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Founded in 2015, we have facilitated many programs in the community to include, Business 101, Grant Writing, Business Plan 101, Business Taxes, Personal/Business Financial Literacy, Home Buyers Workshops, Investing, and we hosted the first ever Diaspora Day Arizona in 2016, and the first ever Annual 7 Day Kwanzaa Week beginning in 2017.
What does the word Diaspora mean? The term diaspora comes from an ancient Greek word meaning "to scatter about." A Diaspora is a people have been dispersed from their homeland often through a traumatic event, what we call The Maafa. The Maafa is the African Holocaust, Holocaust of Enslavement, or Black Holocaust are political neologisms popularized from 1988 onwards and used to describe the history and ongoing effects of atrocities inflicted on African people, particularly when committed by non-Africans (Europeans and Arabs to be exact, specifically in the context of the history of slavery, including the Trans-Saharan slave trade, Indian Ocean slave trade and Atlantic slave trade) which continues to the present day through imperialism, colonialism and other forms of oppression (Wikipedia)
Born and raised in Phoenix Arizona, USA, Ms. Rochelle Candler M.A. (HRH Queen Ameenata Koita) is the Magajiya Chigaba of Fulbe in the Ashanti Region of Ghana. She is in charge of bringing economic development to the region. She is a podcast hostess, advisory board member for several international organizations, Commissioner with the City of Phoenix Laveen Village Planning Commission, as well as a Motivational Speaker, International Women’s and Human Rights Activist. She has chosen to devote the last 20+ years of her life to the business of people both locally and abroad. Areas of engagement include but are not limited to non-profit organizations, NGOs, politics, community development, fair and equitable treatment of people, and private business. As a member of several international organizations, and as a result of working with several international governments, Her Highness has formed may partnerships and relationships over the past 20+ years that she still maintains today. Her network is global and spans many different areas of interest. She is currently the Founder and CEO of Black Wall Street Arizona, Inc, Owner of Black Wall Street District and Co-Founder of Diaspora Day Arizona.