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TONIGHT IS THE FINAL LISTEN-IN SESSION DURING THE 90 DAY BLACKOUT OF MAINSTREAM MEDIA Kwame Touré, once known as Stokely Carmichael (June 29, 1941 – November 15, 1998), was a Trinidadian-American activist active in the 1960s Civil Rights Movement, and later, the global Pan-African movement. Growing up in the United States from the age of eleven, he graduated from Howard University. He rose to prominence in the civil rights and Black Power movements, first as a leader of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), later as the "Honorary Prime Minister" of the Black Panther Party, and finally as a leader of the All-African Peoples Revolutionary Party.
"Uprising: Resistance and Rebellion"
Guests: Ajamu Baraka and Efia Nwangaza
Ajamu Baraka, Founder and fromer Executive Director , the US Human Rights Network and Contributor to Black Agenda Report
Baraka is an internationally recognized leader of the emerging human rights movement in the U.S. and has been at the forefront of efforts to apply the international human rights framework to social justice advocacy in the U.S. for more than 25 years.
Efia Nwangaza, Human Rights Attorney and Liberation Broadcaster, WMXP Greenville South Carolina
Sister Nwangaza, current director of the Malcolm X Center for Self Determination, is a former Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) organizer. The Malcolm X Center for Self Determination ( http://wmxp955.webs.com/aboutus.htm ), is a volunteer grassroots, community based, volunteer staffed, owned and operated human rights action center, since 1991.
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Horace Julian Bond (born January 14, 1940), known as Julian Bond, is an American social activist and leader in the Civil Rights Movement, politician, professor, and writer. While a student at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia, during the early 1960s, he helped to establish the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). Bond was elected to four terms in the Georgia House of Representatives and later to six terms in the Georgia Senate, having served a combined twenty years in both legislative chambers. From 1998 to 2010, he was chairman of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and the first president of theSouthern Poverty Law Center.
Listen to this special edition of the Pan-African Journal hosted by Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire. The program features our regular PANW reports highlighting updates on developments in Yemen, Kenya, Cuba and Libya. In the second hour we discuss United States-Latin American relations with National Network on Cuba representative Cheryl LaBash. Finally, the third hour continues our commemoration of the 47th anniversary of the martyrdom of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. We present archived recordings of a press conference held by the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) where Stokely Carmichael (later known and Kwame Ture) explains the political implications of the assassination of Dr. King on April 5, 1968 in Washington, D.C. In addition another archived recording of a memorial rally held in Central Park in New York City on the same day which presents a speech by the-then SNCC International Affairs Director James Forman calling for retribution in response to the assassination of Dr. King and other leaders.
Listen to this special broadcast of the Pan-African Journal hosted by Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire. This program will present our regular PANW reports on developments surrounding the Nigerian national elections held over the weekend. In the second hour we conclude our commemoration of Women's History Month featuring excerpts from the speeches and interviews with Fannie Lou Hamer of SNCC and the MFDP. The final hour presents more history of the Civil Rights Movement with an extended presentatiion by SNCC and labor activist Betty Gorman Robinson.
This is a black arts and culture site. We will be exploring the African Diaspora via the writing, performance, both musical and theatrical (film and stage), as well as the visual arts of Africans in the Diaspora and those influenced by these aesthetic forms of expression. I am interested in the political and social ramifications of art on society, specifically movements supported by these artists and their forbearers. It is my claim that the artists are the true revolutionaries, their work honest and filled with raw unedited passion. They are our true heroes. Ashay!
1. State of Black Oakland Organizers Noni Sessions and Turha Ak, join us to talk about the event, Saturday, March 28, 2015, 10-4 at Geoffrey's Inner Circle in Downtown Oakland.
2. We close with an interview (part 1 of a series) with Mrs. Colia LaFayette Clark, Civil Rights Leader, Veteran Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) Organizer in Selma, Jackson and Montgomery in the early 1960s; Recipient of the Bridge-Crossing Jubilee Freedom Flame Award; Life-long Activist for Black Liberation and Social Justice. See http://www.teachingforchange.org/selma-bottom-up-history
Marcing on with Great music Reggae Sunday with easy music and games
Selma is a 2014 historical drama film directed by Ava DuVernay and written by Paul Webb and DuVernay. It is based on the 1965 Selma to Montgomery voting rights marches led by James Bevel, Hosea Williams, and Martin Luther King, Jr. of SCLC and John Lewis of SNCC. The film stars British actors David Oyelowo as King, Tom Wilkinson as President Lyndon Johnson, Tim Roth as George Wallace, Carmen Ejogo as Coretta Scott King, and American rapper and actor Common as Bevel.
