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, September 24, 2013

Dominica 2013

Ms Shillingford now holds three regional titles in addition to her Miss Dominica 2013 title. She was crowned Miss Carival in St Vincent and the Grenadines on June 29, Miss Jaycees in Antigua on August, Miss Caribbean Culture in Nevis on Monday 5th August. She also placed 1st runner up in the Miss Caribbean World pageant on May 4.

“I’m extremely elated, it’s a good feeling…I am honored that Dominica sent me and that I could do such a great job,” Ms Shillingford told members of the press at a cocktail reception in her honor at the Anchorage Hotel on Thursday evening. “In terms of being Miss Dominica, I’d like to continue with my platform of holistic education, I’ve started a non-profit organization called the Dream Foundation”.
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Tuesday, September 17, 2013


I find it difficult to call myself Dutch. The Dutch do not wait with open doors for the arrival of Black people. My parents were both born and raised in Suriname. Over the years my dad, an entrepreneur, has lived, worked and done business in several countries, including South Africa, the US, Suriname and Morocco. My mum is a social worker, and she runs her own business in the healthcare industry.

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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Made in Haiti

This article by Isabeau Doucetappeared in Global Research.

In Haiti, people wear T-shirts bearing unlikely English messages: “We’re the 2% who don’t care,” says one; a respectable-looking grandmother dons a T-shirt emblazoned with “Crack is Whack!”; a little boy without shoes or pants wears a “Save Darfur” T-shirt; while training an illegal militia, a tough former army lieutenant sports a “Varsity Cheerleader” T-shirt.

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Tuesday, September 3, 2013


Hoffnung im Herz (1997) is a documentary of Maria Binder about the life of Poet, activst an educator May Ayim (1960 - 1996). In the documentary which is in English and in German she talk about her life and her experience with racism in Germany. For those who don't speak German, I've translated a few parts.

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