Celebrate Akoma in 2011 – International Year of Peoples of African Descent

January 15, 2011

Adinkra symbol that represents Patience and Tolerence

Akoma represents tolerance and Patience

Akoma is the beautiful  Adinkra symbol that represents tolerance and patience.   The United Nations has declared 2011 the International Year of Peoples of African Descent.   This is a call to countries around the world to focus on the historical,  social, economic, civil and political   contributions of People of African Descent to their nation.  The major focus of the UN is to strengthen national actions and regional and international cooperation for the benefit of people of African descent.   The {UN}  General Assembly is  encouraging Member States and  specialized agencies of the United Nations  to make preparations for and identify possible initiatives that can contribute to the success of the Year.

This history making proclamation from the United Nations will go a LONG way to moving the ball forward in creating a more tolerant world!  Take a look at the  official proclamations  by the United Nations below.

UN Proclamation of 2011 as The Year of People of African Descent

As we remember the life and work of  Dr. Martin Luther King,  I wonder what he would think about this proclamation.  I believe he would see it as a beautiful step forward to the peaceful world he dreamed of.  He knew that if each of us reached out just a little further and showed “AKOMA” to another, the world would be a lot better.

So take a minute today and think about how you can reach out with AKOMA!

peace and blessings

Let me know what you are doing to share AKOMA  today!


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