Caribbean Africans gathered today in the city of Port of Spain to support thr launch of International Decade for people of African Descent 2015 – 2024 by The Emancipation Support Committe of Trinidad & Tobago.
The event was held in the city of Port of Spain , where a reasonable gathering of African centered citizens supported by other persons loving justice and equality for all gave their blessings to this launch that had representatives of the People’s Partnership government, The Office of the Leader of the Opposition, Nation of Islam, United Nations, Council of Traditional Afrikan Chiefs of Trinidad & Tobago, members of the Diplomatic Corps, The National Council of Orisa Elders of Trinidad & Tobago, Caribbean Pan African Network, All Mansions of Ras Tafari and other organizations cultural, spiritual and civic based.
The feature address was given by David Commissiong prominent Caribbean Pan Africanist of the Clement Payne Movement of Barbados, who delivered a very clear and concise outline of what the U,N, Declaration entails and the resposibilties of governments of the Caribbean, civil societ organizations and independent persons working to ensure that this decade allows us further victory in the process that would lead to total and unconditional liberation.
Those persons interested to contribute their energies to ensure the success of activities for International Decade for People of African Descent may contactEmancipation Support Committee of Trinidad & Tobago at Bergerac Terrace Maraval.
Photo credit : Roxanne Muhammad.
As we engage our current challenges , let us gather data and information from multiple bonafide sources of information so as to positively inform our final decision.
The Continent of Africa has been the centre of much exploitation , abuse of the human person and spirit and rape of it’s human inhabitants and its natural and mineral wealth. Today while some justifiably call for the capture of KONY, very few ask/ demand restorative justice to the rape and exploitation of a Continent and its peoples.
MAY WE NOT FORGET THE EXPLOITS AND ATROCITIES OF ALIEN INVADERS TO THE CONTINENT OF AFRICA THAT RESULTED IN THE CREATION AND SUPPORT OF THE MANY PERSONS LIKE KONY..
Benin’s President – Thomas Boni Yayi was selected as the African Union’s Chairman at the 18th African Union Summit at Addis Ababa, Ethiopia .The term of office is one year.
Last year – 2011 the world at large marked International Year for People of African Descent..
Africans globally seemed to have suffered more trials in this year of global and international recognition.
As we engage 2012 the struggles seem insurmountable
Egypt, Libya, Nigeria. and the then SUDAN had their political and social turmoil.
Leaders were dispossed and assasinated, governments were removed after many years of power and a new Nation SOUTH SUDAN was born.
What does this augur for us?
Are the dreams of the earlier Pan Africanists any more realisable?
The author of this note cannot yet draw a conclusion.
We acknowledge that change and transformation must occur as part of the growth and development process and we hope that the interest of the masses of our people will be considered of paramount importance by all those claiming to be champions of the poor and dispossessed .
We pray that as we move towards the 10th Anniversary of Panaf Fest., that globally we shall consider our options and take and make the choices and decisions that would serve our best long term interests.
May this note help us all to reflect on consequences as results of our choices and actions.