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Thursday, March 7, 2013

Women Empowerment

Celebrating women's equality around the world! Ghana makes strides in gender rights and women empowerment. The country has passed legislation and policies that increase social, economic and health opportunities for Ghanian women and is a beacon of hope for countries around the world! Click here to read more.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

A Black History Timeline

Dr. Henry Louis Gates' timeline of historical events, times and experiences in Black History provides a unique glimpse into the life and times of Africans and African Americans. It's an important look into the experiences and contributions of Africans and African-Americans over centuries.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Celebrating successes of 2011 and preparing for new ones in 2012

ACN members and friends celebrated a successful 2011 and are gearing up for achievements in areas of education, advocacy, health, economic development and social and cultural issues for Africans in the Metro Richmond area in this new year of 2012. Please join us in our mission to work together to help create better opportunities for all.

We thank our great event supporters Reggie Gordon, CEO of the American Red Cross of the Virginia Capital Region, and Janine Bell, founder of the Elegba Folklore Society.





Saturday, January 22, 2011

Authentic Ife Sculptures Coming to Virginia Museum of Fine Arts on February 12, 2011


The African Community Network is excited to be a part of the the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts' (VMFA) upcoming Ife Art Exhibit. The Ife art exhibit at the VMFA represents the first-ever showing of this phenomenal collection of copper, brass and terrocatta head sculptures from the Ife Kingdom in Southwest Nigeria.

This culturally exquisite and rare exhibit will open at the VMFA on February 12, 2011 to the festivities of African music, dancing, and storytelling, to be followed by exhibit tours (Self-guided tours are free). It's a once-in-a-lifetime educational and cultural experience for the entire family.

To learn more about the VMFA Ife Art Exhibit, please click here .

To learn more about the specific exhibit tours and hours, please visit here.

Monday, December 27, 2010


Happy Holidays from the ACN! Merry Christmas and Happy Kwanzaa.

Today's Kwanzaa Principle: Kujichagulia, which means Self Determination in Swahili.

What does self determination mean to you?

Yesterday's principle: Umoja, which means Unity.

Let us all come together to improve the lives of our families, children, nation and all of humanity.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Eritrea leading the world in tackling HIV/AIDS


A time to reflect around World AIDS Day. Eritrea, a nation of 5.2 million people and nine nationalities located in East Africa and bordered by Sudan in the North, Ethiopia in the South, Djibouti in the Southeast, and the Red Sea in the East and Northeast, is conquering its AIDS crisis through social awareness. Let all the nations follow.