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AHMC Newsletter

April  2015 Vol 13

 

Land and Wealth

Offered to African Americans

"This summit takes place against the background of a world of growing globalization. It is therefore most imperative that we get to know one another even better than before - in order to fully appreciate the various circumstances under which we live. Africans and African-Americans need each other... There are well known historical and sentimental reasons why Africans and African-Americans must cooperate. These must form a basis for strengthening and deepening linkages between us - of a more substantial nature."

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Featured News

White History is Nothing BUT a Huge April Fools' Joke

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April 1st of every year is celebrated in the western cultures around the world as April Fools’ Day. The day is filled with hoaxes and an assortment of jokes with various degrees of sophistication that is played with friends, family members, teachers, neighbors, kids, teenagers, senior citizens, and work associates. Most of the time, it is done in good taste, and everyone gets a hardy laugh. Although it’s not a national holiday, it is widely recognized as a day when many people engage in all types of pranks

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 Landscape of U.S. Failure: Financial Collapse Leads to War

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Scanning the headlines in the western mainstream press, and then peering behind the one-way mirror to compare that to the actual goings-on, one can’t but get the impression that America’s propagandists, and all those who follow in their wake, are struggling with all their might to concoct rationales for military action of one sort or another, be it supplying weapons to the largely defunct Ukrainian military, or staging parades of US military hardware and troops in the almost completely Russian town of Narva, in Estonia, a few hundred meters away from the Russian border, or putting US “advisers” in harm’s way in parts of Iraq mostly controlled by Islamic militants.

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Africa Rising: Debunking the imagery

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It is time we analyzed or cracked open the narrative that is ‘Africa rising’. It has been very appealing at the surface - with African clothing, art and innovation penetrating the global scene, but is gravely condescending with the underlying exploitation of the continent’s resources by any Tom, Yong, Ojeifo, Zuma or Wolfgang who sees it fit to rip, rape and take from our people.

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Disapora News

Puerto Viejo, Colombia, holds first-ever African Diaspora Film Festivalxke on Bob Marley Differs from His Global Image

The activities continued with a screening of the documentary “Caribe Sur: Coast, History, and Resistance,” which was a production of Era Verde from Channel 15 of the University of Costa Rica. Next up was the tribute “Entre Amigas,” an award presented to Hazel Miller, Cristina Smart, Isilma Baker and Delfina León, who were selected by the community for their contribution to their community. During the tribute, the women wre presented with a portrait photo taken by documentary photographer Lucas Iturriza, who specializes in indigenous cultures. After the tribute, the film “Holiday Heart” starring Alfre Woodard and directed by director Spike Lee was shown. Then musical group RAkACHAN performed.

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Barbados to remove the Queen as head of state

BARBADOS could remove the Queen as its head of state, almost 400 years after it was colonised by the British, C Q News reports.
The island was under the UK’s control from 1627 up until independence in 1966 and has remained a constitutional monarchy ever since.
But the Prime Minister has laid down his plans for Barbados to become a republic with a ceremonial President in time for the 50th anniversary of independence next year.
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African News

Corporations and Countries Complicit in Ripping off Africa

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In the past 50 years, more money has illegally left Africa than the amount of money received in aid, and the private sector is mostly to blame. Corporations and organised crime rings have channelled US$1-trillion away from the host countries in Africa where they operate, using a range of tax-cheating mechanisms known as illicit financial flows. This money is defined as money illegally earned, transferred or used, and the biggest culprits of the practice are multinational corporations operating in Africa, mainly in the extractives industry. Sub-Saharan Africa loses about US$50-billion a year, or 5.5% of gross domestic product, through illicit financial flows.  

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Gates Foundation's Seed Agenda in Africa 'Another Form of Colonialism,' Warns Protesters

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Food sovereignty activists are shining a light on a closed-door meeting between the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), which are meeting in London on Monday with representatives of the biotechnology industry to discuss how to privatize the seed and agricultural markets of Africa.
Early Monday, protesters picketed outside the Gates Foundation's London offices holding signs that called on the foundation to "free the seeds."

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History Tidbits

From Crispus Attucks to Michael Brown: Race and Revolution

March 5 marks an important but oft-overlooked anniversary. On a winter’s day 245 years ago, in the year 1770, an angry crowd formed in Boston, then the capital of the Province of Massachusetts Bay. People were enraged by the extortionate taxes imposed by the British Parliament. In order to quell the public furor, the British sent troops, who violently quashed dissent. On that cold day, people had had enough. Word spread after a British private beat a young man with the butt of his musket.

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Nanny Of the Moroons: Jamaica's Warrier Queen

Nanny was a leader of the Maroons at the beginning of the 18th century. She was known by both the Maroons and the British settlers as an outstanding military leader who became, in her lifetime and after, a symbol of unity and strength for her people during times of crisis. She was particularly important to them in the fierce fight with the British, during the First Maroon War from 1720 to 1739. Although she has been immortalised in songs and legends, certain facts about Nanny (or “Granny Nanny”, as she was affectionately known) have also been documented.

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