Summary—Topic and Guests: Travel to Cuba As an Educational and Solidarity Experience. Featuring Ms. Lydia Curtis, Founder and Executive Director of Sadiki Educational Safari; Dr. Nubia Kai of the DC Metro Coalition in Solidarity with The Cuban Revolution; and Dr. James Pope, of Winston Salem State University and Executive Producer and Co-Host of AfricaNow! Today AfricaNow! explores the various educational and solidarity travel people have pursued to Cuba in midst of over 50 years of U.S. restrictions on such ventures and an economic embargo or blockade on Cuba.
Summary—Topics and Guests: The Plight of African Migrants in Libya; and Update on Liberia's Presidential Election Run-Off. Featuring: Ms. Nunu Kidane, Director of Priority Africa Network and a member of Pan African Network in Defense of Migrants’ Rights; and Dr. Robtel Pailey, Liberian academic, activist, political analyst and author. Also included is an extract of a commentary by Mr. Gerald A. Perreira entitled “Deceptive Intelligence” which appeared in Pambazuka News on November 30, 2017. The commentary is read by Mr. Funa Ngonda, Research Fellow Volunteer for AfricaNow!
Summary—Topics and Guests: Issues at The African National Congress Conference; & East African Art. Featuring: former South Africa Ambassador to the United States Ebrahim Rasool now head of World For All Foundation and a member of the African National Congress (ANC) of South Africa; and Ms. Sirein Awadalla and Mr. Mohamed Saeed Omer of East African Visual Art Society.
Summary—Topics and Guests: The Political Situation in Zimbabwe; to fill in the blanks and provide context in the situation in Zimbabwe are Mr. Nii Akuetteh, independent Africa analyst and former Executive Director of African Immigrant Caucus in Washington, DC; and Mr. Netfa Freeman, Analyst and Events Coordinator with Institute for Policy Studies (IPS), who many years of experience in the Pan-Africanist movement.
Summary—Topics and Guests: The UN & Politics in Haiti; and Planned Desecration of African Burial Ground in Bethesda, Maryland. Featuring Ms. Nicole Phillips, Esq. Staff Attorney, at the Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti (IJDH); and a conversation between Mr. Harvey Matthews, Trustee of Macedonia Baptist Church, Ms. Laurel Hoa of Standing Up For Racial Justice (SURJ), Ms. Siki Dlanga, South African poet, and Dr. Marsha Coleman-Adebayo Co-Host of What’s At Stake on WPFW.
Summary—Topics and Guests: Kenya’s Disputed Presidential Election, & African Art & Literature Across Generations. Featuring Mr. Maina Kiai, co-director of InformAction of Kenya, former UN Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association; and Ms. Deborah Stokes, Curator for Education, Smithsonian National Museum of African Art.
Summary—Topic and Guest: Togo Protests for Political Change. Featuring Mr. Muhammed Lamin Saidykhan, Coordinator of Africans Rising for Justice, Peace and Dignity focusing on the situation in Togo particularly the environment surrounding the protests for political change.
Summary—Topics and Guests: Liberia Votes and An Immigrant Experience in the U.S. Featuring Mr. Ezekiel Pajibo of the Liberia Law Society; Mr. Andrew Clarke, Founder and Executive Director of Braata Productions; Mr. Karl O'Brian Williams, writer of the play Welcome to America: A Caribbean Musical; and Hosts and Producers of Latino Media Collective on WPFW Oscar Fernandez and Abbie Roberts.
Summary—Topics and Guests: The Legacy of Thomas Sankara and Moving from Reacting to Responding. Featuring Dr. Gnaka Lagoke, founder of Revival of PanAfricanism Forum; and commentary by AfricaNow!’s Executive Producer and co-Host James Pope entitled “Moving from Reacting to Responding.”
Summary—Topics and Guests: Youth Movement for Social Change in the DRC and the U.S. Featuring Mr. Kambale Musavuli, a native of the Democratic Republic of Congo and one of the leading political and cultural Congolese voices, is a human rights advocate, Student Coordinator and National Spokesperson for the Friends of the Congo; and Madison McCauley of Washington Yu Ying Public Charter School.
Summary—Topics and Guests: Hurricane Maria Ravages the Caribbean and African Heritage in Bahia Brazil. Featuring Mr. Von Martin, Host and Executive Producer of Caribbeana on WPFW 89.3 in Washington, DC; representative from Rebuild Dominica; reports from Dominica; and Professor Narlan Teixeira of George Washington University.
Summary—Topics and Guests: African Roots of Medicine & Health Care for All in Cuba. Featuring Dr. Charles S. Finch, historian, author and medical doctor; Dr. Mercedes Charles, graduate from the Latin American School of Medicine in Cuba; Dr. Jesús de los Santos Renó, Head of Pediatrics at the National Institute of Oncology and Radiology in Havana, and a professor, researcher and specialist in Pediatric Oncology; and Dr. Abraham Vela, graduate from the Latin American School of Medicine in Cuba.
