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The first Africa/CARICOM Summit was a truly historical event.

By Commentaries/Opinions

By Don Rojas — It was an idea whose time had come. On Tuesday, September 5 this idea took material form at the first Africa/CARICOM Summit conducted virtually and broadcast to the world via the Web and social media. Participants at the historical event included heads of State and Government of the Caribbean Community and the African Union, chairs of Caricom and the African Union Commission, the Africa Regional Economic…

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Convict Leasing, Forced Labor, Theft of Black Wealth: The Case of the Chattahoochee Brick Company

By Events, News & Current Affairs

Labor Day Weekend 2021, the Institute of the Black World 21st Century and the National African American Reparations Commission premiered a video examining the rampant theft of Black labor during the post-slavery period in the American South. The video focuses on current efforts to memorialize and consecrate the grounds where the Chattahoochee Brick Company in Atlanta, GA, was used as a site for the super exploitation of Black males, mostly…

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Dr. Walter Rodney

Clearing Walter Rodney’s name

By News & Current Affairs

Historians happy Guyana apologizes, rewrites death details of Guyanese historian, political activist and academic. By Erica Virtue, Jamaica Gleaner — When Guyana – on the 41st anniversary of the murder of its scholar, the enigmatic political activist and lecturer Dr Walter Rodney – announced that it would take steps to clear his name and legacy, including changing the cause of his death from ‘misadventure’ to assassination, it was nothing the…

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Dr Ron Daniels, President of the Institute of the Black World 21st Century

Dr. Ron Daniels to Guest Host ‘Open Line’ on WBLS,107.5 FM, NY

By News & Current Affairs, Press Releases / Statements

Don Rojas, Director of Communications for the Institute of the Black World 21st Century (IBW), announced today that Dr. Ron Daniels will join Fatiyn Muhammad and Jennifer Jones Austin, Esq., as a Guest Host of Open Line, the popular, highly informative and influential talk show that airs Sundays, 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM on WBLS, 107.5 FM in New York. Dr. Daniels, whose radio handle is “The Professor,” will be a Guest Host the first Sunday of…

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Haiti: Cri De Coeur (A Documentary)

Haiti: Cri De Coeur (A Documentary)

By Editors' Choice, Haiti Support Project (HSP) Posts, Video/Audio

Free Speech TV sent journalist Herb Boyd to Haiti a month after the Jan. 12 earthquake, and he returned with this in-depth look at the situation on the ground in that devastated country. Dr. Ron Daniels of the Haiti Support Project, Alex George of the Destination Haiti Foundation, and relief specialist Joe Madison talk about the infrastructure problems the country will face in coming years, of which the destruction of…

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Haiti Support Project (HSP)

Reflecting on the 25th Anniversary of the Haiti Support Project

By Events, Haiti Support Project (HSP) Posts, News & Current Affairs

Thank you to everyone who joined us! Stay tuned for information on the rebroadcasting of this event. What: A Virtual Celebration Reflecting on the 25th Anniversary of the Haiti Support Project When: Wednesday, December 30th, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM EST Where: Zoom (see info below) Who: INVITED RESPONDERS (U.S.) Paul Pumphrey Joe Beasley Don Rojas Peggy Robinson Myrtha Wroy Rev Gena Thornton Herb Boyd Richard Muhammad INVITED RESPONDERS (HAITI)…

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CARICOM meeting about reparations

PuLSE Announces Major Lecture Series on Caribbean Influence on American politics

By Reparations

By Don Rojas— PuLSE Announces Major Lecture Series on Caribbean Influence on American politics The PuLSE Institute, an independent anti-poverty think tank headquartered in Detroit, has announced the launch of a major lecture series beginning in January 2021 to focus on the contributions of the Caribbean world to U.S. politics and to examine the quest for reparatory justice and anti-poverty policies. The concept originated from the strong interest that was…

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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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Black Lives Matter Rally Photo by David Geitgey Sierralupe,

America has its knee on the necks of Black & Brown People

By Commentaries/Opinions

By Don Rojas — Today America is at a crossroads, a turning point…at an intersection of the old imperial order at home and abroad with the birthing of a new order, “a new normal” if you will. For millions of people in America, the unprecedented street uprisings of the past 10 days offer a glimmer of hope that after 350 years of oppression, meaningful change may actually be on the…

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Dr. Leonard Jeffries, Don Rojas and Rev Herbert Daughtry at Benefit Tribute to Don Rojas, May 11, 2019, House of the Lord Church, Brooklyn, New York

Freedom fighter now fighting for his life

By News & Current Affairs

By Herb Boyd — From far and wide, comrades of Don Rojas came with passages of praise for the ailing journalist, who was defined by many as a freedom fighter. Rojas, diagnosed with bone cancer and undergoing debilitating treatment, must have felt some comfort with the outpouring of love and genuine respect from a coterie of renowned speakers last Saturday evening at the House of the Lord Church in Brooklyn.

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May 11, 2019, Brooklyn, NY — A special gathering to pay tribute to Don Rojas, one of the great progressives and freedom fighters of our time and to provide financial support for him and family during his courageous fight against bone cancer

Benefit Tribute to Don Rojas

By Events, News & Current Affairs

May 11, 2019, Brooklyn, NY — A special gathering to pay tribute to Don Rojas, one of the great progressives and freedom fighters of our time and to provide financial support for him and family during his courageous fight against bone cancer. Program will include an ensemble led by Ahmed Abdullah and poetry/rap by Talib Kweli and words from Prof. Sir Hilary Beckles, Rev. Herbert Daughtry, Danny Glover, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Mireille Fanon-Mendes France, Viola Plummer, Dr. Ben Chavis, Assemb. Charles Barron, Dan Coughlin, Dr. Brenda Greene, Dr. Todd Burroughs, Gary Byrd, Dr. Ron Daniels and others.

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