The African American Situation
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 was reviewed by the UN Human Rights Council on May 11, 2015.

IHRAAM and Cosponsors 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 IHRAAM ALTERNATIVE REPORT / REVIEW THE POLICY
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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

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International Human Rights & Empowering HBCUs
Seminar, Clark Atlanta University, July 11, 2014
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
FOCUSES ON CRISIS FACING HBCUs
Do we need self-determining
Institutions?"  
Speech (MP4) by the late Chokwe
Lumumba delivered at the IHRAAM
2012 Chicago Conference
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
Slavery and the Second Amendment by Prof. Julie E.K.
Walker
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Chicago Conference 2012
"From Civil Rights to
Human Rights &
Self-Determination?
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IHRAAM SIDE-SESSION HELD at UN Palais des Nation, GENEVA on May
7th, prior to US Universal Periodic Review by Human Rights Council

IHRAAM held a side-session at the UN Palais des Nations on May 7th, 2015, titled EMPOWERING
BLACK COLLEGES:  International Law, African American Development and Self-Determination.
State Department/DoE Civil Society Consultation
Washington, DC July 20, 2015.

IHRAAM was invited to participate in the State Department/Dept. of Education Town Hall review of
education recommendations resulting from the US-UPR. Dr. Farid I. Muhammad and Professor Emerita
Vernellia Randall travelled to Washington to attend the July 20, 2015 meeting and present.

The State Department requested two documents:  A Written Statement, and then a more brief
Intervention for delivery at the event itself
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