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N'COBRA to meet in Detroit, June 20-23

By N’COBRA | Last updated: Jun 11, 2019 - 2:06:17 PM

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N’COBRA, the National Coalition of Blacks for Reparations in America, will be hosting its 30th annual national convention June 20–23 at the Timbuktu Academy of Science & Technology in Detroit. The conference theme, “400 Years of Terror: A Debt Still Owed!” will focus on a process of “full repair” after four centuries of enslavement.

Kamm Howard, national male co-chair of N’COBRA, said the conference will show people what “reparations” looks like.

“We’re focusing on what we define as ‘full repair,’ ” he told The Final Call. “A lot of people don’t have a clear idea of what reparations is especially in light of all the presidential candidates’ talk that is steadily being generated around reparations. N’COBRA understands that reparations means full repair of our people.”

The three-day conference will consist of workshops and presentations featuring activists from around the country, a dinner banquet with keynote speaker and Michigan’s 36th District Court Judge Greg Mathis, visits to the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History and Timbuktu Academy of Science and Technology, and a town hall meeting addressed by the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan of the Nation of Islam.

Dr. Conrad Worrill, a longtime reparations advocate and author, will be a guest speaker at the conference. Established in 1987, N’COBRA is a coalition of organizations and individuals organized for the sole purpose of obtaining reparations for African descendants in the United States.

For more information on N’COBRA, its upcoming national conference and to register, visit