Building a sovereign grassroots organisation with your help

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December 22, 2016

As President of the African Heritage Foundation (AHF), a grassroots organisation now approaching its second anniversary, I believe that collectives such as ours have become too dependent on international funding agencies. I am going to share with you what I consider to be a plausible workable solution to the above stated dependency. I was doing some research on how international cooperation and support from individuals for grassroots organisations could change…

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Curbing Racial Prejudice Is Child’s Play

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December 18, 2015

Many people ask me all the time, why is it important for us to know more about Africa? How does it affect my life now? Can it put bread on my table or help pay my bills? I am always amused when these statements are being made and I am then challenged to give a suitable answer. Why challenged you may ask? I say challenged due to the numerous answers…

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“Women Empowerment For Sustainable Growth.”

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December 3, 2015

By Girmachew Gashaw She has aspired to be a pilot since her childhood. The moment, the launch of All-Women Functioned Flight on 19 November 2015 from Addis Ababa to Bangkok was an ample opportunity to showcase her skill. The flight led by Pilot Amsale Gualu, Co-pilot Selam Tesfaye and other women staff was very much successful.

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African Countries Forced by France to Pay Colonial Tax For the Benefits of Slavery and Colonization

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December 2, 2015

By: Mawuna Remarque KOUTONIN Did you know many African countries continue to pay colonial tax to France since their independence till today! When Sékou Touré of Guinea decided in 1958 to get out of french colonial empire, and opted for the country independence, the french colonial elite in Paris got so furious, and in a historic act of fury the french administration in Guinea destroyed everything in the country which represented…

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The Amazing Delivery Woman

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December 1, 2015

By Joan Thatiah Imagine being in the middle of an important and urgent task at the office, with the bank set to close in less than an hour, yet you need to deposit some money in your account for a standing order or be slapped with hefty penalties. Or you need meat from that butchery downtown but you are stuck in traffic on the other side of town. Or maybe…

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We don’t need unity in theory, we need solidarity in practice.

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November 30, 2015

Subscribing to the AHF website is an act of revolution “The revolution is not an apple that falls when ripe. You have to make it fall.” ― Ernesto Che Guevara It is with this quote that I table my conversation with you about how subscribing to this website is in itself a revolutionary act. What is the purpose of this website?

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Black Community Comes Together to Turn ‘Food Desert’ Into a $2 Million Co-Op

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November 22, 2015

For almost two decades, the residents who live in a predominantly African-American Greensboro neighborhood didn’t have a place to shop for food. The community tried to attract the attention of a popular grocery store, but when that plan didn’t work, they decided to open their own store. Last year, New Economy Week reported on this Greensboro community and the people’s plan to create their own grocery supply. The publication recently…

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Black families assume a great debt burden in order to achieve a middle-class lifestyle.

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November 22, 2015

Higher education is beneficial, but it is not a panacea, especially when it comes to closing the wealth gap between whites and people of color. A new study from the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis found that while college-educated families typically earn higher incomes and generate more wealth across racial ethnic groups, and higher education may help protect wealth from hard economic times, education does not protect the wealth…

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Kenya: With a Solar Oven, Kenyan Women Bake Their Way to a Better Life

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November 19, 2015

Purity Nyamawi and Azanzi Kifwete demonstrate how they bake cakes using a wooden solar box in Msumarini village, Kilifi County, Kenya. By Leopold Obi Msumarini, Kenya — In this rural village in Kilifi County, on Kenya’s east coast, a group of women run a thriving bakery. On a good day, they make dozens of large cakes and over 100 cupcakes. And they don’t even have a kitchen oven.

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