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Jeffery Robinson, Robin Rue Simmons, Nkechi Taifa

“The Winds of Change Are Shifting”

By Reparations

Now that the idea of reparations is gaining traction, Rappaport panelists grapple with the challenges and possibilities. By Jamie Ehrlich, BC Law — Three of the country’s most esteemed visionaries and activists engaged with students and community members in September about reparations in America, which seek to redress grave injustices stemming from slavery. The event, “Reparations: Issues, Challenges, and Opportunities,” was co-sponsored by the Rappaport Center for Law and Public…

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Book Launch: Taifa Trilogy of Tales for a New Generation

Book Launch: Taifa Trilogy of Tales for a New Generation

By News & Current Affairs

Free Virtual Event! Oct 18, 2021 at 6:00 PM EDT — Discussion will range from the senseless banning of Nkechi Taifa’s and other books by a school district this summer, to the environment when her books were first published in 1983 and 1992, and why they are still relevant today. RSVP by clicking here. Also See: “The Taifa Trilogy,” Nkechi Taifa’s Three Africentric Children’s Classics are Back in Print Nkechi…

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“The Taifa Trilogy,” Nkechi Taifa’s Three Africentric Children’s Classics are Back in Print

By News & Current Affairs

Nkechi Taifa, internationally renowned human rights activist and lawyer, founder, principal and CEO of The Taifa Group and the author of her top-selling, acclaimed memoir Black Power, Black Lawyer, announced today that she has reissued three of her popular children’s books—Shining Legacy, The Adventures of Kojo and Ama and Three Tales of Wisdom. “I am so proud to bring these books back on the market for a new generation to enjoy,” she…

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Reparations: Issues, Challenges, and Opportunities

By Reparations

September 9, 2021 — Forum sponsored by the Rappaport Center for Law and Public Policy. Co-Sponsor: BC Law Black Law Students Association (BLSA). Featuring: Jeffery Robinson (Founder and Executive Director, The Who We Are Project; Participatory Moderator), Robin Rue Simmons (Former Alderman, Evanston, IL; Founder and Executive Director, FirstRepair; NAARC Member), Nkechi Taifa, (President, The Taifa Group; Senior Fellow, Center of Justice, Columbia University; NAARC Member), Participation by BLSA Co-Chairs…

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Nkechi Taifa, Esq.,

My Reparations Victory: What Comes Before Word And Deed?

By Commentaries/Opinions, Reparations

By Nkechi Taifa — The Ancestors know how to make things work. In their constant, cosmic blend between the invisible and the tangible, they have caused historic blinders to drop from the eyes of those who Martin Luther King might have called in an earlier time “white moderates.” Here’s some proof: last month, two organizations I am associated with — the National Coalition of Blacks for Reparations in America (N’COBRA) and the Institute of…

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Nkechi Taifa, Esq.,

3 things wrong with “10 things we get wrong about reparations”: An open letter to Rolling Stone from an advocate for H.R. 40, the federal reparations bill

By Commentaries/Opinions, Reparations

Dear Rolling Stone Editors: The day I discovered the commentary you ran — which was Tuesday, in the morning — I was poised to participate in a Washington, D.C. press conference with some of America’s most progressive faith leaders who had gathered to push Congress to pass H.R. 40, proposed legislation that would study and develop reparations proposals for African Americans, before the Congress’ August recess. As the 2022 midterm elections loom,…

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Report Card on President Biden

Panel Gives Biden “Passing” Grades – IBW National Forum Assesses Biden’s First 100 Days

By News & Current Affairs, Press Releases / Statements

On the eve of President Biden’s first 100 days in office the Institute of the Black World 21st Century (IBW) convened a National Virtual Forum to evaluate the progress of his administration so far in addressing issues of vital concern to Black voters. IBW assembled a stellar Panel of prominent African American political analysts, commentators and civil rights/human rights advocates from around the country to conduct the assessment which included:…

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Vantage Point: The Legacy of George Floyd – After the Verdict, Can Black Americans Breathe?

By Vantage Point Radio, Video/Audio

April 26, 2021 — On this special edition of Vantage Point, host Dr. Ron Daniels aka The Professor talks with special guests, Fatiyn Muhammad, Ronald Hampton, Nkechi Taifa, Esq., Kassandra Frederique and Andrea James. Topic: The Legacy of George Floyd After the Verdict, Can Black Americans Breathe? A Timely Discussion on the Future of Police and Criminal Justice Reform.

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Report Card on President Biden: The First 100 Days (A Virtual National Forum)

By Events, Reparations

April 29, 2021 — A panel of Black America’s leading scholars, analysts and activists grade President Biden’s performance during his first 100 days in office. Hosted by: Mayor Ras J. Baraka Newark, New Jersey Special Respondent: Mayor Chokwe A. Lumumba Jackson, MS Moderators: Nkechi Taifa, Esq. Author of Black Power, Black Lawyer Rev. Mark Thompson Host, Make It Plain Panelists: Dr. Julianne Malveaux Author, Political Economist, Commentator, Washington, DC LaTosha…

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End Racism, Sexism, Colonialism

Japanese American Redress and African American Reparations Intertwined

By Reparations

By Kamna Shastri — When Satsuki Ina’s mother received her reparations check from the US government in apology for incarcerating over 120,000 Japanese Americans between 1942 and 1945, the check ended up somewhere in a stack of papers piled high on her desk. Instead, a framed apology letter leaning against the wall caught Ina’s eye. “What does this mean for you?” Ina asked her mother. “I feel like I finally…

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