The original home of blacks
- Africans, and the brothers and sisters of African descent -
One people, a beautiful tapestry of a variation of colorful shades!
The sun rises, the sun sets, the rooster crows
- a village, a city, a continent, a people -
- history, traditions, customs, heritage, resources -
The second largest and second most populous continent in the world covering about 11,677,239 square miles (30,244,049 square km) with 54 independent countries, nine territories, two de facto independent states.
According to the World Population Review, Africa has a very low density of about 65 people per square mile, putting it behind Asia, Europe and South America. Africa's population is projected to quadruple in 90 years making it more important than ever to the global economy. Accordingly, by 2050 its population will be at 2.4 billion and by 2100 4.1 billion claiming 1/3 of the world's population.
Africa nevertheless has come through and continues to go through many struggles culturally, politically, and economically, from the scramble for its territory, through the separation of its people through slavery,
the devastating effects of war and epidemics, apartheid, poverty, starvation, illiteracy, you name it, Africa has experienced it.
Perceived, characterized and portrayed as a jungle and associated with the wild animals and safari's and all of its struggles that it has come through and continues to go through, is there a different side of Africa that is hidden, not spoken of, displayed or portrayed?
How can we tell our stories and shine a positive light?
How can we love one another, appreciate, accept each other,
reunite as brothers and sisters of Africa and its diaspora
and begin changing the negative perception and portrayals for a better outlook to Africa, our Motherland, our continent, culture and its diaspora?
And, how can we share this love to our brothers and sisters of other cultures, embracing them so that our societies, communities, nations and world is a better place for us all to live?
Africa must forgive,
our brothers and sisters of African descent must forgive,
the diaspora, must forgive
we must begin the road to healing our separation
and begin bridging the gap,
by appreciating the cultural variations among ourselves,
understanding, accepting and loving one another,
uniting and supporting each other,
for we are of the one common thread,
the same roots
during this process,
let us love and embrace our brothers and sisters of other cultures or race, for we are one race - human race - mankind -
the one race that God has called to love Him first
and to love one another as we love ourselves
- the foundation of love, the commandment to love.
Whether you are an African, of African descent or of another cultural heritage interested in making a difference, we invite you to be involved, be a part and let's bridge the gap together,
loving and supporting each other,
so that we are healthy spiritually, culturally, economically, politically and socially, and so that we change the outlook of the continent and the culture - that the pictures we see will reflect
one of life, love, peace, joy, unity, hope and blessings!
Thank You for making a difference for a better Africa, a better world!