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, January 9, 2013

The Alcohol Industry's Plan to Give America a Giant Drinking Problem

ndustry giants are threatening to swallow up America's carefully regulated alcohol industry, and remake America in the image of booze-soaked Britain. November 24, 2012 | England has a drinking problem. Since 1990, teenage alcohol consumption has doubled. Since World War II, alcohol intake for the population as a whole has doubled, with a third of that increase occurring since just 1995. The United Kingdom has very high rates of binge and heavy drinking, with the average Brit consuming the equivalent of nearly ten liters of pure ethanol per year. read more

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Deaf Black Filmmaker Breaks New Ground In Film

Zhane Rain — a hard-of-hearing, 18-year-old black girl growing up in New York City — has come to a crossroads in her life. After growing up in a family of mostly deaf people who prefer to keep to themselves, she wants to break ranks. Her mother wants her to go to a university for the deaf, and continue to live her life primarily among deaf people. But she wants to branch out into the world of the hearing as a student at a mainstream college. The college she selects will forever shape her life as a black woman.
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