This year the African Diaspora Awards was held on Saturday, November 15, 2014 and was themed "Homecoming Revolution" as a tribute to the positive and inspiring movements of Africans in the Diaspora who have contributed to the economic development in African community. With this generational shift, there is the possibility for a fresh, new look to governance as well as development. Our generation understands that there are two important factors if Africa is to reach its full potential. First, the economies have to be re-directed and guided to serve the nation and not a foreign entity. Secondly, there is a large population of young people with a huge reservoir of energy. Somehow, these younger Africans must be integrated into the plans for success so that they become invested in the future of their homelands. It is crucial that they are part of the resurgence. If these young people do not see their place in a vibrant, recharged Africa they will likely use their energy to demonstrate their displeasure.