Summary—Topics and Guests: Remembering Steve Biko and Hurricane Irma Devastates the Caribbean; with Steve Biko in his own words on the Black Consciousness Movement in South Africa; and Von Martin Host and Executive Producer of Caribbeana on WPFW 89.3 in Washington, DC and an interview on Caribbeana with Caribbean reporter Julian Rogers.
Summary—Topics and Guests: Kenya Presidential Election Nullified and Sierra Leone Mudslide Tragedy; with Mr. Maina Kiai, co-director of InformAction of Kenya, and Mr. Daniel Koroma is a leading member of the Sierra Leone diaspora community in the Washington, DC Metropolitan area. On September 1 the Kenyan Supreme Court nullified the August 8 presidential election in which the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) had declared the incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta as the victor. The month of August 2017 witnessed heavier than expected rainfall in numerous places across the globe. Today AfricaNow! focuses on the mudslide in Sierra Leone which occurred on August 14 in Regent, a town on the outskirts of Freetown the capital city in which tousands were displaced and it has been reported that more than 1,000 have perished from the mudslide.
Summary—Topic and Guest: Che Guevara on Democracy, Radical Humanism and Decolonization--Che Guevara in his own words, unfiltered.
Summary—Topics and Guests: Elections in Angola and Remembering Dick Gregory with Mr. Florindo Chivucute is the founder and Executive Director of Friends of Angola (FoA) and Radio Angola, and Co-founder of the United Network Transition (UTN); and recordings of Comedian-Activist Dick Gregory.
Summary—Topic and Guests: The African World on Film with Mr. Indrias G. Kassaye, writer, photographer, producer; and Mr. Reinaldo Spech, Co-Founder and Co-Director of the African Diaspora International Film Festival.
Summary—Topic and Guests: Kenya Votes and Talk Back African World with Mr. Nii Akuetteh, independent Africa analyst and former Executive Director of African Immigrant Caucus in Washington, DC; and Mr. James Smart, journalist in Nairobi, Kenya.
Summary—Topic and Guest: The Undercommons and 21st Century Resistance with Dr. Fred Moten, Professor of English at the University of California, Riverside.
Summary—Topic and Guests: The Ethnic Chapter in the Colombian Peace Process with Mr. Luis Eduardo Calambas, Movimiento de Autoridades Tradicionales Indígenas de Colombia – Gobierno Mayor (Traditional Indigenous Authorities Movement); Mr. Marino Cordoba, Association for Internally Displaced Afro-Colombians (AFRODES) and International Coordinator for the Afro-Colombian Peace Council (CONPA); Mr. Rodolfo Adan Vega Luquez, National Indigenous Organization of Colombia (ONIC); and Ms. Diana Martinez, “Kambiri” Network of Afro-Colombian Women. A conversation with members of the Ethnic Commission for Peace and Defense of Territorial Rights of Colombia addressing the challenges in implementing the peace agreement, the attacks on Afro-Colombian and indigenous activists, the solidarity movements for positive changes and other issues.
Summary—Topic and Guest: Riffing on A Blue Nite with Dr. Acklyn Lynch, published author, scholar, professor, activist, music and art lover, promoter, and organizer. In Riffing on A Blue Nite...Sometimes I Wander, Dr. Acklyn Lynch deconstructs the impact of racism, religion, politics and culture from the Caribbean to Latin America and the U.S., while also tracking his personal trajectory from the exile experience to the status of global citizen.
Summary—Topic and Guest: Afro-Colombian Resistance Movement and Attacks on Activists in Colombia with Ms. Charo Mina-Rojas, Afro-Colombian human rights activist a member of the national leadership and international coordinator of the Black Community Process and Afro-Colombian National Council of Peace; and Ms. Gimena Sánchez-Garzoli, Senior Associate for the Andes at the Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA), where she is the leading Colombia human rights advocate.
Summary—Topic and Guest: Repression of the Youth Movement in the DRC with Mr. Kambale Musavuli, a human rights advocate, Student Coordinator and National Spokesperson for the Friends of the Congo.
Summary—Topic and Guest: South Africa’s Shack Dwellers and Landless Movements with Dr. Yusuf Al-Bulushi, Assistant Professor, Peace Studies at Goucher College.
Summary—Topic and Guests: Land As A Fundamental Aspect in Black Liberation Movements with Dr. Tasneem Siddiqui, Assistant Professor of History at Winston Salem State University and Dr. Willie Jamaal Wright, Assistant Professor of Geography at Florida State University.
Summary—Topic and Guest: Human Resistance Through Art and Culture with Dr. Sionne Neely, Co-founder and Co-Director of ACCRA [dot] ALT, and co-founder of Chale Wote Street Art Festival.
Summary—Topics and Guests: International Brigade to Cuba and Celebrating Caribbean American Heritage Month with Films with Ms. Patricia Moran of Caribbean Association of World Bank IMF Staff (CAWI); Mr. Omari Musa of the DC Metro Coalition in Solidarity with Revolutionary Cuba; Ms. Jaimee Swift, journalist and PhD candidate at Howard University, and a Communications Fellow at One Common Unity; Mr. Lou Wolf of the DC Metro Coalition in Solidarity with Revolutionary Cuba.
