Author Archives : Willard Johnson


2019 Roxbury “Juneteenth” Commemoration re Reparations issues videos

Cover of program  Program details part 1 Program details part 2 Video footage links to UTube postings  (ignore the UTUBE video ads, they are not posted by  BPAF) Barry Gaither introduction of Senator Bill Owens https://youtu.be/yUF0pKBD50M Sen. Bill Owens speech continues https://youtu.be/kTA8_N-Pcp0  main portion of  Sen. Owens speech          


NYAKA AIDS ORPHANS PROJECT: update and appeal

Here is the latest from this important project that BPAF has supported. Please consider giving it your and/or your organization’s support.   For “Victor’s Poster” and note, click here, and open >  Insert Fall Appeal 2019 V2 High Res Print For Fall Appeal letter from project, click here, and open>  Fall Appeal 


Video re AfricanStudiesAssociation racial RUPTURE issue

The African Studies Association  (ASA)  Racial  “RUPTURE” issue:  In the 1969 ASA annual conference, held in Montreal Canada that year, the African Americans and  Africans walked out, following the members’ rejection of demands from “The ASA Black Caucus” for serious improvement in the representation and recognition of Blacks in the leadership, programs and awards of […]


2018 Annual BPAF Reception for the worldwide African Diaspora Oct. 26

flyer>   BPAF-8th-Annual FALL RECEPTION pdf   text of the flyer   The BPAF Annual Fall Pan African Welcome Reception was held on Friday, October 26, 2018 “Returning to the Source: The Future of Reparations and Restorative Justice for Afrikan Enslavement”: Report to the Community Place: University of Massachusetts Boston Snowden Auditorium, Wheatley Hall, 1st […]


Mimi Jones honored at Celtics game Feb 2nd

Mimi Jones, a BPAF Board member, a long time Roxbury resident activist and community builder, a  founder and  leader of the “Friends of the Library” organization for the Dudley Sq. Branch of the Boston Public Library, and a Boston Historical Society member, was honored as A Hero Among Us, by the Boston Celtics at the […]