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Re: We lost almost a full percentage in IT workforce count over 9 year period

Dusty Elbow ·
The economic unit model on that picture. Is that a house, our economy or any goods in general? How does the economist come into the picture with this. It looks like depreciation is sneaking out the backdoor. Since there is net worth I googled a search for "gross worth" and a page says they are both the same. Not many pages talk about "gross worth" with google results coming at... Results 1 - 100 of about 726 for "gross worth". (1.38 seconds) with "net worth" googled at Results 1 - 100 of...
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Re: Panjea live - HOT!

FireFly ·
What others say...and another pic... not great quality but hey I was busy dancing. "What a strange confluence of forces this Californian is. He seems to be a Western white man channelling music from deep in the heart of Africa and the Caribbean diaspora. Unlike most Western people who borrow from African traditions, such as Paul Simon, Mick Fleetwood and Ginger Baker, Berry didn't go on a snatch-and-grab mission. He went to southern Africa in 1990, stayed for more than a decade, married a...
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Re: We lost almost a full percentage in IT workforce count over 9 year period

umbrarchist ·
The ECONOMIC UNIT is just an abstract representation for many possible economic entities that all have certain things in common. It could be a single person living alone. It could be a family of 4. It could be a hippy commune. It could be a multi-billion dollar corporation. In some ways you could compare it to a water tank. Water flowing in is income. Water flowing out is expenses. But the tank is not prefect, there is leakage from the bottom which is depreciation. A single man living alone...
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Re: What's At The End of the Rainbow?

humblelynn ·
I think what we should be striving for and what we continue to strive for is reclaiming our communities and finding ways to make sure our youths aren't statistics. I don't believe that the truth myth of the American Dream exist for most Americans, and it has never existed for African Americans. Black Millionaires still cannot conquer the sickness of white supremacy, and as long as white supremacy exist, the American Dream cannot be and has never been a reality. As opposed to chasing after...
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Re: I finally found the Black women's reply to the "Where is the love?'" from Tampa

RadioRaheem ·
EVEN MORE!! http://www.sptimes.com/2004/10/02/Floridian/More_responses_to__Do.shtml More responses to "Do Black Men Still Want Us?" Spirited comments about romantic options and worries Letters to the Editor Published October 2, 2004 Where is the love? A magazine asks whether black men still desire black women. Eight men offer their answers. Black women speak out Earlier this week, African-American men answered women's question "Do Black Men Still Want Us?' Now women discuss their romantic...
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Re: We lost almost a full percentage in IT workforce count over 9 year period

Dusty Elbow ·
Does the term and title 'net worth' only applies to the owner? It cannot seem to say the net worth of my car since its had depreciation associated with it. Or a house. Or a job. The person and or person that own can claim 'net worth' it seems? That's is very trick term 'net worth'.
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Re: Black Unity: Moving Beyond The RHETORIC

Nmaginate ·
I don't agree with that and the term "UNITY" gets more vague with every use. Dis-unity would seem to be a function of our situation. So, I see that idea as one suggesting False Causation. The central question is: How do African Americans create a "unity paradigm" that works for the highly stratified "black diaspora?" To merely say "We are not unified and that's what causes or allows our problems to continue" doesn't answer the important question here. Neither does it say what Unity Is and...
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Re: Black Unity: Moving Beyond The RHETORIC

James Wesley Chester ·
How do African Americans create a "unity paradigm" that works for the highly stratified "black diaspora?"---Nmaginate The group I am referencing is that group that is of unknown African ancestry. That group may be expanded to include any other person of African ancestry who a citizen of, or resident in, the United States. And I guess I should add all those involved should be speaking to the best needs for African America, as indicated in your initial phrase of the quote. Having said that...
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Re: Black Unity: Moving Beyond The RHETORIC

sunnubian ·
_____________________________________________ ______________________________________________ I couldn't agree more, but then that brings us back to that 'unity' thing, wherein the whole of African America (preferable under the umbrella of your African American Congress of sorts) has to come together (unity) to vote, build political bases, raise the funds that it would take to challange the present laws, discriminate sentencing laws, abuses of power, wrongful convictions, unconstitutional...
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Re: Civil Rights Focus Shift Roils Staff At Justice

