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One Step Closer to Self-Determination

Arlington, VA: Leading members of The All African People’s Development & Empowerment Project (AAPDEP) and Black Star Industries (BSI) attended the National Association of Resale Trade Professionals Conference at the Ritz Carlton in Arlington, VA, from June 27-June 30, 2014. It was necessary to participate in this conference in order to gain access to information

Juneteenth Jamming in Houston’s 5th Ward with Archie Bell

HOUSTON–Juneteenth is the oldest holiday acknowledging the emancipation of enslaved people in Texas during the year of 1865. In honor of Juneteenth, the Houston chapter of the All African People’s Development and Empowerment Project (AAPDEP) hosted a jamming Juneteenth music and freedom festival. The festival took place on Saturday, June 21 in the AAPDEP 5th

“32 Kids and Counting” Exposes Jamaica’s Widening Economic Gap

Did you see the touching story about Annmarie Richards, a woman who has taken in 32 homeless, abused and otherwise shattered youth and raised them as her own? As the video of Annmarie’s story goes viral on the internet, we have to look at the underlying causes of the conditions that made her bold action

Seeds of War: The Destruction of Seeds and Independent Farming in Africa!

Written by Maimuna Safiyyah Food sustainability issues raised during the All African People’s Development and Empowerment Project’s (AAPDEP) Annual conference in October 2012 prompted me to write this article in hopes to highlight the dire situation faced by many African regions regarding agriculture. The purpose of this article is to provide some insight and context on

Youth Survival and Development Skills Retreat to Empower Black Youth

When we hear of a “Youth Retreat” most words that come to mind are “fun, relaxation and learning (something new).” However, this is no ordinary retreat. It is geared toward the children in our African communities and is an opportunity to give parents and children, who have little to no time or resources, a chance

Deforestation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

written by Samah Elsayed The story of the exploitation of Africa’s resources for the benefit of a few is sadly an all too familiar tale across the continent. Despite the wealth of resources in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the country is mired in poverty and conflict. Colonialism, corrupt elites, western companies and foreign

The Role of African Intellectuals in the World

Intellectual activities grow out of a process to produce real life In any given society, intellectuals are the result of the level of development of the society. Intellectuals are specialized in solving problems that confront society in the process of producing and reproducing real life. People develop skills and organizations to overcome contradictions presented to