Friday, July 30, 2010

Welcome Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf to Richmond, VA

A leader of justice and a promoter of peace, Liberian president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf will grace The Richmond Forum on November 6, 2010 and offer insight into some of the most pressing issues surrounding the Continent of Africa and Africans around the globe. This insight is sure to shed some light on concerns faced also by the African-American community and has the potential to lead to mutual understanding and a stronger cultural linkage.

Sirleaf is the first female elected president of any African nation.

For more information on Sirleaf's visit to Virginia for The Richmond Forum, click here.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Different tongues, one voice

Did you know that hundreds of languages are spoken in Africa? From Amharic to Igbo, from Swahili to Oromo, the diversity in languages depict the various forms in which people communicate across the Continent and the breadth of distinct cultures and traditions that exist in Africa.

To understand Africa is to understand the plethora of beauty, knowledge, power and influence of different ethnic groups that, together, form an incredibly empowering force that stretches across rivers and oceans and pours itself into humanity.

Can you speak any of these languages? How can we use them to unify so that we may continue to speak the language of good will and humanity?

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Ngouon: Celebrating the Bamum People

The richness of the Cameroonian culture, life and values were on display during the All Cameroonian Cultural Development Foundation (ACCDF). The objective of the ACCDF is to promote and share the Cameroonian culture in the United States.

The event celebrates the Bamoun Cultural dynasties of the King and Shumum language and writings of the Bamum tribe from the Western part of Cameroon, which is located in the Central part of Africa. Bamum tribe is a kingdom in Cameroon that is well known in Central Africa as one of the most powerful kingdoms of ancient and modern times. Under the rule of King Njoya, was born the bamum language called Shumum, the renowned palace and fine, cultural art.

Come be a part of another December 2010 Ngouon celebration!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

"Africa has a lot to offer to many people."

Serve as a common voice for African families and immigrants.
Create a network for community members.
Empower communities through cultural awareness.

Mahamadou Tandia and Djibril Niang of the African Community Network (ACN) discuss the purpose, goals and mission of ACN with Defenders Live, the live radio show of Richmond's Defenders for Freedom, Justice & Equality!

To listen, click on this link!