The ‘Art & Entertainment Network’ is the primary support network for the ‘Forgotten Communities Program’. The ‘Forgotten Communities Program’ is the cornerstone of the Pan African Cultural Heritage Institute and the National Cultural Heritage Tourism Center, Inc. community based cultural heritage tourism project. The Art and Entertainment Network serves as the catalyst for the promotion and marketing of the culture, heritage and the communities of people of African Descent.
The “A&E Network” was created and developed to support the efforts of chambers of commerce, economic and community development entities address economic and job creation issues in disadvantaged communities. The leadership at the local level is comprised of entrepreneurs, artist, educators, government, and community activists/leaders. The goal by all is to access the viability of creating a tourism destination, by establishing an arts cluster as an attraction. Art that focuses on the cultural history and people of the city and community, told in paint, with emphasis on faith and tradition.
The program has proved itself as very successful and has allowed an industry to take hold and renewed interest in historic Black communities. With the support of talented painters and performing artists, the program has been able to spiritually recapture the people’s memories and visions and dreams of the people that resided there, outside of the view of mainstream America. Forgotten Communities is not Black Art, it is a spiritual movement, to showcase a people of dignity and neighborhoods that are a part of us. Only through the arts, can the spiritual moment and importance of a culture be recreated and conveyed to another culture.
The Forgotten Communities Program is a ‘call to all artists’, particularly those of African descent, to begin painting their visions and memories of their culturally significant and historic communities. The National Cultural Heritage Tourism Center was created to allow those images to be shared with the world and rekindle an interest in these forgotten communities. The knowledge required to sustain the community and help it grow is provided by the research and teaching of the fellows and members of the Pan African Cultural Heritage Institute.
The National Cultural Heritage Tourism Center, and Pan African Cultural Heritage Institute are poised to share their knowledge and resources to assist in developing and promoting artistic images and performances that are accurate and tell of story from a cultural and historic perspective. The “Forgotten Communities Program’ supports talented painters and performing artists to re-capture the spirituality and dignity of "Ordinary People" who once, and now, inhabit cultural and historic communities that are neglected by mainstream society. Only through the arts, can the spiritual moment and importance of a culture be recreated and conveyed to another culture. The Forgotten Communities Program is a call to all artists, particularly those of African descent, to begin painting their visions and memories of their culturally historic communities and share them with their people and the world.
Music, Food, Festivals and the
Culture, heritage and the arts have long appealed to tourist and contributed to their selections of tourism destinations. In recent years ‘culture’ has been rediscovered as an important marketing tool to attract travelers with special interests in culture, heritage and the arts.
Cultural heritage tourism is the fastest growing segment of the tourism industry. There is a trend and need for travelers to enrich their lives with new cultural experiences. This is evident in the rise in the volume of tourists who seek their heritage, cultural - related experiences and adventures. Cultural Arts and Crafts, Music and Food Festivals are critical activities that can be organized by Forgotten Communities to create tourism traffic and business development.
Our Parent Corporation
The National Cultural Tourism Center, Inc.
Harlem! Treme'! DeVilliers! Sweet Auburn
The National Cultural Heritage Tourism Center was created to market and promote cultural heritage and tourism destinations of interest to people of African Descent. The Center markets, advertises, and promotes historical communities, major attractions, tourism related businesses, and cultural arts and entertainment venues.
In honor of "The Green Book", information is also provided to serve the unique cultural needs of the Diaspora. The National Cultural Heritage Society and its local community based affiliates serves as cultural heritage tourism ambassadors, preservationist and educational advocates. The ultimate goal being the preservation of our past and the education of future generations concerning our culture, our
heritage, and our traditions, by celebrating via the arts!!
The Pan African American Cultural Heritage Initiative
"Culture is one of the most important levers to pull in order to rehabilitate and relaunch an
economy; It also provides direction.
economy; It also provides direction.
Sharing “Our Cultural Knowledge and Experiences” in the areas of Commerce, Culture, Community, Education, Influence, Knowledge, and Faith; via established business, educational, social and tourism networks. The ultimate goal being to “Rebuild and Connect” the global people of PAN AFRICA, via the technology platforms of the internet and to use proven Cultural Economics and Heritage Tourism programs to develop Forgotten Communities, foster prosperity through business growth and job creation; and to facilitate cultural exchanges and services with other members of the African Diaspora, in partnership with the Pan African Cultural Heritage Alliance.
