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, September 24, 2014

For Black Men in America, There Is No Break From Racism

The events of this summer in Ferguson, Mo., highlighted an ugly truth to mainstream Americans: Black men in this country are viewed as so suspicious by law enforcement that they are often shot first and questioned later. It is a reality that black men have been living with in the United States since the very beginning.

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

White Privilege, Racism & the Fallacy of Post-Racial...

It’s absolutely, without a doubt, absurd to claim that we live in a post-racial/colorblind society. Many people know how bogus it is. But there are still people who delude themselves. Maybe they’re trying to convince us. Perhaps it’s both. Right now, it’s whatever. The United States is a white racist society that still has a problem with people of color, especially us Negroes. And a lot of white people are sick with it. Period.


Wednesday, September 10, 2014

One Nation Under SWAT: The Militarization of America's Police

Think of it as a different kind of blowback. Even when you fight wars in countries thousands of miles distant, they still have an eerie way of making the long trip home.
Take the latest news from Bergen County, New Jersey, one of the richest counties in the country. Its sheriff’s department is getting two mine-resistant ambush-protected vehicles, or MRAPs -- 15 tons of protective equipment -- for a song from the Pentagon.


Wednesday, September 3, 2014

When England abolished slavery, slaveholders received the equivalent of $200B in reparations

(Special from The NorthStar News & Analysis) – August 1 passed quietly, but it shouldn’t have because it is an important day in the history of the Trans-Atlantic slave trade and a strong reminder as to why large numbers of Blacks never got a leg up on the economic ladder.

On August 1, 1834, England, the world’s biggest slave trader, ended 250 years of a “national crime” against Africans, but slaveholders and slave traders were paid millions of British pounds in reparations for the loss of their property, as enslaved Africans were considered.