A publication of N’COBRA PHL, the Philadelphia Chapter of the National Coalition of Blacks for Reparations in America, to articulate the suit for reparations for the racially “Black” and ethnically “African American” descendants of erroneously and preemptively misnomered and classified Negro and Colored Americans.
N’COBRA, the National Coalition of Blacks for Reparations in America, is the premiere mass-based coalition of organizations and individuals organized for the sole purpose of obtaining reparations for Black descendants of the Maangamizi (Swahili term which speaks to the intentionality of the African holocaust of chattel, colonial and neo-colonial enslavement) in the United States.
N’COBRA PHL is the Philadelphia chapter of the National Coalition of Blacks for Reparations in America, operates an independent nonprofit infrastructure from affiliate N’COBRA chapters and subsidiaries, and works alongside reparatory justice activists and professionals to develop resolutions of redress and reparation. In the mission of its local and national founders, N’COBRA PHL believes in the establishment of reparations commissions at the local, regional, and continental level to redress and recompense the descendants of Africans enslaved in the United States and those racially “Black” or ethnically “African American” descendants of erroneously and preemptively misnomered and classified Negro and Colored Americans in the United States of America the allodial return of their seized and stolen land, the capital of their seized and stolen property and assets, the value of their forced and coerced labor, and the liberty of self-determination in the Americas, particularly those living within territories claimed or seized by the United States corporation. N’COBRA PHL believes that reparations is a cross-roads solution to the human capital infrastructure of these Americans as a matter of public policy, and is focused on:
• Revitalizing America’s nature, natural organic systems, and natural environmental sustainability.
• Restoring their self-determined social, economic, and political ecologies.
• Restoring their liberty, independence, freedom and empowerment
• Recompensing and resourcing their capital reserves and banks.
• Reclaiming their ethnic nationalism, nationhood, and nationality.
• Rebuilding their sanctity, sanctuary, statehood and sovereignty.
• Remembering their pantheon of ancestors.
• Rehabilitating their peoplehood.
N’COBRA PHL understands peoplehood to be defined and developed by a people and for themselves, and believes true reparation supports succession, sovereignty and self-determination, when necessary. With respect to the preamble of the United States Declaration of Independence, which, in part, states…
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, –That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed;”
Peoplehood, as defined by a people’s succession, sovereignty and self-determination substantiates their right to liberty, independence, freedom, and emancipation from any de facto jurisdiction of the nation, especially one responsible for their enslavement and subjection to governance under the pretense of de jure citizenship and democracy. Peoplehood, as defined by a people’s succession, sovereignty and self-determination substantiates their right to preserve land, language, culture, religion, heritage, and migration as rights entitled by birth, independent of any human-made laws or customs. These rights include, but are not limited to, the agency of Indigenous Rights, Birthrights, Natural Rights, Natural Laws, Positive Laws, Legal Rights, Jus Sanguinis Rights, Jus Soli Rights, Blood Quantum Laws, Rights of Abode, Rights of Return, Unalienable Rights, and Autochthony. These rights are bestowed by a people’s creator, fortified by their governance, and forfeited by choice or the violation of others’ laws on their lands or territories.
N’COBRA PHL understands that every sovereign state is bound to respect the independence of every other sovereign state and that the courts of one country are not to sit in judgment on the governance of another. N’COBRA PHL also understands that the political existence of a state is independent of recognition by other states and that even before recognition, the state has a right to defend its integrity and independence, to provide for its prosperity, and consequently to organize itself as it sees fit, to legislate upon its own interests, administer its services, and define jurisdiction and competence of its courts. N’COBRA PHL furthermore knows the necessity of law and the laws of nations, as nations are absolutely bound to observe them, to distinguish lawful conventions, treaties, and the application of acts, laws, treaties and agreements from those that are not.
