Calvin Dark is a US & international affairs commentator & communications strategist (TV, radio & online - English, French, Spanish) who has built his reputation as a creative strategic communications & media relations professional for a diverse group of clients & partners. Calvin is Principal and Co-founder of RC Communications DC, a Washington, DC based media and public relations firm dedicated to helping clients (US and foreign governments and political parties/campaigns, multinational corporations, non-profits, and decision-makers) find their voices to tell complex stories.
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A total of nine lectures on African American genealogy are included in this year’s conference. There is a complete list below. There is a strong emphasis on early African Americans in California and the West. Janice Lovelace is giving three talks and five other speakers are giving one as well.
Lovelace will talk about the long history of Black men and women in the American West and Southwest beginning in the 16th century (F313), how to research African American women (T252) and where to look for records of African American cowboys (W148). Charlotte Bocage discusses the records she used to trace Pamela, an enslaved woman (T202). Calvin Dark will take listeners through the complicated scheme a southern slave owner set up to circumvent southern anti-manumission laws and free his slaves upon his death (T212). Karina Robinson will talk about a few of the more than 360 African Americans who owned land in the first decade of California’s statehood. (T222). Ari Wilkins will talk about how to search in newspapers to find enslaved and formerly enslaved people (T242).
With Mali’s absence from the European Union-African Union summit in Brussels conspicuous, both French President Emmanuel Macron and Senegalese President Macky Sall have addressed the issue of the impact of the Sahel country’s demand for France to pull out its forces “without delay”. Macron says “the priority must remain the fight against terrorism” and that the withdrawal does not signify a full abandonment of the Sahel nation. To discuss the latest developments, we were joined by Calvin Dark, a Global Affairs Analyst based in Washington, DC and Paul Ejime, a Global Affairs Analyst/Independent Consultant on Strategic Corporate Communications, Elections, Peace & Security based in Abuja, Nigeria.