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Haiti becomes part of the African Union

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Haitian Ambassador to South Africa, Jacques Junior Baril says Haiti finally being part of the African Union (AU) is a place that the country earned as they paved way to other African countries to be free today.

The Caribbean state of Haiti will officially become a member of the AU come the next AU Summit which will take place next month in Lilongwe, Malawi.

Former African Union chairman, Jean Ping said: “We have attachment and links to that country. The first black Republic…that carried high the flame of liberation an freedom for black people and has paid a heavy price for so doing.

In 2012, Haiti indicated its interest to move from its observer status to member status. It will be the first time any nation with no geographic connection to the continent of Africa to join the AU.

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Posted on May 10, 2016 By Staff With 10 comments

Black Woman Rejected by Airline Decides to Start Her Own Airline — And Does!

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When Sibongile Sambo, a 42-year old woman from South Africa, was told by South African Airways that she did not qualify for a flight attendant position because she did not meet their minimum height requirement, she decided to take matters into her own hands.
She became an entrepreneur, and started her very own airline called SRS Aviation, and until this day, her company is the only Black woman-owned and operated aviation company in Africa.

So, how did she do it?

Starting an airline is not an easy or cheap thing to do, but despite this, she was still able to get it off the ground.

First, she formed her company and gave it the name of SRS Aviation. Then, she bid and won a contract for cargo transport issued by the South African government and formed a partnership with MCC Aviation – a South African-based fixed & rotor wing charter operator. Finally, she sold her car and cashed out her mother’s pension to help her obtain an Air Operating Certificate from the South African Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). It wasn’t an easy process, but she was able to raise the needed capital and make it work!

Now, Sambo’s company offers their clients professional and personalized flight options to destinations in Africa and around the world. Their services include VIP charters, tourist charters, cargo charters, game count & capture, and helicopter services. Her customers pay anywhere from $1,000 USD to $200,000 USD per flight.

Her vision

Sambo’s vision is to be the number one choice in affordable air service solutions for individuals and businesses, locally and worldwide, by providing an unparalleled air service. She also aims to uphold the highest safety standards.

When it comes to giving back to her local community, she is also very passionate about helping young people by sharing her knowledge and expertise. During a recent interview with CNN, she commented, “I’m where I am today because somebody invested in me. It’s my opportunity now to invest in other people.”

For more details about SRS Aviation, visit www.srsaviation.co.za

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Posted on May 10, 2016 By Staff With 0 comments

South Africa’s Only Black Billionaire — 5 Things To Know About Him

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Mining magnate Patrice Motsepe has the golden touch, which has made him not only one of South Africa’s wealthiest men but also the country’s only black billionaire. How did he do it? Gold.

Motsepe started to invest in gold in 1997 which led to his creating African Rainbow Minerals, the first South African black-owned mining company. We could stop here and say the rest is history, but here are 5 things you should know about this billionaire entrepreneur.

#1 – His culture motivates him to help others: Following the spirit and tradition of Ubuntu, which means “I am because you are,” Motsepe is committed to helping care for those who are less fortunate.

#2 – He distributes much of his wealth: Motsepe donated half of his wealth in 2013, through the Motsepe Foundation, to help improve life for the poor, the disabled, unemployed, women, youth, workers and other needy South Africans.

#3 – He is named after the former Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of Congo: His name, Patrice, comes from Patrice Lumumba, the first elected Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of Congo who helped the country gain their freedom from Belgium.

#4 – He owns a football team: Motsepe owns Mamelodi Sundowns, nicknamed The Brazilians. The football team wears yellow and blue uniforms reflective of Brazil’s national team.

#5 – He’s very rich: Not only is Motsepe South Africa’s only black billionaire, he is the 847th richest person in the world, according to Forbes magazine, with a net worth of $2.2 billion. He is one of seven South Africans in the list, and the only black man.

