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N'COBRA The National Coalition of Blacks for Reparations in America, or N'COBRA, is a coalition of organizations and individuals committed to the economic, cultural, intellectual, political, social, and spiritual empowerment of black people in the United States. N'COBRA argues that "Reparations are needed to repair the wrongs, injury, and damage done to us by the U. S. federal and state governments, their agents, and representatives".
This week, NPR takes a closer look at the slavery reparations movement as part of its special report on the United Nations World Conference Against Racism. On Monday, Cheryl Corley gives an overview of the issue on Morning Edition. Adjoa AiyetoroPhoto: David Ickes Robert SedlerPhoto: Wayne State University The coverage continues on Tuesday, when NPR airs part of a debate sponsored by Justice Talking, a radio program created by the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania. NPR's Margot Adler moderates the debate between two leading activists, Adjoa Aiyetoro and Robert Sedler. Aiyetoro is a legal consultant to the National Coalition of Blacks for Reparations in America.
(The National Coalition of Blacks for Reparations in America) http://www. ncobra. org.
Others, such as the National Coalition of Blacks for Reparations in America (N'COBRA), advocate a broader approach. They believe that government could satisfy the call for reparations by a variety of means, including land, ownership of companies, stock, money, and aircraft. The group also calls for a method of self-government for American blacks to give them autonomy.
The National Coalition of Blacks for Reparations in America.
Barack Obama’s pastor and mentor, the Reverend Dr. Jeremiah Wright, was the keynote speaker at the 2007 annual conference of the National Coalition of Blacks for Reparations in America. Wright’s talk, “A Call for Justice and Repair,” followed a statement in which he declared that “The Biblical principle of true repentance is that the offended party is given compensation to take up for that which has been stolen from them, the losses that have been inflicted upon them and their families.
Vaughan, who believed that reparations would be a stimulus for the South; the black activist Callie House; black-nationalist leaders like “Queen Mother” Audley Moore; and the civil-rights activist James Forman. The movement coalesced in 1987 under an umbrella organization called the National Coalition of Blacks for Reparations in America (N’COBRA). The NAACP endorsed reparations in 1993.
Bill Lucy, President Emeritus, the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists and Dean of the Black Labor Movement in the U. S. ; Kaam Howard, National Coalition of Blacks for Reparations in America (N’COBRA); Salim Adolfo, Vice-Chairman, National Black United Front and a leader of the struggle against police brutality and killings in the U. S. ; and Nana Dr. Patricia Newton, Chief Executive Officer, Black Psychiatrists of America are the latest additions to NAARC.