Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Monday, October 15, 2012
The Big Black Call is today.
Convener Fred Hargrove, Sr. PE, MBA, CCM, a African Scientific Institute Fellow and Ky. Col.
Moderator, TC Adams, Urban Policy & Planner
Technologists, Hershel Daniels Junior and Bill Houston
Agenda Today 16 October 2012
Dial-in Number: 213.493.0700 with Participant Access Code: 106132#
1830 Friends of the African Union ByLaws
1900 Introduction to Erase the Digital Divide in Education and Health
1930 Housing a 100 Billion Dollar National Demonstration
1945 Briefing National Community Reinvestment Coalition
2000 Sewers a 3 Billion Dollar Ohio demonstration
2030 South Fairmount $250M Demonstration
2000 Ohio Power Company a P3 with City of Cincinnati
2030 RE3 Recycle, Solar and Green Communities of the Future Alliance
2100 The African Union and Urban Technology
2200 Patent Pool
2300 1000 Businesses United
The Big Black Call] will commence on October 16, 2012 driven by the Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Urban Tech Fair [OKIUTF], The Friends of the African Union (FAU), H2 Communications, LLC, and Jinises.com to discuss and promote the acceleration of the integration of Africans on the continent and those living in the African Diaspora to enable the Global African Community to play its rightful role in the global economy while addressing multifaceted social, economic, educational, and political issues.
The Big Black Call will talk about this starting a 9AM EST on 16 October 2012 at Dial-in Number: 213.493.0700 with Participant Access Code: 106132#
The African Union [abbreviated hereafter as AU] is a union consisting of 54 African states. The only all-African state not in the AU is Morocco. Established on 9 July 2002, the AU was formed as a successor to the Organization of African Unity [OAU]. The AU represents a market of over 950 million Africans on the continent with a annual gross domestic product of over $1.7 trillion of dollars.
The African Union Commission [AUC]defines the African Diaspora as “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”. The African Union considers the Diaspora to be the “sixth region” of Africa. The estimated population of the African Diaspora is in excess of 450 million and represents annual income of $2.3 trillion with African American market contributing $1.1 trillion of income alone.
This African-African Diaspora Hangout represents a historical and evolving experience where the Global African Community will have the ability for the first time in history using Information technology to discuss and promote South-South Cooperation as a framework for enhancing mutual economic, social, cultural, and educational development as well as Pan-African Solidarity.and the importance of women and youth as pillars of our society that should be mainstreamed in all African-African Diaspora discourses and action.
Sunday, October 14, 2012
The 9 principals of Friends of the African Union [FAU] which are to be confirmed on 16 October 2012 at Dial-in Number: 213.493.0700 with Participant Access Code: 106132# at 9 AM EST. The proposed 9 operating principals of the FAU are:
- We support the UN Declaration on Human Rights and its application to Africans and their condition worldwide.
- We support the UN Millennium Goals for Africa and the economic-social uplift of Africans on the continent and in the African Diaspora as well work of the African Union in regards to increasing trade between African Nations and will incorporate the work of the International Year for People of African Descent  as it was designated by the UN and Organization of American States.
- We support the organization of African and peoples of African Diaspora in the United States of America.
- We support the African Growth and Opportunity Act [AGOA] of 2000 and by 2014 the creation of a new plan between the United States of America and the African Union that is supportive of the African Diaspora in the USA and would be sustainable not only in Africa but also in the host countries of the African Diaspora.
The Friends of the African Union [FAU] presented these operational principals as a follow-up to the US Africa Business Conference sponsored by the US State Dept in Cincinnati June 22 and 23 2012 supportive of this action.
We, Friends of the African Union, as a organization in formation, attended the December 16th 2011 meeting in Washington at the invitation of Prof. David L. Horne where Her Excellency Ambassador Amina Salum Ali the African Union’s Permanent Representative powerful remarks called on all people of African Descent in the USA to organize around the African Union roadmap for the Diaspora.
In 2005, the AU defined the African Diaspora as “... peoples of African descent and heritage living outside the continent, irrespective of their citizenship, and who remain committed to contribute to the development of the continent and the building of the African Union.”
Friends of the African Union (FAU) is our response and is a social, economic, humanitarian, charitable, educational and new media civil-society organizing body founded to work for the benefit of the African Union, the African Diaspora and its host countries. FAU will work with the allied peoples of the African Diaspora in the USA, non-governmental organizations and governments of the world who support the African Union and the people of the African Diaspora. FAU founding at 1415 UTC on Jan. 16, 2012 [Martin Luther King, Jr. Day] at the World Peace Bell with members of South Fairmount Community Council and Hargrove Engineering.