By Kemo Camara

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One of the most common questions I get asked whenever I start talking about the African Diaspora community is “What is diaspora?”

One day I was with a group of friends and I casually asked their opinion about a diaspora project I was working on at the time. To my biggest surprise, most of them didn’t know what the term meant despite being a diaspora themselves. One of them actually told me that he thought the term diaspora was referring to some sort of pathology 😂

Omek intentionally uses the word “diaspora” because it captures the history of people of African descent — through time and space. …


By Kemo Camara for The Broker

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Partnering with the African diaspora as a bridge between The Netherlands and Africa could be a major advantage in building an effective African policy strategy for both the public and private sectors. …


By Kemo Camara

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My education in community organization began at home, as a young child, watching my parents serve those around them. They used their leadership skills, professional network, and social capital to help organize their community to build schools, clinics, and a community center. Our house was constantly filled with people stopping by to chat, gather for celebrations, hold meetings and strategize on larger projects.

For the past 20 years, I have tried to emulate their sense of purpose in the way I have lived and pursued my dreams. My journey has lead me to living and studying in Africa, America, and Europe. I focused my education on economic development and business administration and looked for ways to impact people’s lives — to bring them from point A to point B. I worked in corporate settings, big and small. I built new networks within each African association, student organization, football team, and mosque I was a part of. …

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