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Ronald E. Hampton

The Beating and Murder of Mr. Tyre Nichols, A Black Man — Time to Abolish the Criminal Injustice System

January 30, 2023
Statement by Ronald E. Hampton, retired D.C. Metropolitan Police Officer, former Executive Director of the National Black Police Association and the Convener of the IBW21 Police Justice and Accountability Task…

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Rev. Dr. Robert Turner

Baltimore pastor to walk to Washington to garner support for HR-40 in honor of MLK Day

January 14, 2023
Baltimore, MD – Rev. Dr. Robert Turner, Senior Pastor of Baltimore’s Empowerment Temple and former Pastor of the historic Vernon AME Church in Tulsa, OK, vows to walk to Washington,…
Dr. Julius Garvey - February 22, 2020 IBW21 Pan African Unity Dialogue (PAUD) Meeting.

SOBWC-V: A Statement from Dr. Julius Garvey – Honorary Chairman

January 11, 2023
Photo of Dr. Julius Garvey during a February 2020 IBW21 Pan African Unity Dialogue (PAUD) meeting. The Institute of the Black World 21st Century has scheduled a Pan African Conference…
President Biden Delivers Remarks at the U.S.-Africa Business Forum

Statement by Dr. Ron Daniels on President Biden’s apology for American slavery

December 16, 2022
 Statement by Dr. Ron Daniels, Convenor of the National African American Reparations Commission (NAARC), on President Biden's Apology for American Slavery. The U.S. Africa Summit finally received some press…
Dr Ron Daniels, President of the Institute of the Black World 21st Century

The First Call: All Roads Lead to Baltimore for State of the Black World Conference V – April 19 – 23, 2023 Baltimore MD.

November 26, 2022
Global Africans Rising Empowerment, Reparations and Healing At the historic National Town Hall Meeting on the Impact of the 2022 Mid-Term Elections on the State of Black America and the…
A message from Dr. Ron Daniels: SOBWC V April 2023, Baltimore MD.

A message from Dr. Ron Daniels: SOBWC V April 2023, Baltimore MD

November 19, 2022
Dear Friends, please take a moment to listen to the message above from Dr. Ron Daniels, President of the Institute of the Black World 21st Century about the April 2023…
National Commission and FirstRepair to Host Leaders from Across the Nation. Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee to Attend as Special Guest.

Second Local Reparations Symposium to Convene in Evanston

November 15, 2022
National Commission and FirstRepair to Host Leaders from Across the Nation - Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee to Attend as Special Guest Dr. Ron Daniels, Convener of the National African American…
NAACP logo and American Flag

No Limits on Reparations for Blacks in America

October 26, 2022
National African American Reparations Commission Supports High Point N.C. NAACP Dr. Ron Daniels, Convener of The National African American Reparations Commission (NAARC), announced today that the Commission strongly supports the…
The Institute of the Black World 21st Century

Institute of the Black World 21st Century to Convene National Town Hall Meeting on Midterm Elections

September 26, 2022
Black Leaders to Assess Impact on Black America and Pan African World WASHINGTON, D.C. – Institute of the Black World 21st Century (IBW21), led by its President Dr. Ron Daniels,…
Ethiopia

The Pan-African Unity Dialogue Calls for an Immediate Ceasefire in Ethiopia

September 23, 2022
Demands that all Parties Commit to a Comprehensive Peace Settlement The Pan African Unity Dialogue (PAUD) condemns the resumption of war between the combined Ethiopian and Eritrean forces on one…
California Governor Newsom

National African American Reparations Commission (NAARC) sends letter to California Governor

September 15, 2022
Urges Gov. Newsom to Sign California’s AB-2296 Task Force to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African Americans. The National African American Reparations Commission supports California’s AB-2296 Task Force to…
Groundbreaking Global Summit on reparations and racial healing sets a new standard for reparations advocacy

Accra Declaration Charts Path for Global Reparations Movement

August 30, 2022
Global Coalition Releases Declaration on International Day for People of African Descent — Ghana's President Akufo-Addo Pledges Support. Accra, Ghana — To mark this year’s International Day for People of…
Caribbean native Don Rojas will attend the inauguration of President-elect Gustavo Petro and the historic swearing in of the first-ever Afro-Latina Vice President-elect, Francia Marquez Mina.

NAARC administrator delivers keynote at global reparations conference in Colombia

August 16, 2022
The conference was a first for Latin America Bogota, Colombia – National African American Reparations Commission (NAARC) Administrator Don Rojas delivered the keynote address last week at a Global Reparations…