Worldwide movement that aims to encourage and strengthen bonds of solidarity between all people of African descent
Listen to the Sat. Nov. 27, 2021 edition of the Pan-African Journal: Worldwide Radio Broadcast hosted by Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire. The program highlights our regular PANW report with dispatches on the South African government claiming that it is being punished for its scientific discovery of the new Omicron variant of the COVID-19 virus; Ethiopia is continuing to mobilize its people in defense of the state against attacks by United States backed rebels; the African Union Peace and Security Council is sending a delegation to Sudan to discuss the political future of the country; and in Burkina Faso police used tear gas against demonstrators protesting the military role of France in West Africa. In the second hour we take up the emergence of the Omicron variant and its impact on Southern Africa and the world. We will hear a briefing as well from the African Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Finally, we will review important issues impacting Africa and the international community.
Listen to the Fri. Nov. 26, 2021 special edition of the Pan-African Journal: Worldwide Radio Broadcast hosted by Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire. The program features our PANW report with dispatches on the role of the United States in destabilizing and undermining the government of Ethiopia; Sudanese mass organizations continue to demonstrate against the military regime which seized power on Oct. 25 despite the reinstalation of the interim prime minister over a week ago; South Africa's foreign ministry is meeting with their UK counterparts related to the recent travel bans placed on people traveling from the sub-continent due to the identification of another COVID-19 variant; and Zimbabwe has embarked upon a 16-day campaign to end gender-based violence. In the second hour we look again at the historical inter-relationship between Africans and Native Americans. Finally, we review some of the most pressing and burning issues in Africa and throughout the international community.
Listen to the Thurs. Nov. 25, 2021 special edition of the Pan-African Journal: Worldwide Radio Broadcast hosted by Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire. The program features our regular PANW report with dispatches on the tragic deaths of 27 migrants drown in the English Channel; the Ethiopian government is seeking to correct the false narrative related to the attacks being levelled at the country from the United States and its surrogates inside the Horn of Africa state; Sudan's restored interim Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok has called for the police not to brutalize demonstrators; and Egypt has announced the reopening of the Luxor museum. In the second hour we continue our examination of the exoneration of two men falsely accused of being assassins of Malcolm X. The daughter of Malcolm X and Betty Shabazz, Malikah, was found dead earlier in the week in Brooklyn, New York. Finally, we pay tribute to the Indigenous people and their struggle to reclaim independence and sovereignty.
Listen to the Sun. Nov. 21, 2021 special edition of the Pan-African Journal: Worldwide Radio Broadcast hosted by Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire. The program features our PANW report with dispatches on the ongoing media campaign in the United States to misinform the public about the actual developments inside the Horn of Africa state of Ethiopia; in the Republic of Sudan the military junta has reinstated the interim Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok although this is being rejected by other activists within the mass democracy movement; China's foreign ministry has declared that the independence of Taiwan will never by accepted by Beijing; and the international trade crisis is being worsened due to the conflict between the U.S. and China. In the second hour we continue to look deeper into the life, times, contributions and assassination of Malcolm X (Hajj Malik El-Shabazz). We listen to two rare achival audio files and a contemporary segment on the exoneration of two of falsely convicted men tried in the murder during 1966. Finally, we review some of the most pressing and burning issues in Africa and the world.
Listen to the Sat. Nov. 20, 2021 edition of the Pan-African Journal: Worldwide Radio Broadcast hosted by Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire. The program features our PANW report with dispatches on the continuing mobilization in Ethiopia against the United States supported efforts to remove the government of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed; Sudanese are remaining in the streets demanding the removal of the military junta which staged a coup last month; South African activists are calling for the nation's beauty queen to boycott the Miss Universe pageant being held in occupied Palestine; and in the West African state of Burkina Faso there was a demonstration which blocked a French military convoy operating inside the country. In the second hour we look back at the assassination of Malcolm X (Hajj Malik El-Shabazz) on Feb. 21, 1965 in light of the recent exoneration of two men falsely accused in his killing. Finally, we review some of the most pressing and burning issues of the day in Africa and around the globe.
Listen to the Sun. Nov. 14, 2021 special edition of the Pan-African Journal: Worldwide Radio Broadcast hosted by Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire. The program features our PANW report with dispatches on the condemnation by the Ethiopian government of the United States sanctions imposed on the State of Eritrea; the African Union has called for the Sudanese military junta to negotiate a settlement to the continuing unrest in the country; a Nigerian general has been killed in an attack by insurgents operating in the north of the West African state; and the son of the slain former leader of Libya Col. Muammar Gaddafi has announced he is running in the national elections for president next month. In the second hour we examine the 1619 Project written by Nikole-Hannah Jones which is now being republished as a book. Finally, we review some of the important issues and developments in Africa and internationally.
Listen to the Sat. Nov. 13, 2021 edition of the Pan-African Journal: Worldwide Radio Broadcast hosted by Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire. The program features our PANW report with dispatches on the role of the United States in the efforts to destabilize and overthrow the government in Ethiopia; Sudan mass organizations have rejected the offer by the military junta to establish another coalition administration after the coup on Oct. 25; in the U.S. state of Lousiana there are effort underway to grant a posthumunous pardon of Homer Plessy who was arrested for defying segregation laws during the early 1890s which resulted in a draconian supreme court decision upholding the system of Jim Crow; and the 1619 Project which won a purlitzer prize is now being published as a book. In the second hour we listen to two discussions exposing the aims of western imperialism to remove the current administration in Ethiopia led by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed. We also rebroadcast a speech delivered by South African President Cyril Ramaphosa analyzing the results of the recently-held local governmental elections. Finally, we examine issues impacting Africa and the world.
