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This forum is in three parts. Each part is scheduled for one hour. The first part will address the challenges faced by the African Press in doing our work domestically and internationally. Part two, will validate the challenges as legitimate problems because some of our colleagues are often just ranting or confused and in some cases prosecuted for publishing false or defamatory information. Part three will provide us with opportunity to offer our views and ideas on ways and means of strengthening the status of the African press in domestically and around the world.
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In an effort to build consensus across the Global African Diaspora around strategies for cooperating and coordinating, CFA collaborates with African Views to facilitate a conference call of Diaspora leaders in the Western Hemisphere, as part of the 2014 Ronald H. Brown African Affairs Series. While time, distance and travel resources have proven to be significant obstacles in the coordination of Diaspora in support of Africa, this effort can bridge the gap, by holding the first of several conference calls of Diaspora leaders around the globe to open and strengthen dialogue.
Synopsis of intent:
To formalize the platform where experts and professionals in Africa and Diaspora can collaborate with their immense intellect, expertise, skills, ideas and other resources necessary to develop and design the optimal solutions for bridging and amplifying the economic and scientific gaps between Africa and the rest of the world.
To form alliance of strength and interest between the Diaspora and Africa, as well as to cultivate a collaborative global communication platform for reliable and well guided intelligence committees that will liaise directly with institutional partners, essential state holders and sovereign authorities on African development issues.
Constituency For Africa (CFA): http://www.cfa-events.org
African Views (AV): http://www.africanviews.org
As requested: here is a list of immediate social and development challenges facing Africa and African Diaspora: http://bit.ly/africanproblems
Wombanist Views welcomes Robyn McGee, author of Hungry For More: A Keeping-it-Real Guide for Black Women on Weight and Body Image" to discuss her latest book Dear Nana: Grandmother Tales of Love, Secrets and Going Home, which continues exploring the enduring power of family. Robyn is currently teaching Women's Studies and the Humanities at El Camino College Compton Center.
We will discuss her latest book, as well as the role and significance of grandmothers -- matriarchs-- in the populations of African descent; as well as the recent massacre of church-goers- grandmothers at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston South Carolina.
Wombanist Views, created, produced, and co-hosted by Cherise Charleswell, is dedicated to broadcasting the voices of women who are doing positive and exciting things in their communities around-the-globe.
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Time: July 30, 2015
3:30PM (PST)/6:30PM (EST)
The Ebola outbreak, which began 9 months ago, has killed nearly 1300 lives in 4 African countries, affected up to 2000 people, shut down borders, and is becoming a threat to local if not national economies. Though ‘The Economists’ reports patchy precautions following Presidency declared state of emergency in these countries, personal testimonies are disclosing their satisfaction at their government’s serious efforts in protecting their citizens.
Special Guest From Liberia Madam Miatta Fahnbulleh
Combining a passion for performance with an acute social consciousness, Miatta Fahnbulleh is helping Liberia’s next generation move out of the shadow of war.
Special Guest From Nigeria
Dr. Katch Ononuju is man of many interests. He is the Managing Director/ Chief Economist at iordinance, which is into economic consultancy, large scale military hardware supply and security consultancy. He is also a Public Affairs Analyst with a doctorate degree from the prestigious London School of Economics and Political Science. Interestingly, he is also a politician and chieftain of the ruling PDP.
See detail here: http://bit.ly/AV-WEN-Ebola
Listen to this edition of the Pan-African Journal hosted by Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire. We will feature our regular PANW reports with dispatches on developments surrounding the evaluation of a Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) prevention vaccine which initally reports indicate is highly effective; we also will look at the role of Egypt in carrying out United States imperialist policy towards Africa with the deployment of additional F-16 fighterjets in exchange for support of Washington's so-called "war on terrorism"; the recent elections in Burundi is cloaked in controversy as the European Union announced that it would provide additional assistance to refugees fleeing unrest in the Central African state; and in Baltimore where an urban rebellion took place in April,authorities have announced the closure of a detention facility in the city. In the second hour we begin our commemoration of Black August, paying tribute to the historic legacy of resistance by African people to slavery, colonialism, neo-colonialism and imperialism. This segment features a disucssion on the plight of Africans in the U.S. after the conclusion of slavery and the failed Reconstruction. We also present a rare audio message by Dr. W.E.B. Du Bois on his involvement in the early Pan-African Movement. Later in the second and third hour voices of the Poor People's Campaign of 1968 are heard discussing the social class divisions between African Americans and whites in the U.S. during the time period. The Poor People's Campaign was conceived by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. during the last months of his life. The idea was to take thousands from across the U.S. of various nationalities to Washington, D.C. to demand an end to poverty inside the country. Although King was assassinated on April 4, 1968, the campaign continued beginning in May.
There is an overarching stereotype about the absence of African men in family and community development. Some claim that African "Black" males have failed to protect their communities while some say African leaders are the ones failing to protect their societies. Is there some validity is this stereotype?
