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A 501(c)3 Not-for-Profit Social Service and Humanitarian Organization Founded 2001 Founder: Ato Kassayi Hailu

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On March 30, 2013 The African Unity of Harlem, Inc., a social service and humanitarian organization, will hold a free and public multi-media Gathering in Harlem, NY to heighten awareness of the mortal conflicts, crises and tensions in Africa that impact the African Diaspora, the future of the children everywhere and humanity.

“To be able to hold a Gathering in Harlem, during these critical times in our lives, on the month and day in which the Fifteenth Amendment (which outlawed the denial of African Americans to vote) was ratified 143 years ago and getting the National Black Theatre, truly demonstrates Divine participation in our efforts to heighten awareness about the many conflicts and crises being imposed on Africa that impact us all in the Diaspora.”  AUH Founder and President, Ato Kassayi Hailu

Harlem, New YorkOn Saturday, March 30, 2013 from 2:00 PM to 7:00 PM, the Afrikan Unity of Harlem, Inc. will hold a free and public Gathering at the renowned Dr. Barbara Ann Teer’s National Black Theatre located at 2031 Fifth Avenue, Harlem, New York 10035 at 125th Street, just blocks from the world-famous Apollo Theatre.  The purpose of the Gathering is to heighten awareness and present the truth, which mainstream media and governments fail to do, concerning the mortal conflicts, crises and tensions in Africa and their affects on Africa’s descendants, their children and the future of humanity.  Critical Conversation in Community, Dialogue-Discussion in the Diaspora and the Creation of (the first) Afrikan Unity of Harlem International Community Center headline the Gathering’s agenda.

Informal conversation and dialogue-discussion with the “Community Family,” and brothers and sisters with “boots on the ground” presence along with and panelists and speakers consisting of historians, educators and scholars with first-hand information, knowledge and cogent perspective on current events in their homeland of either Mali, Cote d’Ivoire, The Congo, The Sudan, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Nigeria and Somalia, will undoubtedly provoke and propel strategic thought, a main goal of the Gathering.  Urgent current events in Haiti, Jamaica, other areas of the Caribbean and the Northern Hemisphere will also be critically examined, analyzed and discussed via panel discussion and audience interaction.  Q&A sessions and multi-media–film, the internet-Worldwide Web-SKYPE, CDs, DVDs, and videos—will serve to corroborate and substantiate the discussions, conversations and reporting as to complement the event.  Several intermissions will allow time for all to “meet and greet,” and enjoy refreshments and cultural music.

The goal of those who seek to conquer the minds and spirits of the natives and descendents of Africa–the richest continent on earth–with the ultimatum of creating a state of dependency, subservience, self-hatred and desperation continues to find willing and consenting subjects. Such pathology begs critical examination and will serve to lead AUH’s President Ato Hailu to begin discussion on the vital need for an International Community Center–a mighty and costly undertaking.  Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King once said, “Silence is betrayal,” and Minister Ajaye, AUH’s Vice President and son of Honorable Queen Mother Moore, will discuss how the practice of The Seven Guiding Principle of Nguzo-Saba  can serve to “break the silence,” respect our Ancestors, ancestral values, protect our existence and direct our children’s future.  Minister Ajaye will also speak on his latest book which provocatively examines “identity.”

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Greetings International Facilitator and Secretariat of SDRC and PADU Members,

Indeed these types of atrocities have occurred to us as African Diasporains for far too long. Now with the establishment of the African Sixth Region Diaspora created by the African Union, and the need of protection when our human and people rights are threaten and violated in the Diaspora (foreign lands where we reside) we now must commence suing such countries in our own courts. Thus there shall be submitted into the African Courts of Justice and the African Court of Human and People rights all charges committed on us in violation of our human and people rights.  It is time to create Policy Change for the new Africa!!! We are now looking for an international Human and People Rights African lawyer (or an African lawyer who will be willing to take up the cause) and an African Judge in the African court, who believes in the cause. We need the lawyer to assist in placing a structure and proper language to create an effective policy to be submitted into the African Court.

