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African Diaspora

Pam Oliver, Indifference, and the Disrespecting of Black Women

Kumera Genet | Posted 04.02.2014 | Black Voices
Kumera Genet

I don't want to insinuate that discussions about how racism impacts Black men are not important. Of course they are. But Black male issues constitute the vast majority of conversations about oppression towards the Black community.

Amiri Baraka: an Anansi Spirit of Poetic Disguises/Genius

Opal Palmer Adisa | Posted 03.30.2014 | Black Voices
Opal Palmer Adisa

I have been accusing words of being stingy, but now I must admit I have been afraid of words, of what saying them might mean, the implications, because it is the proper thing to praise a great poet, to profess great admiration.

Telling New African Stories: Afaan Publications

Kumera Genet | Posted 02.11.2014 | Black Voices
Kumera Genet

For many parents, passing on language and customs to their children is a huge concern.

Beyond Outrage: How the African Diaspora Can Support Migrant Worker Rights in the Middle East

Kumera Genet | Posted 01.24.2014 | Black Voices
Kumera Genet

The success of any lasting movement formed from these protests will rely on us using our skills and investing time in helping to create systems to ensure the accountability of both migrant sending and receiving governments.

Take the Mother Africa #GivingTuesday Challenge: A National Philanthropy Day Call to Action

Jackie Copeland-Carson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices
Jackie Copeland-Carson

November 15th is National Philanthropy Day in the US--a kickoff to the Thanksgiving countdown and the annual giving season culminating again this year in #GivingTuesday on December 3rd.

Arlene Torres or Why Anthropology Still Matters (Part II)

Gina Athena Ulysse | Posted 08.30.2013 | College
Gina Athena Ulysse

As politicians continue to debate immigration policy, efforts to better grasp the particularities of life in diverse communities have become even more relevant.

The New Black Philanthropy

Jackie Copeland-Carson | Posted 10.28.2013 | Black Voices
Jackie Copeland-Carson

The past is prologue when it comes to African diaspora giving. African giving practices are part of the country's founding and all its social movements.

The Simple Charisma of Paulo Nazareth

Simon Watson | Posted 09.17.2013 | Arts
Simon Watson

Nazareth is a Brazilian performer. You might have heard a couple of years ago about Nazareth taking nine months to walk, in a pair of ratty Havaianas, from Belo Horizonte, which is in the middle of Brazil, all the way up to Miami, partly via the Pan-American Highway.

A Review of Teza, a Film by Haile Gerima

Dr. Tukufu Zuberi | Posted 04.02.2013 | Black Voices
Dr. Tukufu Zuberi

After some sleep and reflection, I think that I can confidently say that Teza was brilliant. This is one of the first films on the African diaspora experience in the late 20th Century, and it did not disappoint.

Silently Shouting: Strengthening the Voice of the African Diaspora

Kumera Genet | Posted 03.01.2013 | Black Voices
Kumera Genet

It would be amazing for the Diaspora to show leadership in breaking down some of these ethnic and religious barriers that are present in contemporary African politics.

Beyond Kwanzaa: Embracing the New Black Diversity

Jackie Copeland-Carson | Posted 02.25.2013 | Black Voices
Jackie Copeland-Carson

For many Americans, our country's African heritage becomes real for one week every year during the December 26th-January 1st Kwanzaa celebration. We need to move beyond this week-long celebration to a fuller recognition of Africans' ongoing contributions to our community and nation.

Celebrating Black Philanthropy Month 2012: Six Principles of Giving for New Times

Jackie Copeland-Carson | Posted 10.07.2012 | Black Voices
Jackie Copeland-Carson

The contemporary black philanthropy movement must be inclusive of our young people as beneficiaries and as leaders of giving. Our mainstream organizations should all make explicit efforts to address youth issues.

Dying to Give Life: The Paradox of Childbirth in the Motherland

Akoshia Yoba | Posted 09.30.2012 | Black Voices
Akoshia Yoba

A little over 100 years ago, childbirth was one of the leading causes of death for women in the United States. Since then, we have drastically reduced the numbers of maternal mortality.

Your Wad Is My Bond: Are Diaspora Bonds Worth the Risk for Diaspora Africans?

Dele Meiji Fatunla | Posted 05.27.2012 | World
Dele Meiji Fatunla

Where remittances are often sent in response to family and community needs, diaspora bonds are a direct investment in the economy at the national level. Even though they are being explored for the first time by African governments, the idea of issuing diaspora bonds is not new.

Trymaine Lee

TODAY: The Place To Buy Slave Shackles, Martin Luther King Jr.-Inscribed Book, Blood Tusk

HuffingtonPost.com | Trymaine Lee | Posted 03.01.2012 | Black Voices

As the midday rush on an exhibition floor at the Swann Auction Galleries in Manhattan cooled earlier this week, curator Wyatt Houston Day floated arou...

Ubuntu: Applying African Philosophy in Building Community

Reverend William E. Flippin, Jr. | Posted 04.06.2012 | Black Voices
Reverend William E. Flippin, Jr.

The philosophy of Ubuntu derives from a Nguni word, ubuntu meaning "the quality of being human." Ubuntu manifests itself through various human acts, clearly visible in social, political, and economic situations, as well as among family.

Liberia's Diaspora Returns Home to Rebuild

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Craig and Marc Kielburger

Henry Benson got off a plane in his native Liberia to a country resembling nothing of what he left.

MUSEUM SPOTLIGHT: San Francisco's Museum of the African Diaspora

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

SPOTLIGHT ON... Museum of the African Diaspora 685 Mission Street San Francisco, CA 94105-4126 ABOUT THE MUSEUM: An international museum, based in S...

Stewardship Report: First Ambassador Writes Op-Ed "Diplomatic Viewpoint"

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jim Luce

The Hon. Kenneth H. Merten, American Ambassador to Haiti, has written the first "Diplomatic Viewpoint" for The Jim Luce Stewardship Report launched tw...

Afro-Brazilian History, Beats and Culture

Lauri Lyons | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
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Lauri Lyons

While Africa and America are often recognized as the book ends of the African Diaspora, there is an additional link in the Middle Passage that is less publicized, but no less important.

My Lament for Haiti

Martha St Jean | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Martha St Jean

Friends call and ask, "Have you heard from your family?" "What can we do?" People are missing; in a country where communication is poor, this earthquake has served to compound the problem.

Obama Mobilizing African Diaspora

Chicago Public Radio | Natalie Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

We've been reporting on Chicagoans who are deeply invested in the presidential race between Illinois Senator Barack Obama and Arizona Senator John McC...