• 00:31

    Martinus L. Johnson Sr - Reflections of An African Diplomat

    in History

    Forget James Bond, Martinus Johnson Senior is the Real Deal. He served over 25 years as a Foreign Service Diplomat for his home Country of Liberia. I am proud to call him a friend and cousin, and to present his book, Reflections of An African Diplomat, here on Anita Talks Genealogy. Ambassador Johnson 'will be our call in guest tonight. He was born March 24, 1929, in Edina, Grand Bassa County Liberia, West Africa. In 1990, after the execution of Samuel Doe, he and many others fled to the United States. He is retired now and living in Michigan with his second wife. He took the time to write this book which details his life in the Foreign Service and some close calls he experienced.
    He served under President Tubman and Dole, before being retired. He fled Liberia during the conflict which started in 1990. LIberia was one of the Countries on the list for, "Blood or Conflict Diamonds" it is mineral rich, and also has a rich history. The book covers the Middle East Conflict in which Martinus was sent to hot spots like Egypt, Iran, Kuwait, and other Hot Spots. He also served in Hong Kong and Germany during his career. It was in Iran where he met the first President George Bush Senior.  The book covers his relationship with now Ex President Bush.
    Tune in and Listen Up!

  • Pan-African Journal: Special Worldwide Radio Broadcast

    in Politics

    Listen to this special edition of the Pan-African Journal hosted by Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire. In this broadcast we will feature our PANW reports on developments in St. Louis County, Missouri where yet another African American youth was shot to death by police on Dec. 23; the upcoming 50th anniversary of the culmination of the voting rights struggle in Selma in 1965; as well as the impact on the declining price of oil in Nigeria. In the second hour we examine the relationship between the growth of capitalism and slavery in the world economic syste. Our third hour does a retrospective history on the role of sugar in western culture and political economy. 

  • 02:59

    Pan-African Journal: Worldwide Radio Broadcast

    in Politics

    Listen to the Pan-African Journal hosted by Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire. In our regular PANW reports we look at and analyze the recent open letter written by the newly-elected Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi on the task facing this North African state; the increasing instability threatening Tunisia from Libya where rebels in the post-Gaddafi state continue to their internecine warfare; the lawsuit that was filed by an African American man against the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) accusing the police of racial profiling leading to his arrest; and the ongoing struggle in Missouri to reclaim the just legacy of slain Michael Brown where one of his memorials were destroyed on Dec. 25. The second hour highlights the largest African slave rebellion in New Orleans in 1811 as well as the origins of the United States Women's Rights Movement in the Anti-Slavery Abolitionist struggles of the mid-19th century. The final segment reviews the historic 1951 student strike against school segregation in Prince Edward County, Virginia that was led by 17-year-old Barbara Johns. 

  • The African History Network Show, 8pm EST

    in Culture

    The African History Network Show can be heard on Thursdays, 8pm - 11pm EST.  For more information please visit www.TheAfricanHistoryNetwork.com or www.youtube.com/mjrob1914 or give us a call at (313) 462-0003.  You can listen to the show LIVE at 914-338-1375.

  • 02:59

    Pan-African Journal: Special Worldwide Radio Broadcast

    in Politics

    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 feature our regular PANW reports some of which address the shooting deaths of two New York City police officers as well as other issues. In the second hour there is an examination of the colonization and enslavement of Native and African peoples in the western hemisphere focusing on Spain and Britain. The final hour features a lecture by documentary historian Eric Foner discussing the deep and systematic role of racism and slavery in the development of the United States and the role of the abolitionist movement in the early to mid 19th century.

  • Pan-African Journal: Worldwide Radio Broadcast

    in Politics

    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).

  • 02:59

    Pan-African Journal: Special Worldwide Radio Broadcast

    in Politics

    Listen to this special edition of the Pan-African Journal hosted by Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire. This program will feature our regular PANW segment with reports on the anti-racist demonstrations being held across the United States. In the second hour there will be a further examination of the political evolution of the civil rights and anti-war leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. during the last months of his life; and finally in the last segment there is a tribute focusing on the one year anniversary of the transition of Nelson Mandela highlighting his address before the United Naitons in June 1990; plus an archival interview with the late Joe Slovo of the South African Communist Party (SACP) recognizing the tenth year after his transition.

  • 03:00

    Pan-African Journal: Special Worldwide Radio Broadcast

    in Politics

    Listen to this special edition of the Pan-African Journal hosted by Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire. This weeks program will feature PANW reports on the continuing anti-racist demonstrations across the United States from New York City to Berkeley, CA in opposition to the government-approved police killings of African Americans Eric Garner, Michael Brown, Tamir Rice and many others.  In the second hour we will interview Johnnie Stevens of the International Action Center in New York City about the demonstrations that have rocked the municipality since Tues. as well as a report about the upcoming event to build support for the fight against Ebola in West Africa. The final hour examines the role of imperialism in the West African state of Mali featuring a recorded interview with host Abayomi Azikiwe and others.

  • 03:00

    Pan-African Journal: Worldwide Radio Broadcast

    in Politics

    Listen to the Pan-African Journal hosted by Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire. In this broadcast we will present our regular PANW reports with updates on developments in Nigeria, Somalia, the ongoing anti-racist demonstrations in the United States and the stopgap $1.1 trillion federal budget. In our second hour there is a feature on the ideas of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. during the last months of his life and in the final hour an audio documentary on the history of policing in the U.S. will be featured. 

  • 02:59

    Pan-African Journal: Worldwide Radio Broadcast

    in Politics

    Listen to the Pan-African Journal hosted by Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire. This edition will feature PANW reports on the current anti-racist demonstrations and rebellions across the U.S.; the fiftieth anniversary of the intervention of Malcolm X in the Oxford Union debates in Dec. 1964 in England; and other issues. In the second hour we will host Norman Otis Richmond, Bluesologist from Toronto, to discuss in retrospect and contemporary terms the fiftieth anniverary of the murder of Sam Cooke in Dec. 1964. 

  • 03:00

    Pan-African Journal: Worldwide Radio Broadcast

    in Politics

    Listen to the Pan-African Journal hosted by Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire. This episode will feature PANW reports on the ongoing demonstrations in Ferguson and in support of the people of this area. In addition there will be a featured segment on the life and times of African National Congress (ANC) leader Nelson Mandela (1918-2013); an interview examining the history of African women and work in the United States; and our Voices From History segment will focus on the Black Panther Party in May 1968 during the campaign against the California Mulford Act, defense work around Panther leaders and other issues.

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