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The Journal of the Afro-Diasporian People

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The African Diaspora (in 5 languages!)
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"Lift every Voice and Sing"

OUR XML/RSS FEED: http://www.livejournal.com/community/africandiaspora/data/rss

OTHER XML/RSS FEEDS:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/rss/newsonline_world_edition/africa/rss091.xml

http://news.search.yahoo.com/news/rss?p=latin+america+africa&ei=UTF-8&fl=0&x=wrt

http://allafrica.com/tools/headlines/rdf/panafrica/headlines.rdf

http://allafrica.com/tools/headlines/rdf/latinamericaandafrica/headlines.rdf

http://www.alterpresse.org/backend.php3 (in French)

http://news.search.yahoo.com/news/rss?p=african+american+news&ei=UTF-8&fl=0

Hi, and welcome to the African Diaspora Community at LiveJournal. This is a community for all LJers who are descendants in any way of the TransAtlantic Slave Trade, a trade in which, from c. 1500, over 10-24 million people from West and Central Africa were sold by their own royalty to European traders to be taken to the Americas to serve as free agricultural labor (slaves).

Today we are present as minorities or majorities in most countries throughout the Americas, and i will list them all:

Canada
The United States of America
Mexico
Cuba
Haiti (haiti)
Dominican Republic
Puerto Rico
Bahamas
Jamaica
Barbados
Trinidad & Tobago
Grenada
Dominica
Virgin Islands
Cayman Islands
all of the other Lesser Antilles
Netherlands Antilles
Aruba
Guyana (guyanesecrew)
Suriname
French Guyana (Guyane)
Venezuela
Colombia
Ecuador
Peru
Bolivia
Belize
Honduras
Costa Rica
Panama
Brazil (brasil)
Paraguay
(maybe) Uruguay
(maybe) Argentina (boludos)
(maybe) Chile

Map of the Transatlantic Slave trade (TAST)

We may be divided by language, geography, history, cultural influence, and many other factors. But we are united by the fact that we, knowing our history and our origin, have that common bond of the TransAtlantic Slave Trade which brought our forefathers and foremothers to these shores.

Henceforth, we have this community at LJ, the African Diaspora Community, which serves to remind us of that fact, lest we forget.

No, this community isnt a place to promote bling-bling or other such BS which the media promotes in the name of the African Diaspora's name. No, we dont serve to "keep it real", and no, we WONT let this group be subject to stereotypical BS of any kind.

So, if you are an intelligent Afro-Diasporian, and you want to post on this community, we now hereby disclaim ourselves of any pressure on you to "sound", "look" or "act black" in your posts, so feel free to post your post in however fashion or form you choose.

Also, feel free to post in your native language, be it portuguese, english, french, spanish, dutch, Kweyol, sranan tongo, or jamaican/british westindies creole. No pressure on you to post exclusively in English.

If you have any questions or comments concerning the community that you would want to send to me, feel free to ask me, the manager. Thanx, and have a great day.

Sincerely, rayne_vandunem

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CO-MODS: bionicbaby

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I've developed this standard for selecting co-mods:

1) I will select co-mods on a co-mod-to-member ratio of 1:10.

2) Co-mods have to have posted more than a few posts at africandiaspora on a somewhat regular basis.

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http://allafrica.com

http://www2.uol.com.br/simbolo/raca/073/index.htm

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PS: Visit these comunities as well:

african_studies

westindianship

afrolatino

bbc_news_africa

blackhistory

blacklikewe

blackfolk

caribspot

brazil_africa

collardgreens

guyanesecrew

haiti

negroclash

african_gothic

grenadians

la_francophonie (for the reason that most ancestors of today's afro-diasporians originally came from the francophone nations of west and central africa, so learn French!)

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