Topic: South Africans Celebrate 20 Years of Freedom; and Malawi Votes-- Interview with Presidential Candidate Lazarus Chakwera.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).
The Black Left in the 21st Century—Black Internationalism in the 21st Century. Highlights of 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.Read More
Topic and Guest: Professor Gerald Horne’s Analysis on the U.S. Media Representation of Issues in Africa. Played portion of a speech entitled “From Mali to Congo: What the Mainstream Media Won’t Tell You about Africa” by historian Dr. Gerald Horne, the John J. and Rebecca Moores Chair of History and African American Studies at the University of Houston.
Topic: Black Left in the 21st Century. Guests: Dr. Mjiba Friehwot of the All-African People’s Revolutionary Party; Mr. Eugene Puryear, of the Party for Socialism and Liberation, an organizer with the ANSWER coalition; Dr. Iyelli Ichile, Assistant Professor at Temple University’s African American Studies Department; and Mr. Latif Tarik, Howard University Doctoral Student (African Diaspora History/Public History/African Studies), Community Activist. The moderator was Mr. Benjamin J. Woods, Howard University Doctoral Student (Political Science), and community organizer/activist and key organizer of the debate. Originally broadcast on WPFW. Click here to listen to the show.Read More
Topic: A look at the relationship between the African world and representations in and use of media in the 21 century. Guest: Professor Derrick Lanois, Department of African American Studies at Virginia Commonwealth University. Originally broadcast on WPFW. Click here to listen to the show.Read More
Topic: Exploring the Idea of Human Rights. Guest: Dr. James Pope, Department of African American Studies at Virginia Commonwealth University, and Executive Producer of Africa Now. Click here to listen to the show.
Tune into Africa Now! live on WPFW 89.3 FM in the Washington, DC Metropolitan area or visit www.wpfwfm.org on Wednesdays from 1:00 to 2:00PM (Eastern).Read More
Topic: Remembering Nelson Mandela with a previous show in with anti-apartheid activist leader Mr. Ahmed Kathrada. Also featured are recordings of speeches and interviews of Mr. Nelson Mandela. Mr. Kathrada was jailed for 26 years, many of them in the notorious Robben Island prison together with Nelson Mandela, Walter Sisulu and others following the Rivonia Trial of 1963-64. His memoir, No Bread for Mandela: Memoirs of Ahmed Kathrada, Prisoner No. 468/64, was reprinted in 2011. Originally broadcast on WPFW. Click here to listen to the show.Read More
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
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