Reconstruct, Restore, Renew
June 22-24, 2012
Church of the Advocate
1801 W. Diamond St.
The Philadelphia branch of NCOBRA will host the 2012 conference of the
National Coalition of Blacks for Reparations in America (NCOBRA).
Why reparations?There are those who ask "Why Reparations? Slavery ended in 1865?" After the passage of the 13Th and 14Th amendments, laws were passed to re-enslave people of African descent through Jim Crow laws. The New Jim Crow is a result of the low-intensity war against the Black community under the guise of a "War on Drugs," in addition to ongoing discrimination, and an extension of the slavery experience for Black people.
What can we do: We can begin to work together to define the strategy, plan the approach and implement the solution. One way to do this is to come to Philadelphia in June for the 2012 NCOBRA Conference. Other ways include joining with other groups working on the reparations issue. Organizations from the Nation of Islam to the NAACP have endorsed reparations. Now let's do more than talk the talk, let's walk the walk.
We must decide what must be done to reclaim, reconstruct and restore our people to their former greatness. See you in Philadelphia.