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Keynote by: David Banner American rapper, record producer, actor, activist, and philanthropist;
Amara La Negra, International Afro-Latina recording artist and reality star from Dominican Republic;
Prince Ermias Selassie, grandson of H.I.M. Haile Selassie, Emperor of Ethiopia;
Samia Nkrumah, daughter of President Dr. Kwame Nkrumah from Ghana;
Dr. Julius Garvey, son of Pan-African activist Marcus Garvey from Jamaica;
Vaughn Benjamin, Prolific Speaker and Singer Songwriter from USVI;

Love Is The Way Forward -- A Dialogue of Necessity, During Miami Art Week / Art Basel (2019), Friday December 6, 2019 at The New World Center, 500 17th Street (Main Performance Hall), Miami Beach, FL 33139

Discussion on the necessity of love as a unifying force in communities and in the world will be the central theme of the next AFRIKIN® Talks. Fundamental values are renewed as AFRIKIN® Talks shares different perspectives on the future as an intergenerational and multi-racial global society. The term AFRIKIN® is the fusion of two words -- “Africa (the continent) and Kinship (a sharing of characteristics or origins).” AFRIKIN® was created as a platform for the sharing of positive global experiences with a diverse population. This kinship fuels the central theme of AFRIKIN® Talks discussion on Universal Love in removing barriers that divide people and in fostering respect for differences. The faces of the planet now reveal amalgams of ethnicities that reflect the indigenous past and expanding future as seen in the rise of such modern cultures as Afro-LatinX.

However, the world is plagued with conflict and trauma. Humans now find themselves at a crossroads -- a place where decisive action must be taken to move forward in facing the “accelerating decline of Earth’s natural life-support systems” and the continuing inhumanity on the part of its inhabitants toward one another. There is a need for an exchange -- discussion that crosses boundaries and utilizes a new vocabulary on the importance of strengthening lives, families and communities on the basis of love -- Universal Love is The Way Forward.

During Miami Art Week / Art Basel (2019), AFRIKIN® Talks’ Art of Conversation brings together speakers that reverberate the voices of previous leaders who faced historical turning points in their struggle for equal rights, love, justice, respect and unity. A consideration of family members of Marcus Garvey, Kwame Nkrumah and Haile Selassie step forward into the present with other innovators and thinkers for the artful introduction of a new dialogue of necessity at this crucial time in human history when divisions must be removed for those making an effort to survive and proceed onward.

At this time, when courage is needed to show love and be unafraid to care for, benefit, help and nurture others, AFRIKIN® Talks invite attendees to join the discourse on December 6, 2019 to explore answers to the following questions: How do people facilitate love in spaces where violence and trauma have taken place? What does the 21st Century family unit look like? How can modern families become unified and walk together through the healing process? How does AFRIKIN® ensure that the voices echoing centuries of wisdom come to the forefront? How can AFRIKIN® reflect universal love while under the pressures put upon so many by society? How does AFRIKIN® cultivate and protect communities and resources? The way forward now begins as people gather to contemplate the rebuilding of not only one Africa, the communities of the African Diaspora but the entire human family -- AFRIKIN®.

Bob Marley sang, poignantly in his plea for mankind to have: “One love, one heart and to get together and feel alright.” This relevant discussion on universal matters can only be faced through the consideration and application of love for God giving people a key to healing. This event honors and pays respect to those of African descent -- families and those that came before -- bringing mankind all together at a milestone in the journey toward the future -- from “tears to triumph.” AFRIKIN® Talks invites all to an artful introduction to a shift in reality during Miami Art Week / Art Basel for AFRIKIN® Talks – Art of Conversation.

AFRIKIN® (pronounced ah - free - kin) is a platform that elevates global art and culture. As the community of creatives, friends, healers, hopeful people, innovators, lovers of good things, patrons and scientists advance in their ingenuity while journeying toward the promise of a good future – AFRIKIN® assists in crafting and documenting this historic narrative -- without the limitations of bias.

Organized & Produced by: Rockers Movement (Team Legendary).

Alfonso Brooks

Miami Beach, FL, October 23, 2019 --(

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Thank you, AFRIKIN,

"How do people facilitate love in spaces where violence and trauma have taken place? What does the 21st Century family unit look like? How can modern families become unified and walk together through the healing process?"

I am in accord with your article.  My platform might not wholeheartedly agree with people's means to an end of our horrendous plight, but for sure we have got to come together for the betterment of our progeny.  However, assembling only once a year to facilitate a valid change for Black Peoples in this captivity and in others around the world won't be that productive.  

Our people and our children are in dire straits, and if we don't act now, 2021 and 2121 will find Blacks yet under the control of descendants of ENSLAVERS.

Tziona Yisrael



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