Africans are Urged to Act During Africa Month Commemoration in May
Minister P.D. Menelik Harris/WADUPAM.ORG/718-523-3312
As we prepare for African Liberation Day on May 25, 2012, Africans across the African world are urged to intensify their work and struggle for Pan Africanism during the full month of May. The World African Diaspora Union (WADU) is especially urging all to focus on ways to support and influence a principled and successful outcome of the African Union African Diaspora Summit on May 25-26, 2012. The African Union Diaspora Summit in South Africa is an unprecedented attempt to fulfill a key goal of the mission of Pan Africanism - to reunify the African Diaspora with Africa.
The Summit in South Africa is intended to strengthen the relationships with African people worldwide for African cultural, economic and political renaissance. Numerous leaders from across Africa and the African Diaspora are been invited to attend. Some of the African Diaspora leaders from the northern Diaspora (U.S.A.) who may participate in this Summit are Dr. Julius Garvey (NY), Dr. Leonard Jeffries (NJ), Mel Foote (WDC), Ms. Vanessa Williams (GA), Dr. Georgina Falu (PR) and Omowale Clay (NY).
The Summit comes at another threatening period in African history when global powers such as the USA, the European Union and now China are competing for African resources. Due to Africa’s continued vulnerable position, the Europeans have already launched strategic attacks on several African countries, particularly lethal, and destabilizing direct and indirect assaults on Libya, Ivory Coast, Mali, and yes the African Union. Most importantly, the meeting in South Africa comes at a time as Europe crumbles after centuries of feasting on the death and destruction of Africans. Now more ever, Africans in the Diaspora have a great opportunity to finally help in the rebuilding of their Motherland, after centuries of continuous destruction. The time to act is now for “Pan Africanism or Perish”!
In preparation for the South Africa Summit, WADU is urging all to organize major meetings on the AU and the African Diaspora agenda for unity culminating in Africa Day commemoration on May 25, 2012. In Atlanta, organizations such as the World African Diaspora Union (WADU), the Pan African Orthodox Christian Church (PAOCC), All African Peoples’ Revolutionary Party (AAPRP), the Universal Negro Improvement Association (UNIA)/African Communities League (UNIA/ACL) and other Pan African and Black activist organizations will organize African Liberation Day activities.
The gathering in Atlanta is both to support the ongoing struggles of African people worldwide and also as tribute to those recent Pan African ancestors like Dr. Ndugu T’Ofori-Atta, Dr. Dudley Thompson and Queen Mother Dorothy Lewis. To Africans in Georgia, Reverend Dr. Ndugu T’Ofori-Atta played a crucial role, with those like the late Dr. Asa Hilliard, to promote Africa and Pan Africanism across the Black South and the globe.
Additionally and as part of Africa Month commemoration, WADU is collaborating with global organizations such as the African Union (AU) and the African Union Diaspora Task Team (AUDITT) for a tribute for the late Pan African ‘Legend’ Ambassador Dudley Thompson on May 14, 2012. The tribute is to promote Baba Dudley’s vision and work for a Diaspora union with Africa, as the 6th region of Africa. In April 2007, Baba Dudley Thompson committed to join Elombe Brath, Dr. Leonard Jeffries, Nana Farika Birhane and Minister P.D. Menelik Harris to support the building an African Diaspora system “for the empowerment of Black people in the world.” By July 2007, WADU was given birth in Jamaica as a primary Diaspora instrument to work with the AU. WADU and Baba Dudley has been a persistent, principled and a powerful Pan African voice of the African Diaspora to unify with Africa
Africa Month in May was established by the WADU Summit in July 2007 in Jamaica to intensify Pan African related activities throughout the month of May, culminating in African Liberation Day on May 25, every year. Since May 25, 1963, Pan Africanists have used this as a pivotal political period to rally Africans across the world to support African liberation struggles against colonialism, neo-colonialism, racism and imperialism. WADU is now promoting Africa Month for the global political, cultural and economic renaissance and union of African people.
WADU is urging all Africans to dedicate themselves to resist neo-colonialism by advancing African Diaspora citizenship, businesses and representation in the AU. In Georgia, Pan African leaders will also convene on May 5, 2012 to promote a program of action for Pan African Diaspora leadership in the 21st century. Please join us at the Pan African Brunch on May 5, 2012 (12:00/Noon) at “Our Intimate Café” on 2001 Martin L. King Jr. Drive S.W. For more information on the AU programs contact Baba Watusi Branch at 718-523-3312. For the Atlanta programs, call Empress Oyah at 770-912-7053 or Dr. Akilah at 404-564-6484 or www.myintimatecafe.com.