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Recent and archived NAARC press releases and statements

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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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Eric Phillips, CARICOM Reparations Commission (CRC)

CARICOM Reparations Commission to Participate in Evanston Symposium

December 2, 2021
Eric Phillips, Vice Chair, CRC Vice Chair Eric Phillips will Represent the Commission New York, NY — In a gesture of solidarity and support for the slavery reparations movement in…

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National Commission to Convene Symposium on Municipal Reparations in Evanston, Illinois

November 16, 2021
FirstRepair to Host Leaders from Across the Nation New York, NY — Dr. Ron Daniels, Convener of the National African American Reparations Commission (NAARC) announced today that the Commission will…
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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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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…

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National African American Reparations Commission and First Repair

A National Town Hall Meeting: Building A Local Reparations Movement

December 1, 2021
A National town hall meeting, "Building a Local Reparations Movement" hosted in partnership with National African American Reparations Commission and FirstRepair. Leaders of municipal reparations initiatives from across the Nation…
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…
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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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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,…