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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
TONIGHT: Listen to The African History Network Show Thursday, Jan. 8th, 8:00pm-11:00pm EST with host Michael Imhotep. “Can African American Entertainers Be Effective Activists?” Nicki Minaj recently did an interview explaining why some African American entertainers don’t speak out on our issues. We’ll discuss this and more on tonight’s show. Call in with your questions at (914) 338-1375.
1) Phylicia Rashad (Claire Huxtable on “The Cosby Show”), did an interview with ABC World News on Wednesday clarifying a statement regarding the Bill Cosby scandal. I never said “forget those women”. 2) In Colorado, a bomb went off outside of NAACP office. 3) Asar Gray of G & G Associates will discuss Tax Tips for the 2015 Tax Season. 4) The movie “Selma” is drawing critical acclaim and also criticism for its portrayal of Pres. Lyndon Johnson. Former Ambassador Andrew Young recently did an interview to set the record straight. 5) Michael Imhotep’s latest presentation is on the history of “Black Wall Street” in Tulsa, Oklahoma. We’ll share an excerpt of it on tonight’s show. 6) This date in African American History and Dr. George Washington Carver.
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If you want to learn more about African History and African-American History to counteract the negative images we see of ourselves on the TEL-LIE-VISION (TV), please visit www.AfricanHistoryNetwork.com. We have information and DVDs to Educate, Empower and Inspire people of African Descent throughout the Diaspora and around the world.
Listen to this Pan-African Journal worldwide radio broadcast hosted by Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire. This edition features our regular PANW reports examining developments surrounding MLK Day 2015 in the United States as well as events in Yemen, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Somalia and Tunisia. The second hour continues our monthlong tribute to the 86th anniversary of the birth of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. who was commemorated across the country this week. In the final hour an archived edition of the Jan. 4, 2015 Pan-African Journal New York City version will be highlighted. The program was hosted by Abayomi Azikiwe and produced by Bernard White of Community Progressive Radio CPRMetro.org in New York City.
Listen to this special edition of the Pan-African Journal worldwide radio broadcast hosted by Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire. We will bring to you our regular PANW segment featuring reports on developments in South Africa, Egypt, Nigeria and Greece. In the second and third hours we conclude our series commemorating the 86th birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. We examine the rapid political and ideological developments within the philosophical and activist framework of the martyred Civil Rights leader during the last year of his life.
Listen to The African History Network Show, Thursday, Jan. 22nd, 8:00pm-10:00pm EST with host Michael Imhotep. We’ll discuss the documentary “Light Girls” & Colorism in The African American Community and much more. Call in with your Questions/Comments at 914-338-1375.
1) Florida police use images of Black Men for Target Practice. What do you think about this? 2) We’ll discuss President Obama’s State of The Union Address. Did he say what you wanted to hear? 3) Did you see the documentary “Light Girls” Monday night on OWN? What did you think of the documentary and “colorism” in the African American community? 4) We’ll play excerpts of Michael Imhotep’s presentation “The Distortion of The Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr: The Revolutionary Will Not Be Televised”. Listen to the show at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/theafricanhistorynetworkshow/2015/01/23/the-documentary-light-girls-colorism-in-the-african-american-community or by phone LIVE at (914) 338-1375 or visit www.AfricanHistoryNetwork.com. Call in with your Questions/Comments at (914) 338-1375.
Listen to this edition of the Pan-African Journal hosted by Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire. The program highlights our PANW reports on developments in Africa surrounding the demonstrations by Muslims against a French satirical magazine and other issues. In the second hour we will examine the anti-war legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. as we continue our commemorations of the 86th anniversary of his birth. Finally, the broadcast in its final hour will feature the Pan-African Journal New York City version which aired originally over Community Progressive Radio on Jan. 12. This program is hosted by Abayomi Azikiwe and produced by Bernard White of CPRMetro.org
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 bring you our PANW reports on developments in Africa and throughout the Diaspora. The second hour continues our Voices From History segment examining the life and times of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in honor of the upcoming 86th anniversary of his birth on Jan. 15, 1929. This broadcast highlights the Selma to Montgomery March in light of the soon to be released film "Selma." The final hour looks at the Watts Rebellion which occured just a few days after the passage of the 1965 Voting Rights Act. Later we continue our reflections on the urban rebellions during the period which coincided with Dr. King's final years, this time focusing on Newark in July 1967.
Listen to this special broadcast of the Pan-African Journal hosted by Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire. This program features our regular PANW reports dealing with issues relevant to the concerns of African people and the international community in general. In the second hour we highlight writer Chi'Visual Arts, Falan Johnson, based in Dallas, who reads some of her work as well as reflections on factors motivating young publishers. Later we talk to Bluesologist Norman Otis Richmond of Toronto discussing the film "Selma," the anti-racist struggle in North America and the ongoing Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) television mini-series "The Book of Negroes." We continue the commemoration of the 86th birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. examining his anti-war and social justice legacy leading up to his assassination in April 1968.
Listen to this special edition of the Pan-African Journal hosted by Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire. This program presents our regular PANW reports on the unfolding situation involving relations between Africans, Muslims and the French state as well as other issues. In the second hour we will continue our ongoing commemorations of the 86th birthday of Dr. Martin Luther Kiing, Jr. (1929-1968) by featuring his evolving ideas on race and society. Later we review an interview with Joann Bland, the founder of the Selma Voting Rights Museum on the need to educate new generations on the actual history of the Civil Rights Movement. Later there is a follow-up on Malcolm X's "Prospects for Freedom in 1965" by examining a speech he delivered in New York City on Jan. 7, 1965.
Listen to this broadcast of the Pan-African Journal hosted by Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire. In this program we will have our regular PANW reports looking at the recent shootings in Paris and the conditions of Africans in France. In the second hour we examine the "Selma" film depicting the Voting Rights Campaign of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference in 1965. The final hour presents Malcolm X discussing the African American Freedom Struggle in early 1965. Malcolm X visited Selma on Feb. 4, 1965 just two weeks before his assassination. Two weeks after his assassination on Feb. 21, the first Selma to Montgomery March was attempted on March 7, resulting in "Bloody Sunday."
Listen to this Pan-African Journal special edition hosted by Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire, This program will include our regular PANW reports on developments during 2014 and other issues. In the second hour our Voices From History segment features a rare audio presentation highlighting African American playwright Lorraine Hansberry speaking at a public meeting on June 15, 1964 on the Black Revolution and the White Backlash. We also initiate the first in a series of programs honoring the 86th birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Listen to this edition of the Pan-African Journal hosted by Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire. This program will present our regular PANW reports dealing with events in the Central African Republic, Libya, Sudan, the anti-racist struggle in the United States and other issues. In the second hour we continue our Voices from History segment examining the life and times of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. coming up on the 86th anniversary of his birth Jan. 15. The federally-recognized holiday is being held on Mon. Jan. 19, where in Detroit, the location we are broadcasting from, the MLK Committee will host the 12th Annual MLK Day Rally & March starting at Noon at Central United Methodist Church located on Woodward avenue and East Adams in downtown Detroit. The event draws on the social justice and anti-war legacy of Dr. King and is the largest gathering of progressive forces in southeastern Michigan at the beginning of every year.
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