April 13, 2008

In Solidarity: Global Day for Darfur ~ Crisis in Darfur

Villagers, this post is part of In Solidarity: Global Day for Darfur called by Modern Musings and supported by All About Race, A Political Season, Black and Missing But Not Forgotten, BlackPerspective.net, Black Women Blow The Trumpet, Black Women Vote, CEO Mum, Darfur: An Unforgivable Hell on Earth, Eddie G. Griffin, Electronic Village, Mrs. Grapevine, Musings of the Night, My African Diaspora, Opinionated Black Woman, Regina's Family Seasons, Slant Truth, Sojourner's Place, Take Political Action, The Jose Vilson, The Unapologetic Mexican, Trav’s Thoughts, UltraViolet Underground, Vanessa Unplugged and others.

Take your time and browse through the eight (8) links below. I encourage you to share a link with this post on your blog even if you aren't participating in the blogblast today. We need to ensure that this genocide does not continue on our watch!

  1. The Current Situation
  2. What Needs to Be Done
  3. Crisis Group Analysis
  4. Current Information on the Humanitarian Situation
  5. News & Other Reporting
  6. International and Local NGOs Working on Darfur
  7. Important Documents
  8. What You Can Do

What are your thoughts on the situation in Darfur?


MsMarvalus said...

Awesome posts today about Darfur, Villager!

I can always count on learning something from The Village...thank you!

Villager said...

Ms. Marvalus - I've learned more about Darfur this week in preparation for the Global Day for Darfur blogblast than at any point in the past. It is truly amazing what we can do individually and collectively if we simply put our minds to it...

MrsGrapevine said...

I have learned a lot as well. I do wonder why no one has been harder on Hillary and Bill Clinton on Rwanda, and now the Sudan genocide, or "ethnic cleansing". Not to make this political, but I could never understand how we turned a blind eye to nearly 1 million Africans being killed. Especially when talking about Bosnia in recent news. We chose Sarajevo over Rwanda, it was an either or choice instead of a both.

I hope whomever becomes our next President will go a step further and really reach out to help the continent of Africa.

Villager said...

Mrs. Grapevine - Very few people seem to care about US foriegn policy when it comes to Africa. That hasn't changed since our engagement in Somalia. Oddly enough, George W. Bush has been more engaged with Africa than any president in my generation...