National Afrikan Amerikan Family Reunion Association brings families together to free themselves from poverty

Cedar Hill, Texas – The National Afrikan Amerikan Family Reunion Association, NAAFRA, a non-profit family movement, is working to bring those families who have not yet experienced the joy of family reunions – and all Black families – into one national movement. We are now registering families on our website, www.naafra.org, and seek to register 150,000 families by Jan. 1, 2015. This number of families and more attend church each Sunday across Black Church America to worship our Heavenly Father. Our family movement needs these families to come together in NAAFRA’s Family Operational Unity Plan for positive change.

As a Black-founded, all-Black town, all adults in Mound Bayou, Mississippi, were registered voters long before the Civil Rights Movement and the Voting Rights Act. Although their votes did not count outside the town, residents were still able to elect their own police chief and town officials. It’s time to build on this extraordinary history.
As a Black-founded, all-Black town, all adults in Mound Bayou, Mississippi, were registered voters long before the Civil Rights Movement and the Voting Rights Act. Although their votes did not count outside the town, residents were still able to elect their own police chief and town officials. It’s time to build on this extraordinary history.

Mound Bayou, Mississippi, the oldest Black townsite in America, organized July 12, 1887, by ex-slaves and still fully functional after 127 years, is the site where our family movement officially announced its campaign against poverty on Aug. 5, 2014. This was made possible by the action of the mayor and board granting approval for a building and surrounding acreage to be used to establish the first business in the Mound Bayou Revitalization Plan.

This first business will be an aquaponic and organic farming system at a cost of some $1.5 million that will create 25 permanent new jobs, and several new businesses will spin off as an after-effect. In addition to a catfish farm, a 12-acre “Mound Bayou Fruit and Pecan Orchard of Remembrance” will also be established.

A Revitalization Fund is presently open under the name “NABSIO of Mound Bayou” at the Shelby Mississippi Credit Union, where we urgently need donations to start coming in that we may get our revitalization plan moving forward. All donations are to be made by cashier’s check or money order made out to: NABSIO of Mound Bayou and mailed to Mound Bayou Revitalization Fund, c/o Alderman Amos Moses Pates Sr., P.O. Box 456, Mound Bayou, MS 38762.

Throughout the townsite’s citizenry, we are seeking maximum participation, equaling the pioneering spirit of our founders and a way of showing thanks to our Heavenly Father for the blessing that brought us Coach Linda Allen and our wonderful Girls State Basketball and Track Champions of 2014, who are yet to be properly recognized for their achievements. Bringing Mound Bayou’s glory days back is one way our citizenry can say to our champions and the nation for both their athletic and academic excellence as students at the John F. Kennedy High School: thanks for an outstanding job.

Taborian Hospital, founded in 1940 by a group of Black businessmen called the Knights of Tabor, was a full service hospital that served the entire region. Afrikan Americans, barred from most hospitals, came from all over to receive treatment. The chief surgeon, T.R.M. Howard, also established the town’s public swimming pool and public zoo. The hospital, closed in 1980, was restored and re-opened April 6, 2014.
Taborian Hospital, founded in 1940 by a group of Black businessmen called the Knights of Tabor, was a full service hospital that served the entire region. Afrikan Americans, barred from most hospitals, came from all over to receive treatment. The chief surgeon, T.R.M. Howard, also established the town’s public swimming pool and public zoo. The hospital, closed in 1980, was restored and re-opened April 6, 2014.

Mound Bayou, Mississippi, is rapidly becoming the change lighthouse, standing on a cliff of poverty, sending out a clarion call for all Black church families to come together in NAAFRA’s Family Operational Unity Plan across America to reach our goal of 150,000 registered on our family website, www.naafra.org, by Jan. 1, 2015. Then the awesome power and love of our ancient ancestors and Heavenly Father will become evident in what our family movement shall bring forward in helping our people and nation to rise to the highest potential possible.

As veteran of three wars, World War II, Korea and Vietnam, I spent the first 26 years of my adult life serving in the military of our nation, and I devoted over 20 years as the CEO of a California-based prison ministry. That experience has given me a strong sense of empathy with veterans and their families that are living in a condition of poverty and the same sense of empathy for the formerly incarcerated individual and his or her family.

Mound Bayou is affording our Family Operational Unity Plan a way to reach out to these families throughout the state of Mississippi, toward freeing any families living in a state of poverty. Any veterans or formerly incarcerated people living in those conditions throughout the state of Mississippi are encouraged to contact Dr. Donald R. Evans Sr., NAAFRA CEO, P.O. Box 1899, Cedar Hill, Texas 75104-1899, for assistance.

To make this assistance available, our family movement must create many new jobs to be able to assist our needy families to come out of poverty on their own initiative. For example, there are many new jobs on the top of our women’s heads that are in the hands of others. The hair our women own is a multi, multi-billion dollar business that we must bring under our control, giving us ownership and many, many jobs we desperately need throughout the state of Mississippi and our nation. More information is available at www.superweaveexpress.com. Our Family Operational Unity Plan has two PayPal accounts setup for donations. Go to www.naafra.org or www.griotcommunity.org and register and participate in our course.

Register your families and be a part of this movement of change for the Afrikan peoples of Amerika.

Dr. Donald R. Evans Sr., founder and president of NAAFRA, can be reached at dr.drevans@aol.com. To learn more and register your family to get involved, visit www.naafra.org.