Africa Now!

Washington D.C.’s only program dedicated to covering the issues facing the continent and the entire African Diaspora. The show airs every Wednesday on WPFW- the Pacifica station in Washington, D.C.

Tune in to Africa Now! Live on WPFW 89.3 FM on Wednesdays from 1:00 to 2:00PM (Eastern).



Africa Now July 16, 2014 Perceptions of and Effects on Afro-Colombians of the Peace Talks

Africa Now July 16, 2014 Perceptions of and Effects on Afro-Colombians of the Peace Talks

Topic and Guest: Perceptions of and Effects on Afro-Colombians of the Peace Talks Between FARC and the Colombian Government featuring Mr. Marino Córdoba, President of the National Association of Displaced Afro-Colombians (AFRODES).  Yesterday (July 15) talks that began in Havana, Cuba on November 19, 2012 between the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia, FARC) and the Colombian government to end the 50-year conflict resumed.

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Africa Now July 9, 2014 Abducted School Girls Crisis in Nigeria Nears 90 Days

Africa Now July 9, 2014 Abducted School Girls Crisis in Nigeria Nears 90 Days

Topic and Guests: July 14 will mark 90 days since 276 schoolgirls were kidnapped by Boko Haram in Nigeria on the night of April 14-15 in Chibok, in Borno State, Nigeria.  So far there has been very little positive news in resolving this crisis.  Two weeks ago a teach-in about the situation occurred at Busboys and Poets.  The teach-in was part of TransAfrica’s Cabral/Truth Circle in collaboration with the Nigerian Diaspora led organization Act4Accountability.

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Africa Now July 2, 2014 Forms of Resistance in the African American Freedom Struggle

Africa Now July 2, 2014 Forms of Resistance in the African American Freedom Struggle

Topic and Guest: Africa Now! continued to look at the liberation movements in various forms in the African World by highlighting the freedom movement in Mississippi.  Africa Now! also spotlighted this topic as we reflect 50 years after “Freedom Summer” and commemorating the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Civil Rights Act.   Associate professor and Chair of the department of African-American studies at Georgia State University Dr. Akinyele Omowale Umoja focuses on the resistance in the African American freedom struggle in Mississippi in his book We Will Shoot Back: Armed Resistance in the Mississippi Freedom Movement

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Africa Now June 25, 2014 Gerald Horne on William Patterson and the Globalization of the African American Freedom Struggle

Africa Now June 25, 2014 Gerald Horne on William Patterson and the Globalization of the African American Freedom Struggle

Topic and Guest: Africa Now! continued to commemorate Caribbean American Heritage Month by focusing on an important figure in the African American freedom struggle: William Patterson, whose father had roots in St. Vincent & the Grenadines.  Gerald Horne, the John and Rebecca Moores Professor of History at University of Houston, in February discussed the activism of William Patterson and what it means for us today.  The discussion at Sankofa Video, Books and Café centered on Professor Horne’s book entitled Black Revolutionary:  William Patterson and the Globalization of the African American Freedom Struggle. 

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Africa Now June 4, 2014 Liberation Movements in the U.S.

Africa Now June 4, 2014 Liberation Movements in the U.S.

Today Africa Now! topic is "Liberation Movements in the United States"--a continuation of the show's month long series “African Liberation Month”: a focus on liberation and liberation movements throughout the African World, as we commemorate African Liberation Day on May 25.  The guest is Dr. Greg Carr, Associate Professor of Africana Studies and Chair of Afro-American Studies at Howard University and Adjunct Faculty at the Howard School of Law. 

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Africa Now May 28, 2014 Liberation Movements in Africa

Africa Now May 28, 2014 Liberation Movements in Africa

Topic and Guest:  Today Africa Now! topic is "Liberation Movements in Africa--a continuation of the show's month long series “African Liberation Month”: a focus on liberation and liberation movements throughout the African World, as we commemorate African Liberation Day on May 25.  The guest is award-winning independent filmmaker Professor Haile Gerima of the John H. Johnson School of Communications' Department of Radio, Television and Film at Howard University.

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Africa Now May 14, 2014 Liberation Movements in the Caribbean

Africa Now May 14, 2014 Liberation Movements in the Caribbean

Topic and Guest: Liberation Movements in the Caribbean. Today Africa Now! continues the month long series called “African Liberation Month”: a focus on liberation and liberation movements throughout the African World, as we commemorate African Liberation Day on May 25.  This week “African Liberation Month” focus is the Liberation Movements in the Caribbean with Dr. Quito Swan.

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Africa Now May 7, 2014 The Black Left in 21st Century—Where Do We Go From Here?

Africa Now! begins the month long series “African Liberation Month”: a focus on liberation and liberation movements throughout the African World, to commemorate African Liberation Day on May 25.  The “African Liberation Month” focus commences with the series "Black Left in the 21st Century" that highlights analyses by Black intellectuals and organizers from Generation X (born early 60s-early 80s and early 80s-2000) on the current state and future direction of the Black Left in the United States.

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