Our Faith-Based Initiative
FAITH, CULTURE and HERITAGE
We celebrate all cultural and historic churches over one hundred years old. African American churches have served to provide African American people with leadership positions and opportunities to organize that were denied in mainstream American society. Because of this, African American pastors became the bridge between the African American and European American communities and thus played a crucial role in the American Civil Rights Movement! Although African American neighborhoods may suffer from civic disinvestment with lower quality schools, less effective policing, and fire protection, there are institutions such as churches and museums and political organizations that help to improve the physical and social capital of African American neighborhoods. In African American neighborhoods the churches may be important sources of social cohesion. For some African Americans the kind spirituality learned through these churches works as a protective factor against the corrosive forces of racism. Museums devoted to African American History are also found in many African American neighborhoods, and are often located in historical churches.
The Art of Faith Network
Our “Faith is who we are, it sustains us, rebuilds us, and our communities”. Art and Faith are our major tools!
The ‘Art of Faith’ Network focuses on the faith and spiritual culture and history of people of African Descent, with and emphasis traditional stories being dispicted in paint, music, song and dance. The program has proved itself as very successful and has allowed community re-developers to take hold and renew interest in historic disadvantaged communities, with the support of talented painters and performing artists. The Art of Faith Program is not Black Art, it is a spiritual movement, to showcase a people of dignity and neighborhoods that are a part of us. Only through the arts, can the spiritual moment and importance of a culture be recreated and conveyed to another culture.
The Faith Communities Arts Program members share their knowledge and resources to assist in ultimate goal, being, to create artistic images and performances that will cause a nation to think and consider redeveloping Forgotten Communities and support the People of Faith and the cultural treasures for future generations.
OUR CULTURAL ARTS PARTNERS
The Pan African American Cultural Heritage Market Place (The Market Place) is designed to celebrate the entrepreneurial spirit of Pan Africa and to connect businesses and perspective clients. The Pan African American Market Place is the cornerstone of the ‘Pan African Cultural Heritage Initiative’, whose ultimate goal is to rebuild Pan African communities and villages and create wealth and jobs, through the promotion of our businesses, culture and heritage to the Global Market Place. The Market Place has also partnered with the Nation Black Marketing Corporation to enhance marketing. Access to Capital and Marketing are the weakness of all micro-enterprise and cultural businesses.
The clustering of cultural businesses is our tradition. Our ancestors and all cultures created the Market Place by clustering businesses to serve the cultural and communal needs of the people in the region. Clustering also produce other business opportunities. Most importantly, it creates wealth and jobs. The Pan African American Cultural Heritage Market Place and serves the cultural needs of a global people, Pan Africans.
The Pan African American Cultural Heritage Market Place is a cultural business cluster, not unlike a China Town. The Market Place will consistently strive to become the NEW WORLD MARKET PLACE; to showcase the products and services of our affiliate members, and increase the business opportunities for our members, by marketing their products and service to the African k Diaspora across the globe. Our network of partners includes our Chambers of Commerce, the National Black Tourism Marketing Corporation, and Pan African entrepreneurs and Sponsors.
Our desire will always be to educate, connect national and global communities, and to create jobs and opportunities for our members and international affiliates. The Pan African American Cultural Heritage Initiative Partners and Sponsors are: the Pan African Cultural Heritage Institute, Inc., the National Black Business Support Corporation, the Florida Black Chamber of Commerce, Inc., National Cultural Heritage Tourism Center, Inc., The African Diaspora Tourism Magazine, and the National Black Chamber of Commerce, Inc., Washington, D.C.
Join the Cultural Heritage Movement! Market, Advertise, and Promote your business in the: “PAN AFRICAN AMERICAN CULTURAL HERITAGE MARKET PLACE”
The Pan African Cultural Heritage Institute celebrates the culture and connectivity of the people of the African Diaspora. The African Diaspora being defined as people of African descent who live as cultural and national communities in Africa, Europe, the Caribbean, South America, Central America, and North America.