Listen to the Sun. Nov. 7, 2021 special edition of the Pan-African Journal: Worldwide Radio Broadcast hosted by Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire. The program features our regular PANW report with dispatches on the mass demonstrations held in the capital of Ethiopia in support of the government of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed; the Sudan Professional Association (SPA) has rejected the offer by the military coup makers to establish another coalition government; opposition parties in Mali are demanding that the military leaders stay on course for the transition to civilian control; and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) are continuing to pressure the military junta to withdraw from their positions of power in the government. In the second hour we listen to detailed reports on events in Ethiopia. Also there is a briefing from the African Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Finally, we further examine issues impacting Africa and the international community.
Listen to the Sat. Nov. 6, 2021 edition of the Pan-African Journal: Worldwide Radio Broadcast hosted by Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire. The episode features a PANW report with dispatches on the current threat to national sovereignty in Ethiopia amid the escalating conflict initiated by western-backed rebel groupings; Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa has attended the COP26 climate conference held in Glasgow, Scotland; reports says that 98 people have been killed in an oil tanker exploision in the West African state of Sierra Leone; and the Sudanese mass organizations have rejected a settlement offered by the military leaders that seized power on Oct. 25. In the second hour we look at the contributions of Ghana musician Nana Kwame Ampadu who recently joined the ancestors. In addition, we examine in detail the conflict in the Horn of Africa state of Ethiopia. Finally, we look into other issues impacting Africa and international community.
In this episode, I had the honor of speaking with fellow Math educator and Pan-African scholar Akil Parker. In our conversation, we touched on his personal journey in education, how attending HBCUs shaped his development as an educator, the founding of his company All This Math, the role that mathematics can play in the Pan-Africanism movement, and so much more! To learn more about Akil's work, you can visit the All This Math website at allthismath.com or you can follow him on Instagram and Twitter (@allthismath) BIO: Akil Parker retired from the School District of Philadelphia in 2018 to grow and develop his math tutoring and educational consulting company, All This Math, LLC. He works diligently to empower youth through mathematics education. He worked in Philadelphia Public School classrooms as a math teacher for over 15 years, teaching courses ranging from pre-algebra to calculus, including state-standardized test prep and SAT/ACT prep. He has transitioned from working on the front line in the classroom to working behind the scenes as a math tutor, preparing students to perform well in their classrooms. Even in a different capacity, his goal has remained to empower youth to understand mathematics as a viable tool for student benefit. His own children have inspired him to expand his mathematics teaching and tutoring beyond the classroom. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/identitytalk4educators/support
Listen to the Sun. Oct. 31, 2021 special edition of the Pan-African Journal: Worldwide Radio Broadcast hosted by Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire. The program highlights our regular PANW report with dispatches on the appeal by the United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres to the military leaders of the Republic of Sudan to end their undemocratic seizure of state power; the Ethiopian rebel group fighting the central government is claiming to have taken the city of Dessie; the World Health Organization (WHO) has re-elected the Director General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus who ran unopposed; and the African Union (AU) announced that it has arranged to purchase 110 million doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. In the second hour we look at the situation in South Africa leading up to the local governmental elections on Nov. 1. The G20 has ended its summit in Rome with no definitive decisions on key economic issues impacting the international community. Finally, we review some of the important questions in Africa and the world.
Listen to the Sat. Oct. 30, 2021 edition of the Pan-African Journal: Worldwide Radio Broadcast hosted by Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire. The program features our PANW report with dispatches on the demonstrations in Mali demanding the withdrawal of French troops from the West African state; the Republic of Sudan has been seriously impacted by a military coup and mass protests calling for the restoration of civilian rule; the Ethiopian government says that the United Nations personnel assigned to the Horn of Africa nation are continuing to interfere in its internal affairs; and Tanzania has accepted a grant to address the need to preserve its biodiversity. In the second hour we look deeper into the Sudanese crisis where the popular organizations are demanding the resignation of the military junta. We also explore the return of stolen African art to the continent from European museums. Finally, we examine some of the most burning and pressing issues of the day in Africa and globally.
Listen to the Sun. Oct. 24, 2021 special edition of the Pan-African Journal: Worldwide Radio Broadcast hosted by Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire. The program features our regular PANW report with dispatches on the need for the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Regional Economic Commissions to make the project a reality; Ethiopia is accusing the western media of spreading misinformation on the situation inside the country; a delegation from United Nations is visiting the West African state of Mali to assess the security situation; and the military junta in Guinea has appointed three new members to its cabinet. In the second hour we listen to a briefing by the World Health Organization (WHO) Director General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on the status of the COVID-19 pandemic internationally. Finally, we review some of the important issues impacting Africa and the world.
Listen to the Sat. Oct. 23, 2021 edition of the Pan-African Journal: Worldwide Radio Broadcast hosted by Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire. The program features a PANW report with dispatches on the escalating conflict in the Horn of Africa state of Ethiopia where the military has carried out airstrikes in the northern Tigray region; Sudan is undergoing another series of mass demonstrations over the political future of the country and the role of the defense forces; Zimbabwe is preparing for another day of action against western sanctions; and South African political parties are campaigning for the upcoming local governmental elections. In the second hour we look at the political and security situations in the Kingdom of Eswatini (Swaziland) and the Republic of Sudan. Finally, we review important issues impacting Africa and the international community.
