Regional Council of Africans in the Americas (RCAA) was founded in October of 2016. They are other RCAA chapters in Ayiti, Brazil, Barbados, St. Vincent, Cuba, Colombia, Venezuela and Puerto Rico. Here are some of RCAA goals and position statements:
➤ Advance the Black liberation struggle to include the voice of Africans in Latin America and the Caribbean within government, academic, and public spaces as part of the continued effort to liberate people of African descent from all forms of oppression.
➤ Focus on the collective identity that restores the presence, persistence, and contribution of people of African descent in Latin America and the Caribbean within the historical narrative of academic pedagogy. Special attention will be placed on the revolutionizing language programs in secondary and university levels of instruction such as Spanish, French, Portuguese and other regional languages.
➤ Reclaiming and controlling our narrative and by extension contribute to the ongoing process of economic, spiritual and psychological reparations.
➤ Encourage partnerships with other liberation groups, social justice activists, educator, scholars and political leaders of African descent across the African Diaspora (Abibiman Maa) with emphasis in establishing strong ties with our Sisters and Brothers in North America. Promote through networks and social media, the history, cultures, religions and contemporary struggles of people of African descent in South America, Central, and the Caribbean.
➤ Self-study, education, and understanding of the African presence in all of Latin America and the Caribbean.
RCAA looks to create a space to engage the Africans in North America and across the Caribbean and Central and South America in a conversation that builds a collective Black Agenda and Action.