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IBW to Host Reparations Summit In New York

By NAARC Posts, News & Current Affairs, 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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Revolution in Reverse?

By Commentaries/Opinions, Reparations

Gerald Horne’s The Counter-Revolution of 1776 was overlooked by most liberal media when it was published last spring, but it really can be considered one of the more notable books of 2014. It is actually a very short but dense and abundantly sourced book, original and broad in its scope—in many ways a magisterial work.

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Ta-Nehisi Coates on White Supremacy and a Life of Struggle

By News & Current Affairs, Reparations

  This year’s top The Root 100 honoree reflects on his groundbreaking article, “The Case for Reparations,” and his belief that African Americans have accomplished much, despite overwhelming obstacles. This year we selected writer Ta-Nehisi Coates as the top honoree on The Root 100, our annual list of influential and high-achieving African Americans. It was June when The Atlantic published his widely read and highly acclaimed cover article, “The Case for Reparations,” which “lays bare a compelling…

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Continuing Education

By Commentaries/Opinions, Reparations

  By Ta-Nehisi Coates On Thursday, I was at Cornell making the case for reparations. I’ve never written anything that has garnered this much attention, and I confess some bewilderment at the response. Yesterday there were people sitting in the aisles, people standing outside the room, people sitting in windows, people outside of windows listening. I’ve been writing professionally for most of my adult life. I’ve done this because I love the act…

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Scholar Traces Trail of Slave Trade

By News & Current Affairs, Reparations

By Herb Boyd Special to IBW      Many of us remember Dowoti Desir when she was the Executive Director of the Malcolm X and Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial, Educational and Cultural Center in Washington Heights.  She always exuded an air of the global diaspora and now that international aura is fully expressed in her book Goud kase Goud—Conjuring Memory in Spaces of AfroAtlantic.      From the “Door of No Return” in Benin to the…

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