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Visitors and performers at Brazil’s ‘Confederate Party,’ held each April in São Paulo state.

Brazil’s long, strange love affair with the Confederacy ignites racial tension

By Editors' Choice, Reparations

By Jordan Brasher, The Conversation — The aroma of fried chicken and biscuits roused my appetite as the country sounds of Alison Krauss, Alan Jackson and Johnny Cash played over the loudspeakers. This might have been a county fair back home in Tennessee, but it wasn’t. I was in a cemetery in rural Brazil, at the “Festa Confederada” – the “Confederate Party” – an annual celebration of southern U.S. heritage held each April in Santa Bárbara…

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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

By Editors' Choice

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

By Docs, PAUD News, Press Releases / Statements

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”

By Vantage Point Articles

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

By Vantage Point Radio, Video/Audio

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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Emmerson Mnangagwa

End the Sanctions Now: Time for a New Beginning in Zimbabwe

By Vantage Point Articles

Vantage Point Articles and Essays by Dr. Ron Daniels — On August 3rd the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission announced that Emmerson Mnangagwa of the ruling Zimbabwe African Union-Patriotic Front (ZANU-PF) had narrowly defeated Nelson Chamisa of the opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) 50.8% to 44.3%. Mr. Mnangagwa’s margin of victory was just enough to avoid a run-off. Though MDC initially protested the results, the Constitutional Court overruled the opposition’s claims…

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September 24th Edition of Vantage Point Radio

By Vantage Point Radio, Video/Audio

TOPICS: Connecting the African Diaspora to the Motherland • The Future of Labor in the Era of Trump • The Iron Coffin Lady: A Window into Early Black Communities in New York • The Fate of Judge Brett Kavanaugh. GUESTS: H.E. Arikana Chihombori-Quao (African Union Ambassador to the U.S., Washington, D.C.), Barbara Madeloni (Education Coordinator, Labor Notes, Boston, MA) and Rev. Kimberly L. Detherage, Esq. (Pastor, St. Mark AME Church, Queens, NY).

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African Union Ambassador Calls for closer ties with the African Diaspora in the Americas

By PAUD News, Video/Audio

In a recent address to the Pan-African Unity Dialogue in New York, the African Union’s Ambassador to the USA, H.E. Dr. Arikana Chihombori-Quao, called for closer collaboration between the countries on the African continent and the growing African Diaspora communities in the Americas. She argued that a fully engaged diaspora holds the key to the future development and empowerment of Africa which, in turn, will result…

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