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NATIONAL COALITION OF BLACKS FOR REPARATIONS IN AMERICA (N’COBRA)

NCOBRA logo-verticalThe National Coalition oBlacks for Reparations in America (N’COBRA) is the premiere mass-based coalition of organizations and individuals organized for the sole purpose of obtaining reparations for African descendants in the United States.

N’COBRA’s founding meeting, September 26, 1987, was convened for the purpose of broadening the base of support for the long-standing reparations movement. N’COBRA has individual members, national and local organizational members and organizational affiliates. N’COBRA has chapters, members, affiliates, and supporters throughout the U. S. and in Africa, Europe, Central and South America and the Caribbean. N’COBRA is directed nationally by a board of directors. N’COBRA’s campaigns and work is organized through nine national commissions: Economic Development, Human Resources, Legal Strategies, Legislation, Information and Media, Membership and Organizational Development, International Affairs, Youth and Education and seven standing committees: Nomination , Executive, Conference, Fund Development, ASHE, National office and National Campaign(s). N’COBRA holds an annual national membership meeting and conference, usually held the fourth weekend in June, to conduct the business of the Coalition as well as to evaluate and introduce new campaigns and strategies.

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LATEST FROM N’COBRA

SAVE THE DATE - NCOBRA 28TH ANNUAL NATIONAL CONVENTION

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N'COBRA's Position on UN Working Group of Experts Preliminary Report on African Descendants in the US

The Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent visited Washington DC, Baltimore, Maryland, Jackson, Mississippi, Chicago and New York City and met with hundreds of civil society representative organizations, lawyers and individuals from the African American community.

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Veteran Congressman Still Pushing for Reparations in a Divided America

Excerpt: ‘Is America ready to tackle its history of slavery and possible reparations for Black people? The longest serving member of Congress believes it’s time for constructive dialogue and action.

“I’m not giving up,” said Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.) who hosted a Capitol Hill briefing recently that drew activists, legal experts,...Read More »


NCOBRA Press Release: Congressman John Conyers Introduces New HR40 Reparations Bill

Congressman John Conyers Introduces New HR40 Reparations Bill

PRESS STATEMENT

January 9, 2017

Contact Kamm Howard, ncobrachicago@gmail.com; (773) 520-0369

At the start of the 115th Congress of the United States 2017-2018, Congressman John Conyers Jr. (D-MI), the dean of the Congress, introduced a revised HR40 Reparations Bill, his...Read More »


The Truth About the National Anthem

Via theRoot.com

EXCERPT: ‘In the case of our national anthem, “The Star-Spangled Banner,” perhaps not knowing the full lyrics is a good thing. It is one of the most racist, pro-slavery, anti-black songs in the American lexicon, and you would be wise to cut it from your Fourth of July...Read More »


London March!!

Via sfbayview.com

EXCERPT: In a vivid display of spiritual and people’s power, the march began with prayers and sacred offerings to our Ancestors. Foremost were the profound words of Dutty Bookman, a key leader of the monumental and successful revolution in Ayiti (Haiti), which valiantly overthrew the vicious European enslavers:

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We must fight to exonerate Marcus Garvey

We must fight to exonerate Marcus Garvey

Mwariama KAMAU

Monday, April 06, 2015

Originally published on www.jamaicaobserver.com/

GARVEY…had a vision of a unified, sovereign, and independent race

THE campaign to posthumously exonerate Marcus Mosiah Garvey is a noble and constructive effort by his family, the Universal Negro Improvement Association, and others to...Read More »


Millenials may eventually shift public opinion on slavery reparations

Most white Americans oppose reparations for the African-American descendants of slaves, according to a new poll, the Associated Press reported. However, age could make a difference. The Associated Press reported that more than half of millennials said they were willing to weigh the option. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

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BY JESSE J. HOLLAND, ASSOCIATED PRESS  May 12, 2016 at 1:09 PM EDT

Most white Americans oppose reparations for the African-American descendants of slaves, according to a new poll, the...Read More »


To Our Much Loved Comrade & Friend Dr. Sebi, Your Work Continues, Honor & Respect

Some of us in N’COBRA had the honor of meeting Dr. Sebi and even being invited into his house.We were invited because Sebi had heard of Brother Kwame Afoh’s greatly admired work in the Movement and had wanted to go see him.

The law in Honduras is that anyone over 80,...Read More »


Slavery reparations sought in first Black Lives Matter agenda

By Eric M. Johnson | SEATTLE

A coalition affiliated with the anti-racism Black Lives Matter movement called for criminal justice reforms and reparations for slavery in the United States among other demands in its first policy platform released on Monday.

The six demands and roughly 40 policy...Read More »


U.S., Cuba hold 'substantive' second round talks on claims

The United States and Cuba have concluded a “substantive” second round of talks on multibillion-dollar claims against one another in Washington and agreed to hold more regular meetings on the matter, a State Department Official said on Friday.

The former Cold War foes had a first meeting outlining their respective claims...Read More »


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