A landmark trial is taking place in Burkina Faso over the assassination, 34 years ago, of Thomas Sankara, the country's then-president. Today, Sankara remains something of an icon for his interpretation of the philosophy of pan-Africanism. Who was Thomas Sankara? What did he stand for? And what does pan-Africanism mean today? Andrew Mueller speaks to Sam Mednick, Oumar Zombre, and Reiland Rabaka. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Listen to the Sun. Oct. 17, 2021 special edition of the Pan-African Journal: Worldwide Radio Broadcast hosted by Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire. The program features a PANW report with dispatches on the heightening unrest in the Republic of Sudan over the future of the country; Tunisia has warned other nations not to interfere in its internal affairs; there has been a discovery of mass graves in the embattled neo-colonial North African state of Libya; and the Republic of Namibia is relaxing some of its restrictions imposed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In the second and third hours we again focus on the history and legacy of the Black Panther Party on the 55th anniversary of its founding. We review two important speeches delivered in the state of California during 1966 and 1968. Stokely Carmichael, the then Chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), was the co-founder of the original Black Panther Party in Lowndnes County, Alabama during 1965-66. He delivered an address on Oct. 29, 1966 at the University of California at Berkely campus explaining the concept of Black Power while outlining the ideas behind the creation of the Black Panther Party. Finally, we hear Eldridge Cleaver, then Minister of Information of the Black Panther Party and the 1968 presidential candidate for the Peace and Freedom Party. The speech was delivered at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) on Oct. 4, 1968.
Listen to the Sat. Oct. 16, 2021 edition of the Pan-African Journal: Worldwide Radio Broadcast hosted by Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire. The program features our PANW report with dispatches on the demonstrations in Sudan demanding the resignation of the interim Transitional Sovereign Council (TSC); the Central African Republic (CAR) government has offered a ceasefire to the rebel groups fighting over the last several years inside the country; in Burkina Faso the Pan-African Film Festival opened this weekend; and former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo has announced the creation of a new political party in this West African state. In the second hour we commemorate the 55th anniversary of the founding of the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense. Finally, we examine some of the most pressing and burning issues of the day in Africa and throughout the world.
In this episode of By Any Means Necessary, hosts Sean Blackmon and Jacquie Luqman discuss the many ongoing labor struggles in various industries, how the social, political, and economic conditions created by the COVID-19 pandemic have exacerbated the already-existing issues that have contributed to this strike wave, the next steps in building a broader movement, and the need to join questions of race, labor, and class in organizing that broad labor movement.In the second segment, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Dr. Gnaka Lagoke, Assistant Professor of History and Pan-Africana Studies at Lincoln University in Pennsylvania and a founding member of the Convention for Pan-Africanism and Progress to discuss the long past-due trial into the murder of Burkina Faso revolutionary Thomas Sankara, Sankara's significant contributions to Burkina Faso during his short time in power, and the counter-reovultion which placed Burkina Faso back in the hands of France, led by Blaise Compaoré, former president and defendant in absentia.In the third segment, Sean and Jacquie are joined by technologist Chris Garaffa, the editor of TechforthePeople.org to discuss Facebook's smear and minimization campaign against whistleblower Frances Haugen, the European Parliament's call for a ban on facial recognition technology and how it signals public opposition to weaponizing AI against people, the impact of the US targeting of Huawei and how it fits into the cold war drive against China.Later in the show, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Dr. Gabriel Rockhill, an organizer, Founding Director of the Critical Theory Workshop and Professor of Philosophy at Villanova University to discuss the financial backing of the far-right disinformation One America News Network by AT&T and the dark money behind the rise of far right politics in the United States, the ties between the media and the national security state, the similarities between the fascist 1934 “Business Plot” to overthrow the US government and the Capitol insurrection, and how movement and alternative media can connect the dots between the stories that dominate the headlines and the broader system of capitalism.
In this segment of By Any Means Necessary, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Dr. Gnaka Lagoke, Assistant Professor of History and Pan-Africana Studies at Lincoln University in Pennsylvania and a founding member of the Convention for Pan-Africanism and Progress to discuss the long past-due trial into the murder of Burkina Faso revolutionary Thomas Sankara, Sankara's significant contributions to Burkina Faso during his short time in power, and the counter-reovultion which placed Burkina Faso back in the hands of France, led by Blaise Compaoré, former president and defendant in absentia.
Parshat Noach - Join Geoffrey Stern, Rabbi Adam Mintz and Pastor Dumisani Washington of IBSI - Institute for Black Solidarity with Israel and Christians United For Israel for a live recording of a discussion on Clubhouse Friday October 8th with the Pastor regarding his book Zionism and the Black Church: Why Standing with Israel Will Be a Defining Issue for Christians of Color in the 21st Century. We follow a less traveled path down Noah's family tree. We discover the Biblical Mission of Africa and the bond between the Children of Shem and the Children of Ham. Sefaria Source Sheet: www.sefaria.org/sheets/352058 Transcript: Geoffrey Stern 00:00 [To Reverend Dumisani Washington] Thank you so much for being with us. On on our clubhouse when you come up to the platform, we say first of all that you're coming up to the bimah [the podium or platform in a synagogue from which the Torah and Prophets are read from]. And then second of all, when we make you a presenter, we give you smicha... So that means that you are ordinated. So instead of Reverend, we'll call you Reb. Is that okay? Dumisani Washington 00:20 That sounds good to me. Sounds good, no problem. Geoffrey Stern 00:23 So anyway, welcome to Madlik. Madlik is every week at four o'clock, and we do record it and post it as a podcast on Sunday. And if you listen to it, and you'd like what you hear, feel free to share it and give us a few stars. And what we do is disruptive Torah. And what we mean by disruptive Torah is we look at the ancient text of the Torah, with maybe a new lens, or to see a new angle. And today, I'm delighted to say that we're not only looking at it through a new lens, but we're looking at it through another lens, a lens of a pastor, of a man of God, who we will learn about his mission. I heard about it on clubhouse one evening, I was scrolling, and I stumbled upon you Reverend, and