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The Afrodescendant Nation Stands Strong at the International African Art Festival

**The Afrodescendant Nation Stands Strong at the International African Art Festival**

Brooklyn, NY - July 7th, 2024 - The annual International African Art Festival in Commodore Park, Brooklyn once again served as a powerful platform for the Afrodescendant Nation to promote its mission of unifying Afrodescendants around the issues of self-determination, human rights, and reparations.

Throughout the five-day event, from July 4th to July 8th, the Afrodescendant Nation's contingent, led by Captain Latifah Ar-Raqeeb, played a central role in driving the festival's activist agenda. Joined by Captain Qahir Assara-Khan, Lt. Mukhtar Shabazz, Pvt. Naafi Al-Baseer, and Pvt. Zechariah Ar-Raqeeb, the team tirelessly distributed informative flyers outlining the nation's mission and its demands for the development of a sovereign nation with peace, liberty, and fair, equitable, and just laws.

"Our mission is to unify Afrodescendants around the issues of self-determination, human rights, and reparations," said Captain Latifah Ar-Raqeeb. "Through this festival, we are able to engage directly with the community, share our message, and build the necessary momentum to realize our vision of a just and equitable future for Afrodescendant people."

The Afrodescendant Nation's booth was a hub of activity, drawing in attendees eager to learn more about the nation's initiatives and the ongoing plebiscite. Visitors were able to purchase the latest edition of the Muhammad Speaks Newspaper, which provided in-depth coverage of the nation's progress and the ongoing struggle for justice. The beloved Shabazz bean pies, a longstanding symbol of Afrodescendant self-reliance and cultural pride, were also available, further reinforcing the nation's commitment to economic empowerment and community-based solutions.

The festival's diverse array of cultural performances, including vibrant displays of traditional African art, music, and dance, provided a powerful backdrop for the Afrodescendant Nation's activism. Attendees were captivated by the rhythmic sounds of djembe drums and the soulful melodies of Afrobeat, which served as a rallying cry for the nation's fight for freedom and self-governance.

The festival's closing ceremony on July 8th was a poignant display of the Afrodescendant Nation's resolve. As the sun set over Commodore Park, the nation's supporters joined in a spirited march, carrying banners and chanting slogans that echoed the nation's demands for reparations and the recognition of their rightful place in the global community.

The International African Art Festival has long been a beacon of Afrodescendant pride and resilience, and this year's event was no exception. The Afrodescendant Nation's prominent role in shaping the festival's agenda underscored the nation's unwavering commitment to advancing the cause of self-determination, economic justice, and the empowerment of Afrodescendant people worldwide.


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