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The House Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties held a hearing on “H.R. 40: Exploring the Path to Reparative Justice in America” on Wednesday February 17, 2021 at 10 am EDT. Following the hearing, the National Coalition of Blacks for Reparations in America (N’COBRA) and the National Black Cultural Information Trust (NBCI Trust) co-hosted the H.R. 40 Reparations Bill Post-Hearing Forum February 17th, 7 pm EDT. Watch/listen as reparationists, activists, scholars, and organizers discuss the H.R. 40 Bill and answer questions concerning the movement for reparations and how we move forward. See video below


Moderated by:

  • Matsimela Mapfumo (Rev. Mark Thompson) – Member of N’COBRA, the National African American Reparations Commission and the Black Church PAC
  • Jessica Ann Mitchell Aiwuyor – Member of N’COBRA, Member of the Pan African Congress of North America, and Founder of the National Black Cultural Information Trust


  • Kamm Howard – National Co-chair, N’COBRA
  • Kenniss Henry – Chairperson, N’COBRA Legislative Committee
  • Atty Nkechi Taifa – Author of Black Power, Black Lawyer
  • Dr. Ron Daniels – Convener, NAARC President, IBW 21st Century
  • Jeffery Robinson – Deputy Legal Director, ACLU
  • Dr. Greg Kimathi Carr – Chair African American Studies, Howard University
  • Ald Robin Simmons – Evanston Reparations Subcommittee
  • Dreisen Heath – Assistant Researcher, Racial Justice, Human Rights Watch

IBW21 (The Institute of the Black World 21st Century) is committed to enhancing the capacity of Black communities in the U.S. and globally to achieve cultural, social, economic and political equality and an enhanced quality of life for all marginalized people.