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African Diaspora Archives - Institute of the Black World 21st Century

From Left to Right: Photo by Jessica Simmonds; Photo Courtesy of Dash Harris Machado; Javier Wallace by Sarmia Osbourne

For Some Black People, The Term ‘Latinx’ Is Another Form of Erasure

By Commentaries/Opinions

Black diasporans discuss the ways the label can be overly broad—and leave out an important part of their identities. By Janel Martinez, Vice — For many Black people, their identification with Latinx identity is complicated—the term, meant to be all-inclusive, has the exact opposite effect. Though Black and Indigenous Latin Americans have contributed significantly to Latinx culture (think musical genres like rumba, tango, and reggaetón, to name a few, or the masterful creations…

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Romeline Moreau, left, and Kayla Sergeant studied the African diaspora while in high school in Brooklyn. Both say the Advanced Placement program helped focus their career plans.

New College Board curriculum puts the African diaspora in the spotlight

By News & Current Affairs

The Advanced Placement program could elevate Black studies in high schools nationwide. By Erik Gleibermann, Washington Post — As the country grapples with issues raised by the emerging racial justice movement, the influential College Board is launching an ambitious national curriculum on race with an Advanced Placement program on the African diaspora. Given AP’s importance on high school transcripts and in college admissions, the program has the potential to make…

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Mel Foote, President of the Washington DC, based Constituency for Africa

CFA President Mel Foote — Africa Has Not Been A Priority Region For The Trump Administration

By Editors' Choice

President Trump really has not had any discernible agenda for Africa, says Mel Foote. By Ajong Mbapndah L, Pan African Vision — Very little has been done by President Trump in articulating and fostering a concise African policy, says Mel Foote, President of the Washington DC, based Constituency for Africa. In addition to not paying a visit to Africa in his first term, the President’s utterances and actions have not…

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African Liberation Day & Week (May 25 - 31) - Join Africans Rising's Mobilization!

African Liberation Day & Week – Join Africans Rising’s Mobilization!

By News & Current Affairs

By Africans Rising — African Liberation Day, May 25, is Monday and we are ready to engage you all in our May 25 mobilization “Active Citizenship in the Fight Against COVID-19, #Rise4OurLives.” May 25 is the largest annual Africans Rising mobilization, and this year we are engaging in a week-long (May 25 – 31) mobilization to support and amplify the conversations, actions, and events Africans are undertaking to keep our…

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Partnership between the CFA, Harvard, John Hopkins and leading Diaspora organizations to work with the Africa CDC on the COVID-19 response

By COVID-19 (Coronavirus), News & Current Affairs

Partnership Between the Constituency for Africa (CFA), Harvard, John Hopkins and Other Leading Institutions and Diaspora Organizations to Work with the Africa Centers for Disease Control on the COVID-19 Response The Constituency for Africa (CFA), will partner with leading USA and Diaspora organizations on solutions to help address the COVID-19 situation in Africa. This will be in collaboration with Dr. John Nkengasong who is the Director of the Africa Centers…

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Summation of February 22, 2020 IBW21 Pan African Unity Dialogue (PAUD) Meeting

Summation of February 22, 2020 IBW21 Pan African Unity Dialogue (PAUD) Meeting

By News & Current Affairs, PAUD Posts

There is no way to describe the February 22nd Malcolm X Commemorative Session of the Pan African Unity Dialogue but AWESOME! We had a full house with more than 75 PAUD Participants and Special Guests in attendance. Given the current state of affairs with IBW, including intensive plans for the March 7th Rally, the Summation will synopsize some of the major highlights of this extraordinary Session: After Invocation by Mary France Daniels and Welcome by Estela Vazquez…

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Vantage Point: Nigeria’s Door of Return Initiative

By Vantage Point Radio, Video/Audio

Vantage Point Radio February 24, 2020 — On this WBAI pledge drive edition of Vantage Point, host Dr. Ron Daniels aka The Professor talks with guest the Honorable Madame Abike Dabiri-Erewa and callers. Topic: Nigeria’s Door of Return Initiative. Guest: Hon. Madame Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Chairman/CEO, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Lagos Nigeria.

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How the term “ADOS” buys into eugenics and anti-blackness

By Reparations, Video/Audio

“Culture, Class, and Consciousness” Host Jen Marie Pollard interviews J.A.M. Aiwuyor. Also See Understanding ADOS: The Movement to Hijack Black Identity and Weaken Black Unity By Jessica Ann Mitchell Aiwuyor — The term “American Descendants of Slavery” (ADOS) was created in 2016 to describe and distinctly separate Black Americans/African Americans from Black immigrant communities (Africans, Afro-Caribbeans, Afro-Latinos, etc). The movement claims to advocate for reparations on behalf of Black Americans….

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African Americans and Africa: A New Book about Black America’s Relationship with the Continent

African Americans and Africa: A New Book about Black America’s Relationship with the Continent

By News & Current Affairs

By AAIHS — What is an “African American” and how does this identity relate to the African continent? Rising immigration levels, globalization, and the United States’ first African American president have all sparked new dialogue around the question. This book provides an introduction to the relationship between African Americans and Africa from the era of slavery to the present, mapping several overlapping diasporas. The diversity of African American identities through…

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