Africa Now June 22, 2016
Topics: The U.S. Citizens Who Are Not Treated as Citizens, and Muhammad Ali and the Struggle in Brazil
Topics and Guests: Guest Host Tiffany Nichols discusses the Puerto Rican debt crisis with Dr. Jack S. Monell, Associate Professor of Justice Studies at Winston Salem State University. Dr. Monell is the author of Delinquency, Pop Culture and Generation Why, a compilation of personal and professional accounts, interviews and music industry perspectives; this book aims at addressing the issues faced by generation y, or the Millennials. On a national level, Dr. Monell serves as a consultant for the National Training and Technical Assistance Center within the US Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile and Delinquency Prevention. He is a member of the National Organization of Forensic Social Work, Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, and the National Association of Social Workers. Ms. Tiffany Nichols is a student at Winston Salem State University. One of the many goals of Africa Now! is to provide a platform for engaging young activist to talk about and address issues that are relevant to their lives...today Africa Now! features a program that was developed by a student-activist Tiffany Nichols with the show's guidance. An update to the issue: on June 9 the U.S. House of Representatives passed a Puerto Rico debt relief bill which is now in the U.S. Senate. Supporters of the bill would like to have it passed before July 1 when Puerto Rico has to make a debt payment of $1.9 billion. But people have been critical of the bill as it provides a provision for a federal oversight board appointed by Washington with no or little input from Puerto Rico thus having not the best interests of the Caribbean island.
Mr. Dave Zirin reflects on political crisis in Brazil following the o usteror rather suspension of President Dilma Rousseff and the pending Olympic Games in August and the 2014 FIFA World Cup. He does this in context Muhammad Ali's legacy. This was from the Busboys and Poets and Politics and Prose book presentation on June 7 of Dave Zirin's book Brazil's Dance with The Devil: The World Cup, The Olympics and the Fight for Democracy. Mr. Dave Zirin is the sports Editor for the Nation, as you know Co-Host with Etan Thomas of The Collusion on WPFW; and is author of How Politics Has Turned the Sports World Upside Down, and Brazil's Dance with The Devil: The World Cup, The Olympics and the Fight for Democracy. He was named one of UNTE Reader's "Fifty Visionaries Who Are Changing Our World." Mr. Zirin is a frequent guest on MSNBC, ESPN, and Democracy Now!
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