you're on a mission and you see Judaism and you see Zionism from a whole new perspective. So I want to thank you for coming on. And I want to say that, as I told you, in my email that I sent you that you know, every week about Saturday on Shabbat, on Sunday, I start thinking about what I'm going to pick as a subject matter for the coming Madlik session. And I purchased your book maybe two months ago, and it was sitting by the side of my bed, and for some reason, and of course, I'm sure there are no coincidences in this world. I picked it up this Shabbat. And it starts with our portion of Noah, it starts by talking about the line less traveled by us Jews of Shem's son Ham. And I should say that nothing is written for no reason in the Bible. And when it gives you a genealogy, it's because of what comes in the future. And many of us Jews will look at the genealogy in Genesis 10. And focus on Shem... with Semites. And that's where the name comes from. And we go down that path, and your book starts. And of course, I should say that your book is called "Zionism and the Black Church, Why Standing with Israel will be a Defining issue for Christians of color in the 21st Century". And it begins by traveling down this path less taken, of Ham. Welcome to Madlik. But if you could begin by touching upon our portion of the week, no off and and and discussing what you see in it, and maybe your mission. Dumisani Washington 03:06 Absolutely. And thank you, again, Rabbi for having me on. Yes, there are six chapters in "Zionism in the Black Church". And the first chapter is entitled The African Biblical Tie to Israel. And so we as I say, in the book started the beginning, right, we start at the beginning of the Scriptures, and so as you know, between the two portions of "Bereshi" I believe whether the towards the end is when Noah was first introduced, but of course in "Noach" there's the explanation of the nations where all the nations of the earth come from, from Noah's three sons Shem, Ham, and Jafet. And so we recognize that in the Scriptures, it is said that Ham has four sons. And there's a couple of unique things as you know, you read the book, that the scriptures that in the law of Moses deals, Psalms and some of the prophets, there's a term that's given several times in the scripture about Ham's descendants harms the sentence differently, then either Jafet or Shem. The land of Ham is actually something that's in the scriptures. And I don't know what that Hebrew word is ... "Aretz Ham" ... I never looked at that part of it, Rabbi but it talks about that, which is really interesting because there's not, to my knowledge, and I've kind of looked at for a little while, a similar rendering like the Land of Japhet or Land of Shem. Right? We're obviously the genealogy is there, right? But there's not the same thing that deals with the land and the peoples .... interesting and we've come to know that of the four sides of Hem, which are in order Kush, which you know, is where obviously the Hebrew for later on Ethiopia I believe is a Greek word, but from that region Mitzrayim, which is Egypt. Fut or Put which is Libya, and then Canaan, which is Canaan, right? So those four sons who come from him. But interestingly in the scriptures when it says land of Ham, it almost exclusively refers to Egypt and Ethiopia, what we would call today, Africa, right? This region. And again, you're talking about an antiquity these regions were much broader in size. And they are today if you look at the map today, you see Egypt as a small state and go down to the south, west, south east, and you'll see Ethiopia then you see Yemen, you see Kenya, well, obviously all those states weren't there that happened much later in modernity is particularly after the colonial period where those nations were carved up by a few states in Europe, and they were given certain names everything right, but these were regions in the Bible. And so Kush, the land of Kush, and the land of Mitzrayim, they're actually dealt with many, many times. Right? After the words obviously "Israel" and "Jerusalem". You have the word Ethiopia, I believe one of the Ethiopian scholar says some 54 times or something like that the word Ethiopia actually comes up in the Bible, obviously not as many times as Israel or Jerusalem but more than virtually any other nation other than Egypt. Right? So Egypt obviously that we know too. Africa plays a huge role in Israel's story right? The 430 years in slavery is in Africa, right? The Torah was received at Sinai: Africa. All these things happen in Africa. At some point God tells Jeremiah during the time of the impending doom, the exile that will happen at the hand of of Nebuchadnezzar and God says to to the Israelites to the Judeans, and "don't run down into Egypt, Egypt won't be able to save you." Why does he say that? Well, because historically the Israelites would go to Egypt when it until it got safer, right? For those Christians who may be on the call, you'll know that in the New Testament, Jesus, his parents take him down into Egypt because Herod's gonna kill him. Right? So there's this ongoing relationship between Ham and Shem, that's very intertwined. Moses, his wife, or his second wife, depending on how you interpret it.... Some of the sages. She's Ethiopian, right? She's kushite. So you have this interchangeable thing all the time, throughout the scriptures, but actually starts with the genealogy. And I'll say just one last thing, rabbis ..... we're opening up. This is also unfortunately, as I mentioned, the book as you know, the misnomer of the quote unquote, "Curse of Ham", as we know in the text, Ham is never cursed for what happens with Noah it is Canaan that is cursed. And he actually says, a curse that Canaan become a servant of servants shall he be, even though it was Ham who however you interpreted.... I've heard many different interpretations of "uncovered the nakedness he saw his father, naked," but somehow, for whatever reason, Noah cursed Canaan, not Ham. Who is Canaan... is one of him so's, his fourth son, as we know those who are listening, you may know that it is The Curse of Ham, quote, unquote, that has been used sadly, unfortunately, among many other things as a justification of the slavery of Africans. Right? That somehow, Africans are quote, unquote, "Cursed of Ham", therefore, the transatlantic slave trade, the trans Saharan slave trade, those things are somehow... God prescribed these things in the Bible, the curse was making him black. That's why he's like all those things that are nowhere in the text whatsoever, right? skin color is not in the text. slavery as a descendant of Ham. None of those things are in the text. What's in the text? Is that Canaan is cursed for that? And so we start there, Rabbi, and from there trying to walk out this whole Israel Africa thing. Adam Mintz 08:47 First of all WOW... thank you so much. I just want to clarify in terms of color, I think that's a very interesting thing. It's very possible that in the biblical period, everybody was dark. Dumisani Washington 09:00 Yes, sir. I mentioned that in the book as well. But yes, sir. Yes, yeah. All right. Sorry, Adam Mintz 09:04 I didn't see that in your book. But that's important, you know, because a lot of people are caught up in this color thing. Did you know that there's a distinction, we don't know it for sure but it makes sense that everybody was dark in those periods. So that the difference in color was not significant. So when, when Moses marries goes to Ethiopia, maybe