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U.S. Customs and Border Protection mounted officers attempt to contain migrants as they cross the Rio Grande from Ciudad Acuña, Mexico, into Del Rio, Texas, Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021.

The Haiti Support Project (HSP) Condemns Mass Deportation of Haitians

By Haiti Support Project (HSP) Posts, News & Current Affairs, Press Releases / Statements

Demands End to Brutal Treatment of Refugees September 21, 2021, New York — Today the Haiti Support Project (HSP) condemned the brutal treatment and mass deportation of Haitian migrants who have gathered at the Texas border seeking refuge from the devastation of the recent earthquake, a series of hurricanes and tropical storms and a deepening political crisis following the mysterious assassination of President Jovenel Moise  two months ago. Plagued for…

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Pan African Unity Dialogue

Statement from the Pan African Unity Dialogue (PAUD) on the War in Tigray, Ethiopia

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

New York — The Pan African Unity Dialogue (PAUD) condemns the state of belligerence that still exists between the federal government of Ethiopia and the region of Tigray, where millions of civilians face a food, medical, and humanitarian crisis. The PAUD condemns the continuing blockade of Tigray by the federal government. “The PAUD calls upon the Biden administration to press upon U.S. ally Ethiopia the need to come to the…

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Community Healing Network

CHN awarded a MacArthur Foundation 2021 Equitable Recovery Grant

By Black Family Summit News, Press Releases / Statements

Editor’s Note: Congrats to the Community Healing Network (CHN) from the Institute of the Black World 21st Century! CHN is an affiliated organization of IBW21 Black Family Summit. Today, July 27, 2021, the John T. and Catherine D. MacArthur Foundation announced approximately $80 million in awards in support of the Foundation’s Equitable Recovery initiative, centered on advancing racial and ethnic justice. With thanks to God and ancestors, we at Community Healing Network, Inc.,…

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Members of the Board of Directors of the Institute of the Black World 21st Century met at the IBW’s National Office in Baltimore on May 4 & 5, 2018

Institute of the Black World 21st Century (IBW) awarded MacArthur funds supporting an equitable recovery

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

The grant will enhance IBW’s capacity to advance Racial Justice Field Support, with a focus on building Black power. Functioning as a good faith convener/facilitator. IBW is committed to developing and supporting collaborative structures to overcome internal disorganization in Black communities by encouraging networking, information-sharing and collective action. Strengthening the National African American Reparations Commission (NAARC) is a priority in terms of bolstering the growing reparations movement in the U.S….

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National African American Reparations Commission (NAARC)

NAARC Praises Human Rights Report — Says it Will Bolster Reparations Movement

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The National African American Reparations Commission (NAARC), an authoritative voice for the U.S. and global reparations movements commended the U.N. Human Rights Council on its landmark report released this week. Dr. Ron Daniels, Convener of NAARC believes the report will bolster the growing reparations movement at a historical moment of reckoning on issues related to the holocaust of enslavement and the ongoing harms inflicted on people of African descent by…

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Report Card on President Biden

Panel Gives Biden “Passing” Grades – IBW National Forum Assesses Biden’s First 100 Days

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On the eve of President Biden’s first 100 days in office the Institute of the Black World 21st Century (IBW) convened a National Virtual Forum to evaluate the progress of his administration so far in addressing issues of vital concern to Black voters. IBW assembled a stellar Panel of prominent African American political analysts, commentators and civil rights/human rights advocates from around the country to conduct the assessment which included:…

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Dr Ron Daniels, President of the Institute of the Black World 21st Century

Dr. Ron Daniels to Guest Host ‘Open Line’ on WBLS,107.5 FM, NY

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Don Rojas, Director of Communications for the Institute of the Black World 21st Century (IBW), announced today that Dr. Ron Daniels will join Fatiyn Muhammad and Jennifer Jones Austin, Esq., as a Guest Host of Open Line, the popular, highly informative and influential talk show that airs Sundays, 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM on WBLS, 107.5 FM in New York. Dr. Daniels, whose radio handle is “The Professor,” will be a Guest Host the first Sunday of…

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Historic Vote on HR-40, Commission to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African Americans

National African American Reparations Commission Hails Vote on HR-40

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

A momentous week in the reparations movement. The National African American Reparations Commission hails vote on HR-40 — Push for passage is next step The National African American Reparations Commission (NAARC) is hailing the vote by the House Judiciary Committee to Report HR-40 to the full House for passage a milestone in the history of the United States. The bill will establish a Commission to study the effects of enslavement…

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The Infamous Chattahoochee Brick Company: Community Coalition, Faith Leaders to Declare Grounds A Sacred Site

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

National African American Reparations Commission Supports Initiative. April 3, 2021, over the Easter Weekend, a broad-based coalition of community and interfaith, ecumenical faith leaders will gather at the Chattahoochee Brick Company at 1:00 PM to claim and declare the grounds a Sacred site to memorialize African Americans who died there working as forced labor.

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Elaine Arkansas

National Groups Continue to Aid Descendants of Elaine Massacre

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

Second Contribution Made To Support the Demand for Reparations Dr. Ron Daniels, Convener of the National African American Reparations Commission (NAARC) announced today that two national reparatory justice groups have contributed the second of $50,000 contribution to the Elaine Legacy Center in Elaine, Arkansas as part a pledge of $150,000. The contributions will (1) assist the Center in devising and implementing strategies and initiatives to bolster the demand for reparation…

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Robin Rue Simmons

Alderman Robin Rue Simmons Appointed to National Reparations Commission

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

The National African American Reparations Commission Reaffirms Support for Evanston’s Reparation Initiative New York — Dr. Ron Daniels, Convener of the National African American Reparations Commission (NAARC) announced today that Alderman Robin Rue Simmons from Evanston, Ill has been selected to serve on the Commission effective May 15th at the conclusion of her term on the City Council. Commenting on the importance of her appointment to the Commission, Dr. Daniels…

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An Open Letter to President Biden: Support Reparations and HR-40 “By Any Means Necessary”

NAARC releases an open letter to President Biden urging support for Reparations and HR-40

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

Read the open letter from the National African American Reparations Commission and take action by contacting the White House with a simple message, PASS HR-40 NOW! We urge reparation advocates across this nation to hold President Biden to the promise made to African Americans. Urge President Biden to establish an HR-40 Commission by executive order or legislation. Pass HR-40 Now!

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