Washington, DC, March 13, 2015….The Institute of the Black World 21st Century (IBW) announced today the launch of its Police Reform and Accountability Task Force to be led by Ron Hampton, a retired DC police officer and former executive director of the National Black Police Association.
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.
The Institute of the Black World 21st Century (IBW) in conjunction with the Philadelphia Region Justice Collaborative (PRJC) will convene a Town Hall meeting followed by a mini conference to address the plague of violence and fratricide in African-American communities in Philadelphia and other major cities across the country. Both events will take place at Philadelphia’s historic Church of the Advocate, 1801 West Diamond Street, on November 20th and 21st.
On Wednesday, August 27th at Bus Boys and Poets Restaurant in Washington, D.C., a focal point for progressive artistic expression and political thought, hundreds gathered for a powerful discussion of the police killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri and the epidemic of police misconduct, violence and killings in Black communities across the nation.
The Institute of the Black World 21st Century (IBW) applauds the Washington District Council’s passing of the Marijuana Possession Decriminalization Amendment Act of 2014 (Council Bill 20-409).
The Hon. Dr. Ralph Gonsalves, Prime Minister of St. Vincent and the Grenadines and current Chairman of the Caribbean Community of Nations (CARICOM), will present the keynote address at a national/international forum entitled “Revitalizing the Reparations Movement” at Chicago State University on Saturday, April 19, 2014.
March 20-22, 2014 Sojourner-Douglass College, Baltimore Based on the intense interest in healing Black families and communities and the experience and skill of Participants at the Table, it was proposed…
By Dr. Ron Daniels President, Institute of the Black World 21st Century, Founder, Haiti Support Project January 1, 2014 marked the 210th Anniversary of the Haitian Revolution, one of the…