THE NEW PAN AFRICANISM 2020

United Continental Republic of Africa (UCRA)

by Edward H. Brown, Jr., MPA

THE NEW PAN AFRICANISM 2020
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THE NEW PAN AFRICANISM 2020

United Continental Republic of Africa (UCRA)

by Edward H. Brown, Jr., MPA

Published Feb 29, 2012
132 Pages
Genre: POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Ideologies / Democracy



 

Book Details

With the Pan African efforts of the 18th and 19th centuries as a backdrop, the New Pan Africanism 2020 stands on the shoulders of the 52 African nations that waged successful struggles for political independence in the second half of the 20th century to present. It identifies a critical path for the political unification of the African Continent in our lifetime. This is an idea whose time has come and this book is a call for action.

“Brown’s book developed out of the crucible of experience and struggle. This work provides important details on the luminaries of the Pan African movement, including Garvey, Du Bois, Nkrumah, Padmore, Malcolm X, among others who emphasized that unity is a necessity for the development and advancement of Africa and of people of African descent. In describing the formation and development of the principles of Pan Africanism, the author provides fresh details on the relationship forged between continental Africans and Diasporan Africans. Equally significant, this work highlights the main processes in Africa and in the Diaspora that pose challenges for the fulfillment of the ideas of Pan Africanism. A key feature of this work is the promise of youths in forging the context for the development and advancement of the principles of Pan Africanism.” Dr. Marcia E. Sutherland, Chair, Department of Africana Studies, University at Albany

 

Book Excerpt

“This book is so amazing! I loved it. There was so much insight in it and so many things that I was not aware of. I was really inspired by our rich heritage and our great potential as African people. This book made me see all the wonderful dreams our African leaders had for us in the past and what can become of us in the future if we, the youth of today, can embrace their pan African vision. If our generation can take up the dreams of our great leaders, and make them part of our own, we will be sure of building a great continental African nation for ourselves and the next generations to come. I am so grateful to you for this book. I am hoping to capture all its knowledge and share it with all of my friends, classmates and other students.” Rabi Amanda Farouk, 24 year old student, from Ghana, West Africa

 