Kweli4Real ·
Politics Alleged In Voting Cases Justice Officials Are Accused of Influence By Dan Eggen Washington Post Staff Writer Monday, January 23, 2006; A01 The Justice Department's voting section, a small and usually obscure unit that enforces the Voting Rights Act and other federal election laws, has been thrust into the center of a growing debate over recent departures and controversial decisions in the Civil Rights Division as a whole. Many current and former lawyers in the section charge that...
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Re: Keeping A 'Black Book' on Black Cops

Black Viking ·
No kidding! Were they expecting a different result this time? I thought these to words were synonymus in a cops mind. More synonyms. OK Johnson, explain how one of these is somehow worse than the other. There is a reason why we have such a hard time listening to these double speaking politicians, it's because they say crap like this. He won't "apologize", but he has "expressed regret"? If this is even remotely true, how did he get himself into this mess in the first place? What Police...
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Re: Gunmen attack Nigeria oil complex

Texas Star ·
http://www.cnn.com/2006/WORLD/africa/01/25/nigeria.hostages.reut/index.html WARRI, Nigeria (Reuters) -- Villagers fled Nigeria's lawless delta on Wednesday amid fears of military reprisals after a wave of attacks on foreign oil companies by ethnic Ijaw militia. The army deployed more troops to key installations and oil companies tightened security around their offices a day after heavily armed men stormed the headquarters of Italian oil firm Agip, robbing a bank on the premises and killing...
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Re: Reparations v. Eliminating Race Specific Claims

ricardomath ·
Well, I don't really know too much about the Law 70, except that I see references to it in various articles from time to time. It's the law that outlines Afrocolombian ancestrial territorial rights in Colombia. Of course, getting a law on the books and getting the law implimented are two different things, especially in Colombia. In my "Blacks in Colombia" thread in the "African Diaspora" folder there are several articles about Law 70. Here's a search page for the articles in that thread that...
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Re: Reparations v. Eliminating Race Specific Claims

ricardomath ·
Well, if you read the articles in my "Blacks in Colombia" thread, then you probably know about as much about it as I do. It looks like several millions of acres have been claimed under the law, but that for the most part, the law exists mainly on paper, because of the war going on. Even having collective title to land may not mean much if you find yourself displaced by paramilitaries or guerillas. Colombia has the largest number of internally displaced persons (IDPs) of any country in...
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Re: The Best Environment for the Development of Our Potential....

James Wesley Chester ·
I believe that respect will nost greatly enhanced when we recognize ourselves, we Americans of unknown African ancestry, as the ethncity we are, and the ancestral nationality we have. African America. PEACE Jim Chester
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Re: The Best Environment for the Development of Our Potential....

ZAKAR ·
No we shouldnt impose ourselves anywere, but we should begin to travel abroad study abroad , especially in Africa.I have many friends from all over the continent of Africa and the biggest problem between us is propaganda. Most brothers and sistas i know from the continent, deep down have a lot a of for africans in america and the diaspora. Once we begin to dig up our history , study who we are relate to our own the walls of ignorance will crumble. We are an african people you can hyphenate...
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Re: The Best Environment for the Development of Our Potential....

James Wesley Chester ·
I see your point. A major result of reestablishing our ancestral nationality will be parity status as a participating member in Pan-Africanism. We simply 'unclaimed orphans' participating simply because we are 'black'. That is an insult to ourselves. Reesstablishing our relationship with the nations of Africa must, not should, be as a freestanding ethnicity unique in our own right. African American. PEACE Jim Chester
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Re: African immigrants face bias from blacks

