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The National African American Reparations Commission; United in a common commitment to fight for reparatory justice & restoration of African American communities.

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Institute of the Black World 21st Century (IBW) awarded MacArthur funds supporting an equitable recovery

July 27, 2021
The grant will enhance IBW’s capacity to advance Racial Justice Field Support, with a focus on building Black power. Functioning as a good faith convener/facilitator. IBW is committed to developing…

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NAARC Praises Human Rights Report — Says it Will Bolster Reparations Movement

July 19, 2021
The National African American Reparations Commission (NAARC), an authoritative voice for the U.S. and global reparations movements commended the U.N. Human Rights Council on its landmark report released this week.…
Historic Vote on HR-40, Commission to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African Americans

National African American Reparations Commission Hails Vote on HR-40

April 17, 2021
A momentous week in the reparations movement. The National African American Reparations Commission hails vote on HR-40 — Push for passage is next step The National African American Reparations Commission…
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The Infamous Chattahoochee Brick Company: Community Coalition, Faith Leaders to Declare Grounds A Sacred Site

March 29, 2021
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…
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National Groups Continue to Aid Descendants of Elaine Massacre

March 25, 2021
Dr. Ron Daniels, Convener of the National African American Reparations Commission announced today that two national reparatory justice groups have contributed the second of $50,000 contribution to the Elaine Legacy…
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Alderman Robin Rue Simmons Appointed to National Reparations Commission

March 16, 2021
The National African American Reparations Commission Reaffirms Support for Evanston’s Reparation Initiative. Dr. Ron Daniels, Convener of NAARC announced today that Alderman Robin Rue Simmons from Evanston, Ill has been…
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An Open Letter to President Biden: Support Reparations and HR-40 “By Any Means Necessary”

February 23, 2021
Dear President Biden: On behalf of the National African American Reparations Commission, which is an authoritative body comprised of leading African American reparations advocates, scholars, faith, professional and political leaders,…

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July 13, 2021 Press Conference: Faith leaders call on Congress to pass HR-40

July 9, 2021
July 13, 2021, 10AM ET — Join faith leaders from various traditions as they call on Congress to pass H.R.40, a bill to study the legacy of slavery, its ongoing…

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A Special IBW Labor Day Weekend Video Premiere — Convict Leasing, Forced Labor and Theft of Black Wealth: The Case of the Chattahoochee Brick Company

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

August 19, 2021
(Sat Sept 4, 12 PM ET) A Special IBW Labor Day Weekend Video Premiere — "Convict Leasing, Forced Labor and the Theft of Black Wealth: The Case of the Chattahoochee…
US Capitol Building in Washington, DC

July 13, 2021 Press Conference: Faith leaders call on Congress to pass HR-40

July 9, 2021
July 13, 2021, 10AM ET — Join faith leaders from various traditions as they call on Congress to pass H.R.40, a bill to study the legacy of slavery, its ongoing…
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Grenada National Reparations Commission Lecture: Malcolm, Maurice and the Movement for Reparations in Grenada

May 19, 2021
May 19, 2021 — Grenada National Reparations Commission presents "Malcolm, Maurice and the Movement for Reparations in Grenada" Guest lecturer Dr. Ron Daniels, President, Moderated by Dr. Damian Eisenghower Greaves,…
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The Infamous Chattahoochee Brick Company: Community Coalition, Faith Leaders to Declare Grounds A Sacred Site

March 29, 2021
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…