However, history portrays Africa as an organized society where males prided themselves in protecting their communities. This character trait dates as far back as pre-colonial days were men were more socio-politically visible than women and in some societies; even though they deferred some of the sociopolitical roles to women. In those societies, women were allowed to make decisions pertaining to women affairs, but in general, men played various roles as councilmen, elders, and as a matter of fact, as those responsible for guarding the living from the forces of evil.
How do character traits of today's men differ from those of our ancestors? What have we forgotten to remember? Is it good to remember and continue to observe the cultural legacy and behavioral commitments of the ancestors? Is it possible to combine the Afrocentric governance with those of our ancestors? From the look of things, corrupt governments, killings, etc., it appears black leaders have moved too far from the good traditional practices of their ancestors. If this is the case, then who protects black communities? Should those good traditional protective roles be abandoned? Will electoral processes work in black communities, particularly, in Africa? Where do we go from here?
. The program is co-directed and co-produced by African Views.
The African History Network Show, Thursday, July 30th, 9:00pm-12midnight EST (6:00pm-9pm PST) with host Michael Imhotep. Our guest will be Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African Newswire. We’ll discuss President Obama’s recent trip to Africa, Attorney General Loretta Lynch, Detroit home foreclosures and African American businesses being pushed out of downtown Detroit and more. Call in with your Questions/Comments or to listen to the show at 914-338-1375.
1) Abayomi Azikiwe, will discuss the impact of President Obama’s recent trip to Kenya and Ethiopia and AG Loretta Lynch. 3) The killer of Sam Dubose lied in his Police Report and was indicted for Murder yesterday. 4) Atty Monique Pressely recently spoke with NewsOne now about the Bill Cosby case and corrected distortions in the media. 6) We’ll share a very special message from Dr. Claud Anderson explaining how we need to chase resources and stop chasing Civil Rights. 5) This date in African American History.
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Listen to The Michael Imhotep Show, Fri. July, 31st, 10pm-12midnight EST with host Michael Imhotep of The African History Network. Our guest will be G. Brown of The Reel Network discussing African American entertainment news and the images of African Americans in the Media. CALL IN WITH Questions/Comments at 1-888-669-2281. POST YOUR COMMENTS. WE MAY READ THEM ON AIR. Listen online at http://tunein.com/radio/Empowerment-Radio-Network-s199313/ or by downloading the "TuneIn Radio" app to your smartphone and search for "Empowerment Radio Network" or at www.AfricanHistoryNetwork.com and click on “Radio Shows” at the top of the page.
1) G. Brown of The Reel Network will discuss hot topics like the Funeral of Sandra Bland, the death of Bobbi Kristina and questions that surround it, R&B Singer Tyrese has a #1 CD but can’t get radio airplay on certain stations and are affluent African Americans disconnected from the #BlackLivesMatter Movement? 2) Former Officer Ray Tensing who shot and killed Sam Dubose is asking for his job back. 3) Monique Pressley, attorney for Bill Cosby further explains the case, dispels myths perpetuated by the media, etc. 5) This date in African American History – The invasion of Haiti by the U.S. 100 years ago.
Vaught's Views' Larry Vaught joins us tonight to give us some of his insight on the Cats.
Also, Mike and Michele are talking about the UK/UL rivalry. Why is it so intense and how far is too far to take the rivalry? Tweet to @bigblueviews or call in 646-716-4741.
Host: World Ebony Network, Dr. Ezi Mecha, Founder & CEO
Co-Producer/Director: African Views – http://www.africanviews.org/
On March 6th, 2014, Part III will examine the current situation and question if the actions of Boko Haram are getting better or worse and if Nigerian has been successfully dealing with Boko Haram.
The panel will examine the failures on success following Dr. Katch's recount of Boko Haram's history and the current situation on ground. Some of the failures include: Training of young child soldiers and Suicide bombing while some of the successes include the recapturing of Baga where Boko Haram destroyed and killed so many people, coordination of activities between Chad, Cameroon, and Niger with American support, and confidence and morale-boosting visit of the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant-General Kenneth Minimah.
Join'Africa On The Move' on Sunday, June 28, 2015 from 7 - 9 PM EST. We will discuss the theme: 'Does An African Life or Your Life Matters?" Call in at (323) 679-0841, or go online to listen to this programs and others at: www.blogtalkradio.com/africa-on-the-move
Listen to this edition of the Pan-African Journal hosted by Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire. This broadcast presents our regular PANW reports with dispatches on the recent attacks at a tourist resort in Tunisia, the continuing unrest in the Central African state of Burundi surrounding the upcoming elections, reports on the funerals of the victims of the Charleston Massacre, and the people of South Africa commemorating the 60th anniversary of the Freedom Charter amid the release of the government commission's report on the Marikana Massacre of Aug. 2012. The second hour features a radio broadcast further examining the historical and social context which led to the Charleston Massacre. In the final hour we proceed with another installment in the recognition of Black Music Month highlighting the sounds of the "Father of the Blues" W.C. Handy as well as a rare archival radio broadcast providing dramatization of his contributions.
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