ERIC Number: EJ781179
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Aug-11
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Who Speaks for Africa?
Black Issues in Higher Education, v22 n13 p22-25 Aug 2005
Judging by the press coverage, it would seem that Europeans are the only ones concerned about conditions in Africa, but perhaps the media is not telling the whole story. According to Mark P. Fancher, chair of the National Conference of Black Lawyers' Section on International Affairs & World Peace and the author of "The Splintering of Global Africa: Capitalism's War Against Pan-Africanism," there are a lot of Black people who do a lot of work on behalf of Africa. The grass-roots work that is being done by organizations in the diaspora completely dedicated to fundamentally changing Africa's predicament are organizations (most individuals) are never heard about. This article reports on organizations such as Constituency for Africa, Africa Action, Africare and TransAfrica Forum, that are relatively unknown to most Americans, regardless of race. These U.S.-based organizations, which are under African-American leadership and whose presence in Africa's politics has been steadfast and indispensable, are devoted to improving Africa's future, and have been for decades.
Descriptors: Peace, Foreign Countries, African Americans, African American Leadership, World Problems, Social Systems, Blacks, Advocacy, Political Issues, Social Problems, Developing Nations, Social Values, War, Hunger, Diseases, Consciousness Raising, International Organizations
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Identifiers - Location: Africa; United States