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Posted on February 24, 2016 By Staff With 0 comments

SHOULD AFRICANS ALL OVER THE GLOBE HOME SCHOOL

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5 Reasons Why African-American Children Should Consider Homeschooling

1. Politicians sacrifice the black community over and over again.

2. Public schools are still segregated.

3. Public schools expect less from black students.

4. Private schools are not a solution.

5. Homeschooling solves a huge number of educational problems for black kids.

75% of the students said they had to make special efforts to fit into their school communities; 82% reported that they had had negative experiences at their schools; and 40% did not believe that the school treated all students the same.

The National Black Home Educators (NBHE) is a resource network founded by Eric and Joyce Burges in July 2000. This association will encourage, support and offer fellowship to families who are exploring benefits of home education. Eric and his wife, Joyce, have home-schooled for nearly l4 years.  http://www.nbhe.net/

Rise in Black Parents Home-Schooling Children Produces Many Benefits

Kunjufu also pointed to another benefit of home-schooling: The ability to keep students focused during the summer months.

“Research shows that there is a three-year gap between white and black students. Some students do not read or are (not) involved in any academic endeavor during the summer. Those students lose 36 months or three years if you multiply three months times 12 years (grades first -12) Home-school parents do not allow academics to be forsaken for three months,” he wrote.

“Finally, in the home-school environment, parents are allowed to teach their children values,” he concluded. “Large numbers of parents are teaching their children faith-based morals and principles. And many are teaching their children with the Afrocentric curriculum SETCLAE. These children are being taught truths like, Columbus did not discover America; Abraham Lincoln did not free the slaves; Hippocrates was not the father of medicine and that African history did not begin on a plantation, but on a pyramid.”

Yes, Black People Homeschool Their Kids, Too

Challenges overcome

As a family we have overcome a host of challenges as it relates to homeschooling. We had to learn early on the art of living on one income. I believe that sacrifice and pursuit has been just as important in the lives of our children as the process of educating them. I mentioned our desire to find other Black families with the same schooling goals. It took a few years for us to connect with those families, but we did it. Along the way, we were able to embrace all of the families that we met, whether through support groups or extracurricular activities.

Home, Private and African Centered School Resources:

Nationhouse – Washington, D.C. (Private)

Roots Activity Learning Centre – Washington, D.C. (Private)

Roots Public Charter School 

Nubian Village Academy – Richmond, VA. (Private)

Nsoromma School – Atlanta, GA. (Private)

Imhotep Center of Education – ” ” (“)

Higher Ground Academy – St. Paul, MN. (Public)

Woodlawn Community School – Chicago, IL. (Public)

DuSable Leadership Academy Charter High School – Chicago, IL. (Public)

Freedom Home Academy – ” (Private) freedomhomeacademy@gmail.com

Ijoba Shule – Philadelphia, PE. (Private)

Ile Omode Preschool/Elementary School – Oakland, CA. (Private)

Little Sun People – Brooklyn, NY.

Pearl Academy – Atlanta, GA. (Private)

New Concept Preschool – Chicago, IL. (Private)

Urban Prep. Academies – Chicago, IL. (Public)

Kamali Academy – New Orleans, LA. (Private)

New Orleans Liberation Academy – ” (Private)

Kuumba Learning Center Preschool – Washington, D.C. (Private)

Lotus Academy – Philadelphia, Penn. (Private)

Sankofa Academy – West Chester, Penn. (Public Charter)

Joseph Littles’ Nguzo Saba Charter School – West Palm Beach, Fl. (Public)

Sankofa International Academy – Brookyln, NY (Private)

Nelson Whynder Elementary School – North Preston, ” (Public)

The Nubian School – Trinidad (Private)

Kemet Foundation School – Ghana (Private)

K-12 (not African Centered, but an excellent FREE source to home school)

African American Home School

We know there are way more than this out there, please send more via the contact us page.