REPARATIONS & REDRESS:
Reparation is legally defined as compensation for an injury, or redress for a wrong inflicted. The root word of reparation is repair, which means to restore something to its former condition, or, in some contracts, to operational soundness. Since 1619 to 1865, more than 4,000,000 people were enslaved in the United States and the British colonies that became the United States of America from the continental mainland and islands of Africa, the Americas, and Iberia, and have been erroneously and preemptively misnomered and identified as “Negro,” “Mullato,” “Colored,” “Black,” and “African-American,” having been subjected to the laws pertaining to those titles and disconnected from their actual and pre-existing tribal and ethnic identities, nationalities and birthrights, subversively being nationalised as United States citizens to which they have been prisoners of war.
To properly and respectfully identify this redress group, N’COBRA PHL refers to the descendants of Africans enslaved in the United States and those racially “Black” and ethnically “African American” descendants of erroneously and preemptively misnomered and classified Negro and Colored Americans in the United States as the injured party in need of reparation. N’COBRA PHL uses the idiom Descendants of Africans Enslaved in the United States, and accepts the terms Afro-Indigenous Americans, Native Black-American, “Black” descendents of enslaved Americans, and “Black” Descendants of U.S. Freedmen as each of these identifiers deliniate from the “American Negro” ancestors and antecedents whom yield the distinct ethnic quality from other racially “Black” or ethnically African migrant groups as having been in the Americas since before 1776 and the Declaration of Independence subsequent to the formation of the United States, and before the Emancipation Proclamation of 1865. Whereas other racially “Black” or ethnically African migrant groups have identifiable concentric and constitutional autochthony through their jus sanguinis heredity beholden to nations, states, or countries already established, the law provides them sui generis claims and rights not granted to 14th Amendment negro citizens of the United States, which places upon them a quasi appellation of status that limits their accession, succession, sovereignty and self-determination both from and in the State responsible for their grievances and wardship.
The transgressions against these descendants violate constitutional, treaty, and supreme laws of the land; where the extent of favorable treatment without prejudice absent of representation or class of diplomacy prohibits lawful accession, N’COBRA PHL establishes to uphold law and maintain the rights, rites, writs, and wrights of these natural born Americans in representative capacity as their ancestors have been identified in various acts, treaties and legalise as Aborigines, Indians, Moors, Maroons, Blackamoors, Negros, Mulattos, Freedmen, Coloreds, African-Americans, and Blacks without such, to the extent that any unconscionable contract colorably binding them to the jurisprudence thereof avers permissive joinder to their appilation and reparation of autochthony by law. To provide clarity to the aforementioned appellations, their denotations are as follows:
• American Negro: A dark or darker skin man or woman baring a distinct phenotype, relative to negroid physiognomy, to which the jurisprudence of colonial Euro-American governments would deem to be of a lower social and political class unto 1966 and the mid-1980s.
• Descendants of Africans Enslaved in the United States: Members of the various and numerous indigenous ethnic groups, tribes and nations enslaved in the colonies and nation-states that became the United States or United States of America between 1619 and 1865 to which became 14th Amendment citizens from 1868 to Present.
• Afro-Indigenous Americans: Any native born American with indigenous American and African lineage, particularly of indigenous African ancestors who were enslaved in the Americas between 1526 and 1865.
• Native Black-American: A racially, “racially” as defined by United States legislature, “Black” man or woman whose native-born Aborigine, Indian, Negro, African, and/or Moorish ancestors have lived in the Americas since before The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America and the founding of the United States of America.
• “Black” descendents of enslaved Americans: A racially, “racially” as defined by United States legislature, “Black” man or woman who descend from enslaved Americans.
• “Black” descendants of U.S. Freedmen: The descendants of American Negroes emancipated from the institution of slavery after the American Civil War of years 1861 to 1865, and due beneficiaries of Special Field Orders No. 15 reparations, thereupon overturned.
• Aborigine: A member of the indigenous or earliest known population of a region; a native.
• Indian: The aboriginals of the so called Americas, as opposed to that of the formally identified Hindustan, country in South Asia, subsequently known as India in 1947.
• Moorish: Having dark or darker skin, defined in the 14th century; a member of or descendant from the Maghrib or Al Maghrib Al Aqsa, identified between the 4th and 21st centuries; a moslem or Muhammadan, typically borne of the Moorish Dynastic Empire, 355-1492 A.D.
