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Listen to this edition of the Pan-African Journal hosted by Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire. This broadcast features our regular PANW reports with dispatches on the burgeoning crisis surrounding the poisoning of the water supply in the city of Flint by the right-wing millionaire Gov. Rick Snyder working on behalf of the banks and corporations. Recent tests of water quality in Flint reveals that excessively dangerous levels of lead remain even with the utilization of filters; Detroit Federation of Teachers have filed a lawsuit demanding that the Snyder-controlled public schools immediately clean up the horrendous physical and environmental conditions prevailing in the system which have been subjected to wildcat strikes demanding immediate action and the firing of the emergency manager Darnell Earley who was the EM when the water was switch from the Detroit Water & Sewerage Department to the polluted Flint River; the current leadership of the North African state of Tunisia is being further exposed for its links to imperialism and their allies in NATO and Saudi Arabia; and the African Union is meeting in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia where a myriad of issues require attention including the crises in Burundi, the drought in Africa, the migrant problem in the Mediterranean among other issues. In the second hour we will continue our monthlong tribute to the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. examining the Memphis Sanitation workers strike of 1968, the final campaign of the Civil Rights and peace activist. Also just this last past week marked the 40th anniversary of the transition of Paul Leroy Robeson, the Pan-Africanist and Communist artist, social scientist and organizer. We look at the life and legacy of Paul Robeson in the final hour of the program.
Listen to this special edition of the Pan-African Journal hosted by Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire. The program brings you our regular PANW reports with dispatches on the African Union Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia where a debate is underway over whether to deploy 5,000 peacekeepers to the troubled Central African state; the drought is continuing to cause economic problems in the Republic of South Africa where the warmest period on record raises serious concerns; the people of Flint have drawn national and international attention over the poisoning of the water supply by the right-wing millionaire governor acting on behalf of the banks and corporations. However, the situation involving lead contamination is not limited to this industrialized Michigan city. Also more revelations are surfacing over the horrendous conditions prevalent within the Detroit Public Schools where teachers have engaged in wildcat strikes for several months. The Detroit Federation of Teachers submitted 100 photographs as evidence in a lawsuit aimed at improving conditions and ridding the system of emergency management. In the second hour we conclude our monthlong tribute to the 87th birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968) through an examination of the Chicago Freedom Movement of 1966. Finally we continue the recognition of the 40th anniversary of the passing of Paul L. Robeson, the legendary artist, author, actor and social scientist whose contributions to the world movement against colonialism and imperialism are now being hailed as pioneering and sustaining
Listen to this special edition of the Pan-African Journal hosted by Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire. This program features our regular Pan-African News Wire segment with dispatches on the recent attacks on a four-star hotel in the West African state of Burkina Faso where 23 people were killed including one American and six Canadians; a controversy has developed over the placing of billboard calling for removal of the South African president in Cape Town; in Chicago several police officers are been summoned to testify in the shooting death of an African American youth Laquan MacDonald during 2014; and the White House has declared Flint, Michigan an area in need of federal relieve assistance in light of the contamidation of the water supply as a result of decisions made by Gov. Rick Snyder and his advisors. In the second and third hours we continue our monthlong focus on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. examing his evolving political positions from 1967-68.
Listen to this special edition of the Pan-African Journal hosted by Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire. In this program we will feature our regular PANW report with dispatches on the role of the United States in supporting terrorist organizations in Syria; climate experts are reporting that 2015 was the warmest year recorded so far in human history; in the Republic of South Sudan discussions are underway surrounding the formation of a functioning national unity government and the restructuring of the political state in the world's newest country; and in the North African state of Libya there are reports of the intervention of foreign troops from the U.S., Britain and Russian who have deployed in support of the recently-announced unity regime. In the second hour we continue our monthlong tribute to the 87th birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. through an examination of his ideological and political relationship with India. In the final hour we present an archived lecture on the role of the British Cape Colony in South Africa and the transatlantic slave trade.
