Its Progress and Plans for the UN Decade for People of African Descent 2015-2024. Co-hosts Robin Benton and Onaje Muid. People of African Descent in the Americas have continually struggled for their human rights. In the year of 2016 significant accomplishments and set backs have occurred. Tonight’s guests have been key players in defining, shaping and advancing this black human rights movement. They will report out on these developments and the plans and challenges for 2017. This conversation will investigate how each individual and their respective organization is using the human rights cities movement and the platform of the United Nations Decade for People of African Descent to advance their goals in the context of the Decade’s themes of recognition, justice and development.