• Maroon: A man or woman, typically of mixed indigenous American and African lineage, whom were lablled as a fugitive for their refusal of slavery between the years 1526 and 1888.
• Mulatto: A colonial Euro-American racial classification to refer to people of mixed ancestry.
• Colored: A person who is wholly or partly of non-white descent; a colerable person.
• African: A native or inhabitant of Africa or person of African ancestry; a denizen of Africa Proconsularis, Roman province on the northern coast of Tunisia that was established in 146 B.C. following the defeat of Carthage in the Third Punic War; of or pertaining to Africa, especially sub-Saharan Africa, or the parts of Africa inhabited by blacks.
• American: Of or relating to North or South America, the West Indies, or the Western Hemisphere; a native of America; originally applied to the aboriginals, or copper-colored races, found here by the Europeans as defined until 1828, now meaning of or relating to the United States of America or its people, language, or culture; of or relating to any of the Native American peoples; native or inhabitant of America; or citizen of the United States.
• Black: Of or belonging to a racial group having brown to black skin, especially one of African origin; of or belonging to an American ethnic group descended from African peoples having dark skin; African-American; a condition of slavery in the French colonial empire, mandated to convert all enslaved people to Roman Catholicism, as directed for Jews in France’s colonies during the Inquisition, later applied to free and freed Negroes, or, free people of color in the United States.
The descendants of Africans enslaved in the United States between 1619 and 1865, Afro-Indigenous Americans, Native Black-Americans, “Black” descendents of enslaved Americans, “Black” Descendants of U.S. Freedmen, and those racially “Black” and ethnically “African American” descendants of erroneously and preemptively misnomered and classified Negro and Colored Americans have suffered and continues to suffer from the United States’ pseudoscientific subordination to civility, humanity and society; international kidnapping and global human trafficking; physical torture and corporeal exploitation; bondage, sadism and masochism; religious manipulation, spiritual duress, and iconoclasm; ravage adulterating and progenitive bastardization; racial antagonization and ethnic appropriation; psychological torment, cognitive paralyzation and cerebral traumatization; defamation of character to peoplehood and identity theft; standardized eugenics, sterilization, and genocide; compulsory and coercive medical malpractice; illegal and unlawful seizure and destruction of land and property; asset annihilation and capital bankruptcy; economic repression and financial depression; governmentally enforced dislodgement and displacement; environmental toxification and degradation; ecological opiating and inebriation; accredited miseducation and authorized misinformation; endorsed racism and municipally sponsored prejudice; exonerated lynchings and absolved massacres; overt vilification and unjust criminalization; corrupt policing and mass incarceration; excessive convictions and exaggerated sentencing; social inequality and justified incivility; violation of their 4th amendment right pertaining to illegal and unlawful search and seizure; violation of their 5th amendment right of private property not taken for public use without just compensation; violation of their 6th amendment right of no judgements by impartial juries; violation of their 8th amendment right of non-excessive bails and inflictions of cruel and unusual punishments; violation of their 14th amendment rights sections 1 & 2 for no creation and enforcement of laws to abridge the rights of naturalized citizens of the United States, deprivation of life, liberty, and property without due process of law, and unequal protections of the laws; violation of their 15th amendment right to vote for 94 years.
More than 4,000,000 of their ancestors and antecedents were enslaved in the United States and the colonies that became the United States of America from 1619 to 1865 from the continental mainland and islands of Africa and the Americas, and have been preemptively misnomered and identified as “Negro,” “Colored,” “Black,” and “African-American,” having been subjected to the colorable laws pertaining to those titles and disconnected from their actual and pre-existing tribal and ethnic identities, nationalities and birthrights, subversively being nationalised as United States citizens to which they have been prisoners of war.
The institutions of indentured servitude and slavery were constitutionally and statutorily sanctioned by the United States from 1789 unto today as slavery is still constitutionally sanctioned by the United States Thirteenth Amendment upon conviction of crime and practiced upon arrest.