Summary—Topics and Guests: Africa-China Relations Today; and Remembrance as A Liberating Force with Ms. Eurica Huggins Axum, Co-Founder and Director of International Affairs, African Diaspora Ancestral Commemoration Institute (ADACI); Professor Barry Sautman of Division of Social Science, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology; and Professor Almaz Zewde of Department of African Studies, Howard University.
Summary—Topic and Guest: Thinking with El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz.
Summary—Topic and Guest: Democratic Republic of Congo: Twenty Years After Mobutu with Mr. Maurice Carney, Executive Director of Friends of the Congo.
Summary—Topics and Guests: Kwame Nkrumah's Scientific and Ideological Contribution to Liberation; and Voices in Defense of Immigrants' and Workers' Rights. Guests: Dr. Kofi Kissi Dompere, professor of economics at Howard University; Ms. Glova Scott of the Socialist Workers Party; and Mr. Behailu Weldeyohannes, African Communities Together.
Summary—Topic and Guest: The African Street Artist and the Questions of Freedom in the 21st Century. Guest: Koresh, Kenyan Street Artist.
Summary—Topics and Guests: Africans Rising Part 2; and Celebrating National Poetry Month. Guests: Mr. Kumi Naidoo, Africans Rising’s Launch Director (former Executive Director of Greenpeace International anti-apartheid leader); and South African lyricist, photographer, producer and poet Mr. Torsten Tebogo Rybka also known as Clear.
Summary—Topics and Guests: Africans Rising; and Wisdom of Afa. Guests: Mr. Taye Balogun, Filmmaker, Campaign/Policy Manager/Activist of Africans Rising; and Afa Priest Simeon Banka.
Summary—Topics and Guests: The African Movement Tackling Climate Change; and Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault. Ms. Cécile Ndjebet, President of the African Women’s Network for Community Management of Forests; Mr. Mithika Mwenda, Secretary General of Pan African Climate Justice Alliance; Ms. Amelia Missieledies is Executive Director of The Person Center; Ms. Micheline Ewang, Founder of Micheline Ewang Foundation; and Ms. Fatmata Barrie, Esq. an advocate, a community organizer and an immigration attorney.
Summary—Topics and Guests: The show features an interview with musician, activist Salif Keita on the plight of those with albinism and the role he is playing in raising awareness and support to those in need with Salif Keita Global Foundation. Also include on AfricaNow! is Dr. Rozell "Prexy" Nesbitt on Continuing the Transnational Struggle for Black Liberation.
Summary—Topics and Guests: The Legacies of Ahmed Kathrada and Wangari Maathai. The show features an interview of Ahmed Kathrada on AfricaNow! from April 20, 2011; and a conversation between WPFW’s Public Affairs Director Gloria Minott and Dr. Maathai on October 7, 2008.
Summary—Topics and Guests: Immigration Executive Order and Travel Ban; and Autonomous Community Development in the DRC. Guests: Ms. Fatmata Barrie, Esq. an advocate, a community organizer and an immigration attorney; Mr. Ronald L. Newman, Director of Strategic Initiatives at ACLU; and Mr. Samuel Yagase is the founder of Group of Village Organizations for Self- development (GOVA).
Summary—Topic and Guest: Ifa's Ancient Future--on deep traditions of African thought and its relationship to the physical and nonphysical world. Guest: Dr. Kola Abimbola, associate professor of philosophy at Howard University.
Summary—Topics and Guests: African Stories in New Films and Celebrating the Work of An African Woman Filmmaker. Guests: Filmmakers Ms. Salome Mulugeta, and Mr. Izu Ojukwu; and Ms. Kishere Mbuya, CEO of afrikafé.
The show features the talk Materializing Race with Dr. Charles W. Mills.
The show features a commentary by Dr. Mwiza Jo Nkhata on state of democracy or democratic process in Malawi. Dr. Nkhata is Associate Professor of Law at University of Malawi. Today's AfricaNow! also includes a conversation between filmmaker Anthony Abuah and James Pope, Executive Producer and Co-Host of the show.
The show features a discussion between M1 of Dead Prez and AfricaNow! Executive Producer an Co-Host James Pope.
AfricaNow! features the discussion by Kwame Ture entitled "Converting The Unconscious To Conscious".
AfricaNow! January 25, 2017 Digital Tools Of Dissent
AfricaNow! features a conversation between scholars and activists on the use of digital tools (social media) for social change.
AfricaNow! January 18, 2017
Hip Hop As Critical Pan African Consciousness Part 2
AfricaNow! January 11, 2017
Hip Hop As Critical Pan African Consciousness: Part 1 Kenyan Hip Hop
AfricaNow! January 4, 2017
Summary--Topics and Guests: The Gambia, And Pan Africanism & Afrocentricity. AfricaNow! features an update on the political situation in The Gambia following the December 2016 presidential election with Mr. Pa Samba Jow, the spokesperson for the Democratic Union of Gambian Activists (DUGA). The show also features a conversation between Kwame Ture and Dr. Molefi Asante on Pan Africanism and Afrocentricity.
