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THE PAN AFRICAN UNITY SUMMIT: KWANZAA UNITY DECLARATION, 2011

KWANZAA UNITY DECLARATION, 2011

AFTER THE PAN AFRICAN UNITY SUMMIT, DECEMBER 16, 2011


We, the undersigned collective leadership, commit ourselves to the items of agreement below. We ask you to join us if you and your organization are (a) committed to building the African Union and to contributing to the unification and development of Africa, (b) committed to assist and participate with the African Diaspora in joining the AU as voting members, and (c) committed to recognize Africa as your motherland and to use your networks to spread the word of the AU-Diaspora process and implementation. In order to accept the AU’s invitation to join it as voting members, we must present a united voice. Our acceptance is already late and does not need to be delayed any longer. Please join us in this effort.


We agree to:


I. Currently go on record in accepting the operational


definition by the African Union of the African


Diaspora, to wit: “ The African Diaspora consists of all


peoples of African origin living outside the continent,



irrespective of their citizenship and nationality, and


who are willing to contribute to the development of


the Continent and the building of the African Union.”


Secondly, for purposes of recruitment, clarification


and education in North America, and other regions,



we agree to recognize Africa as the motherland, and


we understand the current AU operational definition



to include both the historical Diaspora and the


modern Diaspora. At some point in the near future


inside the AU we will move to have these two


additional components annexed to the official AU


definition of the African Diaspora.


II. Abide by these Common Denominator Principles/Practices for Pan African collective work:


1. Principle of Mutual Respect: That mutual respect for


colleagues and fellow warriors and reverence and respect


for African traditions and heritage will guide our


deliberations and work;



2. Principle of Inclusiveness: That the talent, skills,


intelligence and creativity needed to increase African


capacity and achieve Pan African unification is not and



will not be determined by one’s political



affiliation/ideology, gender, religion, language or class;



3. Principle of Unity Without Uniformity: That African


descendants can be unified without uniformity and that


forming Pan African partnerships for economic and


political networking is necessary for moving forward ;



4. Principle of Consistency: That Diasporans should work


consistently and relentlessly to join and fully participate


in the African Union as voting members, bringing all


available resources, experience, diplomacy and skills to


that effort;



5. Principle of African Democracy: That as members of


the African Diaspora, we must work to develop inclusive


democratic institutions for implementing the principles


and goals of achieving the United States of Africa/Union


of African States.



6. Principle of Equivalent Capacity Building: That the


African Diaspora Sixth Region must be developed to a


level equivalent to a viable African Regional Economic


Community.



III. Gain approval for and to implement, in


compliance with the Statues of ECOSOCC’s mandate



that representatives should be elected, the Town


Hall/Community Council of Elders model that has


been developed and utilized in North America and


elsewhere within the last five years to elect African


Diaspora delegates/representatives for the African


Union. This method advocates the election of 4


members for ECOSOCC from the USA and 1 member


from Canada. This body also recommends, using the


same or a very similar democratic method, that 3


representatives are elected from Central America, 3


from the Caribbean, 4 from South America/Brazil, 4


from Europe and 1 from the Middle East/Asia,


totaling 20 in all. That total of 20 is currently


designated by the AU and can only be changed once


we are inside the AU as voting members.



IV. To immediately form and establish the North


American African Diaspora Unity Council (NAADUC),


whose membership will be based on organizations


agreeing with the three stipulations noted above in


the Introduction. Each member organization will have


one vote on all issues, there will be a rotating


chairperson for one year elected by the body, with


the chair for each succeeding year being the Vice


Chair-designate elected at the annual meeting, which


will be held in Washington, D.C., unless changed by


majority vote. There will also be at least bi-monthly


digital meetings, and the Secretariat members for


coordination and record keeping will be the AU


Ambassador’s designated staff working with the staff


of the current year’s chair. Other operational items


will be voted upon as needed.



*** All Pan African organizations which attended the AU


Ambassador’s Unity Summit on December 16, 2011, are


automatically included in NAADUC membership, upon


written and oral agreement with this letter. All others


who choose to join us, based on agreeing with all of the


above, please contact paduorganizing@gmail.com. There


will be a NAADUC meeting the last Saturday of January,


2012 in Washington, D.C. to formalize all of the above


and move forward in engaging the African Union and the


rest of the African Diaspora. NAADUC will be the


reference model for others in the African Diaspora.




SIGNED


Dr. Ruth B. Love Dr. David L. Horne PG Senghor Baye

___________________ ___________________



Ruth B. Love David L. Horne Senghor Baye President, RBLEnterp. International Facilitator, SRDC President-General, UNIA-ACL Co-Chair, W. Afr. Ener. Proj. International Facilitator, PADU Member, PADU Berkeley, CA Los Angeles, CA Washington, D.C

Oscar Brathwaite Dr. Chenzira Kahina Opal Young

_____________________ __________________________


Oscar Brathwaite, CABE Dr. Chenzira Kahina, Per Ankh CCOE of RUF/Harvest Institute Founding President, Can Chair and Co-Founder, V.I President/Exec. Secr. Toronto, Canada Virgin Islands Los Angeles, CA

Reginia Rogers Ras Marvin Sidney Francis Martin

______________________ _________________________


Reginia Rogers ,UNIA-LDF Ras Marvin, CBPO Sidney Francis Martin, CABO Lead Counselor People’s Chair President Washington, D.C. Atlanta, GA New York & Bluefields, Nicaragua

Geuka Amefika Rev. Al Washington Nana N. Sankofara

___________________________ ____________________________ __________________________


Geuka Amefika, NBLC Rev. Al Washington, Africa-USA President Nehanda Sankofara, President, Florida Chamber of Commerce Mothers for Africa, the Los Angeles, CA Sekyiaabea Foundation

Anthony Akili Nkrumah

_______________________________


Anthony Akili Nkrumah, Chair The Nkrumah Brotherhood Philadelphia, Penn.

