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- Background & Introduction to the African Diaspora Directorate
- Co-Founder of AfDiDi is Sons and Daughters of Africa (SADA)
- Co-Founder of AfDiDi is Friends of the African Union (FAU)
- Co-Founder of AfDiDi is Universal Negro Improvement Association and African Communities League (UNIA/ACL)
- Co-Founder of AfDiDi is the Black Wall Street Co-Operative (SADA)
- Co-Founder of AfDiDi is African American (SADA)
- The African Diaspora Directorate Operations
- African Diaspora Directorate and the 2016 #BlackFolksPlan
- African Diaspora Directorate and a #BlackFolksPlanforAfrica
- Reparations for American African Slavery
- Followup to the establishment of operations in Pennsylvania
- African Diaspora Directorate and American Reparations as implemented in Pennsylvania.
- The African Diaspora Directorate now takes up implementation of this action as a updated #BlackFolksPlanforPhiladelphia
- The African Diaspora Directorate now takes up implementation of a action plan for Women and Girls as a updated #BlackFolksPlan
- The African Diaspora Directorate now takes up implementation of a AfDiDi model for the creation of a brand new United Nations Chapter of the United Nations Association of the United States of America with the Friends of the African Union in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Agenda Background & Introduction to the African Diaspora Directorate
On behalf of the African Diaspora Directorate (“Directorate”), I, Dr. Kofi Agyapong have the honor to present you some background first, Brotherhood and Sisterhood International Inc., a 30 year old (1989) American Non Profit Organization, EIN 52-1569388 with a 501c3 Ruling in 1989, in order to form a more perfect union between the people of the African Union and the United States of America, establish justice and the rule of law equally applied to all people, ensure global tranquility, provide for the common defense of the people of the African Diaspora, promote the general welfare for the people of the African Diaspora, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, did ordain as a American Civil Society Organization ran by citizens of the African Union and those of the African Diaspora living in the United States of America did this past Juneteenth (June 19th 2019) did join with other organizations in the creation of the African Diaspora Directorate as our global civil society organization for people of the African Diaspora.
The African Diaspora Directorate is a new Civil Society Organization designed to serve as a catalyst to facilitate the involvement of African Diasporan peoples and organizations around the world in the affairs of the Africa Union and to develop solutions for them in the countries in which they live.
In a world characterized by increasing mobility and interconnections, the People of the African diasporas have assumed a new importance in the African Union, the United Nations and in the United States of America, as of January 8th 2018, an official history from 1619. The African Diaspora may be divided into two categories:
(i) people of African heritage who “involuntarily” were migrated to North America, Europe, the Caribbean, Brazil, Latin America, Arab Lands, Oceania, etc.; and,
(ii) persons who recently, from 1919, left the African continent “voluntarily”.
We accept and operate in the African Continent under the recognition of the African Diaspora globally and legally by the 55 African member states of African continental organization the African Union (AU) which is based on the AU Executive Council meeting in its 7th Ordinary Session in Sirte in June/July 2005, by Decision EX.CL/Dec.221(VII), which adopted the following definition of the Diaspora: “The African Diaspora consists of peoples of African origin living outside the continent, irrespective of their citizenship and nationality and who are willing to contribute to the development of the continent and the building of the African Union“.
This 2020 action is based on The 400 Years of African-American History Commission Act (1619-2019). A law signed into law January 8, 2018, by President Trump, which established a commission to coordinate the 400th anniversary year of the arrival of the first enslaved Africans in the English colonies. This law was based on for the first time the US federal government recognizing by law that on August 25th, 1619, 20 Africans were brought to Point Comfort in the English colony of Virginia, which later became one of the founding states of the USA. We do not know if they were enslaved or indentured. We do know that now after 400 years we are organizing to take control of our future from a headquarters in Washington DC..
The African Diaspora Directorate Operations
The African Diaspora Directorate (Directorate) is an economic, social, humanitarian, charitable, educational, membership, and advocacy global civil-society organization of a American Non Profit 501C3 (1989) Brotherhood and Sisterhood (BSI) Inc. founded to work for the benefit of the People the African Diaspora and their host countries.
As of November 28th 2019 the African Diaspora Directorate has seven divisions:
(1) a General Assembly with three operational chambers: a People’s Congress, a Civil Society Organizational Congress and an Assembly of State Leaders;
(2) a Secretariat is to be established in the USA by August 25th, 2019 under management by Friends of the African Union through 2024;
(3) The African Diaspora Royal Society which is governed by the The African Diaspora Directorate Royal Council. The Society is a membership of those of African Tribal Royalty in the global African Diaspora, the tribe in Ghana created for those in the global African Diaspora without a tribe, African Tribal Royalty that welcome members of the African Diaspora in them and or tribes recognized by them for the members of the African Diaspora;
(4) a Civil Society Division will work with the African Union’s (AU) Citizens and Diaspora Directorate (AU/CIDO) to implement the AU’s engagement process with non-state actors through the involvement of the African Diaspora’s Civil Society through AU/CIDO;
(5) a Diaspora Division will organize at national in the African Diaspora, regional and or state geographic and Tribal level the people of African Descent in the global African Diaspora which is composed of Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in line with AU’s Economic, Social and Cultural Council, the United Nations, the European Union, Organization of American States along with other international and or multinational organizations;
(6) a Operations Division who will create and operate the partnerships and businesses called for by the organs of the African Diaspora Directorate Secretariat; and,
(7) The Business Operations Division shall create business corporations organized for profit with a corporate purpose of creating general public benefit for the People of the African Diaspora (PAD). These benefit corporations offer PAD entrepreneurs and investors the option to build, and invest in, businesses that operate in a socially and environmentally responsible manner.
African Diaspora Directorate and a #BlackFolksPlanforAfrica
Our ideology is that of “a Global Plan of Action made Local” which rejects a fundamental adherence to left- or right-wing politics or policies, instead requiring the adoption of such policies as correspond to the problems faced by the nation at any given moment through the lens of the history and needs of the 47m People of African Descent in the global African Diaspora living in the USA. Thus both right- and left-wing policies may be considered equally carefully in formulation of the policy of the African Diaspora Directorate in the creation of its Community Benefit Agreement for people of African Descent in the #BlackFolksPlanforAfrica.
The #BlackFolksPlanforAfrica is to be a solution based on our work presented by one of our co-founders Friends of the African Union (FAU) to the Addis Agenda which provided a new global framework for financing sustainable development, which supports implementation of the 2030 Agenda, including the SDGs.