Call to Conference “Let us, as a people, the world over, renew the fight. It is only by organization that we can forcefully impress our needs and make our demands upon a heartless and unsympathetic world.” The Honorable Marcus M. Garvey “Each generation must, out of relative obscurity, find its mission, fulfill it or betray it” Frantz Fanon * Fellow Africans of the Diaspora and brethren on the Great Continent Africa. The above quotations, taken from two of Africa’s most illustrious patriots, are like all axioms - principles by which to be guided. And, in this regard it is evident that in recent times African people have suffered every manner of humiliation and insult meted out to us by our historical detractors for one reason only. The reason is that we as a people have not been able to unite sufficiently to ensure that the course of international development serves the objective needs of African people rather than exploits our superficial divisions. Moreover, we have also observed that not since the days of the Honorable Marcus Garvey and the memorable achievements of the Universal Negro Improvement Association, has there been a convention of Diasporans dedicated to deliberate on the two issues central to our common progress as a people - Repatriation and the Reconstruction of Africa. This absence of constructive dialog on these two great issues of our time, and the subsequent lack of planning and implementation that has resulted, partly accounts for the economic, political and social fractioning that now grips our peoples, both on the Continent and in the Diaspora. Therefore, in keeping with the mission of this generation, which is to promote the reintegration of Africa by its Diaspora, Fihankra International, headquartered in Ghana, West Africa and ably assisted by Diasporans from many locations, will convene a working conference in Ghana on August 3rd, 4th and 5th, 2008. The objectives of this event center on formulating and promoting practical approaches to solving the economic, political and social problems that confront African people worldwide and inhibit Africa’s development. full story here: http://www.bringbackblack.org/?p=28 Anyone here up for pooling resources to organize a destee.com contingent to attend this?