Reference Resources:

– Homeschooling Basics (101) by Beverly Hernandez, About.com Guide

– “The new pioneers – Black Homeschoolers,” Home School Legal Defense Association Magazine, July/August edition.

Athelda Ensley is a freelance writer and author who writes at her Speed of Life blog.

 

Posted on January 20, 2016 By Staff With 0 comments

First Ever Made In Ghana Cars

When Apostle Dr. Kwadwo Safo, owner of the Kantanka Group of Companies displayed his talents on technological skills he, mystically, had acquired some ten years back in Ghana, but many Ghanaians were skeptical about his inventions.

Some described him as a wizard. Others also said his inventions are not scientific, and cannot be trusted to be safe.

Back then, among the many technological gadgets Dr. Safo displayed, was a television set that switches on after just a simple clap or by blowing air. He did not hide it. He said he never had a sophisticated technical or technological education. He only dreams and creates whatever he builds, implying that he is being taught by superhuman beings in the world beyond our knowledge.

When asked by a BBC journalist in 2010 why he chose to manufacture items that require strange human application before it could function, he replied “I do it because I can, I go to bed and dream about the innovation then write it down. My workers then make it. They are learning the skills they can use somewhere else.”

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The company’s chief operating officer, Kwadwo Safo Jnr explains that the clean energy cars run on rechargeable batteries.

“The non-engine vehicle does not rely on a combustion engine to move. It is an electric motor powered by rechargeable batteries; the batteries can be recharged with solar energy or electricity. As you drive the car on the road, it converts the energy from the sun into mechanical energy which powers the car’’, he said.

To give you detailed information on the clean energy cars, there are two charging systems for the car-an external charging system and an internal charging system. The internal charging system uses an extra accumulator to power an invertor and the invertor simultaneously charges the 12 batteries while the car is accelerating. The internal charging is manual and can be switched on or off when the car is in motion.

The external charging system uses 144V which makes it suitable for the market. The charging modes are Quick Charge Mode and an Overnight Charge Mode. The Quick Charge Mode takes a maximum of 15 minutes to complete the charging and the Overnight Charge Mode takes a maximum of three hours to complete the charging. The life span of the accumulators is estimated to be a year.ghanapolice

As we said earlier, public perception about the durability of Dr Safo’s inventions was not encouraging. And to make the public believe that the cars are good, in 2015, he donated some free of charge to the Ghana Police Service to test its quality. The police administration has since testified and endorsed the cars.

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Apostle Dr Kwadwo Safo was born on 26th August 1948 at Bekwai, a town in the Ashanti Region of Ghana. As a child, it is said he had a deep passion for science and technology. And after closing from school, he would quickly do his home work and rush to the farm to get sticks for designing cars, helicopters, planes, etc. He designed toys machines and cars that had never been seen in the town.

His inventions include automobiles, military equipments, electrical gadgets, medicines, aeronautics amongst others.  He has a Honorary Doctor of Law Degree from the University of Ghana and has also been honored as the Order of the Volta (Member Division) in 2007 by the Ghanaian government.

Some people who support his inventions have warned that Ghana will regret if the country fail to make meaningful gains from his skills and knowledge before he passes on to eternity. He has quite a number of apprentices who are learning from him.

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Posted on January 9, 2016 By Staff With 5 comments

BLACK JOBS AND ACTION PLAN

BLACK JOBS & ACTION PLAN

How many Black Owned Businesses?

How many Black Owned Businesses?

Attention community leaders and organizers. Tired of protesting, marching, and organizing with little or no results? The root of most of the problems your community faces stems from racism and the lack of economic opportunities. While you can’t make a racist get some sense overnight, you can do something about economic opportunities in your community right now. Use your organizing skills to build economic independence without begging for money or help from the government or white-owned corporations.

