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Ellis Haizlip and “SOUL!”: The Day the Blues People Created and Shaped “Black Power Public Television”

By Commentaries/Opinions

0by Todd Steven Burroughs

Once upon a time, from 1968 to 1973, there was a public television show called “Soul!” that had the budget and the courage to present 360 degrees of “uncensored, undiluted Blackness.” A recent “Soul! Summit” explored ways to recreate a media miracle, brought forth by a people’s struggle.

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Rich Dialogue Marks IBW’s Symposium on The Future of Democracy in Africa & the Caribbean

By News & Current Affairs

“Its not often that grassroots activists, Pan-Africanists and progressive academics get an opportunity to interface with statesmen from Africa and the Caribbean and mingle with diplomats from those regions over a period of two days,” commented one of the invited participants at the Symposium on the Future of Democracy & Development in Africa and the Caribbean organized by the Institute of the Black World 21st Century (IBW).

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