Africare’s favorite African news links from February 2015 – stories about alternative energy, business, diplomacy, fashion, infrastructure, music and tourism.
Africare, the Baoba Fund for Racial Equity, and the National Museum of African-American History & Culture, in recognition of the United Nation’s International Decade for People of African Descent, cordially invite you to A Conversation on Moving the Diaspora Forward: Opportunities for Brazil/US Collaboration, 2015-2025
African Diaspora Leaders from Brazil and the U.S. Meet to Advocate Human Rights for People of African Descent
Washington, D.C. (FEBRUARY 19, 2015) – Thought leaders representing the African diaspora from Brazil and the United States will gather in Washington, D.C., on February 25, 2015, to explore and together chart a plan of action to advocate respect, protection and fulfillment of human rights for people of African descent.
Congrats to Angelique Kidjo on her Grammy win for Best World Music Album! She dedicated the award to the women of Africa, and her Batonga Foundation is working with Africare to improve clean water access for schools in Benin.
“We want to support humanitarian and development efforts internationally, especially Africa because it is one of the fastest growing continents in terms of economy, technology and innovation.”
-Charles Allen, Chief Executive Officer of BTCS
Africare’s Katelyn Brewer joined Chris Waters on Radio Today to discuss the community-led initiative, #Diepsloot2030. South Africa’s Diepsloot township is often characterized negatively in the media as stricken with poverty and crime, but these perceptions don’t do justice to the energetic, positive efforts of Diepsloot’s residents to enliven their community.