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June 2021 Edition

COMING SOON launching later this month…
I’m thrilled to let you know that I have two new ventures that will launch in June:
  • Reparations Rap,” a podcast series co-hosted by Rev. Mark Thompson and myself, to be recorded live on Clubhouse and streamed across social media and podcast channels;
  • TV talk show I will host on Black on Purpose TV entitled,
    "The Black Power Hour”
    Black on Purpose Television Network (BOP-TV) is the largest Black-owned and operated TV network in the world. The network can be seen on all major streaming devices including Roku, Blu Ray Players, Amazon, Fire Stick and Smart TV’s worldwide. “The Black Power Hour” will launch on BOP-TV on Juneteenth (June 19th).
We Made AALBC's #1 Bestseller's List!
AALBC (African American Literature Book Club)
"is the oldest, largest, and most popular online bookstore dedicated to African-American and Black literature from around the world. [They] also provide a variety of resources and services to authors and publishers." Learn more...


NonfictionBlack Power, Black Lawyer: My Audacious Quest for Justice, Nkechi Taifa’s powerful memoir, outsold all other books this period and was given a rave review by AALBC.

Our bestsellers list has been published continuously since 1998 and is the most visible list focused on Black Books in existence. You will learn about books selling well, in the Black community, that may never show up on lists published by larger corporate entities.


Race, Mass Incarceration, and the Disastrous War on Drugs
by Nkechi Taifa
This essay is part of the Brennan Center’s series examining the punitive excess that has come to define America’s criminal legal system.

Unravelling decades of racially biased anti-drug policies is a monumental project.

I have a long view of the criminal punishment system, having been in the trenches for nearly 40 years as an activist, lobbyist, legislative counsel, legal scholar, and policy analyst. So I was hardly surprised when Richard Nixon’s domestic policy advisor John Ehrlichman revealed in a 1994 interview that the “War on Drugs” had begun as a racially motivated crusade to criminalize Blacks and the anti-war left.

“We knew we couldn’t make it illegal to be either against the war or blacks, but by getting the public to associate the hippies with marijuana and blacks with heroin and then criminalizing them both heavily, we could disrupt those communities. We could arrest their leaders, raid their homes, break up their meetings, and vilify them night after night in the evening news. Did we know we were lying about the drugs? Of course we did,” Ehrlichman more

JOIN US!! National Coalition of Blacks for Reparations in America (N'COBRA) 32ND Annual National &
Virtual Convention/Conference

Speakers Include:

  • Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee – U.S. Representative for Texas’s 18th congressional district
  • Judge Greg Mathis -Retired Michigan 36th District Court judge turned arbiter of the Daytime Emmy Award–winning, syndicated reality courtroom show, Judge Mathis
  • Dr. Greg Kimathi Carr – Chair African American Studies, Howard University
  • Atty Nkechi Taifa – Founder, Principal and CEO of The Taifa Group LLC
  • Alderman Robin Rue Simmons – Reparations Leader and Advocate, Former 5th Ward Alderman of Evanston, IL, NAARC Commission Member
  • Matsimela Mapfumo (Rev. Mark Thompson) – Member of N’COBRA, the National African American Reparations Commission and the Black Church PAC
  • Esther Stanford-Xosei -Reparations Specialist, Director, Legal Advisor, International Advocate, Political Advisor, Media Spokesperson, Scholar-Activist
Nkechi Taifa is Available for
Speaking Engagements
Author Nkechi Taifa has received numerous requests to speak.
A form has been added to the website to help facilitate requests.  
Here is the link: 
Speaking Engagementment Request Form
Media Booking Request Form
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