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

A new George Floyd mural in Kenya.

Africa’s literary community is lending its voice to calls for justice for George Floyd

By News & Current Affairs

While not at the same scale as in other countries, some street protests against police brutality in the US have also emerged across Africa. By Yomi Kazeem, Quartz Africa — In Africa, the protests of George Floyd’s murder have gone beyond US embassies and the African Union. For its part, Africa’s literary community is lending its voice to amplify the calls for justice after Floyd’s killing in the hands of a…

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The Chairperson of the African Union Commission Moussa Faki Mahamat

African Union Chairperson’s Statement on the Murder of George Floyd in the USA

By News & Current Affairs

29 May 2020, Addis Ababa: The Chairperson of the African Union Commission Moussa Faki Mahamat strongly condemns the murder of George Floyd that occurred in the United States of America at the hands of law enforcement officers, and wishes to extend his deepest condolences to his family and loved ones. Recalling the historic Organisation of Africa Unity (OAU) Resolution on Racial Discrimination in the United States of America made by…

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Earl Bousquet

Africa must support the CARICOM Reparations demand

By Editors' Choice, Reparations

Chronicles Of A Chronic Caribbean Chronicler By Earl Bousquet — May 25th every year is still observed as ‘African Liberation Day’, as that was the date on which the Organization for African Unity (OAU) was formed in 1963 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia under the leadership of Emperor Haile Selassie. But since 2002 the OAU has been renamed the African union (AU), and with over 50 African states now fully independent,…

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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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Vantage Point: COVID-19 Pandemic in Africa • Charles Barron Speaks-Out • Professor on the Soapbox

By COVID-19 (Coronavirus), Vantage Point Radio, Video/Audio

Vantage Point Radio April 13, 2020 — On this edition of Vantage Point, host Dr. Ron Daniels aka The Professor talks with guests Dr. Mohammed Nurhussein, Gordon Tapper, Assemblyman Charles Barron and callers. Topics COVID-19 Pandemic in Africa Assemblyman Charles Barron Speaks Out The Professor on the Soapbox Guests/Participants Dr. Mohammed Nurhussein Chairman, United African Congress, New York, NY Gordon Tapper President, United African Congress, New York, NY Assemblyman Charles…

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Understanding ADOS: The Movement to Hijack Black Identity and Weaken Black Unity. By Jessica Ann Mitchell Aiwuyor.

Understanding ADOS: The Movement to Hijack Black Identity and Weaken Black Unity

By Commentaries/Opinions, Reparations

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. However, this movement’s leadership is linked to right-wing media and white supremacists that have a history of attempting to cause divisions in the Black community.

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African/African American Unity

Understanding the Division Between African Americans and Africans

By Commentaries/Opinions

By Dwayne Wong (Omowale) — The slave trade not only physically separated African Americans and Africans, but it created a psychological separation as well. At the root of this continued division between the two groups are misconceptions rooted in the narratives that each group has been given about themselves, as well as each other. As African people we continue to view ourselves and each other through the lens of the…

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Opal Tometi

Black Lives Matter is Alive and Well

By Editors' Choice

By Opal Tometi, The Guardian Nigeria — The murder of Trayvon Benjamin Martin in 2012 and the acquittal of the ‘killer cop’ George Zimmerman revealed an already-established fact: the Black race’s freedom is only an illusion. Standing on the shoulders of his death, three black women, Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors, and Opal Tometi will rise in 2013 to start a revolutionary movement called Black Lives Matter. A few weeks later, millions…

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‘Our Door of Return’ African Diaspora Economic Forum

‘Our Door of Return’ African Diaspora Economic Forum

By News & Current Affairs

This year 2019 is significant as it marks 400 years since the first documented ship anchored the shores of America with chained slaves. Since they left through the Door of No Return, there is a mobilisation of African Americans to connect with Africa, through the Door of Our Return. Collaboration with the Diaspora in private sector, government, civil society is key in mobilising and sharing knowledge, expertise, technologies and economic…

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