May 202013
 
The Conference on Africa and U.S. Imperialism featured presentations by
  • Atty. Jeff Edison of the National Conference of Black Lawyers.
  • Dr. Rita Kiki Edozie, Director of African American and African Studies at Michigan State University in East Lansing.
  • Cheick Oumar and Moussa Rimau, two graduate students at MSU from Mali.
  • Tachae J. Davis of Workers World Youth Fraction and a student at Macomb Community College.
  • Abayomi Azikywe, editor, Pan-African New Wire, and co-founder of the Michigan Emergency Committee Against War & Injustice (MECAWI).
There was also  a video address was delivered by Jesus Rodriguez Espinoza, Venezuelan diplomat from the Venezuelan Consulate in Chicago, explaining the links between the Bolivarian Revolution and Africa. To view the video, visit

The full conference video may be viewed at Conference on Africa & U.S. Imperialism 2013-05-18.

Keynote address:

Africa & U.S. Imperialism: Post-Colonial Crises and the Imperatives of the African Revolution

Left: African Union deliberations in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Date unknown. Right: Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire, with Dr. Rita Edozie of Michigan State University at the Dr. Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History on March 9, 2013. (Photo: Leona McElvene)

Left: African Union deliberations in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Date unknown.
Right: Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire, with Dr. Rita Edozie of Michigan State University at the Dr. Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History on March 9, 2013. (Photo: Leona McElvene)

Africa and U.S. Imperialism: Post-Colonial Crises and the Imperatives of the African Revolution

Five decades since the formation of the Organization of African Unity (OAU) while the Pentagon and NATO escalates its war drive on the continent

By Abayomi Azikiwe
Editor, Pan-African News Wire

Note: The following lecture was delivered at the Africa & U.S. Imperialism Conference held in Detroit on May 18, 2013.

May 25, 2013 represents the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Organization of African Unity (OAU), the forerunner of the present African Union which formed in 2002. This conference today is taking place at a critical time within the history of Africa and the Diaspora.

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Apr 292013
 

Madame Fathia, W.E.B. DuBois, President Kwame Nkrumah and Shirley Graham DuBois in Ghana in 1963 on the 95th Birthday of Dr. DuBois.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Noon – 5:00 pm

5920 Second Ave., Detroit, MI (two blocks north of Wayne State U.)

May 25, 2013 will mark the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Organization of African Unity (OAU) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, the continental organization formed by all of the heads of state to accelerate the liberation from colonialism and the political, economic and social unification of Africa.

After five decades of the OAU and its successor, the African Union, formed in 2002, it is necessary for a thorough assessment of the progress and challenges facing Africa and the Diaspora in light of the escalating imperialist militarism being carried out by the United States, France, Britain and other NATO countries.

Featured Speakers Include:

  • Rita Kiki Edozie, Director of African and African American Studies at Michigan State University in Lansing
  • Abayomi Azikwe, Editor of the Pan-African News
Left: African Union deliberations in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Date unknown. Right: Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire, with Dr. Rita Edozie of Michigan State University at the Dr. Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History on March 9, 2013. (Photo: Leona McElvene)

Left: African Union deliberations in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Date unknown.
Right: Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire, with Dr. Rita Edozie of Michigan State University at the Dr. Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History on March 9, 2013. (Photo: Leona McElvene)

Initiator: Michigan Emergency Committee Against War & Injustice (MECAWI)
For Information Call: (313) 671-3715
E-mail: panafnewswire@yahoo.com

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Photo at top of post : Madame Fathia, W.E.B. DuBois, President Kwame Nkrumah and Shirley Graham DuBois in Ghana in 1963 on the 95th Birthday of Dr. DuBois.

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Feb 232013
 

Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Organization of African Unity (OAU) the Forerunner of the African Union (AU)

Initiator: Michigan Emergency Committee Against War & Injustice (MECAWI)
Date: Saturday, May 18, 2013
Location: Detroit, Michigan (USA)

May 25, 2013 will mark the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Organization of African Unity (OAU) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, the continental organization formed by all of the heads of state to accelerate the liberation from colonialism and the political, economic and social unification of Africa. The OAU was formed by 33 independent states including some of the leading figures in the Pan-African struggle such as Presidents Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, Ahmed Sekou Toure, Modibo Kieta, Julius Nyerere, Gamal Abdel Nassar, H.I.M Haile Selassie, among others. Continue reading »

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