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, December 31, 2015

No more Christmas for Tanzania Hapa Kazi tu!

In many ways it is another new dawn for Tanzania, reminiscent of the days of Mwalimu Julius Nyerere, Tanzania’s founding president, a man famed for his spendthrift ways and his idealism. On October 29, 2015, Magufuli was announced the 5th President of the United Republic of Tanzania. The announcement was received with excitement by many Tanzanians. There was, to be sure, grumbling. Edward Lowassa, who carried the banner for the opposition coalition, UKAWA, claimed the polls had been stolen.

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Thursday, December 24, 2015

Sunday Open Thread Holiday Music

“Do You Hear What I Hear?” is a Christmas song written in October 1962 with lyrics by Noël Regney and music by Gloria Shayne Baker.[1] The pair were married at the time, and wrote it as a plea for peace during the Cuban Missile Crisis.[2] It has sold tens of millions of copies and has been covered by hundreds of artists.[2] Noel Regney wrote the lyrics for the song, while Gloria Shayne Baker composed the Christmas carol‘s music in October 1962.[2] This was an unusual arrangement for the two writers.

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Thursday, December 17, 2015

Bahamian entrepreneur makes it Big with Caribbean area codes

Until now, perhaps better known to our readers as "Mr. Carter," the recording artist and creator of The Limbo Song, Angelo A. Carter is doing well now in the fashion industry. A Freeport, Grand Bahama native, and resident of Baltimore, Washington, Angelo's Island Code Tees (R) are worn throughout the Caribbean and have even been seen on Soca Queen, Alison Hinds. (check out her music video, Parade - see 1:49 mark)''

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Thursday, December 3, 2015

Angola Honors Cuba for Key Support in Colonial Independence

Angolan President Jose Eduardo dos Santos recognized and thanked Cuba on Thursday for its important support in achieving national independence 40 years ago.

Commemorating four decades of independence from colonial powers, dos Santos invited a Cuban delegation to honor the historical events that led Fidel Castro to deploy 36,000 troops to defend Angola from U.S. and Apartheid South Africa military invasions.

While Angola won its independence from Portugal on January 15, 1975, inner political conflicts escalated between the leftist People's Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA), the National Liberation Front of Angola (FNLA), and the National Union for the Total Independence of Angola (UNITA).

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