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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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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…
Robin Rue Simmons

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,…
The Elaine Museum and Civil Rights Center

National Groups Honor Pledge to Descendants of Elaine, Arkansas Massacre

December 15, 2020
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)…
Great Notion’s Reparations Beer

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

December 10, 2020
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…

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Live Forum: Japanese Americans and African Americans Advancing the Movement for Reparations and H.R. 40

March 20, 2021
 March 24, 2021 — Japanese and African American survivors and activists in a discussion of similarly lived experiences based on the struggle for reparations to Japanese Americans for imprisonment during…

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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…

Live Forum: Japanese Americans and African Americans Advancing the Movement for Reparations and H.R. 40

March 20, 2021
 March 24, 2021 — Japanese and African American survivors and activists in a discussion of similarly lived experiences based on the struggle for reparations to Japanese Americans for imprisonment during…
Streamed September 7, 2020 — IBW21 in collaboration with NAARC present a Black Labor Day Forum "The Theft of Black Labor and Extraction of Black Wealth: How the Exploitation and Oppression of Black People Built Capitalist America - The Case for Reparations and HR-40".

NAARC Black Labor Day Forum: The Theft of Black Labor and Extraction of Black Wealth

September 7, 2020
Streamed September 7, 2020 — The Institute of the Black World 21st Century in collaboration with the National African American Reparations Commission present a Black Labor Day Forum "The Theft…
Black Labor & White Wealth: A Labor Day Weekend Conversation on Reparations with NAARC

Black Labor & White Wealth: FFRN! Labor Day Weekend Conversation on Reparations with NAARC

September 6, 2020
Streamed September 6, 2020 — A Labor Day Weekend Conversation on Reparations with the National African American Reparations Commission (NAARC). Hosted by Fund for Reparations NOW! (FFRN!) Participants  Include: David…