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Institute of the Black World (IBW) Applauds CARICOM on Venezuela Stance

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The Institute of the Black World 21st Century (IBW) applauds the CARICOM Heads of Government who at their recent Summit in Grenada discussed the serious challenges facing Venezuela and its people and offered their good offices to facilitate a dialogue between the government and the opposition forces there. The CARICOM heads also reaffirmed their guiding principles of adherence to the rule of law, respect for human rights and democracy, as…

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Press Release from The Institute of the Black World 21st Century (IBW21)

Press Release: IBW To Review President Trump’s First 100 Days Panel of Experts to Assess Impact on Black America

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Press Release/Press Availability PDF available here The Institute of the Black World 21ST Century (IBW) will convene a National Town Hall Meeting to evaluate the impact on Black America of the Cabinet appointments, the Supreme Court appointment, Executive Orders and Legislative/Policy initiatives advanced by President Trump in the first 100 days of his administration.  The event is scheduled for Friday, April 28, 7:00 – 9:30 PM in the Frederick Douglass…

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Press Release from The Institute of the Black World 21st Century (IBW21)

IBW To Review President Trump’s First 100 Days – Panel of Experts to Assess Impact on Black America

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Press Release – April 19, 2017 PDF available by clicking here The Institute of the Black World 21ST Century (IBW) will convene a National Town Hall Meeting to evaluate the impact on Black America of the Cabinet appointments, the Supreme Court appointment, Executive Orders and Legislative/Policy initiatives advanced by President Trump in the first 100 days of his administration.  The event is scheduled for Friday, April 28, 7:00 – 9:30 PM…

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Press Release from The Institute of the Black World 21st Century (IBW21)

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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Reparations Summit - 2015

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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Press Release from The Institute of the Black World 21st Century (IBW21)

IBW to Host Reparations Summit In New York

By | NAARC Posts, News, Press Releases / Statements, Reparations

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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Press Release from The Institute of the Black World 21st Century (IBW21)

IBW Applauds Young Leaders in Ferguson and Beyond

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The Institute of the Black World 21st Century decries the decision of the Grand Jury in Ferguson not to indict Officer Darren Wilson as yet another in a tragic litany of injustices that is fueling a spirit of resistance, righteous rebellion and movement building across this country; a movement primarily led by young people. We applaud the weeks and months of disciplined training, organizing, demonstrations and protests by young leaders that may well mark the birth of a new movement for social justice and social change in this country. It is their “Selma moment!” The leadership of IBW remains willing to assist with the development of this movement as young leaders deem appropriate.

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