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Comment by KWASI Akyeampong on January 1, 2012 at 11:09am

DR. KOFI AGYAPONG concerning your request:

"Akyeampong:  You are to join others. Please, do your best to contact the people below for our sanity sake."

Why me? Why not you? You are as able as me or anyone else. Why not you?
I invite you to begin now taking responsibility for whatever you see that is wanted and needed rather than sitting the stands waiting someone else or the messiah to take action.
Take a queue from Marcus Garvey: "...because there is none, I will create them..." (sic).
So when will you contact "those" people?
A search of this site will reveal numerous articles about and published "those" people.
This is an open forum. Everyone is invited just as you are. You are here. You chose to.
So?
Thanks for being here contributing and participating in our SOCIAL NETWORK.
Thank you for making community and networking work.
~Kwasi

Caricom
Comment by PerAnkhKhamniversity on January 1, 2012 at 10:31am

Hotep M Heri Na Kwanzaa:

Please include: Geuka Amefika, NBLC President; Rev. Al Washington, African Chamber of Commerce President; Nana Nehanda Sankofara, President Mothers for Africa-The Sekyiaabea Foundation; Anthony Akili Nkrumah, Chair of The Nkrumah Brotherhood of Philadelphia, Penn.


Caricom
Comment by PerAnkhKhamniversity on December 30, 2011 at 7:01pm

Hotep: Heri Na Kwanzaa M Habari Gani M Nia!

In light of the importance of this Kwanzaa Unity Declaration, please review these corrections to the organizations and organizational representatives that have endorsed and e-signed this document so that Maat, Djhty, Sesheta M Ptah are maintained:

Dr. Ruth B. Love, President, RBL Enterprises

Co-Chair, West African Energy Project

 

David L. Horne, International Facilitator, SRDC

International Facilitator, PADU

 

Senghor Baye, President-General, UNIA-ACL

Organizational Member, PADU

 

Oscar Brathwaite, CABE

Founding President, Canada

 

Dr. ChenziRa D. Kahina, Co-Chair & Co-Founder

Per Ankh M Smai Tawi & Per Ankh Institute, United Virgin Islands

 

Opal Young, VP & Executive Secretary

CCOE of RUF/Harvest Institute

 

Reginia Rogers, UNIA-LDF

Lead Counselor

 

Ras Marvin, Collective Black People’s Movement

People’s Chair

 

Sidney Francis Martin, Central American Black Organizations/ONECA

President

 

Geuka Amefika,


South
Comment by Maurice Muhammad on December 28, 2011 at 10:48pm

Peace and Blessings Family this is good but I wonder about the AU and their weakness to do anything to build for themselves. To me they lack the desire of freedom where is the people like  Thomas Sankara. I'm looking to be brought in line because I don't have actual facts but to me them seem weak. When I say weak I mean they let these white people still have their way look they didn't do anything for Libya and Gaddafi did a lot for them, but in his time of need they were out to lunch! Just like the Muslim World asleep when they should have been on it!  Upper Volta, which Sankara renamed Burkina Faso (land of upright men)! But they killed him like they do all the great leaders who truly want something better for their people!


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Comment by DR. KOFI AGYAPONG on December 28, 2011 at 8:58pm

Akyeampong:  You are to join others. Please, do your best to contact the people below for our sanity sake.

UNITED WE STAND DIVIDED WE FALL

FORWARD EVER BACKWARDS NEVER

AFRICANS MUST UNITE AND AFRICA MUST UNITE

 

Kofi Agyapong, Founder SADA

240-417-0299

 

World African Diaspora Union (WADU)

          PRESS ADVISORY                   Date: 10/13/2011

WADU Pushes Africa from New Amsterdam to Old Amsterdam

John Watusi Branch-718-523-3312/Min. P.D. Menelik WADUPAM.ORG

 

Atlanta, Ga. – The World African Diaspora Union (WADU) will hold its 5th Pan African Congress (PAC) anniversary conference in the Netherlands this October 28-29, 2011 with key leaders of Africa and the African Diaspora after successfully leading meetings with the African Union in New York. The October meeting in the Netherlands comes at a critical time in the 111th anniversary year of the formal launching of the Pan African Movement. Since the beginning of 2011, the former colonial states of Europe have taken major steps in attempting to re-colonize and enslave Africa under the guise of United Nations humanitarian assistance to Africa. This renewed European attack on Africa has been consistently resisted by WADU and now we are urging our family in Europe to mobilize with us against all attacks on Africa and African people.

 

The meeting organized by the WADU Council of Europe is to continue strengthening African Diaspora leaders and communities as a unified African family to promote and protect African people, worldwide. According to Amanda Uzor, a member of the WADU Council of Europe, the conference is “centered on politics, economic and culture, and to formulate a strategy for a social cohesion that can help Africa realize a united states of Africa. From all indications, Africans haven't learnt their lessons from slavery to colonialism and that is a problem.” Indeed, the Netherlands (Dutch) played a horrifying role in imperialism and the enslavement of African people and the world.

 

The October meeting in Europe also comes immediately after several successful high level meetings between African Union and African Diaspora leaders in September and October at the United Nations and in Harlem, NY (New Amsterdam). During these high level meetings, the leaders of Africa and the African Diaspora made greater commitment to engage politically sensitive issues relating to African Diaspora citizenship, to forge a

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