Africa Now December 28, 2016
Summary--Topic and Guests: Self-Naming As Resistance. Today Africa Now! continues to spotlight the International Decade for People of African Descent which is from January 1, 2015 to December 31, 2024 with Dr. Ng?g? wa Thiong’o and Dr. M?cere M. G?thae M?go commemorating the 40th anniversary of their play The Trial of Dedan Kimathi.
Africa Now December 21, 2016
Today Africa Now! is entitled The DRC Origins & Currrent Situation. Joining Africa Now! to dissect the current situation in the DRC in proper historical context of are Mr. Maurice Carney, and Congolese activist Mr. Kambale Musavuli. Both are with Friends of the Congo.
Africa Now December 14, 2016
Summary—Topic and Guests: Africa and The International Criminal Court. Guests: Mr. Nii Akuetteh, independent Africa policy analyst and former the Executive Director of African Immigrants Caucus; and Dr. Gnaka Lagoke, professor of African history and world history in the Department of History and Political Science at Montgomery College (Maryland) and The Revival of PanaAfricanism Forum.
Africa Now December 7, 2016
Summary—Topics and Guests: Gambia Votes Out Jammeh; and Confronting AIDS. Guests: Mr. Pa Samba Jow, the spokesperson for the Democratic Union of Gambian Activists (DUGA); and Mr. Matthew Kavanagh, Senior Policy Analyst at Health GAP and a Benjamin Franklin Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania.
Africa Now November 30, 2016
Summary—Topics and Guests: The Legacy of Fidel Castro in the African World; and Haiti Votes. Guest: Mr. Bill Fletcher, Jr., Writer/Activist, former President of TransAfrica Forum; and Ms. Nicole Phillips, Esq. Staff Attorney, at the Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti (IJDH).
Africa Now November 23, 2016
Summary—Topics and Guests: The African World and the Next U.S. Administration; and Imagining Africa at The Center. Guest: Ms. Eve Ferguson, Co-Chair, Local Arrangements Committee of the African Studies Association 2016 Annual Meeting; Mr. Nii Akuetteh is an independent Africa policy analyst based in Washington, DC and is the former the Executive Director of African Immigrants Caucus; and Dr. Clarence Lusane is Professor in and chairs the Department of Political Science at Howard University.
Africa Now November 16, 2016
Summary—Topic and Guest: #FeesMustFall Movement Beyond the Campus. Guest: Ms. Kealeboga Mase Ramaru, organizer with #RhodesMustFall at the University of Cape Town and the Deputy Head for the Western Cape office at Equal Education.
Africa Now November 9, 2016
Summary—Topics and Guests: Thomas Sankara's Pan Africanist Legacy in Today's Movements. Guests: Ms. Shelley Green of Pan-African Community Action; Dr. Msia Kibona Clark, Assistant Professor in the Department of African Studies at Howard University; Ms. Aline Piva of Council on Hemispheric Affairs; and Ms. Mary-Alice Waters of Socialist Workers Party and Pathfinder Press.
Africa Now November 2, 2016
Summary—Topics and Guests: Forced from Their Homeland for A U.S. Military Base: The Plight of Chagossians; and Burkina Faso Two Years After Popular Uprising. Guests: Ms. Sabrina Jean, Chair of Chagos Refugees Group UK; and Mr. Paul Sankara, is a Member of the Committee against Impunity in Burkina Faso.
Africa Now October 26, 2016
Summary—Topic and Guest: Haiti Beyond Hurricane Matthew with Ms. Nicole Phillips, Esq. Staff Attorney, at the Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti (IJDH).
Africa Now October 19, 2016
Summary—Topics and Guests: State of Emergency in Ethiopia and Grassroots Look at the #FeesMustFall Movement. Guests include: Mr. Girma Tadesse of Oromo Advocacy Alliance; and student leader from South Africa Ms. Mase Maramu.
Africa Now October 12, 2016
Summary—Topics and Guests: African World's History and Culture on the U.S. National Mall; and Unrest in Ethiopia. Guests include: Dr. Johnnetta Betsch Cole, Director of the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art; and Mr. Adotei Akwei, Managing Director of Government Relations for Amnesty International USA.
Africa Now October 5, 2016
Summary—Topics and Guests: Land Grab in Africa; Hispanic Heritage Month; and South African Musical Group Mafikizolo. Guests include: Mr. Bahati Jacques, Policy Analyst at Africa Faith and Justice Network; Mr. Oscar Fernandez, Host and Producer of Latino Media Collective on WPFW; Mr. Roland Roebuck, Afro-Latino activist; and Mafikizolo, the duo consisting of Mr. Theo Kgosinkwe and Ms. Nhlanhla Nciza.
Africa Now September 28, 2016
Summary—Topics and Guests: Current Political Challenges in the DRC with Mr. Maurice Carney Executive Director of Friends of the Congo and Mr. Kambale Musavuli, Student Coordinator and National Spokesperson for the Friends of the Congo.
Africa Now September 21, 2016
Summary—Topics and Guests: Part 2 of The Role of the Diaspora in Current African World Movements; and Update on Situation in the DRC. Guests include Dr. Josh Myers, Assistant Professor in Africana Studies in the Department of Afro-American Studies at Howard University; and Mr. Maurice Carney Executive Director of Friends of the Congo.
