Hillary Clinton Gives 2011 International Year for People of African Descent a Needed Boost

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton

There’s no question that U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s hands  are more than full these days with the war in Afghanistan, military tension between the two Koreas, relationship-building with China, and of course the revolution in Egypt. Nevertheless: Secretary Clinton took time out of her demanding schedule earlier this week to post a video message in support of the 2011 International Year for People of African Descent and Black History Month celebrations.

In her message, Clinton described this milestone event as “an opportunity for all of us around the globe to celebrate the diversity of our societies and to honor the contributions that our fellow citizens of African descent make every day to the economic, social and political fabrics of our communities.”

As it apparently did many others, the United Nations and the Organization of American States’ Resolution 64/169 proclaiming the year 2011 as the International Year for People of African Descent caught me by surprise. Though in all fairness to the U.N. and Organization of the American States, they actually announced plans to observe 2011 in this manner all of two years ago.

So what happened? Or possibly more importantly, what is happening?

For more, please click this link:
http://www.redroom.com/blog/aberjhani/hillary-clinton-gives-2011-international-year-people-african-descent-a-needed-boost

by Aberjhani

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s