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The Institute of the Black World 21st Century

IBW to participate in Grenada’s 50th Anniversary Celebrations – Dr. Ron Daniels to lead delegation

February 4, 2024 — As a follow-up to an IBW delegation in October and in response to an invitation from the Hon. Dickon Mitchell, Prime Minister of Grenada, the Institute…
February 4, 2024

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Rev. Jesse Jackson, Founder, Rainbow/PUSH (l); Monique Clesca, Member, Montana Accord Monitoring Bureau (c); Rev. Frederick D. Haynes, President/CEO, Rainbow/PUSH (l)

Resolving the Crisis in Haiti Rainbow/PUSH Embraces Montana Accord Process

Rev. Jesse Jackson Founder, Rainbow/PUSH Monique Clesca Member, Montana Accord Monitoring Bureau Rev. Frederick D. Haynes President/CEO, Rainbow/PUSH On January 6, Rainbow/PUSH was pleased to commemorate Haitian Independence Day at…
January 9, 2024
Season's Greetings: An important message from Don Rojas and Dr. Ron Daniels

Season’s greetings from the Black World Media Network and the Institute of the Black World 21st Century!

A message from Don Rojas, General Manager of the Black World Media Network and Dr. Ron Daniels, President of Institute of the Black World 21st Century
December 24, 2023
The Institute of the Black World 21st Century’s Delegation to Grenada October 19th Communique

The Institute of the Black World 21st Century’s Delegation to Grenada Oct 19th Communique

Honoring the Life & Legacy of Maurice Bishop and the People’s Revolutionary Government of Grenada The October 19th Communique Background October 17 – 21, 2023, the Institute of the Black…
November 22, 2023
National African American Reparations Commission (NAARC)

The National African American Reparations Commission (NAARC) Supports Comprehensive Reparations for Black America

Comprehensive reparations are expansive and focus on redressing crimes against humanity endured by Black communities (people of African descent) due to chattel slavery, U.S. Apartheid system (Jim Crow), the current…
November 14, 2023
Maurice Bishop

Honoring the Life and Legacy of Maurice Bishop Institute of the Black World Leads Delegation to Grenada

Maurice Bishop Information Updated Oct 13, 2023 Dr. Ron Daniels, President of the Institute of the Black World 21st Century (IBW), and Don Rojas, IBW's Director of Communications and International Relations,…
October 12, 2023
Ronald E. Hampton

Gun Violence in D.C. – The National Guard is Not the Answer

Ronald E Hampton, Convener of the Police Justice and Accountability Task Force, IBW21 Statement by Ronald E Hampton, Convener of the Police Justice and Accountability Task Force, Institute of the…
August 16, 2023
Rev. JoAnn Watson

The National African American Reparations Commission mourns the passing of Rev. Dr. JoAnn Watson

Rev. JoAnn Watson The National African American Reparations Commission (NAARC) expresses its sincere condolences to the family and friends of Rev. Dr. JoAnn Watson who died suddenly on July 10 in Detroit,…
July 13, 2023
U.S. Supreme Court building, Washington, D.C.

IBW Statement: Supreme Court Deals Fatal Blow to Affirmative Action

Right-wing court eradicates decades of racial remedies in Higher Education New York, June 30, 2023 — In an attempt to reverse the clock of history, the US Supreme Court has…
June 30, 2023
Senegal

Statement from the Pan-African Unity Dialogue on the political crisis in Senegal

The Pan-African Unity Dialogue (PAUD), an initiative of The Institute of the Black World 21st Century (IBW) condemns the excessive use of force to quash the popular uprising in Senegal…
June 13, 2023
SOBWCV 2023: The Baltimore Declaration - An action agenda outlining the way forward and synopsis of selected speeches and presentations.

The Institute of the Black World 21st Century Releases its “Baltimore Declaration”

Document outlines an "action agenda" for the future New York, June 9, 2023 — Today, the Institute of the Black World 21st Century (IBW) released the "Baltimore Declaration," a comprehensive…
June 9, 2023
IBW21 SOBWCV April 2023 - Darnia Hernandez Palomino

SOBWCV concludes with calls for stronger global Black connections by Dr. Julius Garvey and Dr. Ron Daniels

Also featured Black Voters Matter Co-Founder LaTosha Brown, WFP National Director Maurice Mitchell, and #METOO Movement Founder Tarana Burke Sunday marked the powerful conclusion of the star-studded, five-day State of…
April 24, 2023
Prime Minister of Grenada, Hon. Dickon Mitchell Will Speak at SOBWCV

SOBWC-V Update: Prime Minister of Grenada Will Speak at the State of the Black World Conference

Prime Minister of Grenada, Hon. Dickon Mitchell The Hon. Prime Minister Dickon Mitchell Will Deliver a Tribute to the Late Grenadian PM Maurice Bishop The Prime Minister of Grenada, Hon.…
April 3, 2023