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 '.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Marcus Garvey Legacy

Undoubtedly, the honorable Marcus Garvey legacy is alive and well. Collectively, Africans around the globe acknowledges his greatness with a plethora of celebrations, parades, statures and monument's built in his honor. All of these accolades are well deserved. However, more astounding is his achievement occurred during the era of telegrams, and segregated railroad cars.

He had a background in printing and published his first newspaper, The Watchman, in 1909. He left Jamaica in 1910 for Central America, settling first in the coastal town of Limon, Costa Rica, where he published a small newspaper.

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Thursday, August 6, 2015

Are Foreign NGOs Rebuilding Haiti Or Just Cashing In?

The devastating earthquake that struck Haiti five years ago was followed by a flood, as billions of dollars were poured into a reconstruction effort largely led by private non-governmental organizations. Almost immediately, Haitians, activists, and well-wishing donors the world over began to ask: “Where did the money go?” This summer, ProPublica and NPR released a report on exactly where some of that money went. The headline — “How the Red Cross Raised Half a Billion Dollars for Haiti ­and Built Six Homes” — neatly summed up the beloved charity’s big-picture failures in the country. But perhaps the most damning parts of the report concerned the Red Cross’ over-reliance on non-Haitian employees, who were highly compensated despite often not even speaking the local Creole or French.
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Sunday, August 2, 2015

Serena bashing nothing new for African-Americans who excel

The one thing you can damn near count on almost as the surely as the sun rising and setting each day, is an African-American being the victim of racially biased attacks following a significant achievement. Let's face it. There is a segment of people in America, who are mostly white, that simply hate to see African-Americans achieve. I can only assume they want to keep black folk in a teeny, tiny, box filled with age old stereotypes. Or, as the more modern influences like FOX News would have you believe, that African-Americans are only good for shooting, robbing, raping, rapping, dunking a basketball, or running a football.

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