NCOBRA National Conference 2011

in Chicago, Illinois

National Coalition of Blacks for Reparations in America

The National Coalition of Blacks

for Reparations in America (NCOBRA)


Much honor to the late Mama Njere Algahnee for her work on the national reparations movement!


June 24 -26, 2011

Sixth Grace Presbyterian Church

600 East 35th Street

Chicago, Illinois


Contact: Kamm Howard,, 773.520.0369

Barbara Baker,, 312.720.0648

The National Coalition of Blacks for Reparations in America (NCOBRA) - Chicago Chapter, will host the 22nd Annual National NCOBRA.

This year's conference theme is Bambalela - Jitayarishe "Never Give Up - Be Prepared" for Reparations Now! The primary purpose is that of solidifying N'COBRA's infrastructure, maintaining our righteous struggle and hearing from new voices as we assemble to define a reparations package.

Those in attendance will gain valuable community-building skills needed to educate, mobilize, and organize teams of activists dedicated to hammering out the details of a reparations settlement that will help heal our people and diminish the festering vestiges of chattel enslavement, Jim Crow segregation, and modern-day racism and terror.



There will be a tribute to Bro. Hannibal Afrik (in white, third from the left).

A full two days of programming include a keynote address by Haki Madhubuti, author and founder of Third World Press. A free and open-to-the-public town hall meeting that would include a human rights, sovereignty and self-determination panel discussion with Black Agenda Report's Glen Ford as moderator, and Atty. Adjoa Aiyetoro, co-founder of NCOBRA, Chairman Omali Yeshitela, of the Black-Is-Back Coalition and African Socialist Party, Baba Hannibal Afrik of Republic of New Afrika and NCOBRA, Dr Farid Muhammad of International Human Rights Association of American Minorities, Ahmed Saadiq of the Lost Found Nation of Islam and Diane Urban of International Year for People of African Descent Central as panelist. In addition, we have planned workshops dealing with healing the subjugations of enslavement, tracing our genealogy and preparing non-profits organizations to receive reparations.

Finally, we will continue to expand our knowledge of the 5 injury areas: economic development, education, health, people-hood and criminal justice (political prisoners). This information and knowledge not only helps in basing our reparation demand but also in identifying best methods to provide reparations resources for our repair.



Conference keynote by Baba Haki Madhubuti

N'COBRA Conference Program Chicago 2011


Thursday June 23, 2011

11am CTS Pressing The Press media follow-up event


Friday June 24, 2011

8:00am-8:00pm Conference Registration

8:00am-10:00am Vendor Set Up

9:00am -10:00am Ancestral Acknowledgement Bros Jumoke Ifetayo, Mansong Kulubally

10:00am-11:30am Opening Plenary Dr. Eric Pearman Invocation; National & Local Co-chairs

Welcome, Conference Agenda, National, International and Chicago initiatives

11:30am- 3:00pm National Board Meeting:

11:45-12:45 pm Lunch (on site catering)

1:00pm-3:00pm Bus tour of Black Chicago

1:00pm -2:45pm Workshops - Injury Area repair I

A. Genealogy-Introduction "Getting Started" Pauline Whyte

B. Healing the Wounds of Oppression Wekesa & Efia

3:15pm- 5:00pm Workshops - Injury Area repair II

A.A Reparations Accord as Public Policy "Getting Ready to Receive Reparations" Niamo, Ari Merretazon N LDREF B. Healing the Wounds of Oppression II Wekesa & Efia

5:15pm-6:15pm Dinner (on site catering)

6:30pm-10:00pm Town Hall Meeting - National Minority Rights, Human Rights, Sovereignty and Self Determination as Reparations - Glen Ford, Black Agenda Report - Moderator, Prof. Atty Adjoa Aiyetoro Co-Founder of NCOBRA, NLDREF, Farid Muhammad IHRAAM, Omali Yeshitele APSP African Socialist International and the Black-Is-Back Coalition, Diane Urban, IYDAD Central, Ahmed Saadiq Lost Found Nation (NARTF), Dr. Anderson Thompson "Slavery: The Scene of the Crime"; Dr. Conrad Worrill Jake Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies Northeastern University, Chairman Emeritus of the National Black United Front (NBUF); NOI; Gen Rashid RNA; TBD 10:00pm-until Rappin' for Reparations-Hip Hop, Spoken Word, Open Mic: Focus on Human Rights, Haiti and Reparations,Video clips


Rev. Dr. Webb Evans will speak on

collective economics and buying Black.

Saturday June 25, 2011

8:00am-5:00pm Conference Registration


8:00am-10:00am Vendor Set Up

8am-9am Yoga, Chi-Kung, Aerobics - Jumoke Ifetayo

9:00am-12npm Plenary II - Injury Area repair IIIReports from the Trenches-IYPAD-Pat Hill or Diane Irving, Reparations for Tortured Illinois Prisoners- Atty Stan Willi;s Political Prisoners Liberation Efforts-Jericho Movement-Bro Hondo; Ron Carter "The Black Wall Street"; Phillip Jackson "The Black Star Project" (Education); Israel McCain (Firefighters Law Suit}; Timmuel Black - Black Chicago History; Dr. Webb Evans UAPA Buy Black Campaign; Iyiti Report William Balan Gaubert, Black Farmers Rev Al Sampson, Rose Saunders, Healing the Wounds of Oppression III- Wekesa Efia, New Orleans Update; Connecting the Psychological Trauma to Physical Illness-Dr. Terry Mason, Bro. J X-Clan

12:00pm-1:00pm lunch (on site catering)

1pm-2:15pm Regional caucus; Chapter reports; Reg Rep elections

2:30pm-3:30pm Commissions meeting

3:45pm-5:45pm General membership meeting - reports, election,5 Injury Areas Campaign,

7:00pm Banquet-Intro of Speaker Sis Barbara Adjoa Baker, Keynote Presentation by Author, Activist, Publisher Haki Madhubuti, Tribute to Baba Hannibal Afrik & Institution Building (7:45-8:30), Cultural Expressions Edu-tainment (7:30, 9:15), Hip Hop Journey w/ The Ancestors Video; Bro. J X-Clan (9:30 - 11:15)




Bro. J (X-Clan) will talk about culture, music and the movement.


Sunday June 26, 2011 (Reparations Sunday)

Sunrise Yoga and Ceremony on the Lake (31st and Lake Shore) - Jumoke Ifetayo
9:00pm-10:30pm wrap up meeting - hosted by Sis Barbara Adjoa Baker
11:00am-12:30pm Sixth Grace Presbyterian Church




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