The African American Situation
 
An international NGO in consultative status with the United Nations
IHRAAM  SHADOW REPORT TO THE UNITED NATIONS
RE THE US 2014  UNIVERSAL PERIODIC REVIEW
WILL ADDRESS THE THREAT TO HBCUs,
and AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDIES departments
 
IHRAAM intends to participate in the UN UPR process as it relates to defending
the
African American international minority right to institutions in face of
the policy-generated deterioration of HBCUs and the rollback of Departments
of African American Studies. African American right to and control of
educational institutions serves as a reflection of and motor for survival of their
unique history, culture and community needs.

All 192 UN Member States of the United Nations are required to report every
four years on human rights issues through a mandatory review process
established by UN General Assembly Resolution
60/251 in 2006. The process
provides an opportunity for NGOs and others to submit alternative reports to
that produced by government, affording the opportunity for the review process
to deepen the understanding and broaden the exposure of human rights
violations within states with a view to their correction. In 2014, the United
States will be required to submit its report.
 
Left to right:  Atty. Musa Dan Fodio, Dr. Tyson King-Meadows, Diana Collier Kly, Cynthia McKinney, Vernellia
Randall, Judge Leonard Murray, Dr. Farid I. Muhammad.

AFRICAN AMERICAN STRUGGLE HEADING IN NEW DIRECTION?
IHRAAM CHICAGO CONFERENCE
East-West University, April 2012

On April 20-21, 2012, key representatives of the African American popular
leadership and intelligentsia broke new ground in Chicago at the IHRAAM-
sponsored conference titled
FROM CIVIL RIGHTS TO HUMAN RIGHTS AND
SELF-DETERMINATION?
Speakers and attendees flew in from all corners–
California, Georgia, Illinois, Mississippi, New York, South Carolina,
Washington, DC, Virginia and Canada. The atmosphere in the conference hall
at East-West University was electrifying, as speaker after speaker added new
planks to attendees’ understanding of where the African American struggle
had been, where it was now, and the direction it had to go to move forward.  
There was no disagreement from either speakers or floor on the general
direction proposed by the title of the conference:  that the African American
struggle must now move on from civil rights to human rights and self-
determination.
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PROCEEDINGS OF
THE IHRAAM CHICAGO
CONFERENCE 2012 ON
HUMAN RIGHTS AND
SELF-DETERMINATION
 
PRESS RELEASE:  
SUPREME COURT
DOUBLE WHAMMY
PROMOTES
PARADIGM SHIFT
FOR AFRICAN
AMERICAN
STRUGGLE
 
SURVEY REVALS AFRICAN
AMERICAN INTEREST IN  
SELF-DETERMINATION
The findings of a survey of African American
views in relation to African American
self-determination, undertaken by Dr. Farid I.
Muhammad under the auspices of IHRAAM
in the year 2000, was presented at the
recent IHRAAM Conference, "From Civil
Rights to Human Rights and the Right to
Self-determination?"  International lawyer
professors Francis A. Boyle and Daniel Turp
advised the conference that such a survey
was an important factor in the determination
of African American desires in that regard.  A
second survey but much expanded survey
will be undertaken by Dr. Muhammad in
2012, along with other participating
academics.
 
INTERVENTIONS TO
UN HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL
Agenda Item 9

“Jim Crow Revamped: The Re-
emergence of African American
Voter Registration Suppression
Laws”
The African American National Minority
White Americans With Trends Downward
Despite High Visibility of Black Individuals
19th session
Discriminatory Incarceration Severely
Impacts the African American National
Minority
 
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Dream







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systemic racism keeps millions of people
down while offering others hope and
opportunity.  Executive Producer Dr.
Randy Short and Sr. Director Marzieh
Hashemi's film gives voice to those who
believe that African Americans are far
from achieving the American dream in
health, education, welfare and justice.
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by Prof. Julie E.K. Walker
International Human Rights & Empowering HBCUs
Seminar, Clark Atlanta University, July 11, 2014
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What can be done about the drastic decline in loans, funding and
enrollment in Historically Black Colleges and Universities?  Academics,
funders, and administrators from across the spectrum of HBCUs m
et at
historic Clark Atlanta University on July 11, 2014 to review and brainstorm
how to address the threat to this historic African American
institutionalization, and how to move forward.  
Proceedings of the
Seminar will be published by IHRAAM and Clarity Press, Inc.  More
here