Thursday, July 26, 2012

Report on the African Unions first Global African Diaspora Summit

On July 28th at 11AM Hershel Daniels will give a report via Dial-in Number: (605) 475-4850
Participant Access Code: 570587# on the:

Declarations of the African Unions first Global African Diaspora Summit on Africa Day 2012 May 25th;

June 22 + 23rd US State Department's US Africa Business Summit and the actions of the African Union, and;

actions of the African Union in July including approval of the Declarations of the African Unions first Global African Diaspora Summit along with the election of the first woman to lead the African Union.

Monday, July 23, 2012

I'm back and there is 105 Days to 2012 Presidential Election

This is the flag presented to men as they mustered out.
150 years ago we where fighting for our lives as the United States of America during our second civil war and today we are doing the same. Thereby I have decided to work with people who are uplifting and successors to that fight who are ready to acknowledge that positive change is possible. 

150 years ago The Associated Press reports on July 16, 1862, from Louisville, Ky., that the border state is rife with Confederate guerrilla activity this month 150 years ago in the Civil War.  So On September 2, 1862, many blacks were rounded up by the local police and impressed into service to help construct emergency fortifications around the city. Labor was hard, and the police guards at times oppressed the workers by force. Soon after, Federal officer Colonel William M. Dickson was placed in charge, and he treated the men fairly. 

These black men worked on the fortifications until September 20. The Brigade had 1 fatality: Joseph Johns killed in an accident 17 September 1862  The Black Brigade was later recognized as the first formal organization of Northern Colored People for military reasons.

Our chapter #0068 of the National Association of Black Veterans was established July 17, 2010 with the goal of bolstering the efforts of NABVETS in " creating a positive life style for veterans ". Our name, the Cincinnati Black Brigade was chosen to honor and give recognition to the aforementioned Black Brigade of Cincinnati.

Although my recent heart attack prevented me from attending our third anniversary I am committed this year to following in the footsteps set before us as African American veterans which started with the murder of Crispus Attucks in the Boston Massacre.

Crispus Attucks, one of the first men to die for American Revolution, was a fugitive slave who had escaped from his master and had worked for twenty years as a merchant seaman.

When Samuel Adams, prominent leader of the struggle against British domination of the American colonies, called upon the dock workers and seamen in the port of Boston to demonstrate against the British troops guarding the customs commissioners, Crispus Attucks responded to the plea. Aroused by Adams' exhortations, a group of 40 to 50 patriots, armed with clubs, sticks and snowballs, approached the British soldiers. Attucks was apparently in the front of the line of the aroused citizens, urging them on.

Suddenly there was a terse order--"Fire!" The British troops responded with a barrage of rifle fire.           

Crispus Attucks was the first to fall in the celebrated "Boston Massacre" of 1770. Four other Americans died that night from the action. Samuel Adams used the incident to incite the colonists to further rebellion. Although only five people were killed, Adams termed it a "massacre" of innocent citizens by the tyrannical mother country. Paul Revere published a poem and a drawing of this famous incident in the Boston Gazette on March 12, 1770.