The warfare, thievery, enslavement, and genocide that flourished in the United States of America constituted an immoral and inhumane deprivation of their ancestors’ and antecedents’ peoplehood and culture, birthrights, citizenship rights, human rights, indigenous rights, unalienable rights, and denied them the fruits of their own labor.
The perpetual violations of the United States Constitution to abide by its treaties as supreme law of the land, bounding Judges in every state, state constitutions and laws to the contrary notwithstanding, have transgressed their ancestors’ and antecedents’ land sovereignty, peoplehood and culture, birthrights, citizenship rights, human rights, indigenous rights, unalienable rights, and denied them the fruits of their own labor.
A preponderance of scholarly, legal, commercial and community evidentiary records and documentation, as well as popular culture markers, constitute the basis for redress into the ongoing effects of the institution of slavery and its legacy of persistent systemic structures of discrimination on their societies in the United States of America as they have been subjected to over 400 years of social, political, economic, and ecological holocaust.
Preceding the 13th Amendment, the United States government at the federal, state, and local levels created, condoned, and profited from practices that oppressed, brutalized, and enslaved their ancestors and antecedents.
The Reconstruction Era enhanced the violations of formerly enslaved, now freedmen’s rights as Special Field Order No. 15 proclamation, the Freedmen’s Bureau Act granted 40 acres of land and a mule, food, housing, protection, education, health care, employment contracts with private landowners including the distribution of land, schools for their children, and military courts to ensure these rights, but was revoked and disbanded by President Andrew Johnson and President Ulysses S. Grant. Furthermore, the millions of dollars in capital and assets procured by those freedmen and deposited into the Freedman’s Bank was stolen by the banks’ owners.
Preceding and following the Third Enforcement Act, a civil rights act of 1871 to empower U.S. Presidents in suspending the writ of habeas corpus and combating the Ku Klux Klan and other domestic terrorist organizations, hundreds of Ku Klux Klansmen have taken political office in the United States both publicly and in secret, and thousands granted special privileges to advance in various careers and positions of power across industries.
Following the 13th Amendment, the United States government at the federal, state, and local levels continued to specifically perpetuate, condone, and profit from practices that continued to oppress, brutalize, and enslave their ancestors and antecedents through subjugation to Black codes of 1865, the Berlin Conference of 1884, national Sexual Sterilization Acts from 1907 to 1970, the Racial Integrity Act of 1924, the Highway Act of 1956, sharecropping, convict leasing, Black suffrage, redlining, displacement and inadequate housing by government housing policies that include discriminatory VA/FHA practices including “Urban Renewal” and a variety of local and federal “affordable” housing programs, gentrification, the Compulsory Education Act of 1922, the War on Poverty in 1964, the War on Drugs in 1971, the Crime Bill of 1984, and disproportionate treatment at the hands of the United States’ criminal justice system.
N’COBRA PHL asserts that the reparation of participating descendants of Africans enslaved in the United States between 1619 and 1865, Afro-Indigenous Americans, Native Black-Americans, “Black” descendents of enslaved Americans and “Black” descendants of U.S. Freedmen redress their succession, self-determination, and sovereignty so that they may uphold their laws, maintain their rights, and provide for the maintenance and good order of their people. N’COBRA PHL believes in the establishment of reparations commissions at the hyper-local, regional, and continental levels to redress and recompense these Americans the allodial return of their seized and stolen land, the capital of their seized and stolen property and assets, the value of their forced and coerced labor, and the liberty of self-determination.
Where they may establish jurists for themselves to engage in reciprocal zero-sum reparations negotiations, N’COBRA PHL believes that reparations commissions play a part in surveying and providing writs of elections for the redress community to duly establish the terms and conditions by which their commissioners may serve. Where these reciprocal zero-sum reparations negotiations provide that the redress for injuries caused by a state comport with international standards of remedy as understood by various international findings, agreements and protocols, they should also maintain a relationship and doctrine of trust between the nations, states, and nation-states at North America, and principal assembly of the redress community, to provide that their governances have mutual duty to respect each others’ ecology and affairs with deference to the rights and protections of their people. N’COBRA PHL believes that commissions must be composed of descendants of Africans enslaved in the United States between 1619 and 1865, Afro-Indigenous Americans, Native Black-Americans, “Black” descendents of enslaved Americans and the “Black” descendants of U.S. Freedmen, the due redress group, to perform the following duties:
Develop departments, institutes, bureaus, and depositories to effectively arbitrate and administer their redress and recompenses.