ZAKAR ·
Propaganda anyone who as actually connected to africans from the continent,I mean really extended and olive branch knows the deep affection africans have for us and visa versa, its just those self hating ignorant brothers and sistas on both sides that perpetuate this myth. Africans in America has always looked to the Continent as our homeland.Africans on the continent have always looked at Africans in the diaspora as their brothers and sistas that were taken from their homeland to the new...
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Re: Changing 'black' studies for the times

ZAKAR ·
let be real, Africans in America are but a small part of the African diaspora, until we look at it in a more globally context we will never be able to address our needs. There is nothing wrong with a Pan African approach to African Studies, just because it takes africans in america out of center stage doesnt mean we will be forgotten, no matter how you put it Africans in america play a pivital role in the over all develpment of african studies\but so does the carribean, central and sout...
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Re: The Best Environment for the Development of Our Potential....

ZAKAR ·
when i said africans in america, i was being specfic to those of us in the united state, the diaspora also includes the US , i should have said the rest of the diaspora.I dont believe we are ethnically different, we just dont know who we are.like malcom said, "a cat can have kittens in a oven, it doesnt make the m biscuits" I just think we have so much more in common that differences. I think, even in our ignorance, we are more african than we will ever be american.when we were on the...
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Re: Changing 'black' studies for the times

James Wesley Chester ·
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Re: New Black Conservative Website

Noah The African ·
Anytime there is a competition there is winners and losers. Capitalism is all about competition and thus produces winners and losers. The only way you cannot have winners and losers in competition is to have a DRAW or TIE. Thus, if entities are competing for capital investment an entity winning those investments means another entity losing those investments. Now, I am about to go over your head in that economics are bound by the physical laws of nature of this closed system we inhabit.
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Re: African immigrants face bias from blacks

Oshun Auset ·
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Re: Changing 'black' studies for the times

Oshun Auset ·
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Re: Changing 'black' studies for the times

Oshun Auset ·
I don't want to be rude to an elder, but the posts that I read from you as of late JWC show a level of ignorance and self hate I didn't know you had. You really have displayed a repulsive us/them mentality when it comes to the African diaspora. Divide and conquor goes beyond the plantation. Are you even concerned about our liberation? I'm one of those Africans born in Amerikkka that also fits the description of the 'they' you referred to... I hope you aren't suggesting that because I don't...
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Re: Changing 'black' studies for the times

James Wesley Chester ·
I don't think your reference of 'Africans in America' is the same as my reference of 'African Americans', but without belaboring that, I'm sure we will each know where our respective references are applicable. You may be right. That 'fear' may indeed be a consequence of experience in American society. African Americans are not the center of the African world, agreed. Educational programs, and systems, can reflect that African America in not the center of the African of the African World.
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Re: College "Education" Is BS

umbrarchist ·
How many computers were there in the world when W.E.B. Du Bois wrote Souls of Black Folk? Souls of Black Folk was published in 1903. The vacuum tube had not been invented. It would be another 5 years before Henry Ford introduced the Model T. Do you have any idea how much that changed the American way of life? Du Bois was born in 1868. Marx didn't die until Du Bois was 15 years old. People are constantly talking about children being the future but clutter their heads with trivia from the...
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Re: Changing 'black' studies for the times

Yemaya ·
From what I've seen most schools that offer African-American studies, tie it in with African studies. Medgar Evers College offers a degree in Caribbean studies, the only time I've ever seen it. They don't ironically offer a degree in African/African American studies. However, I believe that the courses should include all places where Africans were brought to be enslaved and the history of African nations and kingdoms. One should know each others history and culture in the African Diaspora.
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Re: African immigrants face bias from blacks

BanjiGirl ·
Its basically due to ignorance. Black Americans have been so disconnected from Africa and what we were taught was basically negative. For example we were taught that Africa was a primitive backwards lands of voodoo-worshiping heathens and we should be "glad" that the benevolent white Christian slavemasters rescued our behinds from such a backwards heathenish place. Africa is still considered backwards and it's people mired in ignorance. And of course we were told that African physical...
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Re: African immigrants face bias from blacks

