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Nkechi Taifa Archives - Institute of the Black World 21st Century

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee

In seeking reparations for slavery, it’s time to speak up. And it’s okay to be angry.

By HR 40 Congressional Hearing, Reparations

Black women often have spearheaded the fight for reparations, but it’s time they put their needs front and center. By Courtland Milloy, The Washington Post — At a recent congressional hearing on reparations for slavery, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee made an unusual disclaimer. “I am not here in anger or anguish, and I am not seeking to encourage hostilities,” said Jackson Lee (D-Tex.), who sponsored legislation that would set up…

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Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) sponsored HR 40, legislation to form a commission to study slavery reparations for African Americans.

A Look at the Juneteenth Hearing on Slavery Reparations Bill

By HR 40 Congressional Hearing, News & Current Affairs, Reparations

Originally published 6.19.19 by The Takeaway, WNYC Studios — On this Juneteenth, or June 19, we celebrate the end of slavery in the United States 154 years ago. Members of Congress chose this symbolic day to hold hearings on a reparations bill. The bill, if it passes, will establish a commission to determine whether — and if so, how — the US government owes anything to the descendants of enslaved people. To…

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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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HR-40 and the African American Quest for Reparations, Part I — June 10th Edition of Vantage Point Radio

By HR 40 Congressional Hearing, Reparations, Vantage Point Radio, Video/Audio

RECORDED 6/10/19 — On this edition of Vantage Point Radio, the Professor Dr. Ron Daniels talks with Atty. Nkechi Taifa: The Taifa Group Consulting and National African American Reparations Commission – NAARC, Rubbie L. Hodge: Author of the poem Lift Ev’ry Voice and Scream: A Cry for Reparations and callers about HR-40 and the African American Quest for Reparations.

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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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Martin Luther King

The Big Lie About Race and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

By Commentaries/Opinions

By Nkechi Taifa and Mark Osler — As politicians and office-holders trot out their annual tributes to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., beware of a big lie that has too often been front and center in these speeches. In short, it is this: That there was racism in America, that Dr. King came and solved the problem, and now we are lucky to live in a post-racial America. This narrative…

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Tribute to Don Rojas on January 14th Edition of Vantage Point with Dr. Ron Daniels

By Vantage Point Radio, Video/Audio

Focus: A Tribute to Don Rojas. Guests: Herb Boyd (Author, Columnist, Amsterdam News, Harlem, NY), Atty. Nkechi Taifa (Consultant, Human Rights Advocate, Washington, D.C.), Carlotta Scott (Former Legislative Assistant, Cong.Ronald V. Dellums, Washington, D.C.) and Rick Adams (Chair., Board of Directors, Institute of the Black World, Pittsburgh, PA)

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Reparations Now — The Black American Claim, Nkechi Taifa’s Keynote Address and Q&A Session

By Reparations, Video/Audio

Reparations was the focus of the 2018 Sparer Symposium at the University of Pennsylvania Law School (Penn Law). This is a video is of Nkechi Taifa, Human Rights Lawyer and a commissioner of the National African Reparations Commission (NAARC), delivering the keynote address. This video has been edited to share on ibw21.org. The original footage was provided by of Penn Law.

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