Sisters, how serious are you when it comes to caring about African Americans and Black people throughout the world, particularly in Africa? In this forum we spend a lot of time discussing relationships with our African American men, with each other and with ourselves. We show obvious signs of compassion for our people here in America, but do we also care about our brothers and sisters in Africa? I want to direct you to a very interesting discussion taking place in the Panafricanism Forum about the notion of a "United States of Africa" being a good remedy to Africa's problems and possibly our own. The thread was started by our Brother Panafrica who has shed some interesting light on the subject. It is stimulating some great discussion. I'm curious to know what your thoughts might be on the idea of African nations becoming united (similar to the United States of America) in order to be less dependent on European countries for its basic needs in order to survive. Do you think it's a good move for Africa to become politically/economically independent? I really want to know if my warrior sisters really care about what happens to Africa or is your compassion and interest only confined to issues related to African Americans only? I encourage you to visit the Panafricanism forum to read the thread: http://www.destee.com/forums/showthread.php?t=21691 and tell us what you think and what contributions, if any, would you be willing to make to help such a concept become a reality? If we are to truly be a 'community', we would love--we need--to hear from you! Peace.