is king of Ethiopia, and marries an Ethiopian. And the idea is that he marries a foreigner. The fact that she's darker may or may not have been true. Dumisani Washington 09:39 Yes, absolutely. No, thank you Rabbi. And I do touch on that, as well. We say in the terms in this modern term, even in my book, I use the term Christians of color and I don't usually use those terms just in when I'm speaking. I did it that way in the title so that it would be presented in a way that is going to deal with some provocative things but hopefully the people that they read it they'll see what I mean by that and if you're talking about the Israelite people, the Hebrew people they are what I call an afro Asiatic people. Israel is still at that at the point of where those two continents meet right Southwest Asia northeast Africa is landlocked with Egypt I tell people God opened up the Red Sea because he wanted to right ... He's big and bad and he can do what he wants to do but you can literally; I wouldn't recommend it obviously, but you could literally walk from Egypt to Israel and you always have been able to for 1000s of years that has always been the case and so you have a people that in terms of skin tone or whatever... Yes, absolutely, they would be what we would call today quote unquote people of color right and so unfortunately particularly in our country we all know race and colorism is such a huge topic and it's often so divisive and it's used in so many different ways and we know much of that goes back to whether slavery, Jim Crow, people being assigned work obviously based on how dark or light they are all of those things but the problem as you all know is that those things aren't in the Bible right? There's no God likes this person doesn't like this person, this person's dark this person's like, that type of thing. But again, that's what men do, we are fallen creatures, we read what we want to read into the text, and then we use it unfortunately, in a way that's not helpful. Let me just say and pause here, I can tell you that as a Christian pastor, over the years of my just delving into what we often call the Jewish roots of our faith, by studying Torah with rabbis and with other Jewish scholars, my faith has been more important to me than ever in that it helps me understand even more so right, what is the Hebrew in this word here? What do the sages say about that, that's been a fascinating journey for me, over the last 30 some odd years since I've been doing this particular work. Geoffrey Stern 11:58 So I just want to jump in, you said so many things. But there is in this verse that we are reading today, the word "ashkenaz", he was one of the children of of Shem, and you quote, an Ethiopian Rabbi named Ephraim Isaac, and this is a sample of some of the humor in your book or the sense of discovery. And somebody said to him, You don't look Jewish. And he said:, "Ethiopia is mentioned the Bible over 50 times, but Poland not once." And I feel like that was, that was a great line. And what it really talks to is our preconceptions, and your book, and your vision, and your mission breaks preconceptions of what it is to be a Jew, what the mission of a Jew is, but most importantly, what the relationship is between the Jewish people and the African people. And one of the things that you touched upon was the sense of Mitzraim and Kush , and in your book, you really talk about how many times they're interchangeable, because really, it is the same area and those of us who think about Mitzrayim, or Egypt, we focus on the Exodus story, we focus on the pharaoh story. But as you mentioned, the prophets later on, we're having to talk to the Jews about not going back, because ultimately, the experience in Egypt was always favorable, it was our neighbor, and it was our place of refuge. Abraham goes down there with Sarah twice, Jacob sends his kids down there during a time of famine. The relationship and the reference to a Ham and to Mitzrayim and to Kush is a very positive one. And yes, it does say in our week's parsha of all of the children, it says, "b'artzetam v'goyehem" , that they have a special language, and they have a family and they have a land. So the fact that we are neighbors is so important in the biblical context. So I said if we were going to walk down this wonderful path, and I would love for a second to talk about your mission about reuniting our two peoples and some of the challenges that you have. Clearly you don't speak to groups like us very much, although I think that I'm going to have an opportunity later to say that I think you should, because there's so much that we can learn. But what is your mission? How did you discover it? And what are your challenges? Dumisani Washington 14:40 Well, I'll do it concise, just because I don't want to take up too much time to firstly touch as much as we can. I am the founder and CEO of an organization called The Institute for Black Solidarity with Israel. I started it in 2013 but for about nearly seven years, I was not as active I started it. I did a lot of touring and a lot of speaking throughout the United States, churches, sometimes synagogues as well. And with this mission, it was a mission that was really placed in my heart. Actually in 2012, my first trip to Israel, I went as a guest of Christians United for Israel, I would come later on to join the staff with CUFA. But I was a guest pastor, I knew some friends who were part of the organization. And the short version of that story was my first tip ever, I'm in Israel, I'm at the Western Wall of the kotel. And I have a very intense experience in which I feel although Africa and Israel were passions of mine already, but the fusing of those two things together and a real work in which we continue to strengthen the alliance between Israel and Africa. And then obviously, in the States in the black and Jewish community. And there and finished the first edition of the book now, what you have there Rabbi is the second edition. And we started this organization for that very purpose to do both of those things continue to strengthen the black Jewish relationship, and also the Israel Africa Alliance. And so the challenges have been probably more than any other thing disinformation, right? There's a lot of false information that's there, when it comes to those things that would seek to divide and separate when you're talking about whether Africa Israel, now we're talking about the modern state of Israel, obviously, the rebirth of Israel in 1948. Israel's close ties with African nations throughout the continent, starting especially with Golda Meir, the foreign minister, all the way up into the 70s, where you have, as I mentioned in the book, Israel has more embassies throughout Africa than any other nation other than the United States, African economy, some of them are thriving, a great deal. You have a lot of synergy between the African nations and Israel. And after the Yom Kippur War in 1973, like never before Israel's enemies target that relationship between Israel and its African neighbors for different reasons. One of those is voting in the United Nations, right? And that became very much of a challenge. So one of the greatest challenges is, is information. What we share in the book and when we do our organization, we teach what we call an organization "Authentic History” is really simply telling what happened, how did something [happen]. Whether we're talking about biblically, whether we're discussing the parsha or we're talking about