The International Black Book (IBB) seeks to converge with Africa's efforts to meet the economic and cultural needs of the continent by connecting businesses, agencies and people throughout the African diaspora.
IBB is developing a directory of businesses and non-profits (NGOs) for the African diaspora.
There has not been an initiative as vast in scope to strengthen nations in Africa through economic and cultural exchange since the ambitions of Marcus Garvey to connect the continent to the African diaspora.
"I find it necessary to be a part of bringing the African diaspora into alignment with the needs of the African continent," said Kay Benjamin, the founder of IBB.
"We will join The Adinkra Group, which has coordinated a trip to Ghana for the NAACP: Jamestown-to-Jamestown: A powerful journey from the USA to Ghana, August 2019 to further our mission."
The African Union Ambassador to the U.S., Dr. Ankara Chihombori-Quao, has sent out a clarion call to African Americans: "Wake up, organize, go home and take what's rightfully yours."
Listening to Dr. Chihombori-Quao inspired Kay to start International Black Book.
According to Fin24, South Africa's most popular financial portal, Intra-African trade was worth $170 billion in 2017, but only 15% of the continent's trade. The European Union retains 67% and Asia 58% of its commercial transactions.
To stimulate Intra-African trade the African Continental Free Trade Area supporting nations are slashing cutting tariffs 90%.
One of the most aggressive participating nations is Ethiopia, which is actively soliciting investors, companies and entrepreneurs to assist with manufacturing, telecommunications, power and solar energy, and entertainment services.
Director of Recycling Black Dollars announced, Jacquee Bee, has expressed commitment to supporting the IBB saying "We are excited to affirm our participation in closing the gap between the African Diaspora and our native land."
The International Black Book endeavours to converge with Africa's efforts to meet the economic and cultural needs of the continent by connecting businesses, agencies and people throughout the African diaspora.