Africa Now September 14, 2016
Summary—Topics and Guests: The Role of the Diaspora in Current African World Movements; Teaching Africa; and International Decade for People of African Descent with Dr. Corey D. B. Walker, Dean of The College of Winston-Salem State University; Ms. Paulette Mpouma, Committee Leader of Teaching Africa Day and the creator of The Africa Memory Game; and Mr. Akufuna (Funa) Ngonda, Africa Now!’s Research Fellow Volunteer.
Africa Now September 7, 2016
Summary—Topics and Guests: The Ousting of Dilma Rousseff, and African Heritage Month with Mr. Paulo Rogério Nunes Afro-Brazilian activist, and Mr. Daniel Koroma is Community Outreach Manager, Liaison to African and Caribbean Communities Office of Community Partnerships, Montgomery County, Maryland.
Africa Now August 31, 2016
Summary—Topics and Guests: Africans Rising, and Colombian Peace Deal with Mr. Kumi Naidoo, Launch Director of Africans Rising for Justice, Peace and Sustainable Development and Ms. Gimena Sánchez-Garzoli, Senior Associate for the Andes at the Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA). Also featuring a commentary by Dr. Msia Kibona Clark of Howard University in which she connects the Fees Must Fall, Rhodes Must Fall and Black Lives Matter Movements.
Africa Now August 24, 2016
Topics and Gusts: Building Movements in South Africa; and What Does it Mean to Be African; and Sonia Sanchez with Mr. Andile Mngxitama, the National Convenor of the Black First Land First Movement in South Africa.
Africa Now August 17, 2016
Summary—Topics and Guests: Crisis in South Sudan and African World Films with Mr. Nii Akuetteh, Executive Director of African Immigrants Caucus, and Co-Founders and Co-Founders of of the African Diaspora International Film Festival Diarah N’Daw-Spech and Reinaldo Spech.
Africa Now August 10, 2016
Summary—Topics and Guests: The Rights to Freedom of Assembly and Association in the U.S., and Reparations in Jamaica with with Mr. Maina Kiai, UN Special Rapporteur and filmmaker Ms. Karen Marks Mafundikwa.
Africa Now August 3, 2016
Summary—Topic and Guest: Political Tension in the DRC featuring Mr. Maurice Carney, co-founder and Executive Director of Friends of the Congo.
Africa Now July 27, 2016
Summary—Topics and Guests: Assessing the International AIDS Conference and Journey to South Africa with Mr. Stroebel Bekker, Vice President Sales for South African Airways in North America; Mr. Matthew Kavanagh, Senior Policy Analyst at Health GAP; Mr. Kenneth Mwehonge of HEPS-Uganda; Mr. Bonginkosi Mthembu, Prevention and Treatment Literacy Coordinator, Treatment Action Campaign; and Ms. Lotti Rutter of the Treatment Action Campaign.
Africa Now July 20, 2016
Summary—Topic and Guest: Reflections on Africa's Deep Impact on Diasporic Cultural Production with Brother Ah; Robert Northern (aka Brother Ah) is the musical director of the World Music Ensemble and The Sounds of Awareness Ensemble and Host of WPFW's The Collectors.
Africa Now July 13, 2016
Summary—Topics and Guests: Dissecting Haiti at A Political Crossroads and the Colombian Ceasefire Agreement featuring Mr. Jean-Claude Fignolé, Oxfam America Program Director in Haiti, and Ms. Gimena Sánchez-Garzoli, Senior Associate for the Andes at the Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA).
Africa Now July 6, 2016
Summary—Topic and Guests: The Enduring Rhythm of Ngugi wa Thiong’o, featuring a speech by Professor Ngugi wa Thiong’o entitled "Re-Membering Africa: Retrieval and Exchange of African Memory," and Dr. Josh Meyers of the Department of Afro-American Studies at Howard University where he teaches Africana Studies.
Special June 29, 2016
Summary—Topics and Guests: Special The Right to Migrate produced by Africa Now! Latin Media Collective, and Shay wa Nana. Guests--Ms. Cueeva Bitterly, refugee activist in Ireland; Dr. Alvaro Huerta, professor of urban and regional planning and ethnic & women's studies at California State Polytechnic University in Pomona; Ms. Nunu Kidane, Director of Priority Africa Network, and the Coordinator of Africa Moves; Ms. Tia Oso is the National Organizer for Black Alliance for Just Immigration (BAJI); and Dr. Tasneem Siddiqui, an incoming visiting assistant professor in the Department of History, Politics, and Social Justice at Winston-Salem State University.
Africa Now June 22, 2016
Summary-Topics and Guests: The U.S. Citizens Who Are Not Treated as Citizens, and Muhammad Ali and the Struggle in Brazil with Dr. Jack S. Monell, Associate Professor of Justice Studies at Winston Salem State University, and Mr. Dave Zirin is the sports Editor for the Nation, Co-Host with Etan Thomas of The Collusion on WPFW.
Africa Now June 15, 2016
Summary—Topics and Guests: Soweto Uprising At 40 and Beyond with Ms. Cecelie Counts, of Southern Africa Support Project (SASP). Ms. Counts is an anti-apartheid activist who has been a political activist and community organizer for more than 40 years.