Listen to this edition of the Pan-African Journal hosted by Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire. During this broadcast we will feature our regular PANW reports with dispatches on the looming boycott by African American actors over the blatant racism exercised by the Academy of Motion Pictures Awards in their nominations for recognition this year; teachers in Detroit have won another victory when a judge denied a temporary restraining order seeking to halt a series of wildcat strikes protesting the deplorable conditions in existence within the system which is under emergency management by the right-wing Gov. Rick Snyder; the people of Flint have highlighted the complete political bankruptcy of the emergency management program of governing so prevalent in regard to the majority African American populated cities in the state; the government of Tunisia has imposed a curfew after concerns have developed of possible unrest in the North African state; and the Pentagon is threatening a renewed military intervention into Libya under the guise of fighting the Islamic State. In the second our we present a program aired on Jan. 19 over PRN.fm featuring Abayomi Azikiwe discussing the social dynamics surrounding the conditions of African Americans and working people in both Detrot and Flint. In the final hour we continue our monthlong focus on the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. through his work in1967 on eliminating poverty in America as well as other issues.
Listen to this edition of the Pan-African Journal hosted by Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire. In this episode we will feature our regular PANW reports with dispatches on the attacks in Burkina Faso on a hotel which killed 23 people and injured many others; the situation in South Africa is becoming more tense with the declining value of the rand and rising unemployment; 63 Kenyan troops were reportedly killed in Somalia by Al-Shabaab operatives in an attack on a African Union military base in the south of the Horn of Africa state; and there has been another case of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in Sierra Leone months after the West African country had been declared free of the dread infectious illness. In the second hour we are continuing our monthlong tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on the 87th anniversary of his birth. We are looking a Dr. King's uncompromising position after 1967 in opposition to the United States invasion and occupation of Vietnam. We will also hear a rare archival speech presented by Dr. King at the National Conference for a New Politics held in Chicago over Labor Day weekend in September 1967.
Listen to this special 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 with dispatches on the commemorations of the 104th anniversary of the founding of the African National Congress (ANC), the ruling party in the Republic of South Africa; a date for the run-off elections in the Central African Republic has been set for Jan. 31 with two former prime ministers facing each other amid the withdrawal of Congolese troops from the UN peacekeeping force in light of allegations of misconduct; more attention is being given to the federal investigation in the United States into the poisoning of the water resources by the right-wing governor in the state of Michigan; and the Chicago police have been cited again in a killing which has come under national scrutiny. In the second hour we continue our commemoration of the 87th anniversary of the birth of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. looking at various aspects of his social legacy. Also in this same hour we look back at the contributions of South African Communist Party leader Joe Slovo who passed away 21 years ago on Jan. 7, 1995 in the aftermath of the ANC's ascendancy to power in 1994. Finally, we reexamine the apparent murder of former United Nations Secretary General Dag Hammarskjold in 1961 during the Congo crisis through a lecture delivered by Susan Williams of the Institute of Commonwealth Studies at the University of Oxford's African Studies Center lecture series
Listen to this edition of the Pan-African Journal hosted by Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire. This program will feature our regular PANW report with dispatches on the poisoning of the water in the Michigan city of Flint in the United States and the declaration of a state of emergency by right-wing Gov. Rick Snyder aimed up covering up the role of the state and private interests in this social calamity; there are problems within the ruling party in Tunisia just months after its ascendancy to public office inside the North Africa state which was the birthplace of the North African uprising some five years ago; a series of attacks in Egypt have highlighted the precarious security situation and its impact on the national economy; and counter-revolutionary elements in Venezuela who now control the parliament are threatening to launch an effort to oust socialist President Nicolas Maduro from office. In the second hour we continue our monthlong commemoration of the 87th birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by assessing his contribution to the struggle against racism and against war in the US and internationally. Finally we examine the role of the British army in Kenya during 1952-1956 where hundreds of thousands were detained and thousands killed during the so-called state of emergency imposed by London aimed at halting the rebellion launched by the Kenya Land and Freedom Army, popularly known as the Mau Mau.