The Pan African Cultural Heritage Institute was created in honor of the life of the first person of African descent to set foot on North American soil. Estevanico was born in Azamor, Morocco. When he was a teenager, during the drought of 1520-21, the Portuguese sold many Moroccans into slavery. Estevanico was sold to Andres de Dorantes, and the two joined an expedition to the lands of Florida. It was to be a tragic expedition: Although they reached Florida in 1528, many on the expedition died of illness, injuries and attacks. Many fled by boat, reaching the Texas coast, where they were enslaved. By 1534, only four were alive: Estevanico, Dorantes, Alvar Nuñez Cabeza de Vaca and Alonso del Castillo Maldonado.
The saga of Estevanico is symbolic and recognizable to all people in the African Diaspora. His courage under duress, his intelligence and survival skills are culturally evident. But most importantly, Estevanico was a product of his faith teachings and his culture. His heritage gave him the pride and stamina to endure and to serve as a humanitarian to those less fortunate. Gifted, he used those gifts in relationships with other cultures for the benefit of the whole. Although enslaved, Estevanico became a leader, an explorer, an educators, a healer and a spiritual ambassador for every culture he represented. And the Pan African Cultural Heritage Institute was created as a way on celebrating his life and many others, and to connect the African Diaspora by showcasing our culture and economic prowess.
Let us celebrate! Village by Village! The Pan African Village! We are One! One Culture, One Heritage! Africa, Europe, Caribbean, South America, Central America, South America, North America. One Village!
Mission: To serve as the “Think Tank” for the National Black Chamber of Commerce Federation and the affiliates of the National Black Business Support Corporation. The Institute will also serve as a research center, in support of chambers, state and local governments, community and economic development groups. Its role will be to perform unbiased research and provide white papers and opinions on cultural commerce issues that affect all cultures, particularly African Americans. The ultimate goal being: to provide research documentation of the problem areas; show opportunities for improvements in those areas, and implementation by local communities to alleviate those disparities.
At African Network Television (ANTV), My Africa is Your Africa! ANTV is Africa’s First Global TV Network, the Only Place for all Persons of African Descent from around the world.
African Network Television broadcasts globally from Gainesville Florida, United States featuring breaking news from across the African continent and lively discussion on current affairs, politics, health, money, cultural lifestyle reflecting the global African experience for all people of African descent.
ANTV bridges current media gap on Africa through trustworthy and reliable Africans led discussion on Africa; by engaging Africans in reshaping Africa’s image and by making it possible for Africans to take a lead in telling Africa’s story.
With enormous natural economic wealth and the abundance of numerous untapped resources, ANTV sheds unprecedented spotlight on Africa’s role on the global future while portraying the numerous highly skilled people of African descent that are crafting the global economic future.
ANTV Network provides reliable central platform for serious conversations on real issues, prospects, challenges, and concerns of both the continent of Africa and all people of its descent.
ANTV’s core audience spans the globe, and includes all people of African descent, foreign investors to Africa, and members of general public with interests on Africa and its beautiful culture.
African Network Television – ANTV visions
“a new Africa”
African Network TV is Africa’s first global TV network; the #1 place for reaching all people of African descent.
At ANTV, my Africa is your Africa!
“a new Africa”
African Network TV is Africa’s first global TV network; the #1 place for reaching all people of African descent.
At ANTV, my Africa is your Africa!
ANTV mission is clear and specific; as Africa’s first global TV network and the only place for reaching all people of African descent. ANTV missions are as follows:
To provide a global media platform for Africa’s affairs and concerns of all people of African descent.
To bridge the current Africa’s media gap through trustworthy and reliable African – led discussion on Africa.
To illuminate self-perspectives of Africans by re-engaging and educating the world about the real Africa.
To provide a reliable platform for serious conversation on real issues, prospects, and challenges of Africa and all people of its descent.
To re-brand Africa by shedding unprecedented spotlight on Africa’s role on the global future; and highly skilled Africans who crafting global future.
To showcase the cultural richness and uniqueness of the great continent of Africa and its people.
To widen global market horizons for investors with Africa’s interest by highlighting the abundant untapped resources and opportunities the continent possess.
Why advertise globally with ANTV
There are many reasons why ANTV stands out in its industry. We are proud of our service because we believe in nothing but excellent. Our partners that advertise with ANTV enjoy global name recognition secondary to unique market penetration of ANTV branding to Africa and beyond. We are committed to helping to expand the market horizons for business with Africa’s interest whether within or outside of the continent; and we take pride in surpassing customer expectations.
