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  • 02:59

    Pan-African Journal: Special Worldwide Radio Broadcast

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    Listen to this special edition of the Pan-African Journal featuring editor of the Pan-African News Wire Abayomi Azikiwe as the host. This program will present our regular PANW reports on events in South Africa at the African Union summit; the ongoing war in the Horn of Africa nation of Somalia; information on the possible failure of talks not taking place in Geneva on reaching a political solution in the Middle Eastern state of Yemen; and the arming of the pro-NATO regimes in eastern Europe well after the collapse of socialism. The third hour features an audio radio documentary on the 150th anniversary of the conclusion of the Civil War (1861-65) in the United States. The previous second hour we pay tribute to African American women blues artists as well as listen to one of the last interviews delivered by C.L.R. James, the Trinidadian Marxist, Pan-Africanist thinker and activist during 1989 while he was residing in London. 

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 broadcast presents our regular PANW reports with emphasis placed on developments in the aftermath of the racist massacre of nine African Americans in Charleston, South Carolina. The second hour continues the acknowledgement of Black Music Month where we feature a rare archival interview of legendary African American Jazz composer and artist John Coltrane talking with writer Frank Kofsky. Coltrane talks about Malcolm X, social issues and his journey towards making innovations in the music field. In the final hour we focus on the history of Charleston, South Carolina through a classic radio broadcast from 1948 on Denmark Vesey who led a slave rebellion in 1822. The massacre in Charleston on June 17 took place just one day after the scheduled slave rebellion some 193 years ago. We conclude the program with the music of Leroy Carr (1905-1935) who was originally from Nashville and made a tremendous contribution to African American Blues music during the early 20th century.

  • 02:58

    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 will present our regular PANW reports with dispatches on events surrounding the commission report investigating the massacre of platinum miners in Marikana, South Africa during 2012; the ongoing United States backed war against the people of Yemen; Senate actions related to the NSA spying program in the U.S.; as well as the mass response to the acquittal of a Cleveland police officer in the deaths of two African Americans. Our second hour focuses on the 90th birthday of Malcolm X (El Hajj Malil el-Shabazz) with a rare audio interview with the Pan-Africanist leader conducted in New York City during 1964. The final segment examines the contributions of Dr. W.E.B. DuBois in the struggle for Pan-Africanism on the eve of Africa Day 2015.

  • 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.

  • 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. We feature at the bottom of the first hour our regular PANW reports with dispatches on developments involving United States-Cuba relations, the burgeoning battle over the world's water resources, an update on the floods that have hit Ghana over the last week and the ongoing U.S.-backed Saudi-GCC war against Yemen. The second hour in honor of Black Music Month we examine the legacy of the Blues and Jazz with a rare archival radio broadcast from 1960 highlighting African American poet, novelist, playwright, songwriter and social commentator Langston Hughes. Others in this segment include blues artists James Cotton and Otis Spann. In the final hour we will hear another treasured documentary reviewing the life and artistic contributions of Jazz singer Eddie Jefferson who was heavily influenced by Charlie Parker and other be-bop musicians who emerged during World War II and afterwards. 

  • 02:16

    Pan-African Journal: Worldwide Radio Broadcast

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    Listen to the Pan-African Journal hosted by Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire. This week we are broadcasting live from the Left Forum in New York City. This episode will feature a panel entitled "Empire in Crisis: Uniting the Struggles to Defeat Racist State Terror, Austerity, and Endless War. 

  • 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. We feature our regular PANW reports with dispatches on the situation in Libya, Yemen, Iraq and Nigeria. The second hour of the program presents an archived edition of the May 4, 2015 New York City version of the Pan-African Journal hosted by Abayomi Azikiwe and produced by Bernard White of Community Progressive Radio (CPRMetro.org). In the final hour we enter the first phase of our annual tribute to Black Music Month looking at some aspects of the music of John Coltrane from 1961-62 as well as the first album of the Jimi Hendrix Experience, Are You Experienced, from 1967, through an interview with studio engineer Eddie Kramer. 

  • 02:13

    Pan-African Journal: Special Worldwide Radio Broadcast

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    Listen to this special edition of the Pan-African Joural broadcast live from the Left Forum at John Jay College in New York City. Abayomi Azikiwe, the host and editor of the Pan-African News Wire, will be featured on a panel entitled "The War Comes Come" sponsored by the United National Antiwar Coalition (UNAC).