Cecile Johnson worked with General Ishola Williams of Pan African Strategy Group to help launch the idea for a Global African Peoples Institute (GAPI) which is now realized through the Institute of Africa and the Diaspora studies, which is now housed at the University of the West Indies in Jamaica W.I.
Ongoing project which collects data on the Black experience and documents the Civil Right and Human Rights violations that African Descendant people continue to experience in modern day America.
This data was used as evidence when the UN Working Group on African Descendants visited the USA in 2016 and continues to be used by community groups to write grants and tell their story effectively.
Cecile Johnson was chosen as one of two Diaspora scholars to work on the African Heritage Project as a Research Assistant to Prof. S B Mboup (Dakar) .
Her research was on " Towards an African Centered Curriculum in the learning and teaching of History."
ADP is a member of the National Black Agenda Consortium - Chicago.
Our role is reseacrh and data to document what is happening to the Black population in the USA.
Co-Author of the National Black Agenda . Co-creator of a new comprehensive
solutions approach called the J & P Framework.
Outreach and Marketing of the Black Agenda.
TV shows documenting the data and interviewing experts who provide holistic solutions.
Co- Creator of the J & P FRAMEWORK with William Patterson. We have designed a New Comprehensive Solutions approach for implementing change in the African Descendant Community here in the USA and globally.
Working with Dr Margaret King of Chicago State, Dr Gale Frazier and Cecile Johnson helped plan and host the launching of the Global Institute and African Institute at Chicago State. The AU Ambassador Amina Salum Ali attended.
Presenter on the State of Black Chicago . Data used to show the harm done to the Black community because of racism and unequal access .
Check out this great video which includes some of the work of African Development Plan.
In 2014 some members of the Black community were frustrated by the lack of a litmus test to identify candidates who were aware of and supportive of issues which concerned them. So the COALITION OF BLACK COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS was born, A municipal candidates questionnaire was developed and put out for the 2015 Municipal elections,
CANDIDATE FORUMS USED OUR QUESTIONS.and this questionnaire has gone on to lay a foundation for community in addressing its issues.
African Liberation day has always been celebrated in Chicago but this year we decided to celebrate it on its actual day May 25, 2014 by introducing it to the community in a free cultural event which included drummers, dancing, and delicious food of the diaspora.
Much thanks to all who helped to make it happen from Joseph Ukonga, Rodney, Paula Green, Kim Martinez, James Hill , Gale Frazier , Pam Carolyn Smith, Elnaquam Ben Israel and Yusufu, Mama Oroki Rice,
From our work with the IAAFC committee, we saw that there was a great need in our community for a place to incubate ideas and people, to help the ordinary person with an idea take it from concept to market. Providing all the in between services needed to build capacity within the Black community given our reality which included a high percentage of semi-literacy and lack of ability to keep up with the paperwork. As such, The All People Foundation and African Development Plan designed a COMMUNITY POWER CENTER concept to address how to build our communities capacity. Funding is needed to implement this.
Gives an overview of the DATA on Black America with a focus on Chicago and Illinois.
Utilizes "Connect the Dots" research and shows how when looking at our community we must learn to use international standards such as the Human Development Index and MDG's (now SDG's ) and use lens which focus on race, gender and geography to show how Black people living in a so called "developed" country are in fact living in a colonized and under developed state when compared to the white population.
Join our guest Justina WInfrey and Naomi Davis as they discuss the impact of the foreclosure crisis on the Black community in Chicago.
Presented at a Human Rights conference in Tehran where the team from The American Institute of Human Rights presented.
Listen to Elaina Martin explain
Presenting with Imam Sultan Muhammad in Iran. We answered questions and spoke of the plight of African descendants in the United States.
Listen to Cecile Johnson explain
Cecile Johnson Presenting on the steps to Nation Building .
Listen to Attorney Dan Fodia explain why we have a case for Self Determination.
The Human Rights Team from the American Institute of Human Rights
On October 1, 2017 we signed a Declaration of Self Determination in Tougaloo Mississippi which started the process for Self Determination for the African Descendants in the United States,
From the 1960's Malcolm X clearly identified that to solve the problems of the African Descendant in America a Human Rights approach would have to be taken.
GIves an example of the value that Human Rights Training can have for law enforcement.
One day, when the Glory comes, it will be ours.
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