Promoting Enlightened Engagement between Africa and America through Education, Training and Dialogue

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Africa’s Great Civilizations

The historic role of Africa in human history and the contributions of Afro-descendants to civilization are rarely included in the powerful narratives that shape our sense of self. Africa Illuminated uses intellectual rigor to bring the the African diaspora together around the ties that bind. The goal is to illuminate new narratives, based on real history, and create an opportunity to celebrate the power and brilliance of the legacy of Afro-descendants.

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Jim Ovia Foundation Leaders Scholarship

In 2018, we partnered with the Jim Ovia Foundation to establish the Jim Ovia Foundation Leaders Scholarship. This groundbreaking endeavor aims to educate young Africans to lead the continent. In collaboration with our university partners, we provide comprehensive academic scholarships that propel the pursuit of innovation-driven careers.

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ESSENCE: “Why You Should Know The Work Of These Africa-America Institute Honorees”

The Africa-America Institute Hosts its 38th Annual Awards Gala

AAI 38th Gala Honoree Announcement with Headshots

AAI Announces Honorees for its 38th Annual Awards Gala