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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. 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.

July 30, 2020 — Why We Can't Wait! Report from the Hill: H.R.40 and Reparations

July 30, 2020 — Clergy Conversation with Hon. Sheila Jackson Lee. Why We Can’t Wait! H.R. 40 and Reparations!

By Events, NAARC Posts

Join us for a clergy update and engaging conversation with REP. SHEILA JACKSON LEE (D-TX), chief sponsor of H.R.40. This bill establishes the Commission to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African-Americans. The commission shall examine slavery and discrimination in the colonies and the United States from 1619 to the present and recommend appropriate remedies. Among other requirements, the commission shall identify (1) the role of federal and state governments…

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Rev. Dr. Robert Turner

Member of NAARC Assaulted by Racist Mob in Tulsa, OK

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

On Wednesday, July 15, Rev. Robert Turner, a commissioner from the National African American Reparations Commission (NAARC) was assaulted, both physically and verbally, by an angry white mob outside of City Hall in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The incident was caught on cell phone video. Rev. Turner is the pastor of the historic AME Church in the Greenwood section of Tulsa, once known as ‘The Black Wall Street.’ The entire edifice of…

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Rev. Dr. Robert Turner

Rev. Dr. Robert Turner Appointed to National Reparations Commission

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

Keeping the Tulsa Massacre on the National Agenda. New York, June 25, 2020 — Dr. Ron Daniels, Convener of the National African American Reparations Commission (NAARC), announced today that Rev. Dr. Robert Turner, Pastor of the Historic Vernon AME Church in the Greenwood/Black Wall Street Community of Tulsa, has been appointed to the Commission. Vernon AME Church was a proud beacon of hope in the community that came to be…

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Juneteenth Forum to Address COVID-19, Killing of Black People, Reparations and HR-40

By COVID-19 (Coronavirus), Events, NAARC Posts, News & Current Affairs, Reparations

A National African American Commission Virtual Forum The Growing Demand for Reparations Juneteenth Forum to Address COVID-19, Killing of Black People National Commission Seeks to Advance HR-40 The National African American Reparations Commission (NAARC) announced that the commission will convene its premier National Virtual Forum on Juneteenth/June 19th, the African American holiday which commemorates the end of slavery in the U.S. The theme for the Forum is – Juneteenth, COVID…

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The Tulsa Massacre and Destruction of Black Wall Street: The Case for Reparations and HR 40

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

Sunday, May 31, 2020  — The National African Reparations Commission (NAARC), American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and Human Rights Watch (HRW) hosted a virtual forum with leaders from around the country to discuss one of the most important issues critical to the pursuit of racial justice in America. Many Americans learned about the Tulsa massacre when it was dramatized on the HBO superhero series Watchmen. To the people who lost…

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“We’re Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired”. The Coronavirus Pandemic and the Demand for Reparations. A Statement by the National African American Reparations Commission

The Coronavirus Pandemic and the Demand for Reparations

By COVID-19 (Coronavirus), NAARC Posts, News & Current Affairs, Press Releases / Statements, Reparations

A Statement by the National African American Reparations Commission (NAARC) — The novel Coronavirus Pandemic has revealed the longstanding disparities in health conditions for African Americans in the United States. Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said she was “shocked” and “disturbed” upon learning that black Chicagoans, who make up 30 percent of the city’s residents, accounted for 70 percent of the fatalities. “Those numbers take your breath away,” she declared. These…

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Who Should Receive Reparations and In What Forms? A major statement by the National African American Reparations Commission with an addendum on the Coronavirus pandemic.

Who Should Receive Reparations and In What Forms?

By COVID-19 (Coronavirus), NAARC Posts, News & Current Affairs, Press Releases / Statements, Reparations

A major statement by the National African American Reparations Commission with an addendum on the Coronavirus Pandemic. The National African American Reparations Commission (NAARC) is convened by the Institute of the Black World 21st Century and serves as a vehicle, among others, to intensify, broaden and deepen the Reparations Movement in the U.S. The Commission is comprised of leading African American activists, scholars, professionals and experts in the fields of…

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