Topic: Law and Order, and the Struggle in the African World. Guest: Mr. Eugene Puryear, a Washington, D.C.-based activist, serves on the editorial board of Liberation newspaper.Read More
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Topic: Postscript to Nigeria’s Presidential Election. Guests: Mr. Nii Akuetteh, an independent Africa policy analyst and Executive Director of the African Immigrant Caucus; and Dr. Carl LeVan, Assistant Professor at School of International Service at American University.Read More
Topic: Struggle against Racial Inequality in Brazil; Social Responsibility and Empowerment of Businesswomen; and Remembering Selma and Sharpeville. Guests: Ms. Selma Moreira, Executive Director of Baoba Fund for Racial Equity; Ms. Tonija Hope Navas, the 1st Executive Director, Baoba Fund for Racial Equity-North America; and Ms. Margret Dureke, a lawyer by profession and is the Founder and President of the organization called Women Empowered to Achieve The impossible (WETATi).Read More
Topics: Mineral Exploitation in Liberia and Crackdown of Youth Movement in the DRC. Guests: Mr. Silas Siakor, Director and founder of the Sustainable Development Institute, Liberia, and winner of the Goldman Environmental Prize. Mr. Kambale Musavuli, Student Coordinator and National Spokesperson for the Friends of the Congo who has appeared and written extensively in various media outlets.Read More
Topic: Nigeria—Circumstances Behind the Postponement of the Elections. Today Africa Now! will discuss circumstances behind the postponement of the elections in Nigeria and what it means for country and the region with our guests: Mr. Adotei Akwei, Amnesty International USA's Managing Director for Government Relations; and Dr. Aniedi Okure, Executive Director, Africa Faith and Justice Network .Read More
Topic: Trade, Development, and Conflict in Africa: A Pretext for Continued Exploitation with Professor Abdul Karim Bangura of Howard University. What do we say about conflict? Can we understand development without conflict? Are we asking the important questions, such as for whom and what are developing Africa for?Read More
Topic: Nigeria—Elections and Beyond. On February 14, 2015 Nigerians go to polls to elect a president. Today Africa Now! will attempt to put into proper context the Nigeria election process and beyond with Mr. Nii Akuetteh, an independent Africa policy analyst based in Washington, DC and is part of the African Immigrants Caucus.Read More
Topic: A Prequel to Black History: Remembering Malcolm X in the Context of World History. As you know February is fast approaching and it is the time of the year the we hear snippets of interestingly Black historical facts. Often times this facts do not provide a clear insight into the breadth and breadth of contributions from people of African descent. Featured: Mr. A. Peter Bailey--an acclaimed Journalist, Author, and Lecturer. He was a founding member of The Organization of Afro-American Unity (OAAU), organized in 1964 by Malcolm X.Read More
Topic and Guest: The theory and Practice of Freedom in the Context of African World Solidarity with Dr. Greg Carr. Freedom – a concept that seems to be multiple and complex in meaning – is a notion that is present in every corner of the world. In every society and culture, some idea of freedom is the corner stone of social constructs of human interaction.Read More
Topic: Contextualizing, Linking, Expanding Dr. King. One of the most often overlooked aspects of Dr. Martin Luther King in his evolution within the Black freedom movement (and its important understand the struggle as a freedom movement) is his ever evolving internationalism—and growth toward embracing a more overtly radical fight against racism—imperialism—and colonialism (militarism).Read More
Topic and Guests: A Look Back at African World Liberation Series. An overview of Africa Now! month long series focusing on liberation and liberation movements throughout the African World with Dr. Greg Carr, Mr. James Early, Professor Haile Gerima and Dr. Quito Swan.Read More
Topic & Guest: Reflections on Protest and the Role of Artists with Leon Reid IV. Topic & Guest: Reflections on Protest and the Role of Artists with Leon Reid IV. What is the role of artist in resistance, today? What is protest without follow-up actions? What is resistance without culture?Read More
Topic: Understanding Human Rights: Contextualizing Violence; Reframing Ferguson. December 10 is World Human Rights Day and Africa Now! has directly and indirectly explored the idea and practice of human rights in majority of the programs presented.Read More
Topic and Guest: Dissecting the Executive Order on Immigration. On November 20, 2014 President Barack Obama issued an Executive Order on Immigration. Africa Now! dissects what the Executive Order means for African and other immigrants with Ms. Loide Rosa Jorge, Attorney at Law.Read More