Define and operate a budget based on proposed and accepted governmental budgets in the regions and jurisdictions those commissions may be established, where budgets may be determined, or, apportioned by the residential population and percentage of redress group members living there.
Identify, compile, and synthesize the relevant corpus of evidentiary documentation of the institution of slavery that existed within the United States Union and previous Confederate states and the colonies, with respect to its effects thereafter, including documentation and examination of the following facts:
a) The transatlantic slave trade and global transport of their ancestors and antecedents as prisoners of war and enslaved peoples, including their treatment during transport.
b) The sale and acquisition of their ancestors and antecedents as chattel property in interstate and intrastate commerce.
c) Their treatment today and treatment of their ancestors and antecedents, including the deprivation of their freedom, exploitation of their labor, and destruction of their culture, language, religion, and families.
d) The extensive sexual abuse, denial of humanity, and chattelization of them and their ancestors and antecedents.
e) The federal and state laws that discriminated against them and their ancestors and antecedents, and other forms of discrimination in the public and private sectors against those free and freed who were deemed 14th amendment citizens of the United States from 1868 to the present; including redlining, educational funding discrepancies, and predatory financial practices.
f) The lingering negative effects of the institutions of colonialism and the matters described in this section have on they and their ancestors’ and antecedents’ societies in America.
Educate the public of its findings, engaging hyperlocal, domestic and international news and media outlets and channels.
Recommend appropriate legislative remedies in consideration of its findings on the matters described in this section, addressing, among other issues:
a) How the recommendations comport with international standards of remedy for wrongs and injuries caused by the state, that include full reparations and special measures, as understood by various relevant international protocols, laws, and findings.
b) How the state should offer a formal apology for its participation and practice in its human rights violations and crimes against humanity.
c) How city, state and federal policies disproportionately and negatively affect the group and perpetuate the lingering material and psychosocial effects of colonialism.
d) How the injuries resulting from matters described in this subdivision can be reversed
e) How to provide appropriate policies, programs and additional recommendations for the purpose of reversing the injuries and eliminating injunctions that perpetuate them.
f) How any form of recompenses may be calculated, what forms of recompenses should be awarded and through what instrumentalities, and how they should be given.
g) How any other forms of rehabilitation or restitution is warranted and what forms and scope those measures should take.
Ensure the reparations and recompenses provided support the redress group’s economic independence, giving deference to the development and utilization of their own instruments, currencies, and ability to engage those instruments and exchange those currencies domestically and internationally without levy.
Superintend the enforcement of existing acts, legalise, treaties, agreements, conventions and laws that secure their rights.
Establish the necessary institutions, organizations, and institutional change to restore their heritage across industries, disciplines, fields, and sectors – including schools, hospitals, banks, and markets to improve the overall ecology of the community.
Call on other governments to participate in the researching, recompensement, and redress activities of the commissions.
Call on other organizations, institutions, companies, corporations that have participated, advanced, and/or benefited from the institution of slavery, and institutionalization of systemic racial and ethnic oppression, to join and participate in redress programs that comprehensively address and resolve the transgressions of these systems.
Work with members of industry, government, and the general public to:
a) Understand the root causes of various problems facing the redress group across sectors,
b) Research and explore solutions, convening and counseling the larger community to co-develop and implement solutions, and collectivize resources necessary to implement those solutions.
c) Return stolen or unlawfully seized land, property, and assets in principle and value.
d) Commission various national studies that support recommendations this redress based on its findings.
e) Provide public apologies and statutes inscribed and recognized through monuments, memorials, statues, and commemorations.
