National African American Reparations Commission (NAARC)

Established in April, 2015, the National African American Reparations Commission (NAARC) is a group of distinguished professionals from across the country with outstanding accomplishments in the fields of law, medicine, journalism, academia, history, civil rights and social justice advocacy.

They are united in a common commitment to fight for reparatory justice, compensation and restoration of African American communities that were plundered by the historical crimes of slavery, segregation and colonialism and that continue to be victimized by the legacies of slavery and American apartheid.

Convenor of the NAARC is Dr. Ron Daniels, veteran civil and human rights activist and a distinguished professor at York College of the City University of New York.

NAARC Members

Dr. Conrad Worrill
Director of the Carruthers Center for Inner-City Studies, Northeastern University, Chicago, Illinois

Dr. Ray Winbush
Director of the Institute for Urban Research, Morgan State University, Baltimore, Maryland

Dr. Iva Carruthers
General Secretary, Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference, Chicago, Illinois

Professor Charles Ogletree
Executive Director, Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice, Harvard University, Boston, Massachusetts

Rev. Dr. Jeremiah Wright
Pastor Emeritus, Trinity United Church of Christ, Chicago, Illinois

Atty. Roger Wareham
December 12th Movement, New York, New York

 Rev. JoAnn Watson
Former Detroit City Councilwoman, Detroit, Michigan

Atty. Nkechi Taifa
Criminal Justice Reform and Reparations Activist, Washington, D.C.

Dr. Julianne Malveaux
Political Economist and President Emeritus, Bennett College for Women

Nana Dr. Patrcia Newton
CEO, Black Psychiatrists of America, Baltimore, Maryland

Bill Lucy
President Emeritus, Coalition of Black Trade Unionists, Washington, D.C.

Yvette Modestin
Founder and Executive Director, Encuentro Diaspora and IBW Board Member, Boston, Massachusetts

Salim Adofo
Vice-President, Black United Front, Washington, D.C.

Kamm Howard
National Coalition of Blacks for Reparations In America, Chicago, Illinois

Minister Akbar Muhammad
Nation of Islam

Recent NAARC Posts

Below you’ll find the most recent posts from the NAARC Post Archive.

February 17, 2017

IBW Statement HR-40 by Dr. Malveaux

February 16, 2017

Students to Rally for Reparations to Pay Black Student Debt – March 3, 2017

February 16, 2017

NAARC Statement for the Women’s March Mobilization—March 8, 2017

February 11, 2017

A Black History Month Luncheon Briefing – The Case for HR-40

September 27, 2016

An open letter on the UN Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent

June 14, 2016

Address by Sir Hilary Beckles, chair of the CARICOM Reparations Commission to the NAARC’s Reparations Town Hall in Atlanta

June 14, 2016

Renewed Push for Reparations Was Focus of Atlanta Meetings

March 8, 2016

National African American Reparations Commission (NAARC) Lauds Illinois State Legislature Resolution on Reparations Calls on other State Legislatures to Follow Suit

December 8, 2015

“John Hope Franklin, Reparations, and Making Black Lives Better” A Response to Drew Gilpin Faust’s “John Hope Franklin: Race and the Meaning of America” In The New York Review of Books, 17 December 2015

April 21, 2015

Final Communiqué, The National/International Reparations Summit