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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
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.
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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 diversity of African people is defined by their uniqueness, which is one of their most important characteristics as a people. In the US, Black or African American is one category. Together they comprise approximately 14% of the population in the United States. One would expect synergy from the various groups that constitute the Black society in America. This includes Black immigrants from Africa, South America, Australia, the Caribbean, Europe, Asia, and African Americans. Current reality as revealed by pundits and mere public observation show that relating to one another in their respective communities is a common challenge.
The existing conflicts are both recent and antiquity based myths such as claims that African Americans don't like Black immigrants because they are reaping the benefit of their struggles for freedom with disregard for the experience of slavery while Black immigrants are said to think that African Americans are aloof of the opportunity of their circumstances. Other myths include the Willie Lynch’s effect and conspiracy theory of who might have been responsible for slave trade.
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Listen to this special worldwide radio broadcast hosted by Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire. We will feature our PANW reports focusing on events in the Sudans, Egypt, Russia and Libya. The second and third hours continue the month long commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the martyrdom of Malcolm X, El Hajj Malik El Shabazz. In this broadcast we examine further the ideological and political evolution of Malcolm X through his "The Ballot or the Bullet" speech in Detroit during April 1964 as well as an extensive interview on his outlook during the summer of 1964.
Listen to this special broadcast of the Pan-African Journal hosted by Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire. We present our regular PANW reports covering responses to the South African President Jacob Zuma's State of the Nation Address; the current status of the battle against the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in West Africa; and the ongoing imperialist-engineered internecine warfare in the North African state of Libya. In the second hour we hear again from Falan Johnson, Chivisual Two'knu, reading two of her poems and a polemic on the state of African unity. Also in this hour we continue our commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the martyrdom of Malcolm X, El Hajj Malik Shabazz, with the audio file of a March 17, 1963 television interview over Chicago City Desk and excerpts from a debate with Civil Rights strategist Bayard Rustin, also from 1963. In the final hour we present part II of an interview with historian Laurent Du Bois on the Haitian Revolution.
Listen to this edition of the Pan-African Journal hosted by Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire. In this broadcast we present our regular PANW reports on developments in Somalia, the Central African Republic, Greece, Russia and other geo-political regions. The second and third hours continues the monthlong commemoration of the life and legacy of Malcolm X, El Hajj Malik El Shabazz. Today we look at Malcolm's transition from the Nation of Islam beginning in 1962-63 to his public break with Elijah Muhammad in March 1964. Malcolm X begins his focus on a political solution to the national oppression of African Americans.
Wombanist Views will be sitting down with, Phoenix, a member of the Guerilla Feminism collective in charge of the Chicago branch, to discuss this exciting and in-your-face intersectional network of feminist; which aims to create an online dialogue between various communities about women’s and gender issues.
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.
Listen to this broadcast hosted by Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire. In the first hour the regular PANW reports are presented featuring stories on the further regionalization of the war against Boko Haram in West Africa; developments surrounding African American History Month; and other issues. The second hour continues the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the martyrdom of Malcolm X, El Hajj Malik Shabazz, highlighting a 1961 debate between Malcolm, James Baldwin and LaVerne McCumming on the non-violent anti-segregation movement of the period. Also we listen to a rare interview with Cuban-Argentine revolutionary Che Guevara during his visit to the United Nations in Dec. 1964. The final hour focuses on the Haitian Revolution through an interview with an historian of the evolution of this monumental period in the struggle against slavery and colonialism in the Caribbean.
Listen to the Sun. Feb. 1, 2015 special edition of the Pan-African Journal hosted by Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire. This program will feature our regular PANW reports covering issues surrounding the Greek struggle against austerity; the failure to achieve a peace accord in the Central African Republic; and other issues. The second hour commemorates the 55th anniversary of the beginning of the mass African American student movement in the United States and we examine the youth-led campaigns against segregation in Austin, Texas during the late 1950s and early 1960s. Our final hour pays tribute to the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Malcolm X, El Hajj Malik Shabazz. We reflect upon the views of Malcolm X during the early 1960s while he was spokesman for the Nation of Islam.
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