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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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SRDC International Summit Coming to Baltimore, Maryland November 16-17, 2018

  THE NATIONAL GREAT BLACKS IN WAX MUSEUM 1601-1649 E. NORTH AVENUE BALTIMORE, MARYLAND SIXTH REGION DIASPORA CAUCUS (SRDC) 2018 INTERNATIONAL SUMMIT NOVEMBER 16-17, 2018 | 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM BOTH DAYS On Friday & Saturday, November 16th & 17th 2018, the Sixth Region Diaspora Caucus (SRDC), in association with the Maryland Council of […]

SRDC Liberia Library Book Initiative Public Letter

SRDC Liberia Library Book Initiative Public Letter

July, 2018 Dear Friends and Associates, The South Carolina branch of the Sixth Region Diaspora Caucus (SRDC) is embarking on a project to help establish a public library in Monrovia, Liberia, West Africa. We have endeavored to collect book donations, create a working inventory and database, and ship books to Liberia. The key to the […]

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Maryland’s April 14, 2018 Pan Afrikan Town Hall

On Saturday, April 14, the second Pan-African Town Hall Meeting of 2018 was held at the historic Arch Social Club, located in the Penn-North neighborhood of West Baltimore. The Town Hall Meetings were originally started in Maryland in 2007 by the Sixth Region Diaspora Caucus to bring the grassroots Afrikan-Descendant community in Maryland together, hear […]

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Hello from the Other Side: Rhythm People Coalition Represents the African Diaspora at the African Union’s First Pan African Writers Conference

By Kim Poole, Teaching Artist Institute ACCRA, Ghana – The first of its kind, African Union’s Pan African Writers Conference, under the theme “Promoting African Literature and Reading: The Role of African Writer in Embracing African Identity, Shared Values and Integration,” was held on March 7th – 9th, 2018 under the auspices of the AU’s […]

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The New Gambia Invites the “Art of Possibility”

by Kim Poole, Founder, Teaching Artist Institute Nestled along the Atlantic coast and bound by Senegal is the next frontier of creativity and innovation. On March 3rd 2018 the “New Gambia;” as coined by the current Barrow administration, officially adopted the Teaching Artist Institute (TAI) as lead partner in development and implementation of a five-year […]

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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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Strategy for Marrying the African Union and the African Diaspora for Agenda 2063

Strategy for Marrying the African Union and the African Diaspora for Agenda 2063

By David L. Horne, Ph.D. for the Sixth Region Diaspora Caucus (SRDC) The AU Diaspora proposal was officially announced in 2003-2005.  The African Union, via its Constitutive Act (AU Constitution) amendment 3(q), said to the Diaspora, come on home, we want you back.  The AU Constitutive Act (AU constitution), as amended in 2003, declared that […]

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Africa Braintrust 2015: The Keynote Speeches

Africa Braintrust 2015: The Keynote Speeches

This article originally appeared on the Website KUUMBAReport Online (http://kuumbareport.com).  Reprinted with permission from the Website Administrator. The Africa Braintrust was held on Friday, September 18, the closing day of the 2015 Congressional Black Caucus week of meetings, addresses and panels. The annual Braintrust, sponsored by a variety of corporate and organizational donors and organized […]

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Seeds of Suspicion: Feed the Future, Afrika and Genetically-Modified Foods

 (This article originally appeared on the KUUMBAReport Web Site, http://kuumbareport.com.) Feed the Future, the current plan to combat hunger in Afrika, is being led by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).  It is based on the concept that hunger is a yield problem to be solved by increasing Food Security (the establishment of a […]

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Why Are We Still Disorganized?

This piece originally appeared on the KUUMBAReport Online Web Site (http://kuumbareport.com) and was initially written as an email to two Elders who have often bemoaned the lack of unity that we as African people have demonstrated over these many generations since the Ma’afa (a Twi word meaning “great disaster”, used by Pan-Afrikan historians and activists to describe […]

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