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Topic: Entrepreneurship & The African Diaspora (Afrizone), with Guests:Erastus Mongare, President of Startup Africa, an organization that supports young adults in the building of business skills and creating jobs, Nina Oduro, founder and President of AfricanDevJobs, a platform for Africa-based development job opportunities and career advice, and Tebebu Assefa, Co-Founder of Blessed Coffee and US Africa Diaspora Business Council, a socially responsible business and trend for coffee growing regions (recognized as a Champion of Change by the White House in 2012). Host: Dr. Menna Demessie
Topic: Afrizone – on the Role of African Diaspora Women, Diaspora African Women’s Network (DAWN) Guests are: Hussainatu Blake Mumford (Co-Founder and Co-Executive Director of Focal Point Global nonprofit for disadvantaged youth), Elizabeth Akua Nyarko Patterson (Ghanaian-American graduate student at the Wagner School for Public Service, New York University), Emeobong "Eme" Martin, MPH, Project Manager for Center for Health Equity & Wellness, and Joanne Awuor Oport, MPA, Gender and Democracy Governance Specialist who will explore and discuss social justice and women’s issues in the context of organizing and mobilizing both in the US and beyond. Tonight's host: Dr. Menna Demessie
This morning we will be speaking to visual artist William Rhodes, whose exhibit Souls of Water up at th San Francisco Main Library, African American Ctr., 3rd Fl., 100 Larkin Street, through tomorrow, Feb. 6, 2014, 415-557-4277. Rhodes says of his work that it "explores themes of hidden knowledge, iconographic imagery and forms and how they can change meaning in a given cultural context. Explorations into the contrast between these traditional cultures and our modern one have also added depth to the narrative quality to my work." He is a woodworker by trade, an artist by choice. I strive to blend fine craft, sculpture and design with meaning and function. My travels to Africa, Asia, and Central and South America have strongly influenced my work. The people, art and cultures of these societies have inspired me to consider non-traditional approaches to art and sculpture. In every work I choose to start with reclaimed wood as my structural material. I enjoy the process of carving wood into a variety of shapes and sizes. The process of carving drawers and hidden compartments into the wood allows me to incorporate my need for functionality. Each piece can stand on its own as a functional object yet it is art. Mirrors have always been important to my work. I realized how mirrors can draw the viewer directly into the work. Every individual reflection adds to the story of the art. As a child I often asks myself the question of how early Humans saw their reflection? I believed Water gave humans the ability to see themselves. I often think of how water moves and creates circular shapes when I design my sculptures. This organic fluidity is always a part of my wood carving process. We close with a rebraodcast of an interview first taped January 31 with Kendra Kimbrough-Barnes, Laura Elaine Ellis and Gregory Dawson about the 10th Annual Black Choreographers Festival Here and Now, 2/9-3/8/2014.
Donovan Neal-May, Head of the South African Business Link to Experts (SABLE), discusses the role the South African Diaspora is playing in assisting South African entrepreneurs develop market opportunities.
Tonight we are blessed with the divine presence of Dr. Vibert White Ph.D., associate professor at the University Of Central Florida and his Queen of a Wife, Sister Michelle White Muhammad, as they go deep into the issues concerning the various countries on the continent of Africa, namely Nigeria, and the politics and issues of the continent as a whole.
They will also speak on the economic development of those African countries and what we as Black Americans can do to participate in the global economy with the focus being on the Motherland.
The Edward Snowden situation will be discussed as well as the issue of terrorism and the falsehoods promoted to the American people through the mainstream media.
All are welcomed to listen in and the audience will have the opportunity to participate in sharing their questions with Dr. White toward the latter segments of the program.
Join guest host Antoine 'Mwalimu' Bean as we explore the following subject:
Helping the African Diaspora should be the collective strive of all people of African descent. For while it is clear that our brothers and sisters are still held captive to the oppressive forces of the western world, the right thing to do is to reach out to offer them the very preciousness of Africa that western minds seek to attain in Africa.
In fact, as Africans born in the motherland, we understand that the wedge of division between us couldn't be any deeper than now - even as greedy white people try to hold us down and keep us apart at all times. But as African descendants we must not only strive for our survival but also thrive in our African uniqueness.
Join us; as we explore the best ways to help Africans of the Diaspora. Francis Aka-eri
Some shortsighted members of our African family would say that Africans of the Diaspora would bring nothing else but the greedy white man's ways back to the motherland. Could they be right?
Guest host Antoine 'Mwalimu' Bean will be hosting, and he will be joined by Gyasi Ngozi.
Join us as we explore what the African Diaspora could possibly bring to the growth and unity of Africa. Francis Aka-eri
An International Film Festival about the Human Experience of People of Color
NEW YORK, November 17, 2009 - The 17th Annual African Diaspora Film Festival (ADFF) presents a selection of 101 films from 46 countries including 63 World, US and New York premieres.
For a complete schedule for the 17th Annual New York African Diaspora Film Festival, for screeners, press information, and interviews, contact ArtMattan Productions at (212) 678-7428 or (212) 864-1760/ Fax (212) 316-6020 or E-mail PR@NYADFF.org. Festival web site: www.NYADFF.org.
Queen Quet, Chieftess of the Gullah/Geechee Nation (www.QueenQuet.com) is the hostess of Gullah/Geechee Riddim Radio on behalf of the Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition (www.gullahgeechee.net). On this broadcast, she will interview the Oba of Oyotunji African Village about the Pan African Grassroots Assembly 2014. The drum is being sounded to bring together the African Diaspora. Yeddi disya pun we sho-Gullah/Geechee Riddim Radio!
"Africa On The Move" seeks to be a voice for the oppressed and invisable communities. We speak truth to power and the need to be orgranized, revolutionary and Pan-Africanist. Check out this program on Cuba's history of being in solidarity with Africa and the African diaspora. "A salute from the African Awareness Association, Inc. & others. Come and Join Us on Sunday, August 17, 2014 at 7 PM.
We are joined this episode by Malcolm X Grassroots Member, Kali Akuno, to discuss the deleterious impact of Euro-American Imperialism, Militarism and Capitalism on Africa and her Diaspora. Kali Akuno will also connect the dots from Militarism to the plague of police brutality throughout the United States where in 2012 there we (AT LEAST) 313 black people murdered by police, law enforcement, or white vigilantes, as well as the most recent developments regarding this issue. Mr. Akuno will also break down the recent guide (Let Resistance Be Your Motto) for self defense, authored by MXGM, and why it is a vital tool for the self-defense of Africans/black people. Please tune in to this important show. Change starts with our overall education of these critical issues.
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