Thomas Sankara Legacy, Democracy in the Global South, and Black Lives

Thomas Sankara Legacy, Democracy in the Global South, and Black Lives

On October 2, 2016 the Thomas Sankara Memorial Project was launched in Burkina Faso. It is presided over by former Ghanaian president Jerry John Rawlings who attended the ceremony in a context of the revival of Pan-Africanism. This event gives a particular dimension...
Brexit: A Nail in the Coffin of Neo-colonialism in Africa

Brexit: A Nail in the Coffin of Neo-colonialism in Africa

Much of the discourse and debate around the UK referendum to leave the European Union, a move known as Brexit, seems centered solely on its impact on Britain, Western Europe as a whole, and the U.S.. But Foreign Policy Magazine (FP) warns us, “Brexit Is Bad News for...
Pan-Africanism in the 21st Century: Challenges and Prospects

Pan-Africanism in the 21st Century: Challenges and Prospects

On March 4, panelists gathered at the Ralph J. Bunche Int’l Affairs Center at Howard University to speak on the state of the global African movement. They discuss  Black people in the U.S. as a domestic colony, why African/Black community control is the only solution,...
Film: Hands Up Don’t Shoot Our Youth Movement

Film: Hands Up Don’t Shoot Our Youth Movement

“Hands Up Don’t Shoot Our Youth Movement,” a documentary film produced by Ralph L. Crowder III…    On the day of Mike Brown’s funeral in Ferguson, MO, there was an atmosphere of rest and calm in the people’s struggle for justice. It...
Film: Apocalypse Africa: Made In America

Film: Apocalypse Africa: Made In America

Join us at the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS) for a screening on the United States’ involvement in the downfall of Africa. From August 4 -6, last week the White House hosted leaders from across the African continent in the nation’s capital for a three-day...
New Policy Statement: A New Direction for U.S. Policy on Africa

New Policy Statement: A New Direction for U.S. Policy on Africa

A new statement spotlights three points of concern from members of the Africa Advocacy Network (ADNA): 1. Militarization of US policy toward Africa; 2. Food, Agricultural Investment, Land Grabs; 3. Financial Integrity and Economic Development. VIEW THE STATEMENT (PDF)...
A Day to Remember A Martyr

A Day to Remember A Martyr

The militancy and radicalism of El Hajj Malik El-Shabazz (a.k.a. Malcolm X) has made his legacy harder to hijack by those of the status quo than that of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., but that hijack is being attempted nonetheless. It has to be. Learning about the life...
African Union 10 Years Later: Accomplishments and Challenges

African Union 10 Years Later: Accomplishments and Challenges

The African Union was formed as a successor to the Organization of African Unity (OAU), which was meant to secure Africa’s long-term economic and political future and free it from the trappings of foreign domination and exploitation. Today the continent is...
Justice In The Congo & Great Lakes Region: A Legal Framework

Justice In The Congo & Great Lakes Region: A Legal Framework

Impunity, lack of accountable and injustices have reigned in the Great Lakes Region for the past 16 years. The United Nations has published a report that calls for the establishment of an international mechanism that will deliver justice to the people of the region...
Welcome President Bush!

Welcome President Bush!

Someone very important is visiting Africa, specifically five countries including Tanzania, Rwanda, Benin, Ghana, and Liberia. He is the president of the United States of America. The hassles of hosting a U.S. president are bad enough. His people take over your whole...