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 '.

Friday, August 22, 2014

10 Ways Racism Killed Michael Brown and Eric Garner

A New York City police officer put his arm around Eric Garner's neck and choked out his life as he screamed "I can't breathe!" A police officer in Ferguson, MO aimed his gun at Michael Brown, an unarmed African-American teenager and shot him multiple times while he reportedly pleaded, "I don't have a gun. Stop Shooting!"


Wednesday, August 13, 2014

History's Lessons Live at Martinique's La Savane des Esclaves

Several contemporary commentators assert that we live in a post-racial society. While that certainly is a worthy and necessary goal, it clearly has yet to be achieved. Recent events in Europe and the Middle East illustrate that issues surrounding ethnicity, race and culture continue to have an explosive ability to inflame human passions and action. Indeed, these have existed as human traits across time.


Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Black European music (women) - Black History Month special

Because it's Black History Month a special Black History compilation of chart-topping Afro-European (or Black European) female singers, who made their mark nationally and internationally. Next week the men. Best way to start is with a video of Sade - Nothing Can Come Between Us (UK) of 1988. The band's first hit single was "Your Love Is King" from the debut album, Diamond Life (1984).