AfricaNow! April 5, 2017
Topics: Musician, Activist Salif Keita and Continuing the Transnational Struggle for Black Liberation
Topics and Guests: Stigma and discrimination fueled by misinformation and erroneous beliefs and myths has put the lives of people with albinism in danger various countries. In recent years, there has been a spike in reported attacks on persons with albinism in a few countries on the African continent. Renowned musician, activist Salif Keita of Mali has used his platform to raise awareness on the plight of those with albinism. AfricaNow! today welcomes to show renowned Malian musician and activist Salif Keita. Also with Salif Keita is Mrs. Salif Keita.
In the second part of today's AfricaNow! the show continues to highlight the International Decade for People of African Descent with the a segment which features social justice activist and educator Dr. Rozell “Prexy” Nesbitt of Columbia College, in Chicago. Dr. Nesbitt is discussing the role of transnational solidarity in Black freedom struggles beginning with the Civil Rights Movement and continuing with the South African anti-apartheid struggle to #BlackLivesMatter. This discussion recently took place at Howard University’s Ralph J. Bunche International Affairs Center and was presented by the school’s Department of African Studies and the Center for African Studies.
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