historically, right? We're talking about what the relationship was, and is. Why those connections there? And I'll just give one quick example if you're talking about black Jewish synergy in the United States, not just Dr. King's relationship with Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel in the civil rights community, not that it happened, right? But why, what was that synergy about? Right? So we've delve into that. We share from the documents from the Rabbinical Assembly; Dr. King's most famous words regarding Israel that were recorded 10 days before he was killed, right, why? And as a pastor, what we call a prophetic moment. Why 10 days before he's taken from us, is he telling the black community in the world to stand with Israel with all of our mind and protect its right to exist? Why is he saying these things? What's so important about it. And even the generation before? Why was it a black and Jewish man who changed the trajectory of this nation, Booker T. Washington, and Julius Rosenwald; millions of now first and second generation, slave; free slaves, right? but who had no access to education, not in a broader sense, and why that synergy saw some 5400 Rosenwald schools built throughout the segregated south. We touch on those historical points, and we delve into why that black Jewish synergy has been so powerful for so many people for so long. So that is our mission to strengthen those ties, because we believe that there's a great future ahead. Geoffrey Stern 19:05 You did such amazing research. I mean, I can tell you I never knew that Herzl said about Africa, "that once I have witnessed the redemption of Israel, my people, I wish to assist in the redemption of the Africans." And that is taking a small quote out of a full paragraph where the histories of the two people are so similar. I mean, it comes to us as a pleasant surprise, these synergies but it shouldn't because both our peoples have really traversed and continue to reverse the same pathway. And you quote Marcus Garvey and even Malcolm X and William Dubois. Malcolm X says "Pan Africanism will do for the people of African descent all over the world, the same that Zionism has done for Jews. All over the world." there was a sincere admiration for this miracle of a people returning to its land, we were talking before you came on about this whole kind of image of an ark. And it reminds you of Odesyuss... and it reminds you of all of these stories of man going on this heroic journey to find their their roots to come back, gain, experience and come back to their homeland, to their Aretz.. On the one hand, your job should be very simple. I guess, like any other fights, the closer you are, the bigger the friction can be. And there's nothing bigger than the friction between brothers. But it's such a challenge to address, as you say the misinformation. Dumisani Washington 20:51 Absolutely. And this is, again, why that's our primary goal. And then as part of what our mission is, we have launched here just recently, an initiative called The PEACE initiative. And PEACE is an acronym for Plan for Education, Advocacy, and Community Engagement, and the short version of that, again: We recruit young, black American and African young people from certain cities throughout the United States, a group of them, they go to a 16 week study course having some of the same conversations we're having now, including the modern state of Israel, ancient Israel, the United Nations, all these things that intersect when it comes to the black Jewish relations, then they will travel to Israel for about 10 days, and returned to the cities from where they've been recruited, and be the hub of black Jewish synergy in their communities. We believe with our organization that one of the reasons for the synergy that we've seen in the past, whether it was at the turn of the century with Booker T Washington, and Julius Rosenwald, or the mid part of the century with Dr. King and Rabbi Heschel, right now we are in different challenges, there are challenges that face particularly the more vulnerable black communities. And we see that that synergy could really address so many issues, whether it's education, whether it's jobs, those types of things, they can be really be addressed in a very holistic way. And really harnessing that synergy between the black and the Jewish community. And this is what we are doing. An Israel advocacy that is also rooted in these communities. And it's amazing. We see already rabbis and black pastors are working together all over the country. So that continues to happen. But we want to highlight those things even more and go even further in meeting some of the challenges what we call MC ambassadors will be leading that in different cities across the country. Geoffrey Stern 22:02 That's amazing. I want to come back to this sense of self-discovery and pride. And we always talk about it from our own perspective. So if you're African American, you want to make sure that your children believe that black is beautiful, that they come from an amazing heritage to be proud of who they are. And if you're Jewish, you want the same thing. But it seems to me, and you kind of cage the question in this way, "Why standing with Israel will be a defining issue for Christians of color", when we as Jews can see ourselves in the black community as we did during the civil rights movement that redeems us. And that empowers us. And I think what you're saying, and I don't want to put words into your mouth, but the same thing works in reverse. That in a sense, when the African community can recognize in Israel, its own story. It also can find a part of itself. Is there any truth there? Dumisani Washington 23:50 I believe so Rabbi. I believe that that's exactly as a matter of fact, what we saw was the synergy. So let me use the example and go back to the early 1900s with Booker T. Washington, Julius Rosenwald. The way that story happens, as you may know is that Booker T Washington writes his seminal book "Up From Slavery". Julius Rosenwald, who lives in Chicago at the time, is very active in his community. As a matter of fact, he was active, using his wealth; of those of you who don't know of Sears Roebuck fame, he is the one who took his company to this whole different level, economically and everything. And so with his wealth as a businessman, he's helping the Jews who are being persecuted in Russia. And one of his own testimony, I don't say this part of the book, but I kind of alluded to it, that here he is driving to work from the suburbs to where his factory is where his store is, and he's passing by throngs of black people who've left the South, right? looking for a better life, but they're living in very, very bad conditions, a lot of poverty and everything. And he says to himself, basically, if I'm going to do all of this to help Russian Jews right, way over the other side of the world, and I have this human crisis right here, where I live, I want to be able to do that and his, his Rabbi was Emile Hirsch, one of the founding members of the NAACP. Right? So his Rabbi encourages him. And we see this with our Jewish brothers and sisters all the time, see yourself, do help, do use your wealth, use your ability, right? To help. And so he reads Booker T. Washington's book he's taken with him, they begin to correspond. And Booker T. Washington says, Here's how you can help me I'm trying to build schools for my people who don't have access. And Rabbi to your point. Here is this man, this Jewish man who is very