African Diaspora Leaders

News that highlights the lives, visions, achievements, policies, and strategies of exceptional contemporary African Diaspora leaders across the globe in order to motivate, challenge, and encourage current and future generations of people of African descent to take initiative and offers guidance to those interested in Africa’s development.

Address by Sir Hilary Beckles, chair of the CARICOM Reparations Commission to the NAARC’s...

The social, economic and psychological wounds of slavery have been passed on down through the generations; open wounds that remain raw and continue to fester. Between the 16th and 19th centuries some 15 million captured Africans were shipped to the Caribbean, Latin America and North America on 36,000 slaving voyages. Millions more perished on the long and tortuous boat trips from Africa to the Americas.

Why Immigrants and Diasporas Cannot Easily Return Back Home

Human migration is a universal problem that is here to stay. Human beings, and even wild animals, move because they are usually trying to solve a problem. For instance, when the weather is getting bad, many animal species know how to migrate to avoid exposing themselves to environmental conditions that can threaten their existence.

Why and How the Global Diaspora Should Advocate for the Development of their Nations

Each country should have advocacy centers where they should be training and educating their diaspora in helping them carry their developmental agendas. Governmental agencies (e.g. consulates and embassies) should be highly involved in this kind of advocacy initiatives.

Ms. Jeanne D. Henriquez – African Diaspora in Curaçao (Caribbean / South America)

Teacher, Activist, Feminist, Consultant, Most well-known Diaspora Leader in the Dutch Antilles

ABCs of a Realistic African Diaspora Engagement

One of the first things that comes to the mind of most Africans living in Africa is to ask the diaspora to help them, forgetting that no one is helping the diaspora for free. In contrast, the first thing that enters the mind of most diasporas is not how to help Africa, but whether Africa knows why they have left the continent and what they are doing/facing abroad!

Involving the International Diaspora in Education, Research, and the Development of their Countries

Because they better know the context of their home countries than the foreigners, the global diaspora must play a key role in helping their country of origin to alleviate some of their educational problems.

Dr. Oprah Gail Winfrey – African Diaspora in California (USA)

Chairwoman, CEO, and CCO of the Oprah Winfrey Network. Actress, Producer

Dr. Júlio Cesar de Souza Tavares – African Diaspora in Brazil (South America)

Professor at the Federal University of Fluminense in Brazil, Board Member of the Association for the Study of the Worldwide African Diaspora

Diaspora Engagement in Science and Technology

Diaspora Engagement in STEM should not be only about granting work visas to the best international scientists so that they stay abroad after their graduation

Dr. Pastor Elías Murillo Martínez – African Diaspora in Colombia (South America)

National Council on Economic and Social Policy in Colombia, Anti-Racism Hour, International Decade for People of African Descent, International Year for People of African Descent

Dr. Maulana Karenga – African Diaspora in California (USA)

Creator of Kwanzaa, Activist, Scholar, Founding Member of Several National African-American Organizations in the USA

Dr. Edvaldo Mendes (Zulu) Araújo – African Diaspora in Brazil (South America)

President of Palmares Cultural Foundation at the Ministry of Culture in Bahia (Brazil). Specialist in Politics and Culture.

Dr. Charles Senessie – African Diaspora (from Sierra Leone) in Switzerland

Founder and President of Afro-European Medical and Research Network International.

Dr. Silvio Humberto dos Passos Cunha – African Diaspora in Brazil (South America)

Professor at the State University of Feira de Santana/UEFES, Economist

Dr. Zélia Amador de Deus – African Diaspora in Brazil (South America)

Professor at the Federal University of Pará/UFPA. President of the Brazilian Association of Black Researchers

Dr. Khazriel Ben Yehuda – African Diaspora in Dimona, Israel (Northeastern Africa)

Middle East Facilitator for the African Union’s Sixth Region Diaspora; Co-founder of the non-profit organization The Middle East African Diaspora Unity Council

John Nze-Bertram – African Diaspora (from Nigeria) in Australia

African Diaspora in Australia and Asia Pacific Project; Pan-African Australasian Diaspora Network, Celebration of African Australians

Dr. David L. Horne – African Diaspora in California (USA)

Scholar, Expert in Issues related to African American Culture, Pan-Africanism, and Contemporary African American Community

Dr. Augustine (Gus) Gregory John – African Diaspora in the UK and Grenada

International Consultant & Executive Coach, Honorary Fellow and Associate Professor, Award-winning Writer, Education Campaigner

African Diaspora in Barbados (Caribbean) – Dr. Sir Hilary McDonald Beckles

African Diaspora in Barbados (Caribbean). Chairman of the Caribbean Community Commission on Reparation and Social Justice, Chancellor of the University of the West...

Dr. Leonard Jeffries Jr. – African Diaspora in New York (USA)

Administrator, Educator, Historian, Pan-Africanist, Political Scientist, and Teacher. International Consultant

Dr. Zélia Amador de Deus – African Diaspora in Brazil (South America)

President of the Brazilian Association of Black Researchers, Co-founder of the Black Studies and Advocacy Center of Para. Member of the Interministerial Group for Promotion of the Black Population in Brazil.

Dr. Awa N’Diaye – African Diaspora (from Senegal) in Switzerland (Europe)

Coordinator of the African Human Rights Nonprofit Network, Teacher, Facilitator, Mediator, International Consultant,