N’COBRA Archives - Institute of the Black World 21st Century

Report Back From the N’COBRA Convention and the State of the Presidential Race — Vantage Point Radio

By Vantage Point Radio, Video/Audio

7/08/19 Vantage Point Radio — Host Dr. Ron Daniels talks with guests Mashariki Jywanza (Co-Chairperson, N’COBRA, Indianapolis, IN), Kamm Howard (Co-Chairperson, N’COBRA, Chicago, IL), Rev. Mark Thompson (Talk Show Host, New York, NY) and callers about the N’COBRA Convention and the State of the Presidential Race

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Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, right, and Kwame Ture, the activist formerly known as Stokely Carmichael, attend a tribute to civil rights leader and black nationalist Audley “Queen Mother” Moore, left, in 1996 in New York.

The black woman who launched the modern fight for reparations

By Reparations

Her grass-roots efforts shaped the conversation and presented a path forward. By Ashley D. Farmer, The Washington Post — The reparations hearings in the House of Representatives last week turned contentious as experts such as writer Ta-Nehisi Coates traded barbs with politicians, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. The bill at the heart of the hearings, H.R. 40, first introduced by Rep. John Conyers Jr. in 1989, would create a commission…

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Commentary, Articles and Essays by Dr. Maulana Karenga

Resisting the Ethical Imperative of Reparations: Seeking Artificial Refuge in Dishonest Denial

By Dr. Maulana Karenga, HR 40 Congressional Hearing, Reparations

By Dr. Maulana Karenga — The recent hearing in the House of Representatives on reparations marks an important step on the long struggle for justice for Black people and accountability from the larger society for the horrendous and harrowing history of enslavement, Jim Crowism and racist oppression of varied kinds. However, in the spirit and speech of Amilcar Cabral, we know we must “mask no difficulties, tell no lies and…

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The National African American Reparations Commission (#NAARC) and The American Civil Liberties Union (#ACLU) present a national forum - Healing and Reconciliation, #HR40 and the Promise of #Reparations for African Americans

National African American Reparations Commission, ACLU to Host Forum on Reparations

By NAARC Posts, News & Current Affairs

Forum to follow congressional hearing on bill to form a commission to study and develop reparation proposals By the American Civil Liberties Union — WHAT: The National African American Reparations Commission (NAARC) and the American Civil Liberties Union will host a forum to discuss reparations as the country continues to reel from the impact of slavery and its legacy. The forum will take place after an important and historic Congressional…

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Sojourner Truth

The History of Black Women Championing Demands for Reparations

By Editors' Choice

Ana Lucia Araujo is a historian and professor at Howard University. Her latest book Reparations for Slavery and the Atlantic Slave Trade: A Transnational and Comparative History was published in 2017. By Ana Lucia Araujo — The American media has paid increasing attention to the legacies of slavery. The new National Museum of African American History and Culture features a huge exhibition on the history of slavery. Many US universities…

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National African American Reparations Commission (NAARC)

NAARC Applauds Interest in Reparations by 2020 Presidential Contenders

By NAARC Posts, Press Releases / Statements, Reparations

National African American Reparations Commission Applauds Recent Statements of Interest by 2020 Presidential Contenders Calls on all the Candidates to Support HR-40   Download/Print PDF or DOC version of this press release. The National African American Reparations Commission (NAARC) applauds several Presidential contenders for their recent expressed interest in reparations and calls on all the candidates to prioritize reparatory justice as an issue of importance to Black voters in the…

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White Supremacy is a Crime Against Descendants of Africans Enslaved in the United States (DAEUS): Starbucks Is a Recent Perpetrator

By News & Current Affairs

By The National Coalition of Blacks for Reparations in America (N’COBRA ) — What we witnessed in the Starbucks situation was White Supremacy plain and simple. It affected most, if not all, Descendants of Africans Enslaved in the United States (DAEUS). It was racism – not racial bias. This was not an isolated incident in Philadelphia, it is a resurgence of this national practice in the time of “Trump!” As quiet…

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Reparations Now — Building the Ivory Tower: How Institutions Benefited from Slavery

By Reparations, Video/Audio

Reparations was the focus of the 2018 Sparer Symposium at the University of Pennsylvania Law School (Penn Law). This video is of a panel discussion “Building the Ivory Tower: How Institutions Benefited from Slavery” with Ari Merretazon, N’COBRA Philadelphia Chapter Male Co-chair; Sharon Murphy, History Professor at Providence College; Sandra Green Thomas, President of the GU272 Descendants Association; Carlton Waterhouse, Director of the Indiana University, Robert H. McKinney School of Law…

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