African Diaspora Council Inc. (ADC Inc.) is a vocal organ established to mobilize anyone with African heritage in the Diaspora into a united body. As a social advocacy institution, it offers educational, financial, and social advocacy services. We foster and nurture positive image and identity through presentation of Cultural and Artistic projects that instill pride in the African diaspora communities. Through media development programs we are the voice on social, sustainable economic, and development issues both nationally and internationally.



The African Diaspora Council Inc. (ADC, Inc.) is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit, community organization fostering the UNITY of all people of African origin and serving the St Louis immigrant communities from Africa and the people of African descent in the Diaspora                                                                                                                            

The African Diaspora Council has been working with the Lutheran Church to take ownership of the former Grace Lutheran Church at 1425 Ferguson Ave. Saint Louis, MO. 63133. The building sits on 8.25 acres and we strongly believe that this building is a good fit for our organization’s vision and goals. Therefore, we are trying to raise enough funds to transfer ownership and bring the building up-to standard.

Thank you for your interest and willingness to join us in supporting the ADC and the people it serves. I know your time and expertise is valuable and I want you to know how important it is to us and the communities we serve. We are fortunate to have experienced and dedicated volunteers that support our work.

I am writing to ask for support beyond your time and talent. Your participation and support is critical to our organization. Together, we can achieve our common goals, and the dream of having vibrant, successful African communities in Saint Louis.

We can only hope that you will be a part of this historical journey by supporting our mission and help us implement our programs and initiatives by making your tax-deductible donation.

For African Diaspora Council, Inc.

Michael Kodjo Anani, Pr./CEO

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 Defining the African Diaspora


The modern African Diaspora consists of millions of peoples of African descent living in various societies who are united by a past based significantly, but not exclusively upon ‘racial’ oppression and the struggles against it; who, despite the cultural variations, political and other divisions among them share an emotional bond with one another and with their ancestral continent. They are people who; regardless of their location, face broadly similar problems in constructing and realizing themselves.

The construction of a Diaspora is an organic process involving movement from an ancestral land, settlement in new lands and sometimes re-settlement elsewhere.  ADC Inc. seeks to answer some provocative questions that will illuminate the process at work among the peoples of African descent, who are still venturing to construct themselves and command their destiny. Regardless of their location, members of the Diaspora share an emotional attachment to their ancestral land and are cognizant of their dispersal and if conditions warrant of their oppression and alienation in the countries in which they reside.

They also tend to possess a sense of ‘racial, ethnic, or religious identity that transcends geographical boundaries to share broad cultural similarities, and sometimes articulate a desire to return to their homeland. .

African Diaspora Council Inc. is at the forefront of the community, helping to shape a better future of tomorrow today in the U.S. as well as around the World.

The definition used here of "African community" is largely cultural and does not describe a single monolithic group. On the contrary, for us, African means any person living in the United States, or in the world, with an African heritage. In addition, it also includes anyone with a vision to help promote development in Africa.

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