Professor Dr. David Horne


Dr. David L. Horne, is a tenured full professor of Critical Thinking and
African History, and is the former chair of the Pan African Studies Department
at Cal State University, Northridge.

He also teaches graduate public policy and introductory political analysis. He is the original Executive Director of the California African American Political Institute at CSU Northridge (created by state legislation in 2000), and he is the current Executive Director of the revised California African American Political and Economic Institute (AB 165) at California State University, Dominguez Hills. He has a Ph.D in history and political economy from UCLA, and two Master’s degrees, one in Public Policy from CSU San Bernardino, and the other in history from the University of Florida. He is the executive editor of the Journal of African Studies and The Journal of Pan African Studies, two peer-reviewed academic periodicals. In 2005, he was selected in a poll by the L.A. Wave Newspaper as one of the 25 top Black movers and shakers in Southern California. He is the author of Straight To the Point: An Introduction to Critical Thinking, and Meeting Maat: The Handbook of African Consensus Meetings and Gatherings, as well as numerous scholarly and community-based articles, including two Four-Part Series articles in Turning Point Magazine.

He coordinated the Pan African ROUNDTABLE gathering held in April, 2006 out of which came the Method to Organize the Diaspora that is currently being used to get Afro-descendant communities to elect their own members and to organize themselves, ad he wrote the first and final drafts of the document. ( Line Hilgros, Guadeloupe and Martinique, is a community activist and Pan Africanist who is spearheading the organization of Diasporan representatives from the French Caribbean. She is an expert in mass mobilization for political campaigns.

Dr. Bill Releford, Orthopedic Surgeon, and CEO of IDM Company, a manufacturing and retail entity. Dr. releford is a special guest of the Ghanaian government for the July, 2007 AGOA Conference in Accra, Ghana.

He coordinated and hosted the first African-Caribbean International Banking and Trade Summit in Inglewood, California in 2004. He imported Ghana’s first garment order into the USA under AGOA in January, 2005, and he recently brokered an arrangement to sell Ugandan coffee in the US.

He also coordinated the creation of the current Sub-Saharan Africa Manufacturing Alliance between Ghana, Uganda, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Botswana, South Africa and Namibia in 2004.

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