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

Marielle Franco

It’s Carnaval in Brazil—What ‘Marielle Presente’ Means for Women of Color Across the Globe

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The name and image of Marielle Franco—an intersectional representation of the many wars being fought—serves as more than just a reminder. By Tanya Rawal-Jindia — March 14 will mark the first anniversary of Brazilian politician Marielle Franco’s assassination—but on Sunday, the second day of São Paulo Carnaval, her legacy as a powerful and empowering black, gay, single mother was celebrated without apology. For women of color in Brazil and beyond,…

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The 32ND African Union (AU) Heads of State and Government Summit

Declaration on the AU Recognition of the 400th Anniversary of the Transatlantic Slave Trade

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32nd Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the African Union, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia   WE, Heads of State and Government of the African Union, assembled on 11 February 2019 at our 32nd Ordinary Session in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Evoking the unity of all African peoples, bound together by neighbourliness, cultural affinity, historical experiences, our common struggles for independence and dignity, our civilizational heritage, and our common destiny with all peoples…

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Jay Speights, an interfaith leader who lives in Rockville, Md., made an accidental discovery last year: He is an African prince.

‘I’m a prince’: After years of searching for family history, a pastor discovers royal ties to Africa

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By Marissa J. Lang, The Washington Post — It was about 4 a.m. when his phone buzzed with a message from far away. He read it once, twice, three times before he woke his sleeping wife to tell her the news. “I’m a prince,” he whispered as she blinked herself awake. “A prince.” Jay Speights, an interfaith pastor from Rockville, Md., could hardly believe the words as he formed them…

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Pan African Unity Dialogue

Proud Africans Policy Agenda

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Adopted by the Pan African Unity Dialogue (PAUD), February 23, 2019. I. Democratic Governance and Human Rights II. Principles and Criteria for Foreign Investment in Africa and the Caribbean III. Principles and Positions on Immigration Issues and Policy Reform IV. Empowering the Diaspora to Impact Policy in the U.S. and the Pan African World

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Commentary, Articles and Essays by Dr. Ron Daniels

African Diaspora Rising — The Year of “The Door of Return to Africa”

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Vantage Point by Dr. Ron Daniels — This year, 2019 marks the 400th year since the Dutch ship White Lion arrived in Jamestown in the British Colony that was to become the Commonwealth of Virginia with “20 and odd Negroes” from Africa. The arrival of these indentured enslaved Africans was the opening chapter in one of the most horrific events in human history, the holocaust of African enslavement, the MAAFA via the European slave trade. Proud African men and women from highly civilized…

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Nov 26th Edition of Vantage Point Radio: Slave Conditions In Sugar Land, A Social Contract for Working People

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Topics: Slave Conditions In Sugar Land: The Modern Convict Lease System • A New Social Contract for Jobs and Working People • Preview of New York African Diaspora International Film Festival. Guests: Cathy Albisa (Exec.Dir., National Economic and Social Justice Initiative, New York, NY), Atty. Darryl Scott (Social Justice Advocate, Houston, TX) and Maurice Carney (Exec. Dir., Friends of the Congo, Washington, D.C.)

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U.S. president Barack Obama, Michelle Obama and their daughters Malia and Sasha stand at the “Door of No Return” during their visit to the Cape Coast Castle, Ghana, July 11, 2009

How Ghana made itself the African home for a return of the black diaspora

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By Kwasi Gyamfi Asiedu, Quartz Africa — In a recently released music video, Fuse ODG and Damian Marley (Bob Marley’s youngest son) explore the themes of slavery, colonialism, black pride and modern day police brutality. ‘Bra Fie’(which translates from the Ghanaian language Akan as “Come Home”) is an Afrobeats tune that harks back to the pan-Africanist themes of some of the older Marley’s anthemic hits. But it could also be a soundtrack for…

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