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….
En el espíritu de la Declaración de Durban de 2001 que declaró la trata de esclavos del Atlántico y la esclavitud como crímenes contra la humanidad.
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.
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…
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.
Wednesday, August 27th 2014—Busboys and Poets Cosponsored by: Institute of the Black World and Institute for Policy Studies Key Themes/ Quotes: “I grew up in St. Louis and I know Ferguson very well. In a town that is 67% African American, the city council is not representative of the population with only one African American member. In the police department, out of the 53 police officers, only three are African…
National Policies and Initiatives ■Vigorous investigation and monitoring of the police killing of Michael Brown so that justice is done through the prosecution of Officer Darren Wilson by local authorities or via a federal civil rights lawsuit. ■By Executive Order President Obama should end the “War on Drugs” as a racially biased, ineffective and inflammatory approach to promoting public safety. ■The Justice Department must end grants to local police departments…
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).