African Diaspora Council Inc. (ADC Inc.) is a
vocal organ established to mobilize anyone with African heritage in the
Diaspora into a united body. As a social advocacy institution, it offers educational,
financial, and social advocacy services. We foster and nurture positive image
and identity through presentation of Cultural and Artistic projects that
instill pride in the African diaspora communities. Through media development
programs we are the voice on social, sustainable economic, and development
issues both nationally and internationally.
BREATHING LIFE INTO THE FUTURE
“Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable... Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals.” _ Martin Luther King, Jr.
On behalf of African Diaspora Community, the African Diaspora Council, Inc. is calling everyone with African Heritage and friends of Africa to help preserve our culture and promote unity among the African Diaspora Community.
The African Diaspora Council has been working with the Grace Lutheran Church of Pagedale to take ownership of the former Grace Lutheran Church at 1425 Ferguson Ave. Saint Louis, MO. 63133. The building sits on 8.25 acres and we strongly believe that this building is a good fit for our organization’s vision and goals. Therefore, we are in the process of transferring ownership from Grace Lutheran to AFRICAN DIASPORA COUNCIL, INC.
We have been asked to raise $36,000 by May 4th 2017 to seal a contract that will guarantee ADC, Inc. ownership of the property. PLEASE STAND WITH THE ADC, INC. BOARD AND ITS COMMUNITY TO MAKE THE DREAM COME TRUE.
"Everyone can rise above their circumstances and achieve success if they are dedicated to and passionate about what they do." Walter Dhladhia
Defining the African Diaspora
The modern African Diaspora consists of millions of peoples of African descent living in various societies who are united by a past based significantly, but not exclusively upon ‘racial’ oppression and the struggles against it; who, despite the cultural variations, political and other divisions among them share an emotional bond with one another and with their ancestral continent. They are people who; regardless of their location, face broadly similar problems in constructing and realizing themselves.
The construction of a Diaspora is an organic process involving movement from an ancestral land, settlement in new lands and sometimes re-settlement elsewhere. ADC Inc. seeks to answer some provocative questions that will illuminate the process at work among the peoples of African descent, who are still venturing to construct themselves and command their destiny. Regardless of their location, members of the Diaspora share an emotional attachment to their ancestral land and are cognizant of their dispersal and if conditions warrant of their oppression and alienation in the countries in which they reside.
They also tend to possess a sense of ‘racial, ethnic, or religious identity that transcends geographical boundaries to share broad cultural similarities, and sometimes articulate a desire to return to their homeland. .
African Diaspora Council Inc. is at the forefront of the community, helping to shape a better future of tomorrow today in the U.S. as well as around the World.
The definition used here of "African community" is largely cultural and does not describe a single monolithic group. On the contrary, for us, African means any person living in the United States, or in the world, with an African heritage. In addition, it also includes anyone with a vision to help promote development in Africa.