IT’S PAST TIME FOR THE NEW YORK STATE REPARATIONS BILL!
New York State is behind the rest of the country in addressing the issue of reparations for Black people. The New York State Legislature has until June 8, 2023, to vote on reparations legislation being put forward by New York State Senator Jabari Brisport and New York State Assemblymember Michaelle Solages.
On Monday, June 5, 4 PM at the African Burial Ground at Duane Street, downtown Manhattan, the December 12th Movement is calling a press conference to highlight the urgency of passing this legislation.
The proposed New York State legislation is unique in the major administrative role it provides community organizations which have demonstrated an historical commitment to the demand for reparations. Representatives from the December 12th Movement, the Institute of the Black World and N’COBRA, the three legislatively-designated community organizations, will attend.
Local elected officials, including City Councilmember Charles Barron, who, then, as an Assemblymember, originally submitted the bill, and community organizations from around the city are expected to attend.
Update: this photo is from the event
Africa’s War Against Poverty and Underdevelopment
When African Liberation Day happened in 1973, Africans were fighting a war for decolonization, against Apartheid, and for human rights. Now the fight for Africans at home and abroad is against poverty & underdevelopment. Come celebrate what we’ve achieved and discuss which way forward at this crucial time.
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May 3, 2023,
9 am – 1 pm ET,
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UNITED NATIONS INVESTIGATING LAW ENFORCEMENT ABUSE IN U.S.
On April 24th the United Nations Expert Mechanism to Advance Racial Justice and Equality in Law Enforcement (EMLER) began an 11-day investigation of law enforcement’s excessive use of force against Black people in the United States.
The United Nations set up EMLER in response to the massive global demonstrations protesting the cold-blooded police murder of George Floyd in 2020. It is composed of three experts, one from South Africa, one from Argentina, and one from the U.S.
EMLER will visit six cities – Washington, DC, Los Angeles, Minnesota, Atlanta, Chicago and New York. Aside from DC where they will only be meeting with government officials, EMLER will meet with community people and organizations in the other cities.
The New York meeting will be held on May 3, 2023, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the historic Malcolm Shabazz Center in the former Audubon Ballroom where Malcolm X was assassinated through the covert actions of U.S. law enforcement. The New York meeting will hear testimony from families of victims of police murder and criminal conditions in prisons (including Rikers), mistreatment of Black immigrants, and direct victims of racial profiling, stop and frisk, and the war on drugs.
The December 12th Movement International Secretariat, which in 1994 helped organize the first ever UN investigation into the U.S., has been working closely with Sister Kerry McLean of the UN Anti-Racism Coalition (UNARC) and other organizations on the New York meeting.
For those who wish to attend in person, you can register online at https://bit.ly/UN-Experts-Visit-NYC.
Get more info: https://unarc.org/emlers-visit-to-the-united-states and/or call the December 12th Movement at (718) 398-1766.
Watch the Livestream: https://facebook.com/UNARC/