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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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“No matter what language we speak, No matter where we are born, No matter what religious we practice, We are ONE AFRIKAN PEOPLES home and abroad!!!”

Greetings Your Excellencies, Clergy, Elders, Scholars, Fathers, Mothers, Brothers and Sisters of the African Diaspora. It is with joy to report to you this day of the advancements made by your African Diaspora Brothers and Sister as we embraced the missions set by the African Union, to have the African descendants who are living outside of Africa, to organize towards the United Union States of Africa. We hope that you will find this report refreshing for we as African Diasporas have received our torch passed on to us by our ancestors of African Unity, Pan Africaism, and African Nationalism and we are together moving forward. We have to give thanks and praises to God, whose name and attributes are just as diverse as the names, cultures, and tradition of us as African blood descended people and to our ancestors, martyrs, our saints, who all over the world, struggled to lay this foundation we have today to continue in the spirit of freedom, the spirit of Pan Africanism, and the spirit to return and maintain our integrity as a stolen and lost people of the African Continent.

Ato Kassayi with SDRC Liberia Delegation

We would like to thank the Sixth Region Diaspora Caucus( SDRC) for their hard work and strength. We have had the pleasure to see them in action in New York as they laid down the structures to the definition of the African in the Diaspora and held various community gatherings to gain the awareness of the African Union’s invitation to invite the African Diaspora to join them in their efforts to create the United States of Africa and to help build the African Union. We would also like to thank the Charleston South Carolina community for their generous hospitality in hosting such a noted and praise worthy international conference like PADU, and we are confident that they will go on to speared the good news of total African cohesiveness.

Your Excellencies, African Unity of Harlem, Inc is proud to announce to you new developments within our origination. We are now official partners of the Sixth Region Diaspora Caucus (SDRC) and voting members of the Pan African Diaspora Union (PADU). These two accomplishments have enable us to network with a wide range of our people whose efforts are in various paradigms of work to build up the new face of Africa and whose economic strengths together can produce abundantly in various fields of development for the African Diaspora and Continent. AUH, Inc. has also advanced our developments towards the establishment of, “The Center for African Unity of Harlem”, with locations and offices in the heart of Harlem. We will be sending a separate communication to schedule presentations with you in the near future.

As we sojourn from New York to South Carolina, the twenty hour bus ride on Greyhound gave us much needed time to rest back from the fast busy day to day life of New York City. Being that we respect all African Black people regardless of language, religion, or place of birth it was easy to spark up conversations with those going along to the South. There is much respect and hospitality African Blacks in the south hold. Very personal and intimate.

As told by one of the city’s Elders, originally South Carolina stretched far south as Florida and as far west as California. In Charleston around 1670 the town was known for its lumber and in 1678, exploration ships arriving from Madagascar landed on its coast. The land was once dense in marshlands and was seen to be a good business place to harvest in rice production. Seeing rice cultivated in the west coasts of Africa, the exploiters began shipping African people to the western lands to cultivate and harvest rice. From the skills and techniques African peoples used, the land would go on to produce enough to have a wealthy population. We, as Africans, were sought after for our knowledge, for cultivation skills and it was our skills that would invent long grain rice.  As the rice production grow more and more Africans were brought in to the Diaspora allowing the Gala Gushy culture to flourish.  After a tsunami erupted in the land, thousands of people were swept away along with the rice fields.  As of today, Charleston consist of several Islands all bond together through a serious of bridges.

PADU Delegation

The City of Charleston is home to the oldest African Diaspora Church, the proclaimed African Methodist Episcopal Church. The AME Church. It was originally founded in Philadelphia in 1891 when three African worshipers went to pray in front of the altar of the church they attended. During those days Africans could only pray in the upper balcony so one day these worshipers after seeing the entrance door to the church locked, entered through the front door. They stopped to pray in front of the alter to worship before going to the upper balcony, immediately they where manhandled and ordered to go to the back of the church. The three African men used this denial for them to worship their God as strength to leave that church to establish their own! The famous AME Church.

The Pan African Diaspora Union first international conference was much success. Please view videos of our trip on our YouTube channel and visit our blog for pictures and more details. Please read the official press release concerning the outcome of the conference and we look forward in meeting with you to give presentation of the Center of African Unity of Harlem.

Most Respect

Sister Ivory Ann Black II Woletta Sellassie

Executive Secretary

African Unity of Harlem, Inc

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