well aware of his history, he knows his People's History of persecution and struggle and triumph, right? Very much sees himself in that black story, and then he uses his ability. It's amazing even what he does; there's a Rosenwald film about Rosenwald schools, I believe his children were the ones who produced it. And they were saying that what he actually did was pretty ingenious, he put up a third of the money, the black community raised a third of the money, and then he challenged the broader white community to partner with them and bring the last third and that is how those Rosenwald Schools began. Because what he wanted to do, he wanted to see people come together, he wanted to see them all work together. Even though Booker T. Washington passes away only three years into that, right, that venture continues on Julius Rosenwald goes and sits on the board of the Tuskegee college, Tuskegee University, right? There's this long connection that's there. So in that struggle, the black American community, and he connected with this black American leader, the one of the most prominent of the time, Booker T, Washington, and they, like I tell people, changed the world. Like, can we imagine what the United States would have been if you had those millions of now freed slaves, right? with no access, and particularly those who are living in the Jim Crow South, no access whatsoever to education, Would the Harlem Renaissance have become what it become, with the black Wall Street, whether it was in Tulsa, whether in Philadelphia, these things that explode because of the access to education to now these first and second generations of people coming out of slavery, right? So I believe that that's the case and which is why I'll say again, here today, some of those challenges are there, some of the challenges are different than they were, obviously 50, 60, 70, 80 years ago, but we believe in organization that those challenges can be met with that same amazing synergy between the black and the Jewish community. Geoffrey Stern 27:26 A lot of people would argue that the rift or the change of the relationship between the African American community and the Jewish community was when the Jews or Israel stopped being looked at as the David in the Goliath story and we won the Six Day War. And how do you ensure that the facts are told, but also as you climb out of the pit, and as you achieve your goals, you shouldn't be necessarily punished for being successful. Success is not a sin. It's an inspiration. But it seems to me that's one of the challenges that we have, especially in the Jewish community for our next generation of children, who really do see ourselves not as the minority and don't see ourselves anymore mirrored in the African American community. Dumisani Washington 28:25 But one of my favorite things about the Jewish tradition of the Seder, is that you all lean and recline in the Seder today, and you tell your children, when we had the first one, we sat with our sandals on, our staff, in our hand, our belts ....because we were slaves leaving slavery, but now we are no longer. And that whole ethos of telling children, right? There's a strong parallel in the black American community, right? The whole point of going from struggle to a place where you can live in peace or at the very least, you recognize and realize the sacrifice of the people who came before you right? And I won't step into the controversial for lots of different reasons, we'll be able to unpack it, but let me just say this, for the black American experience when you're talking I often teach this in our sermons and other things that arc .... and let me say again, no, people are monolith. Obviously we just kind of put that on the table, all the Jews arent' alike all black Americans aren't alike..... Having said that, there is an overarching story when you talk about black Americans, who, from slavery to Jim Crow, segregation, black codes, all of those types of things to the modern era. And that story cannot accurately be told without talking about God and His people. In other words, when you're talking about the spirituals "Go Down Moses". "Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho" and I talked about that in the book, these songs that are rooted in the scriptures, most of the time in, in the Tanakh, our Jewish brothers and sisters' side of the Bible. I mean, sometimes in the New Testament, most of the time, these songs are being sung in hope. And that hope was realized, right? It's not an Negro spiritual song technically, but I put it in that category, part of the greatest one ever. I mean, how it culminates would be "Lift Every Voice and Sing" us a song that today has all these political things connected to it for lots of different unfortunate reasons. But when James Weldon Johnson wrote that song, wrote it as a poem? Those stanzas and anybody listening to this, I want to tell Google that Google Lift Every Voice and Sing"; just read the words. And this was a very powerful, very, very much God and God's love, and our hope and our faith and our trust, and our honoring the people who came before us; all of those things. And he talked about being free. Now, it's written in 1899. Right? You still have questions. I mean, there are no laws against lynching there going on, it's still crushing racism. However, he as a father in the black community is not only acknowledging what God has done, there's amazing things that are happening. One of the economist's that I quote, in my book, Thomas Sol said that the black community after slavery, and less than 50 years after slavery went from 0% literacy to almost 50% literacy, in that half a century, something economic historians say has never happened before. And now you're later on, you're talking about the black Wall Street, you're talking about black oil barons and landowners and factory owners, right? You're talking about this black middle class emerging. There's been no civil rights bill, right? There's been no Pell grants for school. These things don't even exist yet. We're talking about the 19 teens and the 1920s. You're talking about black people who had previously been slaves for hundreds of years. Why am I saying all that we as a people know full well; if we know our history, know full well what it is to come from all of those dire situations into a place of blessing, even though there may be struggles just like our Jewish brothers and sisters. We are convinced an organization that as we know, as a black community, particularly younger people that we are talking with, and teaching, as we know and appreciate our history, not the history that's regurgitated in terms of media and, and for political purposes. But truly our history, there is a great deal to be proud of about that. And to see, as I said in the sermon a couple of months ago, not only does it not a victim narrative, I descended from superheroes, my people went through slavery, Jim Crow, and still build on Wall Street still built the Tuskegee Institute. Still, we're soldiers who fighting for their own freedom in the Civil War. I mean, you're talking on and on and on things that they should have never been able to accomplish. When I consider what they accomplished with not very much help often. I recognize the greatness of the heritage that I come from, then that allows me to see an Israel rise like a phoenix from the ashes and not spurn that but recognize that our Jewish brothers and sisters have gone through millennia of this and Israel then to be celebrated, not