Topic: Focus on Aid Accountability, Corporate Theft of Workers’ Wages and Human Rights Defenders at Risk in Haiti. Guests: Mr. Mark Snyder an independent human rights activist coordinating with Haitian civil society and IDPs; Ms. Kysseline Cherestal, Senior Policy Analyst at Action Aid; and Mr. Scott Nova, Executive Director of the Worker Rights Consortium. Originally broadcast on WPFW. Click here to listen to the show.Read More
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).
Topics: Black Consciousness Month in Brazil; and Children--The Vanguard against Corruption. Guests: Mr. Paulo Rogério Nunes is co-founder and executive director of the Instituto Midia Etnica (midiaetnica.org) and the news portal Correio Nagô; and Ms. Robtel Pailey, Liberian scholar/activist, author of the children's book Gbagba. Originally broadcast on WPFW. Click here to listen to the show.Read More
Topic: The History of the Ethiopian Tawahido Orthodox Church. Guest: Professor Ephraim Isaac, Director, Institute of Semitic Studies, Princeton NJ, Chair, Board of the Horn of Africa Peace & Development Committee, and President Emeritus, Yemenite Jewish Federation of America. He is also author of the latest publication The Ethiopian Tawahido Orthodox Church. Originally broadcast on WPFW. Click here to listen to the show.Read More
Topics: 30th Year Retrospective on the Death of Maurice Bishop and the U.S. Invasion of Grenada; and Diaspora African Women’s Network (DAWN). Guests: Mr. Von Martin, President of Caribbeana and is also host of Caribbeana on WPFW; and Ms. Semhar Araia, Executive Director and Founder of Diaspora African Women’s Network (DAWN). Originally broadcast on WPFW. Click here to listen to the show.Read More
Topic: Democratic Republic of Congo In Focus--Activism Confronting the Internal and External Challenges. Guests: Mr. Maurice Carney, Executive Director, Friends of the Congo; Ms. Michele Mitchell, Independent Filmmaker; and Mr. Samuel Yagase, Youth Leader and Founder of GOVA (Groupement Des Organisations Villageoises d'Auto-Developpement) in the DRC. Originally broadcast on WPFW. Click here to listen to the show.Read More
Topics: Plight of Garment Workers in Haiti; Ruth First and Joe Slovo and the War Against Apartheid; and Music of Janka Nabay and Tal National. Guests: Ms. Nicole Lee, Esq., President of TransAfrica; Professor Alan Wieder, distinguished professor emeritus at the University of South Carolina, author of Ruth First and Joe Slovo and the War Against Apartheid (2013, Monthly Review Press); Mr. Janka Nabay, Musician from Sierra Leone, headlines Janka Nabay and the Bubu Gang; and Almeida (Mr. Hamadal Issoufou Moumine) leader of the band from Niger Tal National. Originally broadcast on on WPFW. Click here to listen to the show.Read More
Topics: Political Situation in Tanzania; and The Teachings of Thomas Sankara:
Thirty Years On and Beyond. Guests: Dr. Wilbrod Slaa, Secretary General for CHADEMA (Chama Cha
Demokrasia Na Maendeleo--Party for Democracy and Progress) of Tanzania; and Dr. Mjiba Frehiwot, a Central Committee Member of the
All-African People’s Revolutionary Party. Originally broadcast on WPFW. Click here to listen to the show.
