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On March 18 & 19, 2023, The All African People’s Development & Empowerment Project (AAPDEP) will be hosting our first International Conference to build Project Black Ankh. The conference will take place at the beautiful Akwaaba Hall, located inside of the St. Louis Uhuru House, the headquarters of the African People’s Socialist Party and international Uhuru Movement.

The theme of our two-day conference is “Building our Own Disaster and Emergency Response,” a reflection of our intent to establish Project Black Ankh as the African Nations humanitarian aid and disaster preparedness and response program. Project Black Ankh will train African communities around the world to prepare for and respond to health epidemics, weather emergencies and natural disasters like floods, droughts, hurricanes, tornadoes, and more.

Never has it been more urgent for African people to come together to build an organization such as Project Black Ankh.

Every day we see growing evidence of colonial-capitalism’s destruction of the planet through the climate catastrophe it has caused. And although natural disasters are obviously not new, colonial climate change increases their frequency and intensity–making it harder for those affected to cope with the impacts.

Often, Africans and other colonized people are in the process of rebuilding from one disaster when we’re struck again by yet another.

Throughout our motherland, Africa, colonial climate change is disrupting rainfall patterns which affects our ability to grow food and have access to sufficient amounts of water. Rising temperatures are causing a decrease in fish in large lakes.

The U.S. National Intelligence Council wrote in its Global Trends 2040 report that “the physical effects of climate change are likely to intensify during the next two decades, especially in the 2030s. More extreme storms, droughts, and floods; melting glaciers and ice caps; and rising sea levels will accompany rising temperatures.”

Scientists warn that Africa will be the continent hardest hit by climate change, despite the fact that African people have played almost no role in creating this contradiction.

The colonial status of African people around the world makes us not only disproportionately vulnerable to the effects of colonial climate change and the intensifying weather emergencies it causes, but to what are often preventable disease outbreaks and epidemics, causing untold and unnecessary illness and death.

AAPDEP is  not simply content with summing up this contradiction and waiting for the next disaster to occur. We are right now building Project Black Ankh as the African Nation’s response to the growing needs of our people as we face this situation head on.

The upcoming conference will officially launch our Project Black Ankh Community Response Teams in the United States and Africa. The Community Response Teams will be made up of Africans who are trained to understand and prepare for the types of disasters that are common in their areas and who take the responsibility to train, prepare and work with their neighbors to respond when disasters affect their local community.  Black Ankh Community Response Team members can also be mobilized to participate in regional or international emergency response operations if called on by Project Black Ankh to do so.

This Conference will prepare participants with the basic knowledge  and hands-on training needed to establish Community Response Teams in their areas. Some of the workshops will  include Natural Disaster Preparedness, Community Emergency Response, First Aid, Basic Survival Skills and more.

Now is the time to launch a worldwide campaign to recruit African people with the mission to build and implement Project Black Ankh. Never again should the African Nation have to sit by and watch as our people drown in flood waters or are swept away in mudslides with no ability to mount a swift, collective response.

Only an organized African Nation can protect and defend itself. Project Black Ankh is the legitimate rescue for African people because it is part of the process of building for a future of African self-reliance and self-determination.

Bring your skills, your enthusiasm and your desire to learn and to build to the first International Project Black Ankh Conference!

Registration is available in person or online. 

To register or donate, please go to

Build Project Black Ankh!

Life for the African World!


Black Ankh is the humanitarian aid and disaster relief organization for the African Nation. Our primary mission is to carry out relief operations to assist African victims of natural disasters and other emergencies anywhere they may occur in the African World.

Black Ankh’s work focuses on the following areas: disaster preparedness, disaster response and community health.

The Black Ankh is a volunteer organization that promotes self-reliance and self-determination for African people and which practices African Internationalist solidarity with the oppressed and colonized people of the world.

The Black Ankh is a program of the All African People’s Development & Empowerment Project, which since 2007 has built African community led development programs in the areas of agriculture, education and healthcare.


Black Ankh works towards a world where:

    • African people are free of daily insecurity and fear
    • African people affected by disaster can receive care, resources and hope
    • African people are ready and prepared for disasters
    • There are always trained individuals ready to respond in times of emergency and natural disaster  that Affect African people


We believe in the unity of African (Black) people. We believe that no matter where we may be  located, African people must contribute our skills for the development and protection of Africa and African people.  Our work is not charity. It is the work of a globally-colonized people determined to be self-reliant and self-determining.


To use the collective energy, skill and expertise of Africans wherever we are located, and to include others who are willing to work under the guidelines of this program, to offer their energy, resources and skills for the protection of Africa and African communities around the world. 

Principles of Unity

  1. As a Project Black Ankh Volunteer, I recognize my service as being under the leadership of AAPDEP and the Project Black Ankh program to which I am assigned in order to meet the organization’s humanitarian goals and objectives.
  2. All African (Black) people, wherever we (they) may be located, are one people!
  3. African people, like all people, deserve to be prepared for and protected in the event of natural disasters and other emergencies. 
  4. I offer my skills freely, without the expectation of monetary or other forms of individual gain.