Africa Now September 21, 2016
Topics: Part 2 of The Role of the Diaspora in Current African World Movements; and Update on Situation in the DRC
Topics and Guests: Today Africa Now! continues its focus on The Role of the Diaspora in Current African World Movements particularly in Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). What is the role, in this present moment, of Diasporic institutions in African world resistance? In part 1 of this series, th show explored the intellectual praxis of Diasporic thinkers. Today, in part 2 Africa Now! explores, more deeply, the ideas presented those historical conversations about nature, function, and role of the Black University with Josh Myers. Dr. Josh Myers is an Assistant Professor of Africana Studies in the Department of Afro-American Studies at Howard University. In addition to serving on the board of the Association for the Study of Classical African Civilizations and the editorial board of The Compass: Journal of the Association for the Study of Classical African Civilizations, he works with a numbers of community-based social justice and cultural restoration organization. His research interests include Africana intellectual histories and traditions, Africana philosophy, and critical university studies. His work has been published in The Journal of African American Studies, The Journal of Pan African Studies, The African Journal of Rhetoric, The Globalization and Human Rights Law Review, Liberator Magazine, and Pambazuka, among other literary spaces. His current book project is a history of the Howard University student protest of 1989. Africa Now! also features focus on the situation in DRC. On Monday people in the DRC demonstrated against any prolonged rule of President Joseph Kabila beyond his mandate expiring in December. Reports from the DRC indicate that many people have been killed in clashes between security forces and demonstrators on Monday, September 19, 2016. Joining Africa Now! to provide a brief update on the DRC is Mr. Maurice Carney Executive Director of Friends of the Congo.
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