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The African Union unveils a statue honoring Emperor Haile Selassie

EDITOR’s NOTE: The following articles were shared from pieces that originally appeared in the BBC (https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-47172020), The Namibian (https://www.namibian.com.na/75591/read/Haile-Selassie-–-Why-the-African-Union-is-putting-up-a-statue) and the Daily Monitor (https://www.monitor.co.ug/News/World/Why-African-Union-putting-Haile-Selassie-statue-Rastafarian-god/688340-4976280-18pgqyz/index.html), among other sources. This also currently appears on the KUUMBAReport Online Web site (http://kuumbareport.com), and thus reflects the occasionally differing perspectives of a variety of news sources and organizations, which we […]

SRDC Summit 2018: The Sisters Speak

SRDC Summit 2018: The Sisters Speak

Too often at Pan-Afrikan conferences, when the discussion turns to issues of activism and revolutionary principles, the Brothers take to the podium and fill the air with grand pronouncements and militant fervor. Most of these speeches are indeed quite relevant, necessary even, but in the process the Sisters often tend to be left out, sitting […]

International Consultation on Human Rights in the Americas

International Consultation on Human Rights in the Americas

Delegates at the Consultation: Dr. Reginald Hopkins, Chair Psychology Dept. Virginia State University; Mama Tomiko Shine, APP-HRC; Dr. Jo-Ann Rolle, Dean School of Business, Medgar Evers College; Dr. Farid I. Muhammad, IHRAAM (International Human Rights Association of American Minorities). Not in photo: Dr. Justin Hansford, Law Professor, Howard University.EDITOR’S NOTE: The Inter-American Commission on Human […]

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Opening Remarks from the 2018 SRDC International Summit in Baltimore, Maryland

On Friday, November 16 and Saturday, November 17, the Sixth Region Diaspora Caucus (SRDC) and the Maryland Council of Elders (MCOE) hosted the 2018 SRDC International Summit at the historic Great Blacks In Wax Museum. The actual meeting was held at the Mansion, located at 1649 East North Avenue, on the corner of North and […]

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From the African Union’s ECOSOCC: Summary of the 28th AU Summit Outcomes and Decision

EDITOR’S NOTE: This report was released from the African Union’s Economic, Social and Cultural Council (ECOSOCC), Citizens Directorate (cido@africa-union.org) on February 2, 2017 to briefly describe several decisions made at the recently-held 28th African Union Summit. Greeting to our dear African citizenry, Many of you have been following the updates of 28th Ordinary Session of the […]

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37 African-Caribbean Diasporans Granted Ghanaian Citizenship

We share here an article that appeared in The Graphic in a piece initially written by Doreen Andoh on December 29, 2016, and was reposted on December 31 on http://www.theafricandream.net by Oral Ofori. At a ceremony in the capital city of Ghana – Accra – to formalize the process of granting of Ghanaian citizenship, 37 people […]

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Statement for the Members of the Culture and Education for Black Survival and Development (CEBSD) Plenary Session

Statement for the Members of the Culture and Education for Black Survival and Development (CEBSD) Plenary Session

Greetings to the esteemed Cultural Curators, Teaching Artists, Connectors, Activists, Advocates and African-Centered Resource Developers of the “Culture & Education for Black Survival and Development” Plenary Session – Resource Focus; held during the State of the Black World Conference November 19th 2016 in Newark, Jersey. As you know, we are currently in the process of […]

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Teaching Artist Institute at the State of the Black World Conference 2016

On November 16th-19th in New Jersey TAI was invited as a special guest of Nana Farika Berhane and Dr. Leonard Jeffries of Omega Media and the World African Diaspora Union-WADU to the State of the Black World Conference.  During the conference, on behalf of TAI and our partners (Jah Kente International, The Institute of Financial […]

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State of the Black World Declaration of Intent and Call to Action

    from the State of the Black World website, http://sobwc.ibw21.org/declaration/ Print or download PDF version by clicking here The Spirit, Power and Significance of an Historic Gathering  They came by the hundreds, more than two thousand in all, from the greater Newark/New York region, Black America and the Pan African World, drawn by the […]

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So … Are You Ready To Organize NOW?

NOTE: This article first appeared on KUUMBAReport Online, http://kuumbareport.com. Back in 2000, as Democrat Al Gore was facing off with Republican George W. Bush in the general election for the presidency of the United States, many in the African-American community were ambivalent.  Gore’s eight years as Bill Clinton’s vice president had been rather unremarkable, as […]

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The Kenyan Diaspora Conference in Atlanta: A Rewarding Experience

Greetings to the Global African Community and a special greeting to our brothers and sisters in the SRDC network. It is with great pleasure that we bring this report to you on our recent participation in the 2016 Kenya Diaspora Conference held in Atlanta Georgia June 24-25, 2016 at the Georgia Institute of Technology. This […]

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Spokes of the Wheel: Building a Pan-Afrikan Cooperative Coalition in Maryland

On Friday, January 29, 2016, the Sixth Region Diaspora Caucus (SRDC) hosted a discussion designed to encourage a more cooperative atmosphere among the Pan-Afrikan organizations in Baltimore, Maryland.  The event was named “Spokes of the Wheel” to describe a pictorial representation of how a variety of organizations with different missions, specialties and personalities might bring […]

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Soul Fusion Teaching Artist Kim Poole and the Teaching Artist Institute: Bringing the Diaspora Together through the Arts

Soul Fusion Teaching Artist Kim Poole and the Teaching Artist Institute: Bringing the Diaspora Together through the Arts

  Baltimore’s best kept secret has never been louder. The statuesque soul fusion teacher artist, Ms. Kim Poole, has emerged from Baltimore’s underground music scene with a commanding presence. Her powerful sultry vocals and soul stirring storylines empowers women globally to celebrate their resilience and engage in cross-cultural communication thru music. Influenced by the musical styles […]

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The Global Africa Diaspora Convention 2015

Setting the Stage for Increased Diaspora Cooperation with the African Union November 27, 2015 “[T]he Economic, Social and Cultural Council [is] the organ that deals with civil society in the African Union.  They deal with non-state actors. … Your presence here is like a seat at the table, so I want to thank the Economic, […]

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