Topics: DC Celebrates African Heritage Month; and NATO and Libya. Guests: Dr. Horace Campbell, Professor of African American Studies and Political Science at Syracuse University; Ms. Nicole, Esq., President of TransAfrica; Mr. Nii Akuetteh, Africa analyst; Dr. Abdul Karim Bangura, Professor in the Polical Science Department, Howard University; and Ms. Ngozi Nmezi, Director of the DC Mayor's Office on African Affairs. Originally broadcast on WFPW. Click here to listen to the show.Read More
Topics: Mandela Statue Unveiled on Embassy Row in Washington, DC; and Afrodescendant Catholic Leaders on Peace, Humanitarian and Displacement Issues in Colombia’s Pacific Coast. Guests: Topics: Mandela Statue Unveiled on Embassy Row in Washington, DC; and Afrodescendant Catholic Leaders on Peace, Humanitarian and Displacement Issues in Colombia’s Pacific Coast. Guests: Mr. Johnny Moloto, Deputy Chief of Mission Embassy of the Republic of South Africa; Ms. Emira Woods, Co-Director of Foreign Policy In Focus of Institute for Policy Studies (IPS); Father Sterlin Londoño Palacios, Vicar, Pastoral Social of Quibdó; Sister Lucero Machado Moreno, Rector, Educational Institute La Playa; Sister Zoila Cueto, Director of Violence Database, Diocese of Buenaventura; and Ms. Gimena Sánchez, Senior Associate at the Washington Office on Latin America. Originally Broadcast on WPFW. Click here to listen to the show.Read More
Topics: Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Annual Legislative Conference features the Africa Braintrust entitled “African Union: 50 Years of Unity and A future of Progress”; and African Films and Music Celebrated this Weekend in the DMV. Guests: U.S. Representative Karen Bass (D-CA); and Mr. Koby Maxwell, award-winning Ghanaian musician, actor, writer and producer, producer of new film "One Night in Vegas". Africa Now! originally broadcast on WPFW. Click here to listen to the show.Read More
Topics--Colombia: Twenty Years After Law 70—What Has Changed for Afro-Colombians?; the Caribbean Play Truth Be Told; and African World Films for Children. Guests: Mr. Diego Grueso, Afro-Colombian Activist and visiting research fellow at Washington Office on Africa and Global Rights; Mr. Jerol Huggins-Jackson, Trinidad-born and internationally acclaimed Caribbean playwright writer of the play Truth Be Told; Ms. Lafayette Johnson, Actress in he play Truth Be Told; and Ms. Donna Clark, Advisory Board Member of Sadiki Educational Safaris. Africa Now! originally broadcast on WPFW. Click here to listen to the show.Read More
Topics: African Issues in Congress this Fall; and March on Washington at 50: A Mass Movement or Just a Commemoration? Guests: Ms. Nicole C. Lee, Esq., President of TransAfrica; Dr. Clarence Lusane, Professor of Political Science in the School of International Service at American University; and Dr. James Pope, teaches in the Department of African American Studies at Virginia Commonwealth University and is Executive Producer of Africa Now! Click here to listen to the show.Read More
Topics: Crisis in Egypt; African Heritage Month; and New Film on Music in Mali—The Last Song Before the War. Guests: Dr. Abderrahim Foukara, Washington Bureau Chief of Al Jazeera; Mr. Daniel Koroma, Community Outreach Manager, Liaison to African and Caribbean Communities Office of Community Partnerships, Montgomery County, Maryland; Ms. Andrea Papitto, Producer of The Last Song Before the War and Vice President of Thinking Forward Media; and Mr. Cheick Hamala Diabate, renowned Malian Musician and Griot. Africa Now! originally broadcast on WPFW. Click here to listen to the show.Read More
Topics: Jill Scott on Living and Working in Botswana; and the African Experience in France. Guests: Recording of a conversation between Dr. Johnnetta Betsch Cole, Director of the National Museum of African Art and singer-songwriter, poet, and actress Ms. Jill Scott about the artist's experience living in Botswana while filming the show The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency and other issues. The conversation was part of the National Museum of African Art Director Discussion Series. Also on the show Ms. Anasthasie Tudieshe, a program host on France’s foremost Africa-focused radio network, Africa No 1. Africa Now! originally broadcast on WPFW. Click here to listen to the show.Read More
Topics: African Union—the Next 50 Years; African Independence; and African Diaspora Films. Guests: Ambassador Amina Salum Ali, African Union’s Ambassador to the United States; speech by Kwame Nkrumah; speech by Julius Nyerere; Dr. Tukufu Zuberi, Lasry Family Professor of Race Relations and Professor of Sociology and Africana Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, and director of African Independence; and Dr. Reinaldo Spech, Co-Director of the African Diaspora International Film Festival. Click here to listen to the show.Read More
Topic: Conflict Continues in the Democratic Republic of Congo; Caribbean Diaspora Return and Re-invest in their Homelands; and Africa Umoja—The Spirit of Togetherness. Guests: Mr. Maurice Carney Executive Director of the Friends of the Congo; Ms. Arlene Graham, President of the Caribbean Returning Nationals Foundation Inc. (CRNF); and Mr. Ernest Kelly Chairman and President of the IAF and Managing Partner for SAIG Entertainment, an Executive Producer of play Africa Umoja: The Spirit of Togetherness. Click here to listen to the show.Read More
Topic: Deconstructing the Mandela Myth—A conversation about Nelson Mandela's life, legacy, courage and leadership. In honor of Nelson Mandela's 95th birthday Busboys and Poets’ series A Continuing Talk on Racism (A.C.T.O.R.) on July 7 presented the discussion “De-Constructing the Mandela Myth—A conversation about Nelson Mandela's life, legacy, courage and leadership.” Panelists: Ms. Rebecca Bratter, Vice President, Joint Aid Management [JAM] International; Ms. Nicole Lee, President, TransAfrica; and Mr. William Lucy, former President of Coalition of Black Trade Unionists. The moderator was Ms. Pamela Pinnock, Director of Marketing and Events at Busboys and Poets. Click here to listen to the show.
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