Here’s how…

Pick a community that is predominately Black.  Take an inventory of all the businesses that exist in that community. Make note of any businesses that are missing (grocery stores with quality produce sourced from Black farmers, gas stations, construction companies, department stores, solar panel installers, banks and ethical financial services companies, private security companies, etc.). Take note of which of the existing businesses are Black-owned. Go down the list of non-Black-owned existing businesses, prioritizing businesses that sell basic necessities first (food, energy/gas, water, clothing, shelter), and start boycotting them one by one.

 

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All Black Everything

For example, if the local grocery store is not Black-owned, find a Black grocery store executive with experience running a store. Get her to help you write a business plan on how to finance, staff, and run a store. Raise money from people in the community (churches might be able to help with this if you can find a pastor that hasn’t lost his mind and sold out…very rare these days, but worth a shot). Get everyone in the community to stop shopping at that store. Provide transportation to another store temporarily if people have no alternatives. With no customers, the targeted store will quickly go out of business. If they don’t, resort to more aggressive measures to “encourage” them out of business.

Once they are ready to close the business, come in and buy it for pennies on the dollar. Re-open as a Black-owned business that is socially and environmentally responsible. Train and hire people from the community to help run the business. Use the profits from the business and community funds to help acquire the next business on the list described above and start new businesses that need to be started. Source products and raw materials from other Black-owned companies or African companies whenever possible. Repeat this process until most of the businesses in the community are Black-owned and community-owned. Use profits from those businesses to fund institutions that empower the community (free clinics, independent Afrikan-centered schools and training centers, etc), security, and infrastructure.

This plan has worked for other communities. This plan has worked for Black communities in the past. This plan will for Black people today with some updates to the current environment and learning from past mistakes. We have the knowledge and skills available in our communities. Whether Black people have the will and intestinal fortitude to go through with it is the only question. Your current so-called leaders will probably not support this. They are token leaders, put in place by people that do not care about you. Pick new leaders that have relevant experience…so no lawyers, academics, pastors, or politicians.

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Now Hiring!

Finally, some people will call this strategy reverse racism. Some will call it divisive. It probably is, get over it. News Flash: Black people did not create these artificial divides…but we do have to live with them until the rest of humanity evolves to understand and practice what Black people have always understood…that we are all human and we are all connected. Every other community engages in this self-interested behavior…it just comes natural to them, so they don’t have to make it so blatant, but the result is the same. Frankly, it is sad that this has to be spelled out like this, but being politically correct apparently hasn’t worked so far.

Name calling is for children. Let the children call you whatever they want as long as they stay out of your way while you direct your own destiny. If people want to slap a label on you, then so be it. So what! If they stand in your way, remove them from your path. Grow up, stand up, and make your own way or be content working for those children for the rest of your life.

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Posted on September 9, 2014 By Staff

STEPS TO START YOUR BOB IN THE US AND AFRICA

Black_Owned(1)Starting a business involves planning, making key financial decisions and completing a series of legal activities. These 10 easy steps can help you plan, prepare and manage your business.

 

Step 1: Writing a Business Plan

Use online tools and resources to create a business plan. We will post written guides to will help you map out how you will start and run your business successfully.

Step 2: Get Business Assistance and Training

Take advantage of free training and counseling services, from preparing a business plan and securing financing, to expanding or relocating a business. Your city has a great deal of information to assist you with this and most of it is free, you must TAKE ADVANTAGE OF IT!!

Step 3: Choose a Business Location

Get advice on how to select a customer-friendly location and comply with zoning laws. Start with cities with the highest black populations.

Step 4: Finance Your Business

Venture capital and research grants to help you get started. A loan for black businesses is next to impossible right now. Family funded businesses are your best bet. Buy Black will offer business funding in the future, and there will be some requirements to qualify for this.

Step 5: Determine the Legal Structure of Your Business

Decide which form of ownership is best for you: sole proprietorship, partnership, Limited Liability Company (LLC), corporation, S corporation, nonprofit or cooperative. In cases where FAMILY is involved you must legally form a partnership and CLEARLY define everyone’s role involved. Members/Owners can invest, but do not have to be part of the decision making. Members/Owners can be part of the day to day operation, but also do not have to make business decisions. The individual that has a STRONG business sense must lead the operation. *CHOOSE CAREFULLY*

Step 6: Register a Business Name (“Doing Business As”)

Register your business name with your state government.

