Welcome to the United African Alliance Community Center website
where you will learn about a
global community of people
committed to making a positive change in this
help support our community outreach programs at UAACC by
We invite you to become a part of our UAACC Family
and assist in supporting UAACC's many community empowerment
LEADERS OF TOMORROW CHILDREN'S HOME!
It is simple and easy to make your donation and become a part of the
UAACC Family Network by clicking on
There you will see the Make a Donation link
and also more about this community outreach program!
All donations are welcome and much appreciated and ensure that our community outreach programs keep going and growing!
A proud 'Babu' Pete O'Neal with Leaders of Tomorrow Children and Mwajabu Sadiki, Director of Leaders of Tomorrow Children's Home
Several of the Leaders of Tomorrow were Number 1 in their classes.
The oldest girl, Irene, was number 1 out of three schools in our area!
She is ready to start secondary school!
CHECK FOR REGULAR UPDATES ABOUT THE CHILDREN AT LEADERS OF TOMORROW CHILDREN'S HOME at Leadersoftomorrowchildrenshome.com
UAACC has also provided classes for youth and elders in our community since the very beginning!
Classes in English, basic Computer, Music and Music Production, Art and Crafts, Sports and sometimes even Yoga are provided free of charge!
All of our teachers are volunteers!
UAACC continues to open doors of opportunity for youth in our community!
Stay tuned for updates from students at UAACC at their blog: http://uaaccstudents.wordpress.com/
Mama C is presently making plans for the UAACC HEAL THE COMMUNITY TOUR 2013 and is scheduled to leave for the United States the first week of February, in time for both Black History Month AND International Women's Month. Her calendar is starting to fill already with invitations to speak on the work and history at UAACC; to perform her music and poetry and to screen both the
award winning documentary
A PANTHER IN AFRICA by Aaron Matthews
the new documentary about her life as an artist/activist by Dr. Joanne Hershfield titled
MAMA C: URBAN WARRIOR IN THE AFRICAN BUSH
Stay tuned for updates from Mama Charlotte's blog at: http://mamacharlottesword2011.wordpress.com/
former Black Panther in Africa exile
By LA Times journalist
"When last he walked America’s
streets, Pete O’Neal was a magnetic
young man possessed of bottomless
He was an ex-con who’d found a
kind of religion in late-’60s black
nationalism, a vain, violent street
hustler reborn in a Black Panther
uniform of dark sunglasses, beret
and leather jacket.
Now he’s living in a Tanzanian
village where he’s been a champion
of children, cultivating his good
Los Angeles Times
Pete O'Neal aka
Babu (Grandfather) with Joshua, one
of the children in the Leaders of
Tomorrow program that O'Neal founded
at UAACC in Tanzania
photo by Los Angeles Times
photographer Barbara Davidson
Click on link below to read a
riveting article by Los Angeles Times
present life work and passion of Pete
O'Neal, UAACC founder and former KC Panther.
Glimpses into Today....
A Photo Essay by Pulitzer
Prize winning photographer, Barbara Davidson!
Pete and Charlotte
O'Neal, at their homestead and community center in
Imbaseni Village outside of Arusha, Tanzania
photo courtesy of Barbara Davidson, Los Angeles
federal judge sentenced Pete O’Neal, pictured here
with his wife of 42 years, Charlotte Hill O’Neal, to
a four year prison term for transporting a shotgun
across state lines.
conviction was a part of the FBI’s nationwide
COINTELPRO efforts to destroy and disperse the
leaders of the Black Panther Party and other
militant organizations. Out on bail, Pete and
Charlotte sought what was to be ‘temporary’ refuge
in Sweden then Algeria and finally in 1972 they
settled into a life of homesteading and community
service in Tanzania, whose government welcomed
militants and freedom fighters from around the
O’Neal’s had $700 and a dream between them.
dream became the United African Alliance Community
Center UAACC and their passion for community service
hasn’t abated even after four decades in Tanzania!
Click on the link below to
see the Los Angeles Times FRAMEWORK photo essay by Pulitzer
Prize winning photographer,
Year 2012 Greetings and Gratitude...to a whole lot of folks!!
to believe that we are already a month into the New Year
jammed packed full of adventures and achievements and
the UAACC Family would like to take this opportunity to
thank all of our friends and family…comrades all…who
helped us to realize so many dreams.
community effort put forth during the Heal the Community
Tour 2011 was unprecedented and helped to push us far to
GET THAT BUS for the UAACC Community outreach
program, LEADERS OF TOMORROW CHILDREN.
Comrades from the west coast, east coast and environs in
between, ‘threw down’ and raised several thousand
dollars towards the bus, sometimes by resorting to the
old fashioned ‘pass the hat’ community effort that has
always been so effective in our neighborhoods.
filled the air all across cities in America who
participated in the fund raising!
soon for a look at a photo essay which is a special
shout out to all who helped make the Heal the Community
Tour 2012 the success that it was.
are appreciated beyond measure!
UAACC has started 2012
with much excitement and fervor! We have a brand new intake of
students and a new crew of volunteers who are already doing all
they can to share their knowledge with youth and elders in our
AruMeru community in our daily classes and activities including
and soon to come...Video
Stay tuned for
photos of our new 2012 crew of volunteers and students and kudos
to those who have served and moved on to continue to represent
the best of who our UAACC family is!
We were sad to see the passing of
so many of our friends and comrades in 2011 including
our dear brother and UAACC family member, Geronimo
ji Jaga. We will always honor his memory in our
community outreach. He and all our comrades, will
not be forgotten!!
Long live the spirit of
Geronimo ji Jaga!
Click here soon for photo essay and video tribute to G!
click here to see pictures of the inauguration of the new
There are plenty of opportunities
at UAACC to share your knowledge in an informal and
exciting setting here in the foothills of Mt. Meru, whether you are here for three days or three
months or more.
If you have knowledge to share we can
use your expertise and enthusiasm in computer studies, arts,
crafts, languages, math, music, video production, health and
nutrition, drama...you name it and more than likely we can
build workshops or classes around your particular expertise.
Contact us for details at:
P.O. Box 1237 Arusha,
Volunteers from Tanzania and study abroad groups come from all over the
world to share their knowledge with youth and elders!
Stay Tuned for
more new updates very soon...