Sunday, May 7, 2017

May 2017. ImAfricanBornIn. In celebration of this third year of the International Decade for People of African Descent.

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Join Us 
on May 21-27, 2017,
The Global Online

African Diaspora Conversation

In celebration of this third year of the International Decade for People of African Descent.

To help unite the Diaspora and bring us closer to Africa. Because wherever we find ourselves, we, Black people, face similar and difficult challenges. It’s time for us to develop a common global response to our common global challenges.

Online through your social networks, May 21-27, 2017

1) Mark your calendars now to participate in this campaign.

2) Share this information with as many of your family and friends as possible and urge them to join the conversation.

3) During the week of May 21-27:

a) use the #ImAfricanBornIn logo as your profile picture;

b) share the hashtag #ImAfricanBornIn as much as possible (leaving a space between the word “In” and your place of birth); and

c) share what it’s like to be African where you live and offer your suggestions for changing conditions for people of African ancestry all around the world.

Thank you.
A Campaign Toolkit with logos and flyers in English, Spanish, French, and Portuguese will be available online the second week in May.

For more information, please visit

#ImAfricanBornIn is sponsored by the Valuing Black Lives Global Emotional Emancipation Summit, convened annually by Community Healing Network in collaboration with the Association of Black Psychologists. This initiative is a part of the broader global grassroots movement for emotional emancipation being led by Community Healing Network, Inc., to help change the trajectory of the African Diaspora by changing our narrative from a focus on the lies of White superiority and Black inferiority to a focus on the truth of Black humanity.
For more information on the movement for emotional emancipation, please visit

May 8, 2017. Los Angeles, CA. The Vision Theatre at Leimert Park

Vision Theater Consortium 


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Los Angeles, CA (April 28, 2017) Veteran of stage and screen, Ted Lange is directing a staged reading of Los Angeles Playwright Charles Sullivan’s new play Devil Works on May 8th at 7 p.m. at The Vision Theatre at Leimert Park (3341 W 43rd Place, Los Angeles,90008). The cast includes Cal Wilson, Tiffany Adams, Richard Caines, Andrew Walker, Bruce Cervi, Steve Ducey, and Donn Swaby.

Devil Works is a dark comedy that deals with the real or imaginary accounts of a writer’s close encounters with the devil; a devil who he, along with his brother created in a television series, and subsequently tried to kill off when the series ended.

What follows is a bizarre series of events that pits the Devil against his creators and his determination to get revenge, not because the series was cancelled, but because he was left disabled. You see he’s confined to a wheelchair, and it’s not the nature of the devil to be confined in any manner.

Tickets are $10 at the door with all proceeds going to support Vision Theatre at Leimert Park. The Vision Parking Lot on Degnan Boulevard at the rear of the Theater and surrounding Street Parking is available.

For information call (323) 290-2386

The Vision Theatre is operated by the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs.

Vision Theatre
City of LA Department of Cultural Affairs
(323) 290-2386

May 2017. Dept. of State. Pathways Internship Experience Program

Pathways Internship Experience Program (IEP)

Now Accepting Applications

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We are accepting applications for the U.S. Department of State Pathways Internship Experience Program (IEP).

Visit USAJOBS to start the online application process and view the following vacancy announcement numbers.

Please note the cutoff point for these positions: These vacancy announcements will be open from May 5 to May 11, 2017 or when the application cutoff limit has been reached for each position. Each vacancy will close on whichever day the first of these conditions is met. If the application limit is reached on the same day the announcement opened, the open and close date will be the same. Candidates are encouraged to read the entire announcement before submitting their application packages.
Budget Analyst
(Student Trainee)
Washington, DC
Human Resources
(Student Trainee)
Charleston, SC

Student Trainees work closely with the U.S. diplomats and Civil Service professionals who carry out America’s foreign policy initiatives. To witness and participate in U.S. foreign policy formulation and implementation, consider a Pathways internship with the U.S. Department of State.

The Internship Experience Program (IEP) allows for non-temporary appointments that are expected to last the length of the academic program for which the intern is enrolled. IEP participants, while in the program, are eligible for noncompetitive promotions. This program allows for noncompetitive conversion into the competitive service following successful completion of all program requirements. Veteran’s preference applies.

U.S. citizenship is required for all positions. If you have any questions or would like to search for topics of interest, please contact or visit our forums or FAQs at

We appreciate your interest in a career with the U.S. Department of State.