In a recent address to the Pan-African Unity Dialogue in New York, the African Union’s Ambassador to the USA, H.E. Dr. Arikana Chihombori-Quao, called for closer collaboration between the countries on the African continent and the growing African Diaspora communities in the Americas. She argued that a fully engaged diaspora holds the key to the future development and empowerment of Africa which, in turn, will result…
Remarks by Prime Minister of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Hon. Dr. Ralph Gonsalves at the 65th OECS Authority Meeting. Statement by the incoming Chairman, Honourable Dr. Ralph Gonsalves, Prime Minister of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, at the Opening Ceremony of the 65th Meeting of the OECS Authority in Saint Lucia on Monday, June 18, 2018.
Topics: The Case of the Cherokee Black Freedman • Perspectives of Aretha’s Legacy and Spike Lee’s Black Klansman • The State of Black Labor in the Age of Trump. Guests: Marilyn K. Vann (President, Descendants of Freedmen, Five Civilized Tribes Association, Oklahoma City, OK), Herb Boyd (Author, Commentator, Columnist, Harlem, NY) and Bill Fletcher (Labor and Social Justice Activist, Commentator, Washington, D.C.)
Video — Prof. Patrick Loch Otieno Lumumba, a Kenyan Law professor, addresses the 2018 National Security Symposium in London on Europe’s enduring influence and interference on the continent of Africa. In his remarks, Prof. Lumumba cites a speech in 1963 by the late Pan-Africanist Kwame Nkrumah.
Topics: The State of Hip Hop • Jeer or Cheer Omarosa? • Black Support for Trump. Guests: Paradise Gray (Co-Founder of X-Clan, Pittsburgh, PA), Earl Ofari Hutchinson (Author, Producer, The Hutchinson Report, Los Angeles, CA) and Hazel Trice-Edney (Editor/Publisher, The Trice-Edney Wire Service, Washington, D.C.)
Newer generation reminded of roots by statues of iconic figures that went unnoticed for long time. By Gabriel Elizondo, Al Jazeera — Most countries have statues to honour iconic figures of the past, but in Haiti, statues of former heroes often go unnoticed. However, for the younger generation, they are now becoming a reminder of their roots. Al Jazeera’s Gabriel Elizondo reports from Port-au-Prince.
This episode delves into the extraordinary life of reparations advocate Callie House. Despite her status as a former slave, a woman, and a widower with five children, Callie House defied societal conventions and led the National Ex-Slave Mutual Relief, Bounty and Pension Association, one of the largest grassroots movements in African American history. House tirelessly traveled the country organizing newly freed African Americans in the quest to right the wrongs…
To expand their wealth, the Portuguese set up the slave trade, in which Africa was the centre. Filmmakers: Daniel Cattier, Juan Gelas and Fanny Glissant — At the end of the Middle Ages, Europe opened up to the world and discovered that it was at the margins of the world’s main area for wealth generation: Africa. Portuguese explorers were the first to set out to conquer Africa’s gold. When explorers…
Topics: Garvey’s Vision of Economic Development • The Green Party’s Candidate for Governor of NY • Victory in Ferguson. Guests: Rev. Dennis Dillon (Senior Pastor, the Rise Church, Brooklyn, NY), Howie Hawkins (Green Party Candidate for Governor, Syracuse, NY) and Melanie Randels (Community Organizer, Ferguson, MO (Invited))
Featuring: Speeches of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Guests: Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, President, Rainbow/Push Coalition, Chicago, IL (Invited), Dr. Iva Carruthers, General Secretary, Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference, Chicago, IL and Bill Lucy, President Emeritus, Coalition of Black Trade Unionists, Washington, D.C.