Africa Now June 8, 2016
Summary—Topics and Guests: Commemorating Caribbean American Heritage Month with Films; and Stepping's Story, Art and Sound. Mr. C. Brian Williams is the Founder and Executive Director of Step Afrika! Ms. Patricia Moran of Caribbean Association of World Bank IMF Staff (CAWI).
Africa Now Jun 1, 2016
Summary—Topics and Guests: Palestine, Black Solidarity, and the Role of Hip Hop. Dr. Christopher Emdin who is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mathematics, Science and Technology at Teachers College, Columbia University talks to Guest Host student-activist, Jaquial Durham.
Africa Now May 25, 2016
Summary—Topics and Guests: A Look at the AU's proposal for the Sixth Region; and the Implications of North Carolina's Affordable Education Act. Mr. James Early, Board Member of the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS).
Africa Now May 18, 2016
Summary—Topics and Guests: Music Is the Message—Hugh Masekela; and the Sounds of the Soweto Uprising. Mr. Hugh Masekela South African musician and cultural activist.
Africa Now May 11, 2016
Summary—Topics and Guests: Brazil—Forces Behind the Political Crisis. Ms. Edna Thomaz Rodrigues, an Afro-Brazilian social activist and is President of African Diaspora Ancestral Commemoration Institute (ADACI)—Brazil. Dr. Mariana Joffily, Associate Professor, History Department, University of Santa Catarina, Brazil.
Africa Now May 4, 2016
Summary--Topics and Guest: Missing Chibok Girls--Two Years and Counting; and History of Boko Haram. Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah, the Catholic Bishop of Sokoto; Ms. Molade Alawode, Co-Founder and Communications Director Act4Accountability; Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson; Congressman George Kenneth Butterfield Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus; and one of the escaped Chibok school girls.
Africa Now April 27, 2016
Summary—Topic and Guest: South Africa Freedom Day and Beyond featuring Mr. Reed Kramer, co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of AllAfrica Global Media.
Africa Now April 20, 2016
Summary—Topics and Guests: Egypt Five Years After Mubarak; and The Realities of Cuba-U.S. Relations. Dr. Abderrahim Foukara, is Regional Director for the Americas and Host of Min Washington (From Washington) at Al Jazeera Media Network. Mr. Netfa Freeman, Events Coordinator, Institute for Policy Studies and Co-Host and Co-Producer of Voices with Vision on WPFW. Also featured is a portion of the speech by Mr. Miguel Fraga First Secretary at Cuban Embassy at the event “Cuba-U.S. Relations: Where it Stands Today.” Today Africa Now! commemorates National Poetry Month with a poem from Professor Fahima Seck entitled “Havana Sky.”
Africa Now April 13, 2016
Summary—Topics and Guests: Stateless Dominicans, Filmfest DC, Poetry & Jazz. Mr. Beneco Enecia, Director of the Center for Sustainable Development (CEDESO). Mr. Tony Gittens, the Founder and Director of Filmfest DC.
Africa Now April 6, 2016
Topics and Guests: Libya—Possibility of Another Western Intervention; and Cultural Milestones in April: National Poetry Month and Celebrating the Spirit of Jazz in Cape Town. Ms. Phyllis Bennis, a Fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS). Ms. Katea Stitt, Interim Program Director and Host of Wednesday’s Morning Brew at WPFW 89.3FM in Washington, DC. Also featured was the poetry of Ms. Kadija Sessay, British literary activist, publisher and managing editor of the magazine Sable LitMag.
Africa Now March 30, 2016
Topics and Guests: Bridges Connecting the African World; Women's Advancement in Cuba Since the Revolution; and the Cape Town Jazz Festival?. Mr. Jesus "Chucho" Garcia, General Consul of Venezuela in New Orleans. Professor Caridad Morales Nussa, an ESL & Spanish Professor at Towson University. Information was provided about the Cape Town International Jazz Festival which takes place April 1st and April 2nd.
Africa Now March 23, 2016
Summary—Topics and Guests: Impact of the Colombian Peace Talks on the Afro-Descendant and Indigenous Communities; Queen Nanny--Spirit of Liberation. Mr. Roy Anderson, filmmaker, Writer/Director/Producer of Queen Nanny: Legendary Maroon Chieftainess. Ms. Gimena Sánchez-Garzoli, Senior Associate for the Andes and leading Colombia human rights advocate at the Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA). A musical tribute to Phife Dawg (Malik Isaac Taylor) of A Tribe Called Quest, who transitioned to be with the ancestors today, Wednesday, March 23, 2016.
Africa Now March 16, 2016
Summary—Topics and Guests: External Funding and Interventions of African Elections—The Case of Malawi; Hip Hop and Pan-Africanism; and Celebrating Women’s History featuring Mr. Rafiq Hajat, Executive Director of Institute for Policy Interaction (IPI) and a prominent human rights activist in Malawi; Dr. Msia Kibona Clark, Assistant Professor in the Department of African Studies at Howard University; and Women’s History Month Profile focusing on the work and philosophies of Yaa Asantewaa.
