The African American Situation
 
An international NGO in consultative status with the United Nations
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.

This 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.

The United States report will be reviewed by the UN Human Rights
Committee in April/May 2015.

IHRAAM and Cosponsors have submitted an Alternative Report to the UN
Human Rights Committee addressing the violation of African Americans' right to
education in the US, and defending the
African American international
minority right to institutions in face of the policy-generated deterioration of
HBCUs.  

READ THE REPORT and BECOME A COSPONSOR NOW.

In March 2015, IHRAAM will be sponsoring a supporting event at the UN in
Geneva just prior to the HRC Review.  Check for updates and how to participate.
 
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
GROWING
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.  At the July
11, 2014 Atlanta Seminar,
International Human Rights &
Empowering HBCUs, Dr. Muhammad
presented the results of his second
survey, indicating that interest in
self-determination in African
American communities is not
shrinking, but growing.
 
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
 
MUST SEE DOCUMENTARY:
"We Still Ain't Free:
The Facade of the American
Dream







A cross section of people discuss how
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.
Slavery and the Second Amendment
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 met 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
IHRAAM  ALTERNATIVE REPORT TO THE UNITED NATIONS
RE THE US 2015  UNIVERSAL PERIODIC REVIEW

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