The African Diaspora global community must stand now in supporting and actively participating in the promotion to gain awareness of the creation of a new policy change on how Africa does business with foreign courtiers in which we reside. Under the African Union Constitutive Act Article 3 section Q, adopted by the 1st Extraordinary Session of the Assembly of the Union in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on 3 February 2003, and by the 2nd Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the Union in Maputo, Mozambique on 11 July 2003,  states to,   “invite and encourage the full participation of the African Diaspora as an important part of our Continent, in the building of the African Union”. To this end, we as African Diasporains again must take the lead in creating a stronger and efficient Union by creating policy change to protect our human and people’s rights while residing in the Diaspora. We are going to contact key African Union members of Heads of State like Tanzania (where the African Court resides), Zimbabwe, Ethiopia, Liberia and others who will take our cause into the Union and will support the policy change in the African Courts.  

We cannot just look at the case of what happened to our African Diasporain people in France, where on July 31 2010, African women and children where forcedly dragged while carrying their babies on their backs by French police in inhumane ways during a housing protest. For this is happening in all parts of the world concerning us. At this time AUH, Inc. is encouraging PADU members (and SDRC) to record and document crimes against humanity and violations against our human and people rights in the African Diaspora (some we are already facing and fighting), that have been conducted on us while living in foreign lands. These violations will be the bases for which we are going to court to create a new policy for us as African Diasporains into the African Court of Justice and Human and Peoples Rights, through the African Union.

With all humbleness and humility (these people don’t respect humility they take it for dosileness). If Africa has peace and security treaties with various foreign countries, then how can we, being members of Africa be handled with such inhuman treatments within the boards of such countries that have peace and securities treaties with Africa? Are we not protected in the treaty? Or do they just stand to make sure that the foreign residents in Africa and or their business are protected from acts of crime and inhuman acts upon it while in Africa? You never see or hear about Chinese residents or their business in Africa being treated in such manners we as African Diasporains face daily. Nor do we hear about the French in Africa, Italy, America, any…… who have been mistreated on African soil or had their human or people’s rights violated by African police or people. We know some may bring the case of what is happening to white the (initital Dutch invaders of Indigenous) South Africans to mind, however what they are facing is due to their own  ancestors going into an inhabited land, exporting the peoples resources, and placing and selling the indigenous people into captivity. Now that indigenous Africans in South Africa are gaining their rightful place in their homeland, we must not confuse white people in South Africa cause with ours. The spirit and the fullness of historical understanding are just too different.

In the Diaspora when our human and people rights are threatened  we can no longer  go to the same system that carried out the act to find justice, for it is the same structure that allowed the inhuman act to happen. We must be protected under the Union inside of Africa and in the Diaspora.  We must create policy change!!!

Africa needs a policy change of how the world does business with Africa concerning their treaties and polices agreements to include human and people rights of African people in the Diaspora who live within the boaders of courtiers who have singed such treaties with Africa. There shall be a process where if crimes against humanity and crimes against human and people rights are commit on Africa’s people while living in foreign lands, then charges shall be made in the African Court of Justice / the African Court of Human and Peoples Rights against such countries that violate our rights. When such countries are found  guilty of such crimes, then Africa has the right to sanction that country, place taxations on its foreign business in Africa and place limitations on how Africa does business with that part of the world. And!!! To include a fine placed on those countries.   

Africa conducts business and feeds the whole world!!! Diamonds, gold, oil, land, all kinds of resources even our babies are going in to foreign hands while we in the Diaspora suffer untold courts of inhumane acts by the same countries that deals and reaps from our blessed Mother Africa.  We in the Diaspora say NO MORE!!! Mother Africa will protect her children in the world just as the world protects it own in Africa.  

We will not go public until we find a proper lawyer who can help to shape the language for this policy and an African Court Judge who can give us guidance on how to work the Court systems. As we continue to formulate this effort, Afrikan Unity of Harlem, Inc is asking PADU and SDRC to assist towards strengthening the ideals of our African Diaspora approach to the Union concerning this matter. If this policy can be strengthened to include more areas of focus, please contact us immediately with additions and or corrections. It is going to take all of us in order to appeal to our international  body  to show we are serious, and we are focus in meeting the mandate of the African Diaspora to finally take our rightful place  in our Mother continent.

Most Respect

Sister Ivory Ann Black II Woletta Sellassie

Executive Secretary

Afrikan Unity of Harlem, Inc