Africa Now March 9, 2016
Topics and Guests: The Legacy of Ousmane Sembene; Celebrating Women’s History Month; The Work of an African Woman Filmmaker; and New African Films in the DMV featuring Dr. Samba Gadjigo a professor of French specializing in French-speaking Africa and African cinema, at Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts; Ethiopian filmmaker Ms. Hermon Hailay director of the film Price of Love; Ms. Kishere Mbuya CEO of afrikafé; and Women’s History Month Profile focusing on the work and philosophies of Ida B. Wells-Barnett.
Africa Now March 2, 2016
Topics and Guests: The Continued Struggle Against HIV/AIDS and Celebrating Women’s History Month featuring Mr. Maziko Matemba is Executive Director of Health N Rights Education Programme (HREP) in Blantyre, Malawi and Women’s History Month Profile focusing on the work and philosophies of Claudia Jones and Esther Cooper Jackson.
Africa Now February 24, 2016
Topics and Guests: Haiti’s Interim Government and Pending Elections; and the General Elections in Uganda featuring Dr. Frank Mugisha, Executive Director of SMUG (Sexual Minorities Uganda) and Ms. Nicole Phillips, Esq., Staff Attorney, at the Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti (IJDH).
Africa Now February 17, 2016
The Implications of the Elections in DRC on the African World
Topics and Guests: Burkina Faso Presidential and Legislative Elections; and Update on the Electoral Process in the DRC featuring Mr. Paul Sankara, a Member of the Committee against Impunity in Burkina Faso, and Mr. Kambale Musavuli, Student Coordinator and National Spokesperson for the Friends of the Congo.
Topics and Guests: Haiti’s Presidential Election; World AIDS Day; and Updates on Pope in Central African Republic, Burundi Crisis and African Refugees featuring Ms. Nicole Phillips is Staff Attorney, at the Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti (IJDH), and Mr. Nii Akuetteh, Executive Director of African Immigrant Caucus, is an independent Africa policy analyst.
Topic and Guests: Illicit Financial Flows; and Updates on Situation in Mali Following Hotel Attack and African Migrants and Refugees to Europe featuring Ms. Lucykstar Miyandazi, Africa Coordinator of Tax Power Campaign, ActionAid (Nairobi, Kenya), Mr. Alvin Mosioma, founding Executive Director of Tax Justice Network-Africa (Nairobi, Kenya) and Mr. Mamadou Goïta, Executive Director of the Institute for Research and the Promotion of Alternatives in Development (IRPAD) in Mali.
Africa Now November 11, 2015
Topic and Guest: Black Female Identity and the Power of Images featuring Dr. Maria Merrills, Assistant Professor of Liberal Studies at Winston-Salem State University.
Africa Now November 4, 2015 Cuba’s Foreign Policy; and Fighting Poverty by Empowering Women
Summary—Topics and Guests: Cuba’s Foreign Policy; and Fighting Poverty by Empowering Women featuring Ambassador Jose Cabañas, Cuba’s Ambassador to the United States, and Ms. Selmor Mtukudzi, a Zimbabwean singer/activist.
Topics and Guests: Elections in Haiti and Tanzania; and Referendum on Presidential Term Limit in the Republic of Congo featuring Ms. Nicole Phillips, Esq. Staff Attorney, at the Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti (IJDH), Dr. Teylama Miabey, he is the National Coordinator of the National Congress for Democracy, and Mr. Deus Valentine, independent analyst.
Africa Now! October 21, 2015: The Role of the Writer in the African World As a Social Justice Advocate and As a Historian featuring E. Ethelbert Miller, writer and literary activist.
Africa Now October 14, 2015--Topics and Guests: Reflections on the Million Man March; and Miners Shot Down—Film on The Marikana Massacre. Featuring-- Mr. Netfa Freeman, Host and Producer of Voices with Vision on WPFW (Tuesdays 9:00 to 10:00AM) and Events Coordinator at Institute for Policy Studies; and filmmaker Rehad Desai director of Miners Shot Down.
Africa Now! September 30, 2015--Topics and Guests: What the Colombian Peace Talks Means for the Afro-descendant Population; and BRICS Involvement in Mozambique. Featuring: Ms. Aida Avella, Colombian politician and leader of the Patriotic Union (Union Patriotica – UP) party; Mr. Leyner Palacios, Afro-Colombian leader, victims' leader and member of CONPA, Bojayá, Chocó; Mr. Amade Suca, Country Director of ActionAid in Mozambique; and Mr. Sameer Dossani is International Advocacy Coordinator: Reshaping Global Power International at ActionAid.
Africa Now! September 23,2015--Topic and Guest: Today Africa Now! provides an update on the political crisis in Burkina Faso with Mr. Paul Sankara, Member of the Committee against Impunity in Burkina Faso.
Africa Now! September 9, 2015--Topic and Guests: Today Africa Now! highlights the Lessons of Amilcar Cabral in the Context of Today’s Struggles as we commemorate Cabral’s birthday which is on September 12 with Mr. James Early, member of the Board of Trustees of the Institute for Policy Studies and former Director of Cultural Studies and Communication at the Center for Folklife Programs and Cultural Studies at the Smithsonian Institution.
