Thanks for your encouraging response Roots Wombman. In reality, this unification that I call for is already taking place. Blacks from All Africa, the Caribbean, Latin America, Europe, Australia, Fiji, Melanesia, Cambodia, India and the entire Black DIASPORA ATTEND THE EARLY "AFRICAN MARKETPLACE AND CULTURAL FAIRE," at Crenshaw and Rodeo Boulvarde, during the last two weeks of August and the first week of September every year. There all a great festival is held, music, dance, art, culture, and AFRIKANS FROM THE BLACK DIASPORA COMMUNICATE AND EXCHANGE IDEAS.
On the governmental level, nations of East Africa such as Kenya have encouraged cultural and other exchanges between peoples like Massai of Kenya, with the Aborigines of Australia. See www.aboriginalaustralia.com There is a strong Pan-Negro (Pan-African) movement among Black Dalits in India who fortunately are close enough to Africa, speak languages related to AFRICAN LANGUAGES, LOOK SIMILAR TO AFRICANS, ARE JUST AS DARK OR BLACKER, AND ARE DISCRIMINATED AND KEPT DOWN DUE TO THEIR BLACKNESS, TO KNOW THAAT THEY ARE BLACK PEOPLE. Blacks in West Papua, see www.westpapua.org ), Papua New Guinea, Fiji, New Caledonia, Indonesia and the region are very well aware of their Black African connection and according to Runoko Rashidi, they are proud of it. As for Brazil, there is a Black revolution taking place. After years of trying to devide and conquer, by categorizing Black Afro Brazilians into so many color-shade categories ( as was done in India ), the Blacks of Brazil, seeing the racist institutions and system of that nation, have had enough of the division, (there was a radio program on that issue on NPR--National Public Radio News (Washington, D.C.), today 12-26-01 about 6:30 am.
There is an expanding Pan-African movement around the world. One of the most amazing things is that Pan-Africanism is spreading rapidly and effectively in nations ouside of Africa, where Blacks are under brutal oppression from other peoples. In Colombia and other parts of Latin America, Blacks are beginning to rise up after years of sleep. In nations where religion and religious infiltrators have infiltrated Black religions in order to confuse Black people, the trick has been seen and Blacks are staying the course and standing by the idea of physial and spiritual liberation. One such religion is the Buddhist religion, where tens of thousands of Black Dalits joined recently. See more at http://dalitstan.org.
One portion of history that we must never forget is that our own religions and movements have been used against us and is being used against us by infiltrators. One movement from Jamaica is an exmple of that. The ancient teachings of the Blacks of India before the infiltration of the Indo-Europeans (1700 B.C.) IS ANOTHER EXAMPLE. (See http://dalitstan.org "Sudra Holocaust)
It is a known fact that when a movement arises to uplift the oppressed, or when a tool is invented to soothe the pain of the people, others infiltrate and take, copy and claim, then attempt to change and alter the original format or the original attempt and intention.
Let's hope that the movement back to Pan-Negroism (the term used by a Black Dalit writer), will rekindle the flame that was lit in the sixties and that we will not allow anyone and anything or other people's religions and ideologies to devide us and destroy our objectives.
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