Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Diamond Empowerment Fund

Founded in 2007, The Diamond Empowerment Fund™ (D.E.F.) is a non-profit international organization with the mission to raise money to support education initiatives that develop and empower economically disadvantaged people in African nations where diamonds are a natural resource.

Established by individuals and businesses in the diamond and jewelry industries and others who are committed to the empowerment of Africa, we believe education is one of the most critical elements that powers society and empowers individuals to realize their full human potential. D.E.F. endeavors to partner with African education organizations that have a proven methodology for helping young people achieve success through self-determination, focus, and opportunity.

Vision – Helping Africans Help Africa

The Diamond Empowerment Fund (D.E.F.) envisions a future when poverty in African nations where diamonds are a natural resource is dramatically reduced through successful fund raising initiatives by the diamond jewelry industry to support projects that educate and empower Africans locally. D.E.F. envisions an effort involving the following:

  • Diamond jewelry industry supporting D.E.F. through the sale of their products with donations to the Fund;
  • People donating to the Fund and also choosing to purchase diamond jewelry products that support D.E.F’s mission;
  • African individuals, educational and service organizations, and government entities addressing poverty and education in keeping with D.E.F’s mission.
Former President of Botswana, President F.G. Mogae at the Africa-America Institute

Former President of Botswana, President F.G. Mogae at the Africa-America Institute

Saturday, February 14, 2009

2nd Annual AAPDEP International Conference

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From Februrary 21st-22nd, 2009, Africans from around the world will convene in St. Petersburg, Florida at the International Headquarters of the Uhuru Movement to participate in the 2nd Annual AAPDEP International Conference.

AAPDEP calls on all African scientists, agricultural specialists, engineers, doctors, nurses, and those who have skills in areas related to development, or any who are intersted in volunteering skills in the areas of web design, graphic arts, photography, videography, fundraising or community outreach, to register today to participate in this important and timely conference.

Come to St. Petersburg and find your place in AAPDEP and the overall Movement for African self-reliance and self-determination!

Again, thank you for your important expression of unity with African self-reliance and self-determination!

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Dr. Aisha Fields
AAPDEP Director

Thursday, February 12, 2009

The Power of Mentoring

NAME OF ORGANIZATION: Bigs United (Big Brothers Big Sisters of NYC)

VENUE ADDRESS: Galapagos Art Space, 16 Main St., Brooklyn (DUMBO) (at the corner of Water St.). Nearest subways are the F train (York St. stop), A or C trains (High St. stop), 2/3 trains (Clark St. stop)

EVENT DATE: Monday, February 23, 2009

EVENT TIME: 7pm – 9pm


TELEPHONE NUMBER: (718) 222-8500

WEBSITE: www.galapagosartspace.com / www.bigsnyc.org/v-bunited.php

A Black History Month event featuring Kevin Powell (poet, activist, author of “The Black Male Handbook” and former cast member of MTV’s first season of The Real World: New York) and additional speakers Graham Weatherspoon (Director, Pubic Relations, 100 Blacks in Law Enforcement Who Care) and Herbert Williams (Director, Operations, Verizon Telecom Partners Solutions)

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Kevin Powell - The Black Male Handbook: A Blueprint for Life

Wednesday, February 11, 20096:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Acclaimed author, community activist, and Hip Hop Historian, Kevin Powell, comes to Philadelphia to commence Black History Month with Black and Male in America at the African American Museum.

Kevin Powell is a community organizer, activist, hip hop aficionado, and acclaimed author. Powell is a 2009 NAACP Image Award nominee known for his latest work, The Black Male Handbook: A Blueprint for Life.

Black and Male in America is a 30-city speaking tour, created to educate and uplift Black males and their communities, focusing on the teachings found in Kevin Powell?s The Black Male Handbook.

Black and Male in America is Kevin Powell's educational speaking tour in which Powell will be offering guidance and solutions to men and women of all ages to combat the various crises in the Black community. These topics and solutions come straight from the work Powell has done in

The Black Male Handbook.
Admission is Free African American Museum 701 Arch StreetPhiladelphia, PA

Sunday, February 8, 2009

African Man Influcened Mozart: Le Mozart Noir

From Media Headquarters Film & Television Inc. comes a fascinating and groundbreaking performance art documentary on the life and music of Joseph Boulogne, Le Chevalier Saint Georges, also known as “Le Mozart Noir”.

Filmed for the first time, the story of Saint Georges portrays the remarkable life of a man who overcame the adversities of class, race and society to become a superstar in 18th century France. Born on Christmas Day, 1745 in Guadeloupe to a slave and a French colonialist, Saint Georges grew to be the first black man to lead France’s most important orchestras. His musical compositions inspired Mozart, Haydn and Beethoven. As if that weren’t enough, Saint-Georges was also France’s finest fencer, a famed lover, and a General who led an army of 1000 black soldiers in the French Revolution – unprecedented in European history.

Through the use of beautifully rendered historical recreations, archive-based narration and orchestral performance by the world-famous Tafelmusik Orchestra, Le Mozart Noir reveals in fascinating detail how such a talent was submerged beneath the waves of history.

About the Movie: http://www.lemozartnoir.com/

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story - the Movie

A frustrated young boy with problems in school overcomes the obstacles in his life to become a world-renowned neurosurgeon in the new TNT Original movie GIFTED HANDS: THE BEN CARSON STORY. This uplifting and inspirational JOHNSON & JOHNSON SPOTLIGHT PRESENTATION® stars Oscar® winner Cuba Gooding Jr. (Jerry Maguire) and two-time NAACP Image Award winner Kimberly Elise (The Great Debaters, The Manchurian Candidate). It is based on the true story of Dr. Benjamin S. Carson, whose lifelong journey led him to become director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Children’s Center, a best-selling author and a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The movie premieres Feb. 7 at 8 p.m. (ET/PT), exclusively on TNT.

For more info, visit:

About Dr. Ben Carson

About Carson Scholars