The National Coalition of Blacks for Reparations in America

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The National Coalition of Blacks for Reparations in America (N'COBRA) is an organization based out of Washington, DC that seeks financial compensation for the descendants of former slaves in the United States.

Origins[edit]

Goals[edit]

The group advocates that the US Government, US corporations and individuals who benefited from the labors of former slaves should pay reparations of an undisclosed amount and say that further study needs to be done to find the exact amount, but estimate that the amount may be approximately $8,000,000,000,000 (eight trillion.)[1] Based on the estimated US population for 2008,[2] this amounts to approximately $205,000 per black citizen in the United States. The group also seeks an apology from the entire white race; even from those considered "white" in the United States today who came over after the slave movement.

Supporters[edit]

The following list of persons spoke at a 2002 rally in Washington DC:[3]

Legal Action[edit]

Legislation[edit]

In 2001, N'COBRA supported H.R.40, entitled Commission to Study Reparation Proposals for African-Americans Act.[4] This bill was sponsored by Rep John Conyers Jr. and included the following co-sponsors:[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ncobra Information". Ncobra.com. Retrieved 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ "CIA - The World Factbook - United States". Cia.gov. Retrieved 2009-03-13. 
  3. ^ "NCOBRA". Web.archive.org. 2003-02-08. Retrieved 2014-03-18. 
  4. ^ "NCOBRA". Web.archive.org. 2002-12-12. Retrieved 2014-03-18. 
  5. ^ "Bill Summary & Status - 107th Congress (2001 - 2002) - H.R.40 - THOMAS (Library of Congress)". Thomas.loc.gov. 2001-01-03. Retrieved 2014-03-18.