August 23, 2019

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Africa Is Calling...For Business in South Africa, Ghana & Cameroon
April 23, 2019

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4/23/2019
 
Condolences to Christians, the People of Sri Lanka and People of Faith Around the World In Wake of Sunday's Bombings...The Christian Hope of Easter Still Speaks to the Sadness... Psalm 23
Jackie Wright, Wright Enterprises
The Call of Africa is Closer Than You Think...
San Francisco Mayor London Breed Greets South African Counsul Talifhani Booi Mbelengwa of the South African Consulate based in Los Angeles at the 12th annual Teach with Africa Gala. (click image for details of the event. Photo courtesy of Moua Lo of Digital MarCom
South African Wine & Investment Tour Fueled by UCLA's Black Bruins' Anti-Apartheid Strategists
 
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San Francisco -Wright Enterprises is "pleased as punch"...anyone remember Vice President Hubert Humphrey...to share news of September's South African Wine & Investment Tour by Jennifer White's SisterCircle of San Diego.  It all began with flow of emotions stemming from a recent trip to South Africa underscored by the hospitality of Mrs. Mathabo Kunene, Founder of the Kunene Foundation. White writes:
In November 2018, SISTERcircle returned from an amazing trip to the Motherland. The bi-annual "Sojourn to Southern Africa 2018" took place November 15 - 29 consisting of three cities in South Africa, Johannesburg; Durban; and Cape Town.  It ended with a 3-day extension to Zambia, Zimbabwe and Botswana for safari.

Durban was by far the favorite place among travelers, hands down. This was mostly due to the invitation from, preparation for, and reception by Mrs. Mathabo Kunene, wife of the late beloved Professor Dr. Masizi Kunene, an esteemed UCLA Black Alumnus. Professor Kunene was born in Durban and Mrs. Kunene has been a leading businesswoman there and abroad for the past 40 years, with notable successes from Los Angeles, California to South Africa.  She has implored Black Bruins for over 20 years to invest and do business in South Africa. To quite literally reap the benefits and yield the fruits of Bruin labor in contributing to the end of Apartheid in 1994, and the subsequent opening up of economic, as well as social, political, and educational opportunities.
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YOU MAY HAVE MISSED SATURDAY'S CALL TO AFRICA, BUT NOT THE TRIP TO GHANA, "YEAR OF RETURN," 12/26/19-1/4/20
 
OAKLAND -The phone information session occurred on Saturday, April 20, 2019. See contact information on the flyer and in article  to follow up with the organizers.
DIALOGUES IN THE DIASPORA: "YEAR OF RETURN" TO GHANA

We invite artists, intellectuals, activists and visionaries of African descent to come join in global travels with local and cross-continental conversations on culture and identity!

Our MISSION is to bring the diaspora to the dialogue and a dialogue to the diaspora.

Our VISION is to uplift and unite humanity inspiring a world where cultural appropriation is replaced by cultural humility through courageous conversations around the globe. 

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo of Ghana proclaimed 2019 "The Year of Return" for diasporan Africans. This year also marks the 400th anniversary of the first arrival of enslaved Africans to North America.
Please feel free to contact us.

In Solidarity,

Cardum Harmon & Adeshima (aka Marcus) Penn
R-Evolution: Dialogues in the Diaspora
R.Evolution.Dialogues@gmail.com
510-214-3206
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December 26, 2019 to January 5, 2020
Los Angeles Based Dr. Stephanie Ardrey To Speak in Cameroon, June 12-14, 2019.
 
Thanks to business consultant Kelly Armstrong of Artist Development Image Making for bringing the Cameroon Summit to the attention of Wright Enterprises.
Renown Cameroon Film Director Jean Pierre Bekolo and Jackie Wright at the Aldophus Hotel in Dallas during the 2012 Dallas International Film Festival. Bekolo was honored by SMU.
The summit is a reminder that celebrated Cameroonian film director Jean Pierre Bekolo said there was a call to African Americans in Cameroon and that everything began in Cameroon according to their national myths. Iinterviewed Bekolo in Dallas in April 2012.  At the time, one of his friends was giving away land to African Americans. 
Interesting to note Bekolo's resistance and activism around the President of Cameroon continues with an article dated April 23, 2019. Get Your Google Translate ready for non-French Speakers.  My French-speaking friends, Robin Bates & Constance Bryan of Maison Noire Américaine, Attorney Jeannette Fisher-Kouadio (Madame JFK) and Carol McGruder of the African American Tobacco Control Leadership Council, I may call on you to translate because I think there's something lost in my Google Translation: "Cameroun-Reactions: LeCeneaste Jean Pierre Bekolo tourne en ridicule les recentes declarations du president Paul Biya sur le Vivre ensemble: 
No matter who is president business continues as we know from the current state of affairs in the United States of America...
Jackie Wright
Previous Wright Enterprises Africa related news:
South African Delegates at Successful California Black Chamber Ron Brown Economic Summit
Wanda Sabir_ Journalist and Columnist with the San Francisco BayView Newspaper.
Journalist Wanda Sabir Shares News of International Coalition to Commemorate the African Ancestors of the Middle Passage (ICCAAMP)
 
For Immediate Release 
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International Coalition to Commemorate the African Ancestors of the Middle Passage (ICCAAMP)
USA, April 15, 2019 - The International Coalition to Commemorate African Ancestors of the Middle Passage (ICCAAMP) was formed in 2015 to organize activities that are designed to remember the millions of Africans who were sold, kidnapped, shipped then died along the route from Africa to the Americas.  ICCAAMP also honors and commemorates those who survived the transatlantic trafficking in African people known as the Maafa, Black Holocaust, and Middle Passage. 
ICCAAMP has proclaimed every second weekend in June (beginning in 2016) as the international commemoration to Remember the Ancestors of the Middle Passage - the Maafa, with simultaneous activities hosted by ICCAAMP members in African-descended communities across the United States and internationally. It will begin with prayers and the pouring of libation promptly at 12 noon ET on Saturday, and continued prayer services at Black religious and spiritual institutions on Sunday - this year the dates are June 8-9, 2019. For Complete Release Click HereICCAAMP Member Letter.

 
Courtesy of Lynnette White and Alma Holden
Saint Paul Tabernacle Baptist Church
Mortgage Note Burning Ceremony
Saint Paul Tabernacle Baptist Church will be holding our Church Mortgage Note Burning Ceremony on Sunday, April 28, 2019 at 3:00 P.M. We are located at 1789 Oakdale Avenue, San Francisco, (corner of Oakdale and Phelps/across from Southeast Community College). Our theme for the event is, "The Joy of the Lord is Sweet-O Taste and See" and scripture, Psalm 34:8. The afternoon guest speaker will be Rev. Kenneth J. Reece, pastor of Cornerstone Missionary Baptist Church, San Francisco. Bishop Greg Valentine, Senior Pastor
Courtesy of Tamara Walker of Citizen Film
 
Congratulations Judith Cohen...Another Great Production Underway

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