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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.

Background

The National African American Reparations Commission (NAARC) is convened and administered by the Institute of the Black World 21st Century (IBW), a 501 C-3 organization. IBW is committed to building the capacity/power of Black communities in the U.S. to work for cultural, social, economic and political upliftment, the development of the global Black community and an enhanced quality of life for all marginalized people. Consistent with this Mission, the National African American Reparations Commission was established to be an experienced body providing public education on a 10 Point Reparations Program as a reference and framework for the national discourse on reparations; to support HR-40, the Congressional bill that would establish a Commission to study reparations proposals for African Americans; and, serve as an authoritative voice on the definition, principles and criteria for reparatory justice projects, proposals and initiatives for cities, states, corporations, financial institutions, colleges and universities, families.

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. Dr. Robert Turner
Pastor of the Historic Vernon AME Church, Tulsa, OK

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.

Elaine Arkansas

National Groups Join Reparatory Justice Initiative in Elaine, Arkansas

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

National Groups Join Reparatory Justice Initiative in Elaine, Arkansas. Sacred Commemoration Service of Remembrance Is Planned. On the evening of September 30, 1919, African American families had gathered at the Hoop Spur Church in Elaine, AK to discuss the ways in which as sharecroppers they could be fairly paid for their labor and for the products they had…

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Black Labor Day Forum: The Theft of Black Labor and Extraction of Black Wealth

By Events, NAARC Posts, News & Current Affairs, Reparations

Streamed September 7, 2020 — The Institute of the Black World 21st Century in collaboration with the National African American Reparations Commission present a Black Labor Day Forum “The Theft of Black Labor and Extraction of Black Wealth: How the Exploitation and Oppression of Black People Built Capitalist America – The Case for Reparations and HR-40”. Participants include Don Rojas, Nkechi Taifa, Esq., Dr. Ron Daniels, Bill Fletcher, Dr. Julianne…

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Black Labor & White Wealth: A Labor Day Weekend Conversation on Reparations with NAARC

By Events, NAARC Posts, News & Current Affairs, Reparations

Streamed September 6, 2020 — A Labor Day Weekend Conversation on Reparations with the National African American Reparations Commission (NAARC). Hosted by Fund for Reparations NOW! (FFRN!) Participants  Include: David Gardinier, Founder, Fund for Reparations Now (FFRN!) Dr. Ron Daniels, President, IBW21, Convener, NAARC Dr. Julianne Malveaux, NAARC Commissioner, Political Economist and President Emeritus, Bennett College for Women Dr. Iva Carruthers, NAARC Commissioner, General Secretary, Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference Don…

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National Reparations Commission Endorses Evanston as a National Model – Final Assessment and Recommendations Released

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

New York, NY — Dr. Ron Daniels, Convener of the National African American Reparations Commission (NAARC), announced today that the Evanston, IL Reparations Initiative has been certified by the Commission as meeting the standard definitions, principles and criteria for a Reparatory Justice Initiative. Citing the Commission’s Final Assessment and Recommendations which are…

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NAARC’s Final Assessment of the Evanston, Illinois’ Reparations Initiative

By NAARC Posts, Press Releases / Statements, Reparations

August 20, 2020 National African American Reparations Commission Final Assessment of the Evanston, Illinois’ Reparations Initiative PDF Version (316kb) *** This Assessment should be considered as an extension of the Initial Assessment of the Evanston, Illinois Reparations Initiative based on the December 10-11 Consultation conducted by a Team from the National African American Reparations Commission (NAARC). The NAARC Team was comprised of Kamm Howard, National Co-Chairperson, National Coalition of Blacks…

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NAARC’s Initial Assessment of the Evanston, Illinois’ Reparations Initiative And Recommendations

By NAARC Posts, Press Releases / Statements, Reparations

January 10, 2020 National African American Reparations Commission Initial Assessment of the Evanston, Illinois’ Reparations Initiative and Recommendations PDF Version (201kb) *** At the invitation of Alderman Robin Rue Simmons and the Reparations Sub-Committee of the Evanston, Illinois City Council, December 10-11, 2019 a Team from the National African American Reparations Commission (NAARC) conducted a consultation to provide advice on ways to implement the Reparations Resolution recently adopted by City…

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US: Congress Should Pass Reparations Bill

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

‘Why We Can’t Wait’ Campaign Builds on Unprecedented Support for HR 40 to Address Racial Injustice. Washington, DC, August 3, 2020 — The US Congress should address systemic racism by bringing House Resolution (HR) 40 to a full vote once it reaches the floor, more than 100 civil rights, human rights, and civil society organizations and businesses said today. The federal bill would establish a commission to investigate the legacy…

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