TruEssence ·
I totally agree with you Zakar. Africans are my brothas and sisthas. I have gotten nothing but love from my African brothas and sistahs. It is very sad that situations like what was posted happens. But they do happen ignorance is a deadly thing.
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Re: Changing 'black' studies for the times

Oshun Auset ·
I'll do a furhter expose on that subject later(I'm short on time), but the attack on another thread stating something like the idea that you don't have an urge to reunite with 'those wo sold you' while you simultaneousely don't seem to have a problem being in a land controlled in every way by those who 'bought and exploited and continue to exploit and oppress us' is an example. I couldn't give a damn who likes me either, especially over the internet. The ending(or minimization of) systematic...
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Re: Garífunas sign accord with new Honduras president

James Wesley Chester ·
Back on May 26, 2005, when he was initiating his political campaign, Zelaya signed an accord with Afro Hondurans. He promised that, if he won the presidency with their support, he would make every effort to see that their concerns are addressed.---Oshun Auset This is good news for another member-group of The African Diaspora. I continue to contend that such internal alliance, dare I say 'organization', will have a similar levering effect in the U.S. The African American National Committee,...
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Re: Marcus Garvey Was A Colonialist

Empty Purnata ·
Marcus Garvey supported a Back-To-Africa movement which supported African-Americans moving to Africa and using Liberia as a home state. Of course, knowing the history of Liberia, this translated to establishing African-American settlements even against the will of the Native West Africans. African-American settlers into Liberia behaved very similarly to European colonialists. They displaced the natives against their will, and used Western backing to establish Western social order.
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Re: Marcus Garvey Was A Colonialist

ZAKAR ·
To mix Marcus Garvey's Pan African Approach to Afircan with the Ex African slaves who resettled Liberia as Colonialist is mixing apples and oranges. Marcus Garvey was in no way connected to the Liberia movement and he spoke of Liberia simpy because of the Diasporan connection but he was talking about the whole continent of Africa uniting as well as the Diaspora reconnecting to the motherland spiritually and in cases where people choose to repatriate physical. Whomever tried to tie Marcus...
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Re: Marcus Garvey Was A Colonialist

Empty Purnata ·
Did you know that he also supported Imperial Japan? Japan was conducting a massive imperial campaign to conquer the rest of Asia and he supported them in what they were doing. It's even admitted by historians (even ones sympathetic) that he borrowed some views from European colonialism and racialism. What about his whole "new African elite" thing? What do you think that meant?
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Re: Ghana reaches out to Chicago Heights

ZAKAR ·
what is there to be skeptical about? Spending a little money in West African can only help us as a people. So what if Ghana wants to take advantage of its history to draw africans in the Diaspora home, its a good thing. As of right now we spend virtual every dime we make with non black people, so giving lets say 10% to Ghana or other African countries is a drop in the bucket to what we give Prada, Cadilac,Polo, Nike etc
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Re: Military: Most Young Americans Are Unfit

ocatchings ·
For the last 10-15 years the military has had an "unofficial" policy that the gaining unit would be responsible for getting the person into shape and teaching them what they needed for combat. Basic trainig is no longer the threat it used to be. catch
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Re: College "Education" Is BS

Shango67 ·
I have read your thoughts about a Black state and of course, I think your outline is a great plan. However, Africans managing an entire state in this country will come with a cost. What I am saying is... Haiti, the first, only liberated and free African state / country in the western hemisphere is suffering, IMO, beause their ancestors kicked french ass all over Hispanola. Yes, I do think white folks have long term memory, especially in the case of the Haitian people. The ramifications of a...
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Re: WHERE DO YOU STAND?

ZAKAR ·
you act like we can just up and all just leave right now, Im certainly not talking about that .What i am talking about is beginning the connection with other African people as well as brothers and sistas on the continent. Form bridges start organizations, international businesses. Everyone is not gonna leave america, probably most wont at least at the moment, but some have and more will, we can use this to build on expand out options and eventually with enough investment, exchanges and when...
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Re: WHERE DO YOU STAND?

