Dr. Chika A. Onyeani, Publisher/Editor-in-Chief of the African Sun Times, Africa’s No.1 newspaper in America and Chairman of the Celebrate Africa Foundation, will receive an Appreciation Award from the New York Police Department on Wednesday, April 23, 2014. A email to him states, “It’s with great honor to inform you that you have been selected and invited to receive an appreciation Award from the New York City Police Department, Community Affairs Bureau/New Immigrant Outreach Unit. This is due to your continued support to the immigrant community in New York City and for helping the New Immigrant Outreach Unit in improving community relations throughout the city. The event will take place on Wednesday, April 23, 2013 at Brooklyn Borough Hall, 209 Joralemon Street, Brooklyn, N.Y. 11201, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm.”
Chika Onyeani is an empowerment guru who has traveled globally delivering message of upliftment to the black world of not whining and always playing the victim mentality syndrome. His controversial critically and internationally acclaimed No.1 bestselling book, ‘Capitalist Nigger: The Road to Success – A Spider Web Doctrine – was a No.1 bestseller for over 12 months in Africa. He has been invited to many countries in Africa, Europe and here in the U.S. as an empowerment speaker. He is also the author of “The Broederbond Conspiracy,” which was adapted by the San Francisco State University to “teach students how to write a spy novel,” as well as the children’s book, “ODUM: The Lion,” first in a series of African Folklore stories.
So far, Onyeani has already received 70 awards for community services. Born in Nigeria, Africa, a former diplomat and according to a citation from Dean Burney J. Hollis of Morgan State University, awarding him the Distinguished Achievement Award in 2000, Dr. Chika Onyeani was described as ‘A Man for All Seasons,’ an International diplomat, a pace-setting journalist, and a distinguished author, for over three decades he has been both pioneer and path-finder, beacon and trail-blazer, commander and mighty warrior. From his current post as Editor-in-Chief of the African Sun Times and his various stations in the worldwide Pan-African Movement, Dr. Onyeani has achieved singularity and honor as one of Africa’s foremost statesmen.”
In receiving the PINNACLE AWARD by the largest African youth organization in the U.S., the highest award ever given by the organization, AfriMetro, Inc., and described the Pinnacle Award as an award that recognizes and honors a person of African descent who has consistently attained distinguished achievements in his/her field of endeavor while demonstrating an unflinching commitment and outstanding contributions to the positive development of Africa and Africans. No other individual has received the PINNACLE AWARD.
“Our Board of Directors, Executive Board and members unanimously resolved to honor you with the Pinnacle Award. We considered and are impressed with your work as the Founder, Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of the largest and only weekly African newspaper in America, The African Sun Times. We are also impressed with your highly acclaimed No.1 bestselling book, “Capitalist Nigger: The Road to Success – A Spider Web Doctrine,” and the positive effect it has yielded in many colleges and universities across America. Your book has empowered and continues to empower a great number of Africans in the Diaspora as well as in Africa itself. We also considered your stellar achievements as a consultant to international companies doing business in Africa, and as well as to African governments. … As service to our community, your acceptance of the award will help us in our efforts to motivate our membership and the larger African community to continue to strive for excellence in their chosen profession, as you do,” Folake Ayoola, Esq., J.D., President.
Dr. Onyeani was a recipient of the 2004 Black Heritage Humanitarian Award from the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People,(NAACP) New York, for his lifetime devotion to the cause of freedom, justice, equality and the personal dignity of humankind.
The Organization of African Unity, now the African Union, described Dr. Onyeani “as a highly-regarded Pan-Africanist,” who has “certainly used the pages of the African Sun Times to advance and champion Africa’s agenda in the United States,” OAU, June 8, 2001. He has been conferred with two chieftaincy awards in Nigeria as Akanagbajiegbe I of Ohafia and Igwe I of Abam.
Onyeani was educated in Nigeria, Britain, and the U.S., and is married to Loretta Onyeani (nee Hand), a former school principal for 30 years. They have two male children and four grandchildren.