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Susuana Olatunji Komolafe (Som Komolafe)

Susuana Olatunji Komolage called for "More Diversity; Inclusion; Representation" The Shared Cultural History of African Caribbean and Irish people

#Adcenter Our CEO Susuana Olatunji Komolafe have being calling the government to consider and even put forward representative from the African Caribbean community to the senate, We just issued a call to political parties newly government to consider appointing African Caribbean into the senate for more diversity, inclusion and representation.

Recently, the new minister did her first virtual citizen ceremony , Note since the citizenship ceremonies were launched in 2011 more than 130,000 new Irish citizens have been welcomed into our communities here in Ireland in different counties. Every one of them each has a vote which our political parties are seeking to secure a seat

Over the years and centuries African Caribbean have a shared cultural history with the isrish people and this need to be remembered and honor. Through the creation of African History Month Ireland by Susuana Olatunji Komolafe she has use the platform to celebrate the shared history

We are calling for a fair representative of African Caribbean and Descendants in the political space, the shared cultural heritage of African Caribbean Irish people commencing with the era of domestic workers, slavery, missionary when these cultures worked alongside each other in the plantations. The history of African slavery is well documented, but the story of how the Irish came to be in the Caribbean is not as well known. Many came as indentured servants with the promise of a new life, others were transported against their will with many “Barbadosed” during Cromwell’s conquest of Ireland.

Far from their respective homelands and brought to work in the harsh regimes of the New World (America), often the only things that these slaves and labourers brought with them were memories of home, their customs and their culture. Irish people seem to forget the reason why it's most necessary for them now to form a political ally with us and enjoy the fact that now they have many of us settle here in their land, because not long ago we were both horrible abuses by our captives. One British ship even dumped 1,302 slaves into the Atlantic Ocean so that the crew would have plenty of food to eat. There is little question that the Irish experienced the horrors of slavery as much (if not more in the 17th Century) as the Africans did. The triumph of the human spirit ensured that music forms emerged from these harsh experiences; traditions were retained and modified to produce music that spoke of pain, exile and reconstitution – a universal language that moves people of all cultures.

With the insert by our CEO Susuana creating an "African History Education Center to examines a number of studies and features interviews with notable academics, historians, storytellers. Exploring how the Irish came to be in the Caribbean and why Montserrat is known as the “Other Emerald Isle”; how the Jamaican Maroons retained African traditions; how the (Banjo) became an integral part of folk music in the Caribbean, Ireland and the remote Appalachian Mountains; interviews to look at the migration experience from the Caribbean and Ireland in the 1960s which will be explore with the support of expert like Rev. Dr. Livingstone A. Thompson on Jamaican Caribbean history.

Time to say EnoughIsEnough, AfricanIrishlives Matter, Africanlives Matter build an ally with us a community living and contributing here in Ireland. We demand for a political power in this space. We have shared cold blooded history, remember and let us build a lasting relationship with a continent of people with resources and talents flooded - Susuana Olatunji Komolafe

Myth: In 17th century Barbados (and elsewhere) Planters forcibly bred female Irish servants with male African slaves. This practice was so widespread that it had to be banned as it was impacting on the profits made by slave trading companies.

Susuana believes base on finding and history that both blood flow with Africa and Irish run down our veins, there is a saying among us that their are similarities in dealing, which I can say it is seen and reading through history below I can understand; “The settlers began to breed Irish women and girls with African men to produce slaves with a distinct complexion. These new “mulatto” slaves brought a higher price than Irish livestock and, likewise, enabled the settlers to save money rather than purchase new African slaves. This practice of interbreeding Irish females with African men went on for several decades and was so widespread that, in 1681, legislation was passed “forbidding the practice of mating Irish slave women to African slave men for the purpose of producing slaves for sale.” In short, it was stopped only because it interfered with the profits of a large slave transport company.” — John Martin, The Irish Slave Trade — the Forgotten “White” Slaves (2008), GlobalResearch.ca

I call once again, for more Diversity, Inclusion, Representation and a celebration of our shared history and the support of the "Africa History Month Ireland" & campaign of "Africanlives Matter #AfricanIrishlives Matter" both initiated, founded and patent by Susuana Olatunji Komolafe

Susuana Olatunji Komolafe: Meet a woman, mother, sister, lover, friend, full of expectation, thinker, an author and doer Susuana Olatunji Komolafe. I love socializing and engaging in the community is an hobby that am passionate about and this lead me to most of my volunteering experience. I received a recognition award from volunteering Ireland for my outstanding role in initiating ideas to Forster integration and promote a shared culture. I believe in the saying every little helps and i believe that spirit inspired me to be me and hoping that it will be utilized to impact others. Since, I was in secondary school I have being involved in volunteering, engaging in activist role and as a member of the Martin Luther Jr Youth Club, which was the first platform International that gave me an opportunity to showcase my skills in supporting my community through drama, cultural dance and educating. Recently that spirit of activist motivate me to create an initiative "Africanlives Matter" AfricanIrislives Matter, an idea of saying EnoughIsEnough and racism will not be tolerated in our communities here in Ireland. The most interesting part of my life that I valued is being a christian, Jesus Christ Followers, declaring his love, grace and redemption to create spiritual healing and the reality of our presence on earth.

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