AABE was formed in July 1977 to represent Blacks and other minorities who were under-represented in shaping energy policy for America during the oil embargo of the time. AABE’s founder, Clarke Watson, believed there was a strong correlation between energy resource development, economic growth, and expanding opportunities for disadvantaged minorities to participate more fully in the U.S. economic system. During the current energy crisis, AABE remains an active force in supporting renewable portfolio standards; reducing global warming; developing alternate sources of energy; and promoting diversity in the workplace.
Read more: 2008 American Association of Blacks in Energy Conference
Visual artists, performers and crafters will busy themselves with their creative productions. Visitors will be welcomed into the space by an understated guide who will show them around. Each day a different team of creative individuals exhibits something new.
Read more: Steve Bandoma at 2008 Design Indaba Expo
A press release for a new book, Black Inventors, Crafting Over 200 years of Success, written by Keith Holmes. This book identifies Black inventors from Africa, Australia, Canada, Caribbean, Central and South America, Europe, Russia, United Kingdom and the United States.
Read more: New Book on Black Inventors
The symposium, The Idea of Modernity in African Diaspora Art will be held on Saturday, September 16, 2006. In this current postcolonial world in which modernity and modernism are viewed as passé, a prevailing assumption exists that there is a consensus on the history of modernism in art, and that we all share the same understanding of what modern art means.
Read more: Symposium: The Idea of Modernity in African Diaspora Art