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, May 27, 2015

East Africa Meets London Cool In Guatemalay

Conceptualized in February 2014 by Rio de Janeiro’s Juliana Luna and the California-born, Atlanta-based Vanessa Coore, Project Tribe is a stylish platform intended to connect likeminded women across the globe. “This movement, although initially aimed to inspire women of color, has managed to connect with men and women of all backgrounds,” the founders say. “Our purpose was to build a community of people who come together to uplift, encourage and inspire one another, no matter where they are in the world.” -

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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Dominican dance declared ‘cultural heritage’

Bachata is a dance and genre of music that originated in the countryside and rural neighborhoods of the Dominican Republic in the early 20th century and has now spread to Europe and the United States.

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Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Celebrating African-Canadian Culture

Within Canada and around the world, we take time during the month of February to remember the importance of African-Canadian culture, and prominent figures that have impacted society. Recognized by Parliament in 1995, Black History Month provides Canadians with information regarding important events and people pertaining to this rich history.

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Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Cuba embraces Bob Marley

Thirty-two Marley posters from the collection of the International Reggae Poster Contest (IRPC) are to go on show in the Caribbean state as part of an exhibition and seminar titled ‘Bob Marley Time Will Tell’. The 32 works from poster designers represent Canada, Cuba, Mexico, Poland, Egypt, Romania, South Korea, United States, Iran, Greece and others. This event is part of a broader International event that will take place at Casa De Las Americas, the 6th Edition of the International Colloquium ‘Cultural Diversity in the Caribbean’ Conference.

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