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 '.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Merengue Festival

El Festival del Merengue de Santo Domingo [Santo Domingo Merengue Festival] will take place on July 26-31, 2009. This festival attracts the genre’s best talent from around the world.

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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Amazing Hairdos

The IX Hairdressers and Afro-hairdos contest, “Knitting Hopes” took place last weekend, (May 11-12, 2013) in Cali, Colombia, sponsored by the Programa Nacional de ConcertaciĆ³n del Ministerio de Cultura.
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Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Germans in the Caribbean?

The History of Germans, Slaves and Suriname



Adenstein, Berlijn and Halle in Saxen sound like the names of German Cities. And names as Duttenhofer, Krieger and Kuhn sound like German family names. But these name were also the names of slave plantations and are also family names of black people in Suriname.

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Monday, June 10, 2013

Cuban Music

Life in Senegal has a soundtrack. Walking the streets of Dakar, one can almost hear brassy sounds emanating from men swaggering past in long tunics, and drum beats from women dressed head to toe in brightly colored fashions.

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Tuesday, June 4, 2013

4 Myths We Stop

Acomprehensive list that touches on the relentless insults — both blatant and subtle — that many black women face on their daily beauty journeys, Gradient Lair makes it very clear that conforming to standards of Eurocentric beauty is so 2012

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