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, March 20, 2013

30 Prominent Afro-Latinas

Celia Cruz AFRICANGLOBE – “I am Black; I am in total fusion with the world; I am truly a drop of sun under the earth,” philosopher-revolutionary Frantz Fanon wrote triumphantly, exulting in the beauty and intricacies of blackness. It is easy to forget that to be Black is to beautifully complex.
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Hate the colour of your [dark] skin?

Skin-lightening/bleaching is a problem, but it's only really a sign of much deeper inter-related issues, namely, self-hatred, a race-based identity crisis, and the internalisation of western-created cultural ideas that are inimical to the mental health of black people everywhere.
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Thursday, March 7, 2013

The Battle of Adwa

African history month is every month. Specifically, it begins January 1st and ends December 31st, representing every day, week and month in the year. Most importantly, existing celebrations, will be unified into one cultural forum. During a year, every day, week and month will have its own importance presenting history from ancient cultures to the present-day. However, there are sacred days and one of them is in the month of March. This country was Ethiopia, when on March 1, 1896, in the battle at Adowa led by Emperor Menelek II and his wife, Empress Tayti whom decisively defeated the Italians. Ethiopia escaped colonialism entering into the twenty-first century an independent nation.