State of the Black World
Racial Healing and Collaboration
for Black Empowerment
November 16-20, 2016, Newark, NJ
In the First Call for State of the Black World Conference IV we advanced the theme: It’s Nation Time Again…..Racial Healing and Collaboration for Black Empowerment,focused on the “State of Emergency” afflicting America’s “dark ghettos, and cited the growing movements of resistance and struggle for social justice and transformative change as the framework for a potentially historic gathering of people of African descent. In this Second Call the Institute of the Black World 21st Century (IBW) asserts that with the commitment and concerted mobilizing/organizing of concerned and conscious Black people, State of the Black World Conference IV (SOBWC IV), November 16-20 in Newark, New Jersey could well be this generations Black Power Conference!
All roads in the Pan African world lead to Newark November 16-20 for what has the potential to be one of the most historic great gatherings of people of African descent in the 21st Century – State of the Black World Conference IV (SOBWC IV). We in the Institute of the Black World 21st Century (IBW) made a conscious decision to…
In 2012 the Institute of the Black World 21st Century (IBW) convened State of the Black World Conference III (SOBWC III) at Howard University in Washington, D.C.,focused on the Theme – State of Emergency in Black America: Time to Heal Black Families and Communities. SOBWC III was dedicated to the memory of Dr. Ronald Walters, Black America’s leading Political Scientist. November 16–20, 2016, after the U.S. presidential elections, IBW will convene State of the Black World Conference IV in Newark, N.J., dedicated to the memory of the brilliant poet, playwright and political activist Amiri Baraka. This time the Theme of this major domestic and global gathering of people of African descent will be – It’s Nation Time… Again. The State of Emergency still persists in Black America and indeed in the Pan African world, but there have also been dramatic changes over the past four years which will serve as the context for what will be one of the great gatherings of Black people in the 21st century.