The African American Situation
 
An international NGO in consultative status with the United Nations
IHRAAM  REPORT TO THE UN's
US 2014  UNIVERSAL PERIODIC REVIEW

HISTORIC AFRICAN AMERICAN INSTITUION
ENDANGERED
US GOVERNMENT PASSES "PARENT PLUS" LOANS
WITH DEVASTATING IMPACT ON HBCU ENROLLMENT
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.

MORE INFORMATION on the IHRAAM US-UPR Review:

Call for papers, IHRAAM Seminar on HBCUs

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.
more
 
PROCEEDINGS
OF THE
IHRAAM
CHICAGO
CONFERENCE
2012 ON
HUMAN RIGHTS
AND
SELF-DETERMIN
ATION  
PRESS RELEASE:  

SUPREME COURT
DOUBLE WHAMMY
PROMOTES
PARADIGM SHIFT
FOR AFRICAN
AMERICAN
STRUGGLE
 
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
 
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
CALL FOR PAPERS!
IHRAAM to sponsor Summer 2014 seminar on
International Human Rights &
Empowering HBCUs
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