By Africa Agenda on March 19, 2015
For Immediate Release
The Africa Agenda organization is pleased to announce that it was selected as a community partner for an African Diaspora research study involving the University of Denver Public Good Fund.
Under the subject “Contextualizing African/African American Migration and Diaspora Narratives,” the initiator–University of Denver (DU) professor of English Maik Nwosu says the project is “a focused study, not just an abstract theorization on the nature of immigration of the African and African American community in the Denver area.”
Described as The Denver Africana Project, the proposal characterizes the focus group for the research as one that is “often under represented or misrepresented in immigration and settlement studies.”
The research seeks to put the community into proper context and ultimately “present a study that relates this community to the larger Denver community in ways that facilitate real understanding and productive interaction.…
By George Bamu on March 10, 2015
African Community leaders gather at the office of U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman in Aurora, CO. February 28
When Mike Coffman, a Republican member of Congress from Colorado won re-election against Andrew Romanoff last November, one of the many thank-you messages the congressman offered on election night went to the African, Latino and Asian communities that are part of his constituency.
For sure—the community of minorities which make up Colorado’s 6th congressional district continues to expand. Both the Coffman and Romanoff camps fought a hard battle to win over votes from thousands of immigrants that are concentrated within the district.…
By George Bamu on February 26, 2015
While some people would like to quickly equate the extremist actions of the so-called ISIS terrorist group with the Islamic faith, the carnage that a similar terrorist organization—Boko Haram–is inflicting on its people goes on. Read: Why Calling ISIS Islamic Only Plays Into Its Hands
This debate is even more intense vis-à-vis Boko Haram, a group that is bent on the imposition of Sharia law in Northern Nigeria.
John Campbell, a former U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria provides a comparison between the two groups. In ISIS and Boko Haram, Campbell thinks, “The relationship, if any, between Nigeria’s Boko Haram and ISIS is a question that vexes the policy community’”
In sub-Saharan Africa, three nations; Nigeria, where Boko Haram originated, Cameroon and Chad–are all in the throes of the carnage which the group has caused.…
By Africa Agenda on February 19, 2015
By John Campbell
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has broken with President Goodluck Jonathan’s Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in favor of the opposition
Source:: A Way Out of Nigeria’s Political Crisis?
By Africa Agenda on February 3, 2015
For Immediate Release
The Africa Agenda organization is pleased to announce the receipt of a $4,000 grant award from The Denver Foundation.
In a letter to the Africa Agenda organization dated December 2014, the Foundation stated, among other things, “Africa Agenda works to eliminate negative and biased perceptions the community at large may have about African contributions to American society, using Denver as its backyard.”
The letter continued, Africa Agenda “achieves this goal by integrating the various perspectives, experiences, and, most importantly, the many assets of Africans by using news media and symposia.”
“This grant money will be used to help strengthen Africa Agenda as we look forward to our growth in the years ahead.…