ZAKAR ·
see the problem is you turn the dime on me and put me in a situation where I have to answer all the questions you ask, but you answer nothing, just sit back read what i write then pick at my statements. What do you feel, how do you believe we ensure the survivial of African people. If you have read many of my post I have articulated how I feel about what needs to be done for African people to ensure their survival. You make some very audicious and offensive comments, don't be surprised when...
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Re: Is Pan-Africanism Truly Possible or Even Logical?

Jabbar ·
two thoughts one Pan-Africanism could come to be in two different manners. One would be to unite "religions" and "belief systems" and all come together to be one happy family. The other would be more like a business agreement, where we do not necissarily have to come to one accord instantly or even at all. two I think one thing that does seem to be true to me, it could be a misconception, is that Africans can be satisfied with life without feeling like everyone on earth agrees with them and...
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Re: Is Pan-Africanism Truly Possible or Even Logical?

James Wesley Chester ·
---HonestBrother And...since 'Pan-Africanism' begins 'at home', why isn't that clear. What is 'unclear' about African American identity? Shouldn't 'Pan-Africansim' be more than simply 'black'. Maybe 'Pan-Africanism' cannot be more than simply 'black' Considering that when 'UppityNegress' listed locations of the African Diaspora, she omitted all the nations of Europe, questions of such identity exist for others as well. And then there is the issue of who constitutes the African Diaspora. The...
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Re: Is Pan-Africanism Truly Possible or Even Logical?

ZAKAR ·
well there were many africans from America, as well as the rest of the Diaspora, of course WEB was instrumental and I might add one of the foremost panafricanist of his time, as well as CLR James, George Patmore, JA Rogers, Malcom X was a Panafricanist in his own right as well as Marcus Garvey, the Great John Henrike Clark, Dr. Ben, Wade Nobels, AS well as cats like Dr Amos Wilson and so on, I dont know if WEB was Nkrumas mentor, but i do know while at Lincoln University and a part of the...
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Re: Conspiracy, COINTELPRO & Malachi York

1milehi ·
thanks kai. ---------------------------------- the following article appeared in the 03-23 denver weekly news:
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Re: Nationalism VS Assimilation

ZAKAR ·
January 24, 1965. Malcolm X Speaks at OAAU Rally on Afro-American History. Listen to this Speech its on Malcolm x: A Research site. I'm a Black Nationalist, in the Tradition of Malcolm, Nkrumah, Seku Ture, Patrice Lumumba, CLR James, and George Patmore and of course John Henrike Clarke Amos Wilson among others. I believe in African peoples uniting institutionally all around the world. I believe there can be no liberation for an African anywhere if the African Continent isn't free. I believe...
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Re: Nationalism VS Assimilation

ZAKAR ·
did you guys read what i said, how you gonna say some bullshyt like that, Of course i know White Supremacy is Global, thats why i said what i said, so you assimilationist dont believe we can connect with the rest of African people? there is no way to build upon the Nationalist Pan African Movement so many have participated in since we have been here? They wasnt successful? I would say they were successful, they just didnt sustain. People sold out the masses on the Continent just like they...
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Re: Black Folks: It is Time to Lay Down the Mantle

Rowe ·
Black people are not merely interested in the securing the rights of immigrants when we hold the mantle of social injustice. And making such a statement demonstrates a severely limited understanding of the fight against global injustice. Black people hold this mantle because we know that combating WHITE SUPREMACY is a 24-hr., 365-day respoonsibility. Black people in America and throughout the diaspora would probably love just for ONE day to not have to think about combating social injustice.
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Re: Black Folks: It is Time to Lay Down the Mantle

HonestBrother ·
I will add that if we lay down this mantle, things will simply get worse for everyone (us included) a lot faster...
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Re: Black Folks: It is Time to Lay Down the Mantle

Black Viking ·
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Re: Black Nationalism 2006

Shango67 ·
Haiti is in the condition it is primarily due to the weakness of Africans throughout the Diaspora and its lack of connection to Africa. Black folks, everywhere, are the only people without a foreign or domestic policy.
 
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