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African American Mosaic

For those who are interested in the history of African Americans, and/or, who identify themselves as African American. Information and discussion of the ethnicity and racial makeup of African Americans

Location: Oakland CA
Members: 38
Latest Activity: Jan 17, 2018

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The Ethnicity of African American

Started by Anita Wills Aug 27, 2009.

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Comment by Sharon G. Holmes on March 24, 2010 at 1:50pm
I am very excited about this group!
Comment by Lynne Kirsch on August 27, 2009 at 6:05am
Thanks for the invitation, Anita, I will look forward to keeping up with your life and research. There is a self-guilded tour of the Christiana Riot coming up on Sept 12, 2009, and also a Hosanna Church Fest coming up on Sept 19, 2009. There are preview videos posted to YouTube. Take care! Lynne :-)
Comment by Anne Pemberton on August 26, 2009 at 5:00pm
Anita, I am now in correspondence with two young men in Northern Ghana (Tamale Region). Basit is in the village of Dungu, and Hamza is in the village of Gurugu. Basit is of the Dagomba tribe, which was apparently, at one time a pro-violence group in Ghana, but they are peaceful now, and help administer the government in Ghana. I sent a small camera to Basit, but he only has internet access through Internet Cafes, and the Cafes will not let him install any software on their computers. The camera will not load the pictures unless you use their software.

In the meantime, I am concerned about the homes in both the villages. They are built of sand with rice hulls, and during the rainy season, the rain breaks them down. I have corresponded with Hanza about them making bricks in their village, and he has located a source of clay in the nearby forest. Yesterday, I sent him some directions and suggestions on how to experiment on the making of bricks that can be fired in the fires they use to cook a meal.

Today I contacted the Ghana Embassy in Washington to find out if there is a cheaper way to send donations to them. He can provide me with a means to avoid the import tax, which I will look into. I think Basit had to pay that. Bob says that Ghana has an office in NYC that is ten minutes from his home. I may be able to get more information from him visiting their office.

This, of course, has nothing to do with genealogy, but is an update on our project to help these folks to self-sufficiency. If they are able to export art work from Dungu, the can afford to get a computer in the village and not only bring the world to their village, but also help anyone with genealogy questions on the various tribes in the area.


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