[CEMOTAP Forum News]
Black Star News Publisher Milton Allimadi, Dr. Gloria Browne-Marshall and UNIA Chancellor Brother Raymond Dugue will speak at the CEMOTAP (Committee to Eliminate Media Offensive to African People) this Saturday, July, 27 at 135-05 Rockaway Boulevard, South Ozone Park Queens. Admission is free.
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On Saturday July 27, 2019 at 2:00 PM three dynamic lecturers will speak about the 400 years since Africans arrived in Jamestown Virginia and all that has happened since then.
Author, Dr. Gloria Browne-Marshall, Black Star News Publisher Milton Allimadi and Garvey Scholar and UNIA High Chancellor, Brother Raymond Dugue will address the topic “1619-2019 400 Years of Resistance and Perseverance,” at CEMOTAP, located at 135-05 Rockaway Boulevard, South Ozone Park Queens, NY 11420. Admission is Free. For further information call 718-322-8454.
If you were unaware of any of the things below, you should attend this forum to hear about this critical period from 3 different perspectives–from An African born in the U.S., and African born in the Carribean, and and African born on the Continent of Africa.
Some of the things that happened between 1619 and the 2019 In the U.S, Carribean, South America and the Continent:
Did you know that: “In 1619 the first Black Africans came to Virginia. With no slave laws in place, they were initially treated as indentured servants, and given the same opportunities for freedom dues as whites. However, slave laws were soon passed – in Massachusetts in 1641 and Virginia in 1661 –and any small freedoms that might have existed for Blacks were taken away.”
Did you know that Simon Bolivar (Simón José Antonio de la Santísima Trinidad Bolívar y Palacios) liberated 6 nations in South America: Panama, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Venezuela and Columbia— and twice took refuge in Haiti and received aid and troops from Haiti.
‘In the 23 years (1885-1908) Leopold II ruled the Congo he massacred 10 million Africans by cutting off their hands and genitals, flogging them to death, starving them into forced labour, holding children ransom and burning villages. … Failure to meet the rubber collection quotas was punishable by death.’