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  • Pan-African Journal: Worldwide Radio Broadcast

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    Listen to this edition of the Pan-African Journal hosted by Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire. We feature our regular PANW reports highlighting the request by the Namibian people for reparations involving the German genocide of 1904-07 where tens of thousands of Africans were slaughtered at the aegis of Berlin's Second Reich; the Southern African Development Community (SADC) was served with a letter of support from the Republic of Sudan in Zimbabwe just recently; the United States has re-established its embassy in Havana, Cuba after 54 years ushering in a new era of bilateral relations; while clashes have taken place in neo-colonial Libya in the city of Sirte between IS fighters and other groups amid the failure of United Nations brokered talks to stabilize the situation inside this North African state. In the second and third hour we focus on the legacy of Black August looking at the 50th anniversary of the Watts Rebellion which began on Aug. 11, 1965. Also we pay tribute to Hugo Pinell of the San Quinten Six who was assassinated on Aug. 12 in the California prison system. Finally we review an audio documentary on the legacy of resistance behind prison walls in the U.S.

  • 02:57

    Pan-African Journal: Worldwide Radio Broadcast

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    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. 

  • 02:41

    Pan-African Journal: Special Worldwide Radio Broadcast

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    Listen to this special edition of the Pan-African Journal hosted by Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire. Our regular PANW reports will examine the ongoing imperialist interference in the affairs of the African continent where African Union Chairperson Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe was disinvited to a African Development Bank gathering in Ivory Coast due to the subservience of that neo-colonial state to the French government which installed the current regime in Abidjan. Also the Palestinians are demonstrating against the deaths of a father and child at the hands of Israeli settlers; the Egyptian ousted President Mohamed Morsi is refusing food in prison because he suspects his life is in danger; and demonstrators took to the streets in Ferguson, Missouri in commemoration of the first anniversary of the police killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown. During the second and third hour we continue our month-long acknowledgement of Black August in honor of those who have resisted racism, colonialism and neo-colonialism within the African world. In this segment further focus is placed on the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Voting Rights Act in the United States.

  • 02:55

    Pan-African Journal: Worldwide Radio Broadcast

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    Listen to this edition of the Pan-African Journal hosted by Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire. You will hear our regular PANW reports on the continuing controversy surrounding the torture of Libyan loyalists who fought against the imperialist intervention and destruction of the North African state in 2011; Pierre Nkurunziza was inaugurated to a third term this week amid ongoing unrest inside this central African state; violence is not abating within the Central African Republic as reports indicate that ousted leader Francois Bozize is planning to return in order to participate in an upcoming election while efforts are underway to investigate cases of sexual abuse by United Nations peacekeeping troops; and efforts are taking place to reconstitute the African National Congress Youth League through a soon to be held conference in South Africa. In the second and third hours we will feature segments on Black August. Another tribute to Hugo Pinell will be heard and a recording of Huey P. Newton when he emerged from prison in Aug. 1970. The final two segments examine the Nat Turner Rebellion of 1831 and the raid on Harper's Ferry led by John Brown in 1859.

  • Pan-African Journal: Special Worldwide Radio Broadcast

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    Listen to this special edition of the Pan-African Journal hosted by Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire. We will feature our regular PANW reviews with reports on the continuing United States coordinated war against the people of Yemen; coverage of the latest developments in the escalating tensions between North and South Korea; several U.S. contractors were killed in an attack in Afghanistan; and the people of South Sudan desire peace between the warring factions at loggerheads since Dec. 2013. The second hour highlights a lecture on the life and times of militant anti-slavery fighter John Brown as part of our Black August recognition. Also in the final segment we look again at the contributions of Hugo Pinell who was killed in the New Folsom prison of California on Aug. 12.

