"I like your Cocoa!" song titled by the known Ghanaian artist Wisa Greid. Three months ago, Ghana's president Nana Akufo-Addo announced that the country will be redefining the cocoa industry themselves in which sales of cocoa will no longer be provided to Switzerland.
In my natural high-pitched form of excitement in this week's podcast episode, titled "You are a Nunoo!", I started the auditory congratulations to the President of Ghana for a great move towards positive progression.
Positive progression is what most brown and black people have been fighting, for centuries! Our ancestors and those that came before us have all fought for the same thing. Human Rights!
Even in US history's ( now trending as "his-story") adulterated form of African American history teaching in the school systems have all had this limited lists of civil rights movement activists. We are introduced to the same line up of Martin Luther King, Harriet Tubman, WEB Dubois plus a few others. However there were more freedom fighters across the world fighting for those same rights.
So again, I am in awe and honored to be a witness, during the peak of the social media era, and to watch history take place.
We seem to be slowly chipping away at what is needed for the brown and black community worldwide. The ability to not only sit at the table, but to play as well, these are the principals that were set in place for the foundations of Pan- Africanism.
This is what the pioneers before us had to do for us to have the rights that we have now!
When the truth is revealed, it has a very powerful way of exposing where the real "Power Lies", A phrase used by my late great Aunty "Professor Marian Ewurama Addy, she was my favorite uncle's wife. Stay tuned to learn more about that handsome devil. You can hear a snippet of him as he is featured on Argh U Mad!?!: The Crown Pt 2 feat "Uncle Ko" & B. Noir (libsyn.com) episode.
This blog is dedicated to my homeland. God bless our homeland Ghana and make our nation great and strong!" (lyrics from Ghana's national anthem)
Ghana's public refusal to Switzerland was a highlight for the history books! I can't wait for my little one to tell me this fact when she reaches the school-age appropriate grade to discuss this momentous fact.
Until ALL leaders realize Human Rights is the spearhead for change. I think they'll be more addresses like this to come in the near future.
According to the President of Switzerland, "You have the raw materials and we need the raw materials."
Congratulations. President Nana Akufo-Addo. Job WELL DONE! It is an honor to watch you make history as there's a positive shift in the world all around. With Ghana being one of the first African nations to open free citizenship to the Americans of the Diaspora that can trace their roots back to Ghana.I am very proud to call myself a Ghanaian American.
What a path to pave for the future leaders and thank you for the seed of hope that you have planted in those to come after you.
If you have not had the chance to view the video check it out for yourself. This was the 3rd invitation for Ghana to visit Switzerland ( their last meeting was back 1957,the year of Ghana's independence). Ghana President Publicly Denied Cocoa Export to Switzerland. Is Africa a Raw Material Continent. - Bing video