WASHINGTON, DC -- Green Party leaders, mourning the recent death of Njere Akosua Aminah Alghanee ('Sister Courage'), national co-chair of National Coalition of Blacks for Reparations in America (N'COBRA, http://www.ncobra.org), reaffirmed the party's dedication to reparations for the descendents of enslaved Africans in the United States.
On June 24, Njere Alghanee had just returned from the US Social Forum in Detroit with plans to attend the annual meeting of N'COBRA in New Orleans the next day when her life was taken in a tragic auto accident. June 24, 2010 was her 58th birthday.
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"Sister Njere Alghanee's work on reparations is comparable to other contemporary Black women such as Ms. Hlengiwe Mkhize, former chairperson for the South Africa TRC Reparations and Rehabilitation Committee. It is imperative that we in the Green Party support the mission of N'COBRA. That mission is to win full reparations for Black African descendants of enslavement residing in the US and its territories for the genocidal war against Africans that created the transatlantic slave trade, Jim Crow and continues to injure African people in the areas of education, health care, mass incarceration and access to living wage jobs. I pledge to continue my work with and support of N'COBRA in the spirit of Queen Mother Njere Alghanee," said Cynthia McKinney, 2008 Green Party nominee for President of the United States and former Congresswoman from Georgia.