr. Maulana Karenga, War on the “War on Drugs” Posts

In his classic work, The Wretched of the Earth, Frantz Fanon laid out an extensive explanation of how an oppressed people, which does not fight fiercely and self-consciously against its own oppression, will witness the emergence of those who turn the pent-up anger, disdain and righteous rage they have for their oppressor…

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