Carl Mack Presents is an entertainment, talent and costume rental agency. We specialize in extraordinary forms of talent ranging from revelers, stilt walkers, aerialists to also face painters, clowns, magicians. The list goes on! Carl Mack Presents also has a long list of children's parties entertainers and packages to choose from. Our costume showroom and warehouse is full of the most the elaborate, unique and beautifully crafted costumes that are available for rent and purchase. With over 30 years experience, CMP is New Orleans' premier Talent Agency, Event Planner and Costume Shop. Let us turn your normal event into a magical one!
The National "For Artists - By Artists" Society (FABA) is a non-profit organization created to support cultural artists.
FABA is a community of artists who desire to help promote cultural diversity in the arts. We are an organization that understands the needs of artists - because we are artists. Your painters, chefs, musicians, singers, dancers, storytellers, and more. The purpose of FABA is to develop new venues to showcase, display and sell the art of cultural artists. FABA desires to support and promote cultural artists who have ambitions of making a living with their art.
FABA develops and coordinates programs and activities, conducts workshops, seminars and conferences for cultural artists and art organizations, provides in-school programs (including artists-in-residence and performances).
WE ARE THE ARTS!
Our Marketing and Advertising Partners
Our National Plan
Black Meetings & Tourism was established in 1994. We are an award winning, international, full color, Bi-monthly trade publication for and about the $40 billion plus African-American group and leisure travel, incentives and meetings market.
In addition, we are a valuable resource for all your business and leisure travel needs and through our focal and supplemental publications, also provide vital information about professional accomplishments, achievements, career opportunities, and cultural events related to the Travel, Meetings and Hospitality, industries.
As an African-American owned publishing company, we are dedicated to serving and supporting the African-American travel segment as well as providing an opportunity to all businesses, service providers, and affiliates that want to reach this emerging market.
According to the Travel Industry of America (TIA), the African-American segment of the U.S. population represents one of the fastest growing markets in the travel industry.
How BM&T can help YOU
- Supply YOU with vital information concerning the African-American and General markets within the Travel, Meetings, and Hospitality industries.
- Highlight YOUR individual professional accomplishments, achievements, and contributions within these industries and inform YOU of pertinent career opportunities.
- Provide space for a full page, four-color ad announcing YOUR group or organization's event in an issue of BM&T, in exchange for exhibitor booth space for a BM&T representative. In addition, we will provide appropriate space on our website to feature your event and provide linkage to your website.
- Provide a platform for YOU to express YOUR professional ideas and opinions regarding matters of concern in these related industries. May be print or online based.
- Showcase YOUR organization's events and activitities in BM&T's Calendar of Events department. (We require that all announcements must be received 3-4 months prior to event date. You can email us here or fax to us or mail to us, attention: (BM&T calendar desk).
- If your group or organization hosts your meeting, conference or convention in a destination or venue that advertises in BM&T, we will include an article about YOUR event in an issue of BM&T.
How YOU can help BM&T
- Support BM&T's Advertisers
- Encourage destinations, airlines, hotels, car rental companies, etc. to advertise either in our print publication or on our website or both media so that we can continue to serve this market.
- Submit updated information to BM&T about your organization and your personal career moves within the travel related industries.
- Bring industry related trends, issues, developments, and story ideas to BM&T's attention.
- Let your colleagues and contacts in travel related industries know about BM&T and let us know about them.
- Let us know ways we can further improve the services we provide.
The Florida Plan
Onyx Magazine, Florida’s most respected publication aimed at African-American readers, celebrates the accomplishments and contributions of African-Americans and those of the African Diaspora in the Sunshine State. This publication, launched in July/August 1997, remains committed to empowering its readers by offering entertaining, inspiring and informative stories, which also include, editorials focused primarily on the interests and needs of African-Americans. Further, it serves as a venue to promote the positive experiences of Black life while promoting seamless, diversified connections with other cultures throughout the great State of Florida.
CIRCULATION & DISTRIBUTION
» 20,000 Bi-Monthly
» Estimated “pass along” 4.0 per copy
» Total Audience: 80,000