Step 7: Get a Tax Identification Number

Learn which tax identification number you’ll need to obtain from the IRS and your state revenue agency.

Step 8: Register for State and Local Taxes

Register with your state to obtain a tax identification number, workers’ compensation, unemployment and disability insurance.

Step 9: Obtain Business Licenses and Permits

Get a list of federal, state and local licenses and permits required for your business.

Step 10: Understand Employer Responsibilities

Learn the legal steps you need to take to hire employees.

Start BOB in Africa:

Register with the Registrar of Companies

Decide on a company name and register the name with the Registrar of Companies (Registrar General of the Corporate Affairs Commission) for your chosen country. Once you’ve registered your name, it can take a couple of days for the process to complete. If it’s not already taken, your company name will be added to the Registrar’s database. Not all countries in Africa will have Registrar of Companies based there. If your country does not have a Registrar in the country where your business will be stationed, you should file with the Registrar of Companies in your country of residence for the country in which you wish to create your business.

Register with the Embassy

This step is vital for those seeking to do business in Africa where there are cultural and economical issues that need to be taken into account before running a successful business. The Embassy for your chosen country will provide important information for starting a business such as laws or permits needed for starting a business in your area of interest. The Embassy employs representatives of the foreign country to communicate about their home country. They act as a liaison feeding you vital information that will help you to plan your business.

Obtain a Permit

The law requires that businesses obtain a permit before they can begin to make transactions. This is done to ensure that you’re staying within the law for your particular city in the safety, structure, and appearance of your business. Find out what the regulation agencies in your chosen country requires in order to obtain a permit. Once you obtain a permit, you will be granted permission to legally run your business.

Obtain a License

When applicable, some businesses must also obtain a license in order to meet certain codes or standards for doing lawful business within an area. You can find out if you need to obtain a license by contacting the local government office in your country of choice.

Register with LRR

Also known as the office of the Local Receiver of Revenues (or Revenue Authority), registration with this office takes care of paperwork for obtaining an income tax number, employee withholding tax, and pin certificates. Each country in Africa has its own office, so be sure to contact the office that applies to you.

Register with the Department of Labor

If you plan to hire employees, you’ll need to register with the country’s Department of Labor for unemployment insurance. The DOL protects the rights of workers. Depending on the country, this department may go under the name of Ministry of Labor (as is the case in Namibia, Kenya, and Nigeria). Upon approval, you will be issued a reference number.

Open a Bank Account

It’s important to have a separate bank account for your business to separate your personal finances and expenses from that of your business. Ideally, this account should be opened in your chosen country in Africa. You will need to have your company documents with you once they are obtained in order to open a business account.

Steps to Start your BOB in the US and Africa

Posted on July 27, 2014 By Staff With 0 comments

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Posted on May 20, 2014 By Staff

BLACKS WITHOUT BORDERS – VIDEO

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Blacks Without Borders – Video

Black Without Borders is an emotional story about hardship, sacrifice and great rewards. This film plunges into the lives of a group of African Americans who have come to South Africa to find the American dream. These expats have discovered that America is not the only land of opportunity. The boundaries that many of them faced in the United States don’t exist in South Africa. Everyone knows about the deplorable conditions in parts of Africa, but this film captures the wonderful lifestyle South Africa has to offer. We follow these modern day globetrotters all over the country and tour their amazing homes. From an 11,000 sq ft. house that overlooks the Indian Ocean to a 35,000 sq ft. mansion that sits on 700 acres.

