There are several examples, two of which involve Libya and not necessarily based on being "brothers" alone, but rather relating to religion, or Islam
On the international stage, according to the U.N., the world is currently within the International Decade for People of African Descent
In proclaiming this Decade, the international community is recognizing
that people of African descent represent a distinct group whose human
rights must be promoted and protected. Around 200 million people
identifying themselves as being of African descent live in the
Americas. Many millions more live in other parts of the world, outside
of the African continent. (emphasis added)
Further UN panel says the U.S. owes reparations to African-Americans
The United States owes African-Americans reparations for slavery, a
recent report by a United Nations-affiliated group said.
The UN Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent said that
compensation is necessary to combat the disadvantages caused by 245
years of legally allowing the sale of people based on the color of
The U.N. group warned that the U.S. has not confronted its legacy of
The report, which is non-binding, specified that reparations can come
in a variety of ways, including educational opportunities,
psychological rehabilitation, debt cancellation and formal apologies.
Some institutions have started to take these steps. Georgetown
University announced earlier this month it would offering free tuition
for descendants of the 272 slaves that were sold in 1838 to help pay
the university’s debts.
The U.N. report also linked past injustices to recent police killings
of black men that have sparked protests across the U.S.
“Contemporary police killings and the trauma that they create are
reminiscent of the past racial terror of lynching,” the report said.
The U.S. created a reparations plan in the immediate aftermath of the
Civil War that stated that freed families would be granted “forty
acres of tillable land” and a mule from the Union Army. The plan,
proposed by Union General William T. Sherman after meetings with black
community leaders in Savannah, Georgia, was reversed by President
Andrew Johnson and the land was returned to plantation owners.
I'm not sure why this question gets downvoted with no stated
That occurs more frequently than one might even imagine when the subject matter of the question deals with anything remotely related to independent Black political thought outside of the control of western academia. To be blunt, Stack Exchange endorses and even encourages institutional racism.
The role of COINTELPRO cannot be overstated in historical contexts where African-Americans formed their own governments no matter the politics of the black government; that is, whether the group advocated self-determination through non-violent means or not, see Republic of New Afrika; Black Liberation Army; while African nations were simultaneously being attacked by other arms of the U.S. government, e.g., Patrice Lumumba. That is, the U.S. generally assassinates, deports or imprisons any African-Americans who are not U.S. co-opted proxies that reach the international stage as independent representatives of any significant portion of the African-American population.
After being off of the international stage, and following roughly 50 to 100 years (e.g., Marcus Garvey; heavyweight champion of the world Jack Johnson), the U.S. might resolve that the original charges were trumped up; false; a pretext to get rid of a "black messiah", and even black owned bookstores The FBI's War on Black-Owned Bookstores, see COINTELPRO Long-Range Goals and Prevention of a Black "Messiah"
- Prevent the RISE OF A "MESSIAH" who could unify, and electrify, the militant black nationalist movement. Malcolm X might have been such a
"messiah;" he is the martyr of the movement today. Martin Luther King,
Stokely Carmichael and Elijah Muhammed all aspire to this position.
Elijah Muhammed is less of a threat because of his age. King could be
a very real contender for this position should he abandon his supposed
"obedience" to "white, liberal doctrines" (nonviolence) and embrace
black nationalism. Carmichael has the necessary charisma to be a real
threat in this way.
in detail see FBI COINTELPRO-Black Extremism.
H. RES. 50
Expressing the sense of Congress with respect to Marcus Garvey.
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
February 14, 2001
Mr. Rangel submitted the following resolution; which was referred to
the Committee on the Judiciary
Expressing the sense of Congress with respect to Marcus Garvey.
Whereas Marcus Mosiah Garvey was born in St. Ann's Bay, Jamaica, on August 17,
1887, and emigrated to the United States where he founded the Universal
Negro Improvement Association;
Whereas Marcus Garvey was the father of the largest African-American movement
for human rights and economic self-sufficiency of all time, attracting
millions of followers in the United States, the Caribbean, Latin
America, Africa, and Europe;
Whereas Marcus Garvey's philosophy inspired some of the world's great Black
Whereas leading a movement for economic independence among Black Americans,
Marcus Garvey became the target of surveillance and harassment by United
States Government law enforcement agencies;
Whereas Marcus Garvey was prosecuted and convicted of mail fraud, imprisoned,
and later, deported to Jamaica;
Whereas the case against Marcus Garvey was politically motivated, the charges
unsubstantiated, and his conviction unjust;
Whereas millions of petitioners have appealed for his exoneration;
Whereas Marcus Garvey is recognized as a national hero in his native Jamaica,
and as a towering figure in nations around the world; and
Whereas Marcus Garvey's life and contributions to the United States should be
recognized and appropriate steps taken to restore his name and
reputation in this country: Now, therefore, be it
Resolved, That it is the sense of Congress that--
(1) Marcus Garvey was innocent of the charges brought
against him by the United States Government;
(2) Marcus Garvey is and should be recognized
internationally as a leader and thinker in the struggle for
human rights; and
(3) the President should take appropriate measures to clear
Marcus Garvey's good name.
Thus, the African-American - African connections are largely informal and intimate, rather than formal and overt, due to the U.S. governments' policy of not permitting African-American independent self-determination - by means of assassination; deportation; imprisonment, etc.
To openly call for a black nation-state or communicate with an African states-person on the international stage is contrary to U.S. domestic and foreign policy; it requires a fair amount of awareness of the political arena and a modicum of intestinal fortitude and tenacity.