Pathé financed the film, with Plan B Entertainment, Cloud Eight Films, and Harpo Productions as co-producers. Paramount Pictures distributed Selma in North America, while Pathé handled international distribution.
Selma premiered at the American Film Institute Festival on November 11, 2014, began a limited U.S. release on December 25, and expanded into wide theatrical release on January 9, 2015, two months before the 50th anniversary of the march.
The Making of an Activist
Carol Rogoff (Hallstrom) grew up in Brooklyn, New York. Like many of the children of Russian Jewish immigrants, she developed a strong sense of social justice early in life.
Her father, Jacob Rogoff, was a native of Ukraine whose parents brought him to the United States when he was five. Jews in Eastern Europe had long endured persecution, and the beacon of liberty shone brightly on immigrant families who escaped the pogroms, beatings, political oppression, and other forms of discrimination.
When, as an American, Jacob performed well in school, he was not persecuted, as he would have been in Ukraine, but instead offered a scholarship to Yale University. From there he went to medical school, also on scholarship, where he won the Campbell Gold Medal as the graduate with the highest ranking of all students. And, like so many first-generation immigrants, he remained in awe of the freedom and opportunity that the United States offered him—and, in theory, every American.
Reared in such an atmosphere, Carol’s recognition of social injustice made it impossible for her to close her eyes to the blatant victimization of black Americans. While still a college student she began working with the Student Non-violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) on Freedom Rides and sit-ins. The summer after her graduation from Beaver College (now Arcadia University) outside of Philadelphia, she became a fulltime member of the SNCC staff working on desegregation efforts, first in Maryland’s Eastern Shore and then in southwest Mississippi.
WE WILL CONTINUE OUR LOOK INTO THE LIFE OF REVERAND MARTIN LUTHER KING JR AND THE CIVIL / HUMAN RIGHTS MOVEMENT.
WE SHALL TAKE A JOURNEY THROUGH SELMA ALABAMA WITH A FINAL DESTINATION OF MONTGOMERY AND THE BUS BOYCOTT WHICH CHANGED THESE TWO CITIES FOREVER.
WE WILL DISCUSS THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE MARCH AND BUS BOYCOTT IN CIVIL RIGHTS HISTORY.
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On 25 March 1965, Martin Luther King led thousands of nonviolent demonstrators to the steps of the capitol in Montgomery, Alabama, after a 5-day, 54-mile ...
On 25 March 1965, Martin Luther King led thousands of nonviolent demonstrators to the steps of the capitol in Montgomery, Alabama, after a 5-day, 54-mile march from Selma, Alabama, where local African Americans, the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) had been campaigning for voting rights. King told the assembled crowd: ‘‘There never was a moment in American history more honorable and more inspiring than the pilgrimage of clergymen and laymen of every race and faith pouring into Selma to face danger at the side of its embattled Negroes’’ (King, ‘‘Address at the Conclusion of the Selma to Montgomery March,’’ 121).
Listen to this special edition of the Pan-African Journal hosted by Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire. This episode will include PANW reports on the recent attack against the African Union headquarters in Mogadishu, Somalia; the ongoing tensions between police and the African American community in the United States; and the economic impact of the decline in oil and other commodity prices internationally. The second hour consists of two rare audio features on legendary African American novelist, essayist and anthropologist, Zora Neale Hurston, plus an 1965 archived interview with Fannie Lou Hamer, a field secretary with the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and vice chairperson of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party (MFDP). The final hour presents an examination of the history of the oil industry in U.S. history.
Listen to the Pan-African Journal hosted by Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire. This week's program will feature our regular PANW segment including reports on the change in U.S.-Cuba relations and other issues; an extensive interview with the host Abayomi Azikiwe over Leid Stories discussing the sentencing of Benton Harbor, Michigan activist Rev. Edward Pinkney to 30-120 months in prison in light of the overall plight of African Americans in Detrot and other Michigan cities; and in the final hour we will highlight archival materials on the 1964-65 Freedom Movement in the South presenting a rare interview with Mrs. Fannie Lou Hamer of SNCC and the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party (MFDP).
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