During this year’s conference of the Association of Black Psychologists an important panel on the issue of African people’s sovereignty was discussed. From the perspectives of history, economics, resources, governance, media, culture and politics panelists attempted to address the question of sovereignty and its practical definition in 2011. What is the status of Black nationhood in the Americas? Precisely whats kinds of states or social groupings do we have today on the African continent? And to what extent do we have or can we attain sovereignty in the 21st century? This was a truly pan-African gathering representing the brightest efforts of the past while inspiring a revival of so many of the ideas that have caused radical fissures in Western imperial projects for centuries. A special thanks to Dr. Mark Bolden for his work in organizing the panel.
This post was originally posted by our good friends at Vox Union on August 1, 2011. We here at POCO felt that this powerful presentation needed to be widely distributed, thus we are aiding in this process in our own way. We have taken the liberty to merge all of the presentations into one audio file (it can be streamed on our site, downloaded to your computer, or downloaded by subscribing to our podcast People Of Color Organize!). The order of the presenters is provided below. Again we want to thank Vox Union media. Enjoy.
- Mark Bolden
- Ezrah Aharone
- Obi Egbuna
- D Noble
- Glen Ford
- Parek Maduot
- Quito Swan
- D Noble
- Jared Ball
- Senfo Tonkam
- Marimba Ani
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