THE PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE TO THE AFRICAN DIASPORA 12/18/2010
Most beloved Sisters and brothers of WADU and the world:
Much progress has been achieved in 2010 by internationally spreading the brand name of WADU as shown by invitations to send WADU representatives to international functions
such as the recent Festival in Senegal where we were strongly
represented not merely as attendants but as participants. We are beginning to
show our maturity by self examination and criticism. We have drawn more closely
to the African Union by discussions with her representatives.
Two of our weaknesses however perhaps related to each other are that we have not recruited as many youth as we vitally
need for the Pan African movement’s sustainability, and perhaps have substituted
rhetoric for planning and implementation. Each WADU meeting should end with all
attendants feeling inspired that they have a specific job to do. Then all will
return and the meetings will show movement.
At the beginning of the century W E B Dubois stated that the
greatest problem of the next century is the problem of the colour bar.
It was true then and is still pertinent today. It is the duty of all leaders to share their vision with the people to guide them lest they
perish. As a people we have gone far in acting on Dr WE B Dubois warning. The
Civil disturbances and marches, Martin Luther King and Black Power as well as
Civil Rights Legislation grew out of it. In his time Dr Dubois and the rest of
the world hardly have envisaged a Black Man as President in the White House.
However looking retrospectively what have we summarily achieved within that
It leaves us today with millions of illiterates, chiefly in Africa as well
as in black communities elsewhere, immeasurable poverty and diseases
like HIV/AIDS, malaria and other water borne diseases. The period has
seen endless revolutions and internecine strife, religious wars and a proliferation of failed
states in Africa. Most importantly this period
has seen the first creation by man of weapons of mass destruction with the
ultimate capacity to destroy the world.
I will venture as WADU's President to say that our greatest problem of
the future is that we have for too long neglected to study mankind's
relationship with Nature. We have seen in recent time how Nature lifts just a
little finger to create tsunamis, hurricanes, tornadoes, floods and droughts
that kill millions. Her energy that in earthquakes split mountain ranges and
cities leave us defenseless victims. We can not fight these extra territorial
powers but even now as we study our relationship we are learning to allay or
minimize the damage by taking steps not to add to changes in the environment.
This calls for global Unity. We need all
men on board to face worldwide destruction. World wide destruction
calls for worldwide unity. This is the first step to world wide security.
The Black world i.e. the Black Diaspora has not yet gained
rightful place as Equals in the global arena. The Black world has not
been allowed to make her full contribution to universal struggle. We
have in our tradition special Powers to assist when we get fully on
Our religions and traditional culture has always had a close
relation to our ancestors, to trees and rivers the seasons and other
elements of nature. Geography, anthropology and other sciences prove
that civilization began in Africa. Egypt has always been a part of
that continent and Egypt was a child of
Ethiopia. This should help
many cause us to liberate from mental slavery where for centuries
history shows that the MYTH, the BIG LIE pounded in our ancestors'
ears daily of WHITE superiority struck a deep amnesiac blow on black
Take note that it is the only slavery system in history that sought to dehumanize the victims .In their eyes we became an invisible race. Liberate the minds from mental slavery who even now do not
know how deep in many lies the culture of bigotry and prejudice. We must help
them. We need all men on board to allay or forestall our total disaster.
Dr. Leonard Jeffries, Vice President (ASCAC)
Dr. Andy Thompson, Chief Commissioner (UNIA/ASCAC)
Baba John Watusi Branch, Chief Secretariat (ATABA/NAKO)
QM Yaa Dorothy Lewis, Executive, (NCOBRA/GAC)
Baba James Small, Executive (OAAU/ASCAC)
Dr. Joyce King, Executive (Scholar Activist)
Nana Yaa Farika, Executive, (Rastafari/Maroons)
Dr. Shelby Lewis, Executive Support (Scholar Activist)
Minister Akbar Muhammad, Executive Support
Baba Mukasa Dada, Executive Support (AAPRP/SNCC)
Baba Joe Beasley, Executive Support (RainbowPush Coalition)
Dr. Molefi K. Asante Executive Support (Scholar Activist)
Dr. Julius Garvey, Executive Support (UNIA/ACL)
Rev. Dr. Ndugu T’Ofori-Atta, High Council Chair, (Elder)
Queen Mother Sybil W. Clarke, High Council (Elder)
Dr. Niara Sudarkasa, High Council (Elder)
Baba Elombe Brath, Co-Founder & Executive Emeritus (PLC/D-12)
CC: Her Excellency Dr. Salum Ali, African Union Representative to the African Diaspora
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