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High Point NAACP Achieves 2023 Branch of the Year

The education, advocacy, and actions of the High Point Branch NAACP,  #5405B,  was recognized at the 80th Annual NAACP State Convention,  held September 28-30, 2023, in Wilmington NC. Our High Point University Collegiate Chapter was present to celebrate with us. The...

High Point City Council Pass Recommendations ~ One High Point Commission on Reparations

The High Point Branch of the NAACP announces, “High Point City Council passes recommendations by the One High Point Commission on Reparations.”  The recommendations are based on quantifiable data submitted by subject matter experts. To review the data presented by the...

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Print this order form You may submit your filled order form with your payment or email it back using the email address on the bottom of the form. Use the link below to pay and upload your order form....

SB 747 (Omnibus Elections Bill) Problematic, Discriminatory, and Suppresses the Vote

Our democracy is based on freedom, fairness, and choice. But here in North Carolina, a power grab is upon us. Extremists who want control over our elections are pushing for legislation that would limit our freedom to vote and diminish our voices. Our election process...

High Point Branch NAACP Advocates Medicaid Unwinding Problematic for the Most Vulnerable

With the national emergency declaration ending May 11, 2023, another national emergency evolves – more than half of those with Medicaid coverage will be terminated (3 million African Americans, 5 million Latinos, 1 million Asian and Pacific Islanders).  The first...

The High Point Branch of the NAACP advocates “Tell Your NC Representatives to Reject SB 747.”

This anti-voter bill would inject needless meddling by extremists who seek to limit access to the ballot box. The so-called N. C. Election Integrity Network is up to “no good.”    Senate Bill 747 Would: Allow anyone to violate privacy and challenge legitimate...

Celebration of Father’s Day

It is with great pleasure that we invite you to join us as we pay tribute to our community’s most courageousgentlemen. The men of honor in our lives who have made significant contributions to our families, our churches, and our community. During the Father’s Day...

High Point Branch NAACP Advocates Say “NO” to So-Called Election Integrity “The Rise of Jim Crow”

The High Point Branch of the NAACP advocates say “NO” to so- called election integrity ~ “The Rise of Jim Crow.” A moment in time is upon us and “terms of endearment” that define this moment compels us ~~ “ the inalienable right for everyone to vote without threat or...

High Point Branch NAACP Advocates ~ Pass HB 44 ~ Repeal the Literacy Test

The High Point Branch of the NAACP advocates ~~ Repeal the Literacy Test. The literacy test was added to the North Carolina Constitution shortly after so-called white supremacists overthrew Black elected officials and murdered hundreds of Black North Carolinians in...

WIN Mother’s Day Tribute Announcement

WIN Mother's Day Tribute Announcement
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High Point NAACP Achieves 2023 Branch of the Year

The education, advocacy, and actions of the High Point Branch NAACP,  #5405B,  was recognized at the 80th Annual NAACP State Convention,  held September 28-30, 2023, in Wilmington NC. Our High Point University Collegiate Chapter was present to celebrate with us. The...

High Point City Council Pass Recommendations ~ One High Point Commission on Reparations

The High Point Branch of the NAACP announces, “High Point City Council passes recommendations by the One High Point Commission on Reparations.”  The recommendations are based on quantifiable data submitted by subject matter experts. To review the data presented by the...

NAACP Shirts for Sale

Print this order form You may submit your filled order form with your payment or email it back using the email address on the bottom of the form. Use the link below to pay and upload your order form....

SB 747 (Omnibus Elections Bill) Problematic, Discriminatory, and Suppresses the Vote

Our democracy is based on freedom, fairness, and choice. But here in North Carolina, a power grab is upon us. Extremists who want control over our elections are pushing for legislation that would limit our freedom to vote and diminish our voices. Our election process...

High Point Branch NAACP Advocates Medicaid Unwinding Problematic for the Most Vulnerable

With the national emergency declaration ending May 11, 2023, another national emergency evolves – more than half of those with Medicaid coverage will be terminated (3 million African Americans, 5 million Latinos, 1 million Asian and Pacific Islanders).  The first...

The High Point Branch of the NAACP advocates “Tell Your NC Representatives to Reject SB 747.”

This anti-voter bill would inject needless meddling by extremists who seek to limit access to the ballot box. The so-called N. C. Election Integrity Network is up to “no good.”    Senate Bill 747 Would: Allow anyone to violate privacy and challenge legitimate...

Celebration of Father’s Day

It is with great pleasure that we invite you to join us as we pay tribute to our community’s most courageousgentlemen. The men of honor in our lives who have made significant contributions to our families, our churches, and our community. During the Father’s Day...

High Point Branch NAACP Advocates Say “NO” to So-Called Election Integrity “The Rise of Jim Crow”

The High Point Branch of the NAACP advocates say “NO” to so- called election integrity ~ “The Rise of Jim Crow.” A moment in time is upon us and “terms of endearment” that define this moment compels us ~~ “ the inalienable right for everyone to vote without threat or...

High Point Branch NAACP Advocates ~ Pass HB 44 ~ Repeal the Literacy Test

The High Point Branch of the NAACP advocates ~~ Repeal the Literacy Test. The literacy test was added to the North Carolina Constitution shortly after so-called white supremacists overthrew Black elected officials and murdered hundreds of Black North Carolinians in...

WIN Mother’s Day Tribute Announcement

WIN Mother's Day Tribute Announcement

NOW Is the Time! REPARATIONS

Reparations are a way of making the country whole, by partially remedying the inherited inequalities that still plague African Americans in this country and in our city.

The victims of gross violations of international human rights law and serious violations of international humanitarian law have the right to a remedy. Remedies that bring with it a public apology, including acknowledgement of the facts and acceptance of responsibility.

Victims are defined as “persons who individually or collectively suffered harm” as well as “the immediate family or dependents of the direct victim.” Thus, evolving international law requires apologies to victims and their direct family members for gross violations of their human rights.

The Idea of the American Dream

Central to the idea of the American Dream lies an assumption that we all have an equal opportunity to generate the kind of wealth that brings meaning to the words “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness,” boldly penned in the Declaration of Independence. The American Dream portends that with hard work, a person can own a home, start a business, and grow a nest egg for generations to draw upon. This belief, however, has been defied repeatedly by the government’s own decrees that denied wealth-building opportunities to Black Americans.

Today, the average white family has roughly 10 times the amount of wealth as the average Black family. White college graduates have over 7 times more wealth than Black college graduates. Making the American Dream an equitable reality demands the same systems that denied wealth to Blacks restore that deferred wealth through reparations to their descendants in ways that will close the Black-white racial divide. Reparations should come in the form of wealth-building opportunities that address racial disparities in education, housing, and business ownership.

We Have Yet to Be Compensated

The Governmental system; National, state and local; has yet to compensate descendants of enslaved Black Americans for their labor. Nor have those government systems atoned for the lost equity from anti-Black housing, transportation, and business policies. Slavery, Jim Crow segregation, anti-Black practices like redlining, and other discriminatory public policies in criminal justice and education have robbed Black Americans of the opportunities to build wealth (defined as assets minus debt) afforded to their white peers.

A Lingering Legacy

Given the lingering legacy of slavery on the racial wealth gap, the monetary value we know that was placed on enslaved Blacks, the fact that other groups have received reparations, and the fact that Blacks were originally awarded reparations only to have them rescinded provide overwhelming evidence that it is time to pay reparations to the descendants of enslaved Blacks.

The moral justification for reparations stands on its own.

Dr. Bradford M. Lilley