<%3Fxml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"%3F> <%3Fxml-stylesheet href="/index.php/who/media/system/css/modules/mod_phocagallery_image/assets/components/com_jcomments/tpl/default/style.css?v=10" type="text/css"%3F> Cialis brand » Canadian Pharmacy Without Prescription - Buy Online! Articles, News, and photos on tourism and travel to the countries of the African Diaspora http://www.africandiasporatourism.com/index.php/who/media/system/css/modules/mod_phocagallery_image/assets/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&id=111 Sat, 30 Jun 2012 00:46:31 +0000 Joomla! 1.5 - Open Source Content Management en-gb Cialis brand » Canadian Pharmacy Without Prescription - Buy Online! http://www.africandiasporatourism.com/index.php/who/media/system/css/modules/mod_phocagallery_image/assets/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=785:freeman-institute-black-history-collection-at-un-in-new-york&catid=111:featured-2 http://www.africandiasporatourism.com/index.php/who/media/system/css/modules/mod_phocagallery_image/assets/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=785:freeman-institute-black-history-collection-at-un-in-new-york&catid=111:featured-2 aJoel-2012UNexhibitpicThis year's theme resonates with the continuing and new scholarship that reinterprets the history and the legacy of the Africans who were enslaved during the transatlantic trade and their contribution to building the societies in which they lived.

Twenty authentic documents and artifacts from the Freeman Institute Black History Collection are being showcased in this important, must-see exhibit at the Visitor's Center, United Nations in NYC (through May 2012). Some visitors have been moved to tears while reviewing the pieces being exhibited. A compelling, educational experience.

One of the items is a 50 pound slave ball found off the coast of Florida at the site of the oldest documented slave ship wreck, the Henrietta Marie. The ship sank sometime during June/July of 1700.

Another item is a genuine metal neck piece, designed to be welded permanently around the neck of a young female slave. It has metal balls and rings incorporated into the piece so that her movements could be detected at all times.

Lord Aberdeen was the British Foreign Consul in Trieste, Italy. Another exhibited piece is the 1833 document hand written by him, announcing what would happen to any British subject who was still involved in the Slave Trade. Aberdeen later became the Prime Minister of Great Britain.

Also included are two signed 1858 slave insurance policies from La Protectora, an insurance company in Cuba, providing proof that slavers routinely covered the people they enslaved with life insurance policies. Consequently, they didn't care if they had to push slaves overboard or even if the slaves lived or died on the voyage. The slavers were paid regardless.

Many other items are exhibited, including: engravings of slave ships, a document about a Chinese slave in Cuba written in Chinese on one side and Spanish on the other, a 14-page hand written Peruvian register (1811) from San Bartolome' Hospital (built in the late 1600s) listing the African slaves, an extremely rare plaque (Eastgate Pottery) commemorating William Wilberforce and his anti-slavery campaign, and so much more. View some images here: http://www.un.org/en/events/slaveryremembranceday/gallery.shtml

AUN-10bannersmallerThe Freeman Institute Black History Collection has well over 3,000 original pieces (oldest dated 1553). The collection is to be utilized by The Freeman Institute Foundation to help establish Black History Galleries across America and in selected communities internationally -- designed to educate and inspire young people of all ages.

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The Richmond Slave Trail is a trail outlining the paths that countless slaves walked on their journey into forced servitude. The Slave Trail, where you can observe various black heritage tributes, is a walking tour with markers along the 2.5-mile trek found along the site of the Manchester Docks of the James River Canal. The entire path along the Richmond Slave Trail, located in the Shockoe Bottom District is filled with interesting bits of history about slavery and the slave trade, making it one of the most significant African Diaspora heritage trails in the United States. The markers along the trail are enamel plaques on granite bases describing an aspect of the area’s history as it relates to the slave industry and/or emancipation.

The Jackson Ward District, the location of several black heritage structures, is one of the nation’s oldest intact African America neighborhoods. It is the largest National Historic Landmark District associated with African American history where blacks designed and constructed  many of the its buildings in the early 1900's. Here you will find a large collection of cast iron porches that constitutes some of Richmond’s great architectural treasures. Once referred to as the "Harlem of the South" because of its vibrant culture, lively entertainment and thriving community activities, the Jackson Ward District is continuously being rebuilt and revitalized. Also one of the birth places of black commerce in the US and once known as the ‘Wall Street of Black America’ because of its commercial institutions, Jackson Ward is experiencing growth again in business development.

