Topics: Updates on DRC Youth Movement and Political Situation in the Country; and Haiti Parliamentary Elections. Guests: Mr. Maurice Carney, a co-founder and Executive Director of the Friends of the Congo. Ms. Nicole Phillips, Esq., Staff Attorney, at the Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti (IJDH).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.
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Topics: Colombia’s Peace Talks and the Marginalization of the Country’s Afro-Descendants; and Update on the Political Crisis in Burundi. Guests: Mr. Bahati Jacques, Policy Analyst at Africa Faith and Justice Network (AFJN); and Mr. Luis Ernesto Olave Valencia, leads the “Afro-Colombian Seats are for Afros” Campaign and Coordinator for the Afro-Descendant Latin American and Caribbean Network for Democracy (RedLad).Read More
Topic: Understanding the Present from the Past: Historiography of the Mali Empire; and the Plight of Angolan Journalist/Activist Rafael Marques de Morais. Guests: Ms. Sarah Hager, Co-Group leader at Amnesty International USA; and Dr. Nubia Kai, historian and poet.Read More
Topics: Xenophobic Violence in South Africa and Bandung 60 Years Later. Guests: Dr. Gerald Horne, John J. and Rebecca Moores Professor of History and African American Studies at the University of Houston; and Ms. Sicel’mpilo Shange-Buthane, Amnesty International South Africa’s Executive Director.Read More
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