  • 03:00

    Pan-African Journal: Special Worldwide Radio Broadcast

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    Listen to this special edition of the Pan-African Journal hosted by Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire. During the broadcast we will feature our regular PANW reports with dispatches involving developments on the four-year aftermath of the imperialist-engineered war of regime-change in the North African state of Libya; also a Memphis police officer was shot dead yesterday just two weeks after an African American was killed during a traffic stop; a Cincinnati police officer has been indicted for murder after shooting an African American during a routine traffic stop; and a look at the character of police training where they are taught to shoot to kill. In the second hour we continue our focus on Black August, a monthlong tribute to the resistance of African people against slavery, colonialism, neo-colonialism and imperialism. This segment presents a 1968 lecture by Hosea Williams, a leading member of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), who speaks on the Poor People's Campaign of that year. The final hour looks at the contributions of Blanche K. Bruce, a Mississippi politician and US Senator who served during the period of Reconstruction in the late 1870s and early 1880s. Bruce was the first African American to serve a full term in the Senate. He died in Washington, D.C. in 1898 at the age of 57.

  • Pan-African Journal: Special Worldwide Radio Broadcast

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    Listen to this special edition of the Pan-African Journal hosted by Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire. In this episode we feature our regular PANW reports looking at events surrounding the election of a new president of the ruling African National Congress Women's League (ANCWL), Bathabile Dlamini, and the prospects for a women leader of South Africa; in Zimbabwe the government has raised the idea through a new labor bill to provide compensation for the thousands of workers who are losing their jobs due to a supreme court ruling; the head of the United Nations peacekeeping force in the Central African Republic has been forced to resign by Secretary General Ban Ki-moon as a result of a scandal alleging abuse of women; and there are further revelations about the United States government spying on legendary African American novelist and essayist James Baldwin. The second and third hours of the program continue our focus on Black August with a rare archival interview of revolutionary prison organizer George Jackson during 1971 just prior to his assassination on Aug. 21 of that year. We also will review a 1959 speech by Commandante Fidel Castro at Harvard in light of the reestablishment of relations with Washington this past week. Finally we hear an audio documentary about Nelson Mandela, the former ANC leader and first president of the non-racial Republic of South Africa.

  • 03:00

    Pan-African Journal: Worldwide Radio Broadcast

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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 program will feature our regular PANW reports on events following the racist massacre in Charleston, South Carolina; the failed peace talks on Yemen held in Geneva; the ongoing hostilty towards Iran by the United States; and the worsening economic crisis in Greece. During the second hour we probe deeper into Charleston massacre by reviewing and analyzing several media reports of the events. In line with our monthlong tribute to Black Music Month we pay homage to the centenary of the birth of legendary African American artist Billie Holiday. The final hour presents Global Research News broadcast from June 12 featuring an extended interview with Abayomi Azikiwe on the war in Yemen.

  • 02:59

    Pan-African Journal: Special Worldwide Radio Broadcast

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    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 regarding developments related to the African Union (AU), Egypt, Burundi and Libya. In the second hour we present the New York City version of the Pan-African Journal for April 27, 2015 hosted by Abayomi Azikiwe and produced by Bernard White of Community Progressive Radio (CPRMetro.org). The final hour in recognition of our month-long commemoration of Black Music Month (BMM) we broadcast an archived news item on the Chattanooga Bessie Smith Festival in honor of the legendary African American blues artist. In addition we will hear a rare address by African American novelist and essayist James Baldwin delivered on June 23, 1963 at Castlemount High School in Oakland, California. Baldwin talks about the impact of growing up in a white-dominated society.

  • 03:00

    Pan-African Journal: Worldwide Radio Broadcast

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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 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.

  • 03:00

    Pan-African Journal: Special Worldwide Radio Broadcast

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    Listen to this special editiion of the Pan-African Journal hosted by Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire. This program brings you our regular PANW reports with dispatches on events in South Africa in the aftermath of the release of the Farlam Commission Report on the Marikana Massacre; the ongoing response to the attacks on a tourist resort in Tunisia; fuel shortages in Egypt; and the increasing hostility towards the International Criminal Court (ICC) throughout Africa and the world due to the persecution of the Sudan government. The second hour features an interview with Toronto Bluesologist Norman Otis Richmond on the history and contemporary significance of Black Music Month. In the final hour we conclude our Black Music Month commemoration with two radio dramatizations from the CBS Radio Workshop of 1948 highlighting the contributions of Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington.