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New Orleans Wake Up

New Orleans, Wake Up!!!!!!


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Connecting New Orleans to the larger issue of black survival in an intense global anti-African environment; a national and global critical analysis and commentary.

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Dr. Ennis Edmonds, author of Rastafari: A Very Short History, will discuss the history and key aspects of the Rastafari movement and religion. Dr. Edmonds is Associate Professor of Religious Studies at Kenyon College in Ohio.

Scholar activist, Kwaku Kushindana, will give an analytical overview of the evolution of Black Power as an essential component of the Freedom Movement (Civil Rights Movement) from 1965-1972.

We will get an update from African American farmers in Alabama concerning their cases of discrimination and breach of contracts by the USDA.

Eritrean American, Simon Tesfamariam, will highlight the essential facts regarding Eritrean and United States relations.

This is a special episode of New Orleans, Wake Up!!!!! Dr. Hassimi Maiga, a native of Gao, Mali in western Africa, will talk about a campaign to raise $5000 for seeds and a water pump for some villages in Mali. The nothern part of Mali is... more

Field archaeologist Nubia Wardford and history professor Manu Ampim, will discuss the history, archaeology, and current efforts to save whats left of Nubia's legacy. Ancient Nubia is located in what is today southern Egypt and Sudan.... more

One of the foremost authorities on the great African American writer Richrad Wright, Dr. Jerry Ward will be discussing some rare known aspects of Wright's life and works. You can follow Dr. Jerry Ward on his blog... more

This show is a follow up to the November 19th, 2012 press conference given in Birmingham, Alabama by African American farmers. The racial discrimination, land theft and breach of contracts continue and there is no real assistance... more

The Herstory Independent Film Festival taking place in Atlanta, Georgia (March 20-April 6, 2013) will feature the work of Afro Cuban filmmaker Gloria Rolando. According to Grace Lynis, of Cinnamon Traveler (www.cinnamontraveler.org),... more

African American scholar and writer Miriam Decosta-Willis, will share her research about black contributions in Hispanic Literarture and famous blacks of Memphis. She has authored several books about these topics. Please see some... more