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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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California Governor Newsom

National African American Reparations Commission (NAARC) sends letter to California Governor

September 15, 2022
Urges Gov. Newsom to Sign California’s AB-2296 Task Force to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African Americans. The National African American Reparations Commission supports California’s AB-2296 Task Force to…

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Communiqué: Groundbreaking Global Summit on Reparations and Racial Healing Sets a New Standard for Reparations Advocacy

Accra Declaration Charts Path for Global Reparations Movement

August 30, 2022
Global Coalition Releases Declaration on International Day for People of African Descent — Ghana's President Akufo-Addo Pledges Support. Accra, Ghana — To mark this year’s International Day for People of…
Caribbean native Don Rojas will attend the inauguration of President-elect Gustavo Petro and the historic swearing in of the first-ever Afro-Latina Vice President-elect, Francia Marquez Mina.

NAARC administrator delivers keynote at global reparations conference in Colombia

August 16, 2022
The conference was a first for Latin America Bogota, Colombia – National African American Reparations Commission (NAARC) Administrator Don Rojas delivered the keynote address last week at a Global Reparations…
Communiqué: Groundbreaking Global Summit on Reparations and Racial Healing Sets a New Standard for Reparations Advocacy

Communiqué: Groundbreaking Global Summit on Reparations and Racial Healing Sets a New Standard for Reparations Advocacy

August 15, 2022
Accra, Ghana — A year-long series of meetings focused on Reparations and Racial Healing facilitated by a cohort of organizations working as a collective, culminated in an international convening attended…

IBW21 and NAARC to be represented at Presidential inauguration in Colombia

August 5, 2022
Caribbean native Don Rojas will attend the inauguration of President-elect Gustavo Petro and the historic swearing in of the first-ever Afro-Latina Vice President-elect, Francia Marquez Mina. Bogota, Colombia (August 5,…
Screenshot from July 21, 2022 HR-40 Strategy Group virtual press conference

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, HR-40 Strategy Group call on Biden to keep commitment to issue HR-40 executive order

July 22, 2022
Jackson Lee Calls Commission “Long Overdue” July 21, 2022, Washington, DC – Representative Sheila Jackson Lee and the HR-40 Strategy Group today held a news conference calling on President Joe…
Members of the Global Circle reparations delegation that met with the Vatican

Global Reparations Leaders Call Meeting With the Vatican Successful

July 18, 2022
Collaborative Process for Repair to Begin Vatican City, July 18, 2022 — Under the umbrella of the Global Circle for Reparations and Healing, a delegation of global reparations leaders was received…

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A pre-Juneteenth virtual national rally convened and sponsored by the HR-40 Strategy Group. “Why We Can’t Wait: HR-40 On the Move” – Declaring Juneteenth Reparations and Racial Justice Day.

Pre-Juneteenth Virtual National Rally “Why We Can’t Wait: HR-40 On the Move”

June 1, 2022
June 1, 2022 — Pre-Juneteenth virtual national rally convened and sponsored by the HR-40 Strategy Group. “Why We Can’t Wait: HR-40 On the Move” - Declaring Juneteenth Reparations and Racial…

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Sunday, June 19, 2022 — Building a Culture of Reparation: Juneteenth National Forum on Reparations: An inspirational, educational, mobilizing, organizing gathering. Convened by the Global Circle of Reparations and Healing and hosted by Rev. Dr. Wallace Charles Smith, Senior Pastor of Shiloh Baptist Church.

Building a Culture of Repair: Juneteenth National Forum on Reparations

June 19, 2022
Sunday, June 19, 2022 — Building a Culture of Reparation: Juneteenth National Forum on Reparations: An inspirational, educational, mobilizing, organizing gathering. Convened by the Global Circle of Reparations and Healing…
A pre-Juneteenth virtual national rally convened and sponsored by the HR-40 Strategy Group. “Why We Can’t Wait: HR-40 On the Move” – Declaring Juneteenth Reparations and Racial Justice Day.

Pre-Juneteenth Virtual National Rally “Why We Can’t Wait: HR-40 On the Move”

June 1, 2022
June 1, 2022 — Pre-Juneteenth virtual national rally convened and sponsored by the HR-40 Strategy Group. “Why We Can’t Wait: HR-40 On the Move” - Declaring Juneteenth Reparations and Racial…
National African American Reparations Commission (NAARC) Reparations Summit - New York, NY 2015

NAARC and CARICOM Reparations Commission 2022 Virtual Public Dialogue – Expanding the Global Reparations Movement

April 22, 2022
Friday, April 22, 2022 — A Public Discussion and Reflections on the Historic 2015 International Reparations Summit With the National African American Reparations Commission and the Caricom Reparations Commission. Photo…
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Chattahoochee Brick Company Descendants Coalition Second Annual Sacred Ceremony

April 14, 2022
What Chattahoochee Brick Company Descendants Coalition second annual Sacred Site ceremony. Special guest David Banner x Mayor Andre Dickens x Reverend Jamal Bryant x Giwayen Mata When Saturday, April 16…