Listen to this 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 with dispatches on events in the United States surrounding the Black Lives Matter Movement in Cleveland over the failure of a grand jury to indict two white police officers in the death of 12-year-old Tamir Rice and in Washington, D.C. where demonstrations were held in the nation's capital where the federal government has failed to take action aimed at halting racist state-sponsored violence against the African American people; in Haiti two Rwandan peacekeeping soldiers were found dead recently amid an announcement that the U.S.-backed president has set a date for the run-off elections inside this Caribbean island-nation; in the Central African state of Burundi violence has continued against the government of President Pierre Nkurunziza as the African Union is threatening to deploy a military force inside the agriculturally based landlocked state; and in the North African state of Algeria a co-founder of the national independence movement, the FLN, Hocinda Ait Ahmed has been buried in his hometown which was designated by the government as a state funeral despite Ait Ahmed's longtime exile from the country. In the second hour we being our monthlong commemoration of the 87th birthday of the martyred civil rights and peace leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. looking at race relations during 1966 to the present. Finally an interview on the relationship between cotton production and capitalism inside the U.S. is examined.
Listen to this special edition of the Pan-African Journal hosted by Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire. This program features our regular PANW reports with dispatches on the declining value of the South African rand during the final days of 2015; the Southern African state of Zimbabwe has announced through its government media that a threatened strike by civil servants over the delay in the payment of holiday bonuses has been averted; the United Nations envoy to Libya Martin Kobler was forced to halt a press conference at the airport outside the capital of Tripoli amid much fanfare over a so-called unity accord where the majority of members of the two rival regimes have failed to approve; and there has been demonstrations in Iran and other countries in response to the execution of 47 people in Saudi Arabia including a leading Shiite cleric Sheik Nimr al-Nimr. In the second hour we continue our month-long tribute to the 87th anniversary of the birth of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. through a lecture by labor historian Michael Honey on the civil rights leader's intervention in the Memphis santitation workers strike of early 1968, the last political campaign leading to his assassination on April 4 of that year. Finally we review a lecture delivered at Oxford University by Winnie Byanyima, the executive director of Oxfam International, asking the question: Is Africa Rising?
Listen to this special edition of the Pan-African Journal hosted by Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire. This broadcast features our regular PANW reports discussing developments in Chicago where the police have shot dead two African Americans; the advent of African apps and their implications; looking at the status of free speech in Africa; and the continuing presence of Kenyan Defense Force troops in Somalia. In the second hour we will listen to the IV installment of the Massey Lectures delivered by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. over the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) in late 1967. Finally we listen to a lecture on the internet in Africa by Andile Ngcaba at Oxford University.
Don't miss a special broadcast of "The Michael Imhotep Show" today, Sunday, Jan. 17th, 7pm-9pm EST. Listen at www.BlogTalkRadio.com/TheAfricanHistoryNetworkShow or at 914-338-1375. We'll discuss The State of African Americans in 2016. Why have we lost ground in almost every Economic Category over the last 10 years, #OscarsSoWhite, African Americans were shut out of the Oscars again this year. Why and What needs to change? Dr. King on his 87th Birthday and why he told us to #RedistributeThePain, Understanding The Power of Economic Withdrawal. Update on Flint, MI. President Obama declares a State of Emergency in Flint, MI behind the lead poisoning of the water supply.
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DETROIT: Monday, January 18th, 2016 at Nandi's Knowledge Cafe, 6pm. Screening and Discussion of the film "Out of Darkness" in celebration Dr. King Day. Discussion led by Michael Imhotep founder of The African History Network and host of "The Michael Imhotep Show". You don't want to miss this. Nandi's Knowledge Cafe, 12511 Woodward Ave., Highland Park, MI (4 blocks South of the Davison Fwy between Glendale and Highland St.)
Watch the trailer for here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7odxQ6YqF7o&feature=youtu.be
Out of Darkness is narrated by Prof. Kaba Kamene (aka Booker T. Coleman) and co-stars Dr. Umar Johnson, Dr. Claud Anderson, Tim Wise, Prof. James Small, Dr. Joy DeGruy, Anthony Browder, Sabir Bey, Atlantis Browder, and Taj Tarik Bey.
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