Africa Now! September 2, 2015--Topics and Guests: Remembering the Marikana Massacre Three Years On; and African Heritage Month. Mr. Daniel Koroma, Community Outreach Manager, Liaison to African and Caribbean Communities Office of Community Partnerships, Montgomery County; Mr. Ezekiel Pajibo is a Liberian policy analyst, a human rights and economic justice activist living in South Africa; and Dr. John Trimble is an educator and activist whose numerous research interests include ‘the study and development of appropriate technology for national development in Africa.
Africa Now! September Topics and Guests: Liberation Cultural Activist Haki Madhubuti; and Pan-Africanism and Communism. In Africa Now's continuing spotlight on the International Decade for People of African Descent, which commenced January 1, 2015 and ends December 31, 2024 today the show features two writers who have connected the peoples of the African World with their writings—Dr. Haki Madhubuti and Professor Hakim Adi. Their works have highlighted the liberation struggle in the African World.
Africa Now! August 26, 2015--Topic and Guest: Assessing Black Lives Matter as a Movement or Moment with Ms. Nicole C. Lee, Esq., Human Rights Lawyer/Activist, Co-founder of the Black Movement Law Project and immediate Past President of TransAfrica.
Africa Now! August 19, 2015--Topics and Guests: AIDS Conference and What it Means for the African World; and the African World on the Big Screen with Mr. Matthew Kavanagh, Senior Policy Analyst at Health GAP and Fellow at the Leonard Davis Institute for Health Economics at University of Pennsylvania; Ms. Dazon Dixon-Diallo, Executive Director of Sister Love based in Atlanta & Johannesburg; Ms. Maureen Milanga of the AIDS Law Project and Health GAP from Nairobi, Kenya; Ms. Martha Tholanah of the International Community of Women Living with HIV, based in Harare, Zimbabwe; and Dr. Reinaldo Spech, Co-Founder and Co-Director of the African Diaspora International Film Festival.
Africa Now! August 12, 2015 Topics and Guests: Parliamentary Elections in Haiti; and Update on the Expulsion of Dominicans of Haitian Descent with expert on Haiti Ms. Melinda Miles and Ms. Genesis Aquino of Ahora/Now and Coalition of Dominicans Against Racism.
Africa Now! August 5, 2015--Topics and Guests: Update on the Continued Political Crisis in Burundi with Mr. John Manirakiza; and Acclaimed Poet and Author Lemn Sissay and Renowned Filmmaker Haile Gerima on Identity and Creativity.
Africa Now!--Topic and Guests: Dissecting U.S. President Obama’s Trip to Kenya and Ethiopia with Mr. Nii Akuetteh, Executive Director of African Immigrant Caucus, and Dr. William Minter, Editor of the online newsletter AfricaFocus.
Africa Now! July 15, 2015--Topic and Guest: Protests, Riots and the International Black Freedom Movement. Dr. Clarence Lusane, Professor of International Relations and the in-coming Chair of the Political Science Department at Howard University.
Africa Now! July 8,2015--Topics: The Plight of Tobacco Farm Workers in Malawi and Update of Ebola Crisis in West Africa. Guests: Dr. Robtel Neajai Pailey, a Liberian academic, activist and author based at SOAS, University of London. Mr. Raphael Sandramu, founder of the Tobacco and Allied Workers Union of Malawi.
Africa Now! July 1, 2015--Topic and Guest: Terrorism, White Supremacy, and Violence on African Peoples: An International Perspective with Professor Darryl Harris of Howard University's Political Science Department.
Africa Now! June 24, 2015--Topic and Guests: Expulsion of Dominicans of Haitian Descent featuring Ms. Genesis Aquino of Ahora/Now and Coalition of Dominicans Against Racism; and Mr. Yves Point-du-Jour a.k.a. Yves Dayiti, Host of WPFW’s Konbit Lakay.
Africa Now!--Topic and Guests: Hip Hop as Critical Consciousness. Dr. Jared Ball is professor at Morgan State, also with the Real News Network and is the host and producer of I Mix What I Like on WPFW on Fridays at 10:00am.
Africa Now! June 10, 2015--Topics: Afro-Cuban Poet Nancy Morejón; Musician Activist Femi Kuti; and DC Caribbean Filmfest. Guests: Mr. Femi Kuti, musician, activist; Ms. Patricia Moran, Caribbean Association of World Bank IMF Staff (CAWI); and Ms. Nancy Morejón, poet, critic and essayist.
Africa Now! June 3, 2015--Topics: Update on Political Crisis in Burundi; and Afro-Cuban Experience through the Eyes of Filmmaker Gloria Rolando. Guests: Mr. John Manirakiza, Member of Burundian Diaspora & Independent International Development Consultant; and Ms. Gloria Rolando, award-winning Afro-Cuban filmmaker.
Topics and Guests: Presidential Election in Haiti; and Upcoming Polls in the DRC. Featuring--Mr. Maurice Carney a co-founder and Executive Director of the Friends of the Congo; and Mr. Jake Johnston, is Research Associate, at the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR).