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About the National African American Reparations Commission

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 Distinguished Lecturer Emeritus, York College, City University of New York.

NAARC Members

Honorary Members ▼

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

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

Standing Members ▼

Adjo Adjaka
Independent International Consultant, Sterling, VA

Lionel Jean Baptiste
Cook County Circuit Court Judge, Chicago, IL

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

Bill Fletcher
Labor and Social Justice Activist, former President, Trans-Africa Forum, Washington, DC

Dr. V.P. Franklin
Editor, Journal of African American History, New Orleans, LA

Justin Hansford, Esq.
Executive Director, Thurgood Marshall Civil Rights Center, Washington, DC

Kamm Howard
National Co-Chairperson, National Coalition of Blacks for Reparations In America, Chicago, IL

Dr. Joyce King 
Benjamin E. Mays Endowed Chair for Urban Teaching, Learning and Leadership, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA

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

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

Nana Dr. Patricia Newton
CEO, Black Psychiatrists of America, Baltimore, MD

Montague Simmons
Co-Chairperson, M4BLs Reparations Policy Table, St. Louis, MO

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

Rev. Mark Thompson
Social and Political Activist, Radio Talk Show Host, New York, NY

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

Dr. E. Faye Williams
President/CEO, National Congress of Black Women, Washington, DC

Jasiri X
Hip Hop, Activist, Founder of 1Hood Media Center, Pittsburgh, PA

Convening & Administration ▼

Dr. Ron Daniels
President, Institute of the Black World 21st Century, New York, NY

Don Rojas
Director of Communications, Institute of the Black World 21st Century, Baltimore, MD

Latest NAARC Posts

Below you’ll find the most recent posts from the NAARC post category.

A Debt Unpaid: Attny Nkechi Taifa’s Speech on Reparations at Howard University School of Law

By Editors' Choice, NAARC Posts, Reparations, Video/Audio

January 30, 2020 — Attny. Nkechi Taifa, a NAARC commissioner, recently delivered a keynote address entitled “A Debt Unpaid” at the Howard University School of Law. Her reparations talk was hosted by Prof. Justin Hansford, executive director of the Thurgood Marshall Civil Rights Center at Howard. Prof. Hansford is also a commissioner of the National African American Reparations Commission (NAARC).

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Fund for Reparations Now

White activist and group of progressives launch FFRN! initiative to support NAARC

By NAARC Posts, News & Current Affairs, Press Releases / Statements, Reparations

White Activist and Group of Progressives Launch “Fund for Reparations Now” Will Support the National African American Reparations Commission. Los Angeles, CA — As support for reparations for the descendants of enslaved Africans in America continues to build momentum across the country, David Gardinier, a Los Angeles-based racial justice activist, has assembled a group of like-minded White progressives to launch the Fund for Reparations Now (FFRN). The objective of this…

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National African American Reparations Commission (NAARC)

Press Release: National African American Reparations Commission to Visit Evanston

By Events, NAARC Posts, Press Releases / Statements, Reparations

Reparations Initiative Touted as a Model. Danny Glover to Speak at Town Hall Meeting Download or print PDF version — here. New York, December 2, 2019 — Dr. Ron Daniels, President of the Institute of the Black World 21st Century and Convener of the National African American Reparations Commission (NAARC) announced today that a team of Commissioners will visit Evanston, IL December 10-11 to review and provide support for the…

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National Reparations Forum – From Enslavement to Reparations: A 400 Year Journey for Justice

By Events, NAARC Posts, Reparations, Video/Audio

Recorded November 2, 2019, Charleston, SC — The National African American Reparations Commission (NAARC), the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the ACLU of South Carolina hosted the second event in a series aimed at furthering the passage of H.R. 40. Co-sponsored by Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream, it took place at the historic Gaillard Center in Charleston, SC. Share comments on YouTube.

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The National African American Reparations Commission (NAARC), American Civil Liberties Union, and the ACLU of South Carolina

NAARC and ACLU to Host Series of Forums Focused on Reparations

By Events, NAARC Posts, News & Current Affairs, Press Releases / Statements

Leading Civil Liberties Groups Reaffirm Support for H.R. 40 and Put Weight Behind Series of Forums – Starting in South Carolina – Focused on Reparations   The National African American Reparations Commission (NAARC) and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) will host the second event in a series aimed at furthering the passage of H.R. 40. Co-sponsored by Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream, it will take place at the historic…

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ACLU Reparations Graphic

History of slavery and resiliency brings national reparations forum to Charleston on Nov. 2

By Editors' Choice, NAARC Posts, Reparations

The city of Charleston, South Carolina chosen for its “deep connection to slavery” and its legacies. By Skyler Baldwin, Charleston City Paper  — The announcement came last week for a national forum, titled “Enslavement to Reparations: A 400 Year Journey for Justice,” discussing H.R. 40, introduced by Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, to establish a commission to explore and discuss a national apology and options for reparations for slavery. This event was…

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Old Slave Mart on Chalmers Street in downtown Charleston.

Charleston, once known as the US’s slave trade capital, to host national reparations forum

By NAARC Posts, News & Current Affairs, Reparations

A free forum on reparations for slavery at the Gaillard Center on Nov. 2 will be hosted by the National African American Reparations Commission (NAARC), the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the American Civil Liberties Union of South Carolina. Charleston’s wealth was built and sustained for centuries on an economy that relied on slavery. Pictured here is the Old Slave Mart on Chalmers Street in downtown Charleston. By Caitlin…

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