Category

Press Releases & Statements

New and archived press releases and statements from the National African American Reparations Commission (NAARC).

A Southern chain gang c1903

The Infamous Chattahoochee Brick Company: Community Coalition, Faith Leaders to Declare Grounds A Sacred Site

By Events, Press Releases & Statements

April 3, 2021, over the Easter Weekend, a broad-based coalition of community and interfaith, ecumenical faith leaders will gather at the Chattahoochee Brick Company at 1:00 PM to claim and declare the grounds a Sacred site to memorialize African Americans who died there working as forced labor.

Read More
The Elaine Museum and Civil Rights Center

National Groups Honor Pledge to Descendants of Elaine, Arkansas Massacre

By Press Releases & Statements

First Contribution Made to Support Reparatory Justice Priorities. In mid-October the National African American Reparations Commission (NAARC), the Fund for Reparations Now (FFRN) and the Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference (SDPC) announced their intent to join the descendants of the horrific Elaine Arkansas Massacre still living in the area of the ‘Killing Fields of 1919’ in their demand for reparatory justice.

Read More
Great Notion’s Reparations Beer

Great Notion’s Reparations Beer. Educating Its Clientele to Support Reparations and HR-40.

By Press Releases & Statements

The Institute of the Black World 21st Century, which convenes and administers the National African American Reparations Commission, has accepted a proposal from the Great Notions Brewery to produce and market a special edition brew called ‘Reparations Beer.’ Great Notion Brewery Great Notion Brewery is a Portland, Oregon based company founded by three socially-responsible entrepreneurs dedicated to supporting racial and social justice causes with an emphasis…

Read More
Elaine Arkansas

National Groups Join Reparatory Justice Initiative in Elaine, Arkansas

By Press Releases & Statements

National Groups Join Reparatory Justice Initiative in Elaine, Arkansas. Sacred Commemoration Service of Remembrance Is Planned. On the evening of September 30, 1919, African American families had gathered at the Hoop Spur Church in Elaine, AK to discuss the ways in which as sharecroppers they could be fairly paid for their labor and for the products they had…

Read More
National African American Reparations Commission (NAARC)

National Reparations Commission Endorses Evanston as a National Model – Final Assessment and Recommendations Released

By Press Releases & Statements

New York, NY — Dr. Ron Daniels, Convener of the National African American Reparations Commission (NAARC), announced today that the Evanston, IL Reparations Initiative has been certified by the Commission as meeting the standard definitions, principles and criteria for a Reparatory Justice Initiative. Citing the Commission’s Final Assessment and Recommendations which are…

Read More
National African American Reparations Commission (NAARC)

NAARC’s Final Assessment of the Evanston, Illinois’ Reparations Initiative

By Press Releases & Statements

This Assessment should be considered as an extension of the Initial Assessment of the Evanston, Illinois Reparations Initiative based on the December 10-11 Consultation conducted by a Team from the National African American Reparations Commission. The NAARC Team was comprised of Kamm Howard, National Co-Chairperson, National Coalition of Blacks for Reparations in America (NCOBRA); Dr. Iva Carruthers, General Secretary, Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference; Nkechi Taifa…

Read More
National African American Reparations Commission (NAARC)

US: Congress Should Pass Reparations Bill

By Press Releases & Statements, Why We Can't Wait

‘Why We Can’t Wait’ Campaign Builds on Unprecedented Support for HR 40 to Address Racial Injustice. Washington, DC, August 3, 2020 — The US Congress should address systemic racism by bringing House Resolution (HR) 40 to a full vote once it reaches the floor, more than 100 civil rights, human rights, and civil society organizations and businesses said today. The federal bill would establish a commission to investigate the legacy…

Read More