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a_desgin_diaspora_logoAfter its highly successful and widely acclaimed debut in 2010, where a total of more than 20,000 visitors attended, African & African-Caribbean Design Diaspora (AACDD) will once again celebrate black creativity throughout September and October 2011 at various locations across London.  One of London's must-attend creatvie events of the year, the AACDD festival will include traditional crafts, contemporary designs, sculptures, multimedia installations, fashion shows, seminars and workshops from Africa, the Caribbean and the United Kingdom.

The African and African-Caribbean Design Diaspora  (AACDD) is an initiative headed by Karin Beate Phillips from the British European Design Group. Phillips says "If facts are an indication of success, then the launch of the African and African- Caribbean Design Diaspora in September 2010 is telling the incredible story of the totally unprecedented and unexpected achievement in gaining the spontaneous, enthusiastic and sometimes even unsolicited support and collaboration from individuals, official and private organisations, institutions and enterprises in this project."

The aim of AACDD is to help promote British/Black artists and designers in the UK to give them a unique opportunity to showcase their work. The intention of the BEDG initiative is to provide a positive insight into their design skills, to engage and inspire others and to provide a promotional platform for black designers working in London,the UK in general, Africa and the Caribbean.

decorLondon is one of the greatest multicultural cities in the world. It is also one of the most creative, with worldwide inspiration and          interpretation feeding into the city’s design community. The power of diversity to stimulate creativity is well established. Despite this potential, the UK design industry has remained surprisingly mono-cultural, with many different parts of London’s broader community unable to gain employment, access support and showcase talent. This is especially true for London’s black ethnic community. A point of celebration is required to demonstrate the quality of creative thinking derived from the small but significant African and African-Caribbean design communities in London and the UK.     

Co-funded by the Arts Council England/Lottery Fund and supported by the London Design Festival, the Initiative will run alongside the London Design Festival until the Olympics in 2012. The British European Design Group will work in close partnership with the London Design Festival organizing a series of events as part of the festival to celebrate African and African-Caribbean creative talent. A range of supporting events will be organised and complimentary resources such as a website and print materials will publicise the aims of the programme to a wider audience, exploit the impact of the exhibitions and provide ongoing stimuli for stakeholders, such as funding bodies, potential sponsors, designers and others.

 Plans include  holding at least two African and African-Caribbean Design Seminars (organized in association with various official bodies and institutions) and an annual African and African-Caribbean Design Competition. Plans are also being made for further public activities to include a series of sponsored promotions and school and community activities throughout the three-year programme. For more information visit, .        

Photo on front page module is by David Osagie, an Abuja-based creative designer with passion for putting together elements and making them into something really useful. Visit his website at .

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Feelings of pride and elation were first ignited in Barbados with the recent announcement that “Historic Bridgetown and its Garrison” would be inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. On the 3rd of July, the people of Barbados took to the streets in celebration of the historic listing.  All types of vendors came out to celebrate Bajan tradition and heritage with the people of the island. The whole city of Bridgetown beamed with delight. Barbados Historic Bridgetown and its Garrison arecialis brandoutstanding examples of British colonial architecture consisting of a well-preserved old town built in the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries which is the reason for the World heritage listing.

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Having felt so welcome and well-received by the people of the Bahamas and its tourism officials when filming his movie “Why Did I Get Married, Too,” it is no wonder that Tyler Perry returned the hospitality when he opened up his own studio for a reception in Atlanta. And when Tyler Perry has an event, you can believe that everyone on the invitation list will be there, come hell or high water. His recent VIP reception for the Bahamas in Atlanta was no exception. At least 500 guests including international dignitaries, local officials, business leaders, top- notch professionals, some A-list celebrities and of course, the media were on hand to experience the “All Things Bahamas” gala event.

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The gloomy images and reports from Haiti after the January 12, 2010 earthquake have become perhaps all too familiar to the Western world.  Widely reported during the days and months immediately following the disaster, Haiti’s desperation seems to have become less and less of a concern in the American media.

And just as Haiti was beginning to address its cholera problem, it will have to postpone concerns of a possible outbreak to address a new, more pressing concern: Hurrican Tomas. Now a Category 1 hurricane, Tomas has already hit the islands of St. Lucia, Barbados, and St.Vincent. Although it caused considerable damage, no casualties were reported.

However, if Tomas makes landfall at Haiti, the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, lacking infrastructure, proper housing, communication, and a range of other safety measures, Haiti will likely not be as lucky as its other, more well-structured, Caribbean neighbors.

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