About the Author

Edward H. Brown, Jr., MPA

Since 2015, the Author has been the Coordinator for the Pan African Federalist Movement (PAFM) for the North American Region. The mission of the PAFM is to bring the Global African Nation into political existence, i.e. the United African States and Diasporic Communities (UASDA) "in much less than a generation". Towards that end, the Author led the North American delegation to the 60th Anniversary of the All African Peoples Conference (AAPC@60) and Pan African Federalist Movement's (PAFM) Pre-Congess, in Accra Ghana, in December 2018. The author was born and raised in Harlem, New York, during the heyday of Congressman Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. and Omowale Malcolm X and in the aftermath of the great Pan African Federalist Movement of the Honorable Marcus Garvey, Ed Brown (Brother Amsata) has been a strong advocate for the freedom, empowerment and unification of Black people, and the Global African Community for more the 50 years, i.e., , since his days as a student activist at Syracuse University in the 1960s.. Edward H. Brown, Jr. aka Mwalimu Kwasi-Quayaja Amsata, received his baccalaureate degree in political science, with a minor in history, from Syracuse University and a Masters in Public Administration (MPA) from its prestigious Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. His most significant legacies at Syracuse University came in his upperclassman years when he became a founding member of the Student African American Society (SAS) in 1967; the father of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library in 1968; and the prime mover for the creation of the University’s African American Studies Department in 1969. The AAS Department, SAS and the King Memorial Library are still a vibrant part of Black student life at Syracuse today. After college Ed returned to New York City to join the national staff of the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) as Director of Political Affairs. In this capacity he established the organization as a “consultative” NGO (non-governmental organization) with the United Nations. In 1970 and again in 1972 CORE filed amicus curiae briefs with the United States Supreme Court for the desegregation of public schools in a way that would minimize bussing and maximize the empowerment the Black community. In 1972, Ed (Mwalimu Amsata) was an active participant in both the National Black Political Convention, in Gary, Indiana and in planning the African Liberation Day in Washington D.C. In 1975, he traveled to East Africa to attend the 12th Annual Summit of the Organization of African Unity (OAU). It was during this period that Mwalimu Amsata met with many of the activist elders of the Garvey’s Pan African Movement in the Harlem Brooklyn, Philadelphia and other Divisions of the UNIA-ACL, who had actually worked with Marcus Garvey and took great pleasure in sharing their first hand experiences with him. During this period Ed was also privileged to meet with, and become friends with, some of the greatest minds in the Black community e.g., Drs. Chancellor Williams, Ivan Van Sertima, Yusef ben-Jochannan “Dr. Ben” and Dr. John Henrik Clarke. At the same time Ed was heavily involved in many organizations in the Harlem community. These included, but were not limited to, the Board of Directors of the Harlem Commonwealth Council and a political appointment, by Manhattan Borough President Percy Sutton, to Community Planning Board 10. In 1976, Ed ran for a Harlem seat in the New York State Assembly in Albany. Ed did move to Albany, New York in the early 1980s to work for the New York State Department of Health. He became a Management Fellow and worked in a number of positions over the years, most significantly as the State Coordinator for the National Health Service Corps with the Division of Planning, Policy & Resource Development. His community service included serving as a “Big Brother” and Board member with Big Brothers Big Sisters, Board member of One Hundred Black Men (OHBM) and as co-chair of the Black History Month Creative Expression Contest from 1997-2006. This contest was co-sponsored annually by Delta Sigma Theta Sorority and "One Hundred Black Men (OHBM)". In 2002, Ed won a citywide election to the Board of Education of Albany. He was subsequently elected President of the Board by his colleagues. http://www.edbrownasblegacy.com/ When his term expired he was employed as an Adjunct Professor with the Africana Studies Department of the University at Albany to teach “Leadership in the Black Community” at the undergrad level. Ed was also invited to lecture on Pan Africanism at the graduate level. In 2008, Ed and his lovely wife relocated to their new home in Palm Coast, Florida. On October 4, 2010, Ed was blessed with a “new lease on life” via a kidney transplant operation performed by the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida. In the Spring of 2012, Ed published his first book: “The New Pan Africanism 2020”. In March 2013, 2014 and 2017, Ed made presentations on “Black Power” and “Pan African Federalist Movement in North America" and 'Towards a Federal Constitution for the United African States and Reformation of the United Nations" to the Annual Conferences of the National Council for Black Studies (NCBS). In addition to his presentations at the NBCS Conferences, Mwalimu had an opportunity to fellowship and dialog with some of the top scholars and Black intellectuals in the African World including Drs. Maulana Karenga, Leonard Jefferies and Molefi Kete Asante In October 2013, Ed was a participant in the International Symposium on Democracy and Development in Africa and the Caribbean that was sponsored by the Institute of the Black World (IBW) in Washington D.C. Most recently, in May of 2018, RIC-North America convened a Conference in Washington DC for the Pan African Federalist Movement in North America. Mwalimu Amsata is also serves as Chairmen of the Pan African Study Group of the African American Cultural Society (AACS) and publishes a regular column (Pan African Update) for its Newsletter (The Scribe). He is often called on to teach different aspects of Black History to youth in the community, Palm Coast High Schools and the Black Community-at-large. Edward H. Brown,Jr. (Mwalimu Kwasi-Quayaja Amsata) enjoys spending quality time with his beloved wife and their 13 year old daughter both of whom were born in Africa. He .also enjoys an occasional game of bid whist, swimming, and traveling around the country to promote and build the Pan African Federalist Movement in North America and beyond as well as, his book and Pan African ideas. He remains a strong advocate for the global unification of African people, on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean, and looks forward to the re-emergence of Africa as a world power. Peace, Love and Unity, Edward H. Brown, Jr. (Mwalimu K-Q Amsata) Author: “The New Pan Africanism 2020” and Coordinator, Pan African Federalist Movement (PAFM) in North America www.cbpm.org/pafmnorm P.O. Box 2070 Flagler Beach, Florida 32136 Phone (518) 469-7798 Email unitedafrica2020@aol.com May 4, 2019

 

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