Recognize the participating members of the redress group as an Indigenous ethnic group in North America, including but not limited to, expanding categories for their identification the U.S. Census and other U.S. identification forms;
a) Their antecedents have been in the Americas since before 1776, before the Declaration of Independence and formation of the United States.
b) Their ancestors have been in the United States since before 1865, before the Emancipation Proclamation;
c) Their ethnicities and socio-political circumstances of identities differ from other racially or ethnically “Black” and African emigrant groups.
Improve regional, domestic, and international relations with the world, particularly their diaspora.
Repatriate members of the descendant group upon request.
Rehabilitate, including exonerating and expunging the records pertaining to the subject hereof, those within this community who have been affected and effected by the epidemic of substance abuse, particularly the opioids heroin, cocaine and crack-cocaine, manufactured, managed and militarized through the United States’ “War on Drugs” to which enforced unequal and unjust racial and class based sentences thereafter;
Support the rehabilitation and exoneration of those affected in this community, including record expungement specifically in relation to the subject of imprisonment, for the commercial use and/or consumption of cannabis or “marijuana” with direct reparations apportioned to those now returning to society, including the expungement of their records;
Rehabilitate the people and communities affected and effected by the alcoholism that liquor-lining, fortified by the red-lining of communities, that targeted their neighborhoods and:
a) Created high densities of liquor stores in neighborhoods with no deference to the proximity to schools, parks and recreational spaces in the communities;
b) Drove businesses including retailers and markets from those communities, decimating the local economy and creating local food deserts to which contributed to deepened poverty and degradation in those communities’ health and wellness;
c) Created high densities of liquor stores within close proximity to homes, disrupting the family unit and functionality as alcoholism, coupled with the “War on Drugs” is, in large, a chronological consequence of poverty and joblessness, to which liquor-lining, and red-lining, directly influenced.
Service the neurological, cerebral, psychological, and spiritual rehabilitation of the redress group;
Develop and reform their K-12 and post-secondary education curriculum standards to comport with the academic requirements they determine will advance their posterity.
Study systems of equity, ecology, and economics that preserve and progress their ecospheres, natural resources, natural reserves, energy creation, and energy consumption to protect natural systems of ecology and the environment of their communities.
Restore, reserve, preserve, and advance the ecospheres, natural resources, natural reserves, clean energy creation, and reduced energy consumption to protect natural systems of environmental ecology, especially where this community is or has been subjected to environmental degradation.
Support innovative environmentally sustainable systems and new infrastructures to create and advance new equitable and innovative business practices that advance environmental ecology.
Restore, reserve, preserve, and advance their history, culture, traditions and heritage.
Support the the redress group’s right to rebuild and govern their societies as self-determined peoples, including but not limited to, the expertise of sociologists, economists, ecologists, legal experts, educators, psychologists, and more to superintending their own:
• Governance & Policy
• Voting & Elections
• Law & Legal Affairs
• Military & Veterans
• Housing & Home
• Disaster & Emergencies
• Safety & Security
• Engineering & Technology
• Foreign Relations
• International Affairs
• Rites & Heritage
• Social Services
• News, Media, Information
• Education & Academia
• Community & Humanities
• Health & Human Services
• Philanthropy & Charity
• Travel & Migration
• Tourism & Hospitality
• Internet Fidelity
• Environment Ecology
• Agriculture & Farming
• Mining and Resourcing
• Creation & Industrialization
• Business & Development
• Instruments, Trusts, Securities
• Treasuries & Banking
• Currencies & Tributes
• Jobs & Employment
• Consumer Affairs
• Internal Affairs
Support the allodial return of their seized and stolen land, with accurate research and reward, and protect their territorial sovereignty rights for their land and real-estate to remain their organic inheritance by birthright, including their historical landmarks, estates, and institutions; thus qualifying them as World Heritage Sites owned and operated by their principal proprietorship to those landmarks, estates, and institutions, and furthermore prohibiting the purchase or acquisition of their lands without full credence from their self-determined governing body.
Research and review the capital, funds, records, data, information, history, and necessary documentation concerning the lineage, lives, living, and livelihood of the redress group members to appropriately provide for their redress and recompensement.