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Posted on January 12, 2014 By Staff

WHEN THE MUSIC CHANGES SO DOES THE DANCE – AFRICAN PROVERB

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When the music changes so does the dance. – African Proverb

Identify and expose “interlopers.” Interlopers are those who call themselves part of the community, but will exploit and show others how to exploit us too. They also take payment for it. They can work in corporations, government, businesses, and elected office or in the church. This is currently OUR BIGGEST problem—those who will do a good deed in support of the community out in the open, but do two dirty deeds behind closed doors to undermine the community interest and black owned business are no exception.

We constantly hear support our community and support black business; by all means yes we should! And OUR COMMUNITY do not need permission to support predominantly black communities.  By now most of us have seen the Nelson report about “Black Buying Power”; and understand that everyone is courting the black dollar at home and abroad.  It is simply not attractive to the community to ask “spend your money with us” and give nothing back. It’s a two way street and until that occurs people will, out of habit, continue to go to everyone else’s businesses to shop.

Do we agree?  It is imperative that WE ALL support the community.  Our communities don’t need or want us running off with the money while people in the community still have needs for resources.  We need to relate to those who are looking for a way to change their socio-economic profiles. We seem to continually demonstrate the “I got mine. Now, you [find a way] to get yours.” It is a turn off, to constantly hear our community asking black consumer to buy black, yet the other hand stuffed in our pocket.

Suggestions:

Those of us that have the “know how” and the resources should start sharing these tools. Start by sharing the exact steps it took for YOU to get where you are at, not just talking at the community. Here is the key: we need to share it without having PROFIT as the end goal!  We must provide a step by step layout of what to do, not the same old rhetoric!  We could begin to create internships that offer learning opportunities for youngsters who desire to own and run their own businesses at one point. Offer something to the youth in the way of learning–if it’s nothing more than mentoring on how to balance a checkbook and create a budget–something.  Another idea is to donate to an up and coming entrepreneur who is short on capital. Crowd funding is a great way to accomplish this.

Black People we need to be visible with our support. We need to team with youth groups–be they inside or outside–the churches, community centers. We need to model ourselves, perhaps, after long running established organizations such as The Boys and Girls Clubs, Big Brothers Big Sisters.  We need to come out of the cloistered settings of The Tip Top Club, for example and offer something our youth can grab onto.

The “draw” is the key. When we adults do something that grasps the attention of our youth they are more likely to line up around the block so to speak to get in to learn. Imagine, for an instant, how much can be gleaned from teaching young people how to teach others. If, say, someone is proficient in Math, it would be awesome to have that student teach others.

People in our community could offer grant writing class our youth in order to position them to plan for entrepreneurship and not just graduating and going on to college (if that’s a fit for the individual–because, clearly it isn’t for everyone). In addition, they can begin to formulate a business model and function in their own minds. As they progress they’ll learn how to present an idea to potential “Angel” investors (Black Owned Business) since banks typically do not fund start-ups from the black community; same thing as regards the SBA which has turned out to be a joke for most people of color.

Imagine Inner City youth creating employment opportunities for ex-felons coming home from the penitentiary? The possibilities are enormous. Imagine, too, if adult supervised activities in the community can turn the tide on many of the challenges these men and women face.

The easiest way for people to “overstand” drawing in the youth is to remember back to when we were a child. When the ice cream truck was spotted–and even before it rang its familiar bell announcing its presence–kids were already scrambling to line up for their favorite treat. We were already jumping up and down in excitement begging our parents for the money that would allow us to visit the truck.

That excitement, that drawing power is what’s missing today. Gone, for the most part, are the old fashioned ice cream trucks. Hell, most pizza places won’t even deliver to the Hood today. So it’s evident our kids and our community have little to no vision because they have little to no hope, and we as business owners in the community? We’re playing one-upmanship–with each other!

Guided by the mindset BBNomics has decided to make the commitment support up and coming entrepreneurs by supporting sustainable new projects, we encourage other black owned business as well as others in the black community to do the same.

 

Posted on October 20, 2013 By Staff