African American Network

The African-American Network is advocating a network with activists and organizations that is working towards social and economic progress with the descendants of the Diaspora. Most importantly, the sharing of resources will be beneficial for all concerned parties.

The usage of African-American, one automatically assumes that it's referring to the United States actually it could be anywhere in the western hemisphere. Which means descendant from Brazil, Peru, Costa Rica, Canada, the Caribbean Islands, or anywhere in the Americas.

The word African specifically relates to the indigenous people of the African continent and their descents in the Diaspora ( Caribbean , Americas , Arabia , etc). The race-nationality model such as that currently employed by African-American, African-Brazilian and African-Caribbean communities more accurately describes the identity whilst fully articulating the history and geopolitical reality

The miscellaneous usage of the label 'Black' within this site reflects its contemporary use as a means to denote a specific
sociocultural and political context. It is recognized as a colloquial term that was fashioned as a reactionary concept to derogatory racial epithets in the 1960's. It is offensive when used as a racial classification code word to denote African people. Other such denigrating terminology when made in reference to African culture, heritage or identity are 'Tribe', 'Sub-Saharan Africa', or 'black Africa '.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Report on the Extrajudicial
Killing of 120 Black People

A new report, called 36 hours—Report on the Extrajudicial Killing of 120 Black People, points out how many killings of black youth and adults across the country still take place in America. Now joining us is one of the coauthors of that report. Kalli Akuno is a organizer for the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement and a former codirector of U.S. Human Rights Network. He joins us from D.C. Thanks very much for joining us, Kalli.

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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

African-American Rapper

When African-American music mogul 50 cent offered a million dollars to Africa’s literary giant Chinua Achebe for rights to use the title of his novel classic “Things Fall Apart,”. read more

Most people outside Colombia know about the country’s African population
through the music of groups like Latin Grammy winners Choquibtown

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Prison and Poverty for All: The Future We Live In

It’s too bad Eugene Jarecki already used the title “Why We Fight” for his breakout 2006 documentary about war profiteering, because he could so perfectly have applied it to his newest movie, "The House I Live In" read more

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

New York State Has Lowest
Black Male Graduation Rate in US

Harlem Children’s Zone Sends 100% of 2012 Grads to College

76% Poor, 86% Black, 100% Admitted to College
Yesterday when the Schott Foundation released its biennial report about the education of black and Latino males, the foundation’s president and CEO made a dire prediction. John H. Jackson told the AP that it would take 50 years for black males to close the national 26 percent high school graduation gap with white males. If he’s right, the timeline is much longer in New York State and New York City, which have among the worst high school graduation rates for black males in the country, according to the report.
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U.S. is the Worst Police State in the World –
By the Numbers

There’s no getting around the fact that the United States is the Mother of All Police States. China can’t compete in the incarceration business. With four times the U.S. population, it imprisons only 70 percent as many people – about the same number as the non-white prison population of the U.S. Even worse, 80,000 U.S. inmates undergo the torture of solitary confinement on any given day.

U.S. is the Worst Police State in the World – By the Numbers

A Black Agenda Radio commentary by Glen Ford

“The American People of Color Gulag is as large as the entire prison population of China, a country of nearly 1.4 billion people.”

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