Recompensating the capital of the redress group’s seized and stolen property and assets, and the value of their forced and coerced labor.
Counsel governments, and the participating members of the redress group whom succeed, on the impunities they retain from policy officers or armed forces personnel with the proper governance and due process of international laws and agreements established between them; including sustaining the freedoms of the redress group from any foreign government having military activities take place in and on their lands or territories without the will of their public interest, formal and official agreement, or request.
Advise and council the relationship between units of government and the redress populace to prosecute parties when in violation of any international laws.
Co-create the trust relationship and trust doctrines between units of government and the redress group to ensure and insure that these units governments have a duty to respect the ecology and affairs of each others’ citizens and members, with further respect to the rights and protections afforded to peoples and persons under foreign, domestic, and international declarations and laws.
Support the redress group’s right of return, guaranteeing their right of voluntary return to, or re-entry to, their country of origin or of citizenship, and, the right of abode, their individual freedom from immigration control on their homeland and ability to live and work freely without restriction, removal, or deportation.
Maintain the confidence of the redress group’s intellectual property and identify their claims of collective intellectual property rights to protect their cultural knowledge, including cultural property such as historical sites, artifacts, designs, languages, ceremonies, performing arts, artwork, literature, technologies, tools, techniques, midwifery, ethnobotany, ecological science, traditional medicine, celestial navigation, craft skills, ethnoastronomy, climate, culture, and other life systems.
Arbitrate the functions of distinction that the redress group’s lands, territories and resources yield where they may not be not acknowledged in the land titles or legal doctrines.
Liaise units of government and the redress community in the adoption and implementation of legislative and administrative measures that may affect them.
Procure the mutual relationship the redress group has with neighboring, participating, partnering, or co-dependent entities to develop, utilize, and engage the municipal and general government services afforded to all Americans cooperatively, equitably, and appropriately, with respect to their distinctions of jurisdiction, jurisprudence, and codependency on shared and adjacent lands and corresponding ecologies.
Ensure these American’s municipal services are safe and secure, supporting:
a) Clean and sustainable environments and environmental ecologies of land, air, and water;
b) Functional trash, waste, recycling and composting systems;
c) Public schools with competent educators and proper funding, services, and resources;
d) Medical centers and medical treatment;
e) Adequate training and funding for local fire engines;
f) Law enforcement officers are properly trained, supervised, and disciplined;
Bolster, fortify, and insure the redress groups’ economies and ecologies, provided that they have access to their needs during and beyond times of crisis.
Consult and cooperate in good faith with the units of governments and the redress group concerning the ecology of the lands, territories and resources used or utilized, particularly those systems that appear naturally in nature, on the utilization or exploitation of any and all mineral, water or other resources to protect the environmental, economic, social, cultural and spiritual integrity of the redress group. This includes the assurances that no storage or disposal of hazardous materials shall take place in the lands or territories of the redress group without their free, prior and informed consent.
Develop a municipally administered telecommunication service that provides telephone, cellular and internet services to the redress group at a low cost premium while fortifying their independently owned and operated networks and platforms with investment into broadband, cable, streaming and other telecommunications capacities to develop and diversify their media access and opportunity.
Ensure that no irregular or unofficial permissions shall be granted to people, persons, individuals, or entities claiming membership to descendants of Africans enslaved in the United States between 1619 and 1865, Afro-Indigenous Americans, Native Black-Americans, “Black” descendents of enslaved Americans and “Black” descendants of U.S. Freedmen who do not share the pedigree of blood quantum lineage to this redress.
Legally and lawfully carry out the provisions of their commissions by:
a) Holding hearings and testifying in domestic and foreign legislatures as appropriate;
b) Requesting the attendance and testimony of witnesses;
c) Requesting the production of books, records, correspondence, memoranda, papers, and documents;
d) Seeking orders from superior courts requesting testimony or compliance with subpoenas.
f) Acquiring, directly from the head of any agency, and furnishing relevant and useful information made available in the discharge of its duties.