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, October 29, 2013

September - Bolivian “Black Heritage” Month

In 2011, the National Afro-Bolivian Council declared September to be Black Heritage Month with September 23rd being black Bolivia’s equivalent of the Juneteenth celebration as slavery was abolished in 1848. However, more recently, Bolivians of African ancestry are mentioned in the new constitution as one of the 36 Bolivian nationalities.

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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Germany reaches another milestone and
votes its first Afro-Germans in Parliament!!!!

Today is one of those days I wish I were a Senegalese!!! Oh my God, Germany listed its first Afro-Germans in parliament. Not one but two persons at once!!! And both are of Senegalese origin.

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Tuesday, October 15, 2013

7 Rip-offs You Need to Know About

From "germ-fighting" household cleaners to college textbooks, buyer beware.

Rip-offs, known by economists as “market inefficiencies,” are cases in which the price of something has little to do with its actual value.

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Sunday, October 6, 2013

March against the genocide of Black people in Brazil

Essentially, these communities are asserting their right to survive and live free of state violence and its machineries such as the police, paid death squads, militias and extermination groups that seek to defend the status quo.

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