denigrated. Adam Mintz 33:12 Thank you. We want to thank you. Your passion, and your insight is really brought a kind of a new insight to our discussion here. We really want to thank you, you know, we at Madlik we start on time and we end on time, Shabbat is about to begin in just a little while. Hopefully we'll be able to invite you back in the future as we continue this conversation. But I know I join Geoffrey and everybody on the call and everybody who's gonna listen to the podcast. Thank you for joining us and for really your insight and your passion. You really leave us with so much to think about as we begin the Shabbat. Dumisani Washington 33:51 Thank you. Thank you for having me. Adam Mintz 33:53 Thank you Geoffrey, Shabbat Shalom, everybody, Geoffrey Stern 33:55 Shabbat Shalom. And Reb Dumisani, you mentioned the songs. There's a whole chapter in your book about Negro spirituals. And as the rabbi said, w are approaching the Shabbat. And as you observe the Sunday we observed Saturday, but you know that the secret of living without a land or being on a difficult mission is that Sabbath, the strength of the Sabbath, and the connection between Noah and the word Menucha which is "rest" is obvious. And there was a great poet named Yehuda halevi. And he wrote a poem about the Yona; the dove that Noah sent out of the ark to see if there was dry land. And he he said that on Shabbat. Yom Shabbaton Eyn L'shkoach, "the day of Shabbat you cannot forget" Zechru l'reach Hanichoach" He also uses Reach Nichoach which is a pleasing scent,Yonah Matzah Bominoach, the yonah, the dove found on it rest v'shom ynuchu yegiah koach and there in the Shabbat , in that ark of rest on that ark of Sunday or Saturday is where we all gain strength. So I wish you continued success in all that you do. And that this Shabbat and this Sunday we all gather the strength to continue our mission. But I really do hope that we get another chance to study Torah together. And I really hope that all of the listeners go out and buy your book, Zionism in the Black Church because it is an absolute thrill. And I understand you're coming out with a new book that's going to talk more about the Jewish people and the various colors and flavors that we come in. Dumisani Washington 35:55 Hopefully to put that out next year sometime. Absolutely. Geoffrey Stern 35:59 Fantastic. Well thank you so much so Shabbat Shalom and we are we are in your debt. Dumisani Washington 36:05 Thank you. Shabbat Shalom and looking forward to bye bye Music: Lift Every Voice and Sing - Melinda Dulittle https://youtu.be/6Dtk9h1gZOI
Listen to the Sun. Oct. 10, 2021 special edition of the Pan-African Journal: Worldwide Radio Broadcast hosted by Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire. The program features our regular PANW report with dispatches on the denial by the Ethiopian government over false allegations made by the United States based CNN television station; African migrants stranded in Libya are demanding to be deported to a more secure and stable country; a trial surrounding the assassination of former Pan-African Revolutionary leader of Burkina Faso, Capt. Thomas Sankara, is ongoing inside this West African state nearly 34 years later; and Algeria has denounced the actions of the former colonial power of France accusing Paris of distorting its imperialist history in North Africa. In the second hour we listen to speeches delivered at the United Nations General Assembly 76th Session with addresses by the Palestinian Authority, Peru and the DPRK. Finally, we review some of the most pressing and burning issues taking place on the African continent and internationally.
Listen to the Sat. Oct. 9, 2021 edition of the Pan-African Journal: Worldwide Radio Broadcast hosted by Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire. The program features our PANW report with dispatches on the newly-inaugurated government in the Horn of Africa state of Ethiopia; Mali has accused France of training terrorists inside the West African nation; France has been criticized for its colonial legacy at a joint conference held with African countries; and NATO is preparing to deepen its intervention in Africa under the guise of combatting Islamic extremism. In the second hour we hear a briefing from the African Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director General, Dr. John Nkengasong, on the current state of the COVID-19 pandemic on the continent. Finally, we review some of the most pressing and burning issues in Africa and the international community.
Listen to the Sun. Oct. 3, 2021 special edition of the Pan-African Journal: Worldwide Radio Broadcast hosted by Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire. The program features our PANW report with dispatches on the expulsion of seven United Nations officials from the Horn of Africa state of Ethiopia; Kenya is facing a drought where an estimated 2.4 million people could be impacted by food deficits; the South African ruling African National Congress (ANC) is campaigning for the upcoming local governmental elections; and the current and former presidents of Mozambique have been cleared in the ongoing probes surrounding "hidden debt" in this Southern African state. In the second hour we continue our focus on the debates surrounding the United Nations General Assembly 76th Session. We will listen to speeches from the heads-of-states of St. Kitts-Nevis, Bolivia and Iran. Finally, we review some of the major issues taking place in Africa and throughout the international community.
Listen to the Sat. Oct. 2, 2021 edition of the Pan-African Journal: Worldwide Radio Broadcast hosted by Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire. The program will feature several speeches delivered at the United Nations General Assembly 76th Session held during the late Sept. A debate among the representatives of over 100 nations provides perspectives on the thinking and actions of peoples throughout the globe. We will hear speeches from the heads-of-state and high-ranking officials from Barbados, Cuba and Venezuela. The addresses review questions surrounding United States-Latin American relations; reparations to African peoples formally enslaved by imperialism, climate change, access to advanced medicine and economic development. In addition other issues impacting Africa and the international community are explored in detail.
Listen to the Sun. Sept. 26, 2021 special edition of the Pan-African Journal: Worldwide Radio Broadcast hosted by Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire. The program features our regular PANW report with dispatches on the resignations of over 100 members of the Islamic party holding seats in the Tunisian parliament; there has been another explosion in the Somalian capital of Mogadishu; the United States administration of President Joe Biden is facing growing political problems related both foreign and domestic policies; and there are reports that the West African state of Mali is seeking to hire a Russian private security firm to deal with the situation inside the country. In the second hour we continue to review the United Nations General Assembly 76th Session held in New York City over the last week. There are presentations from several states including South Africa, Zimbabwe, Kenya and Namibia. Finally, we examine some of the pressing issues in Africa and internationally.
What's up to my gregarious gharials and buck-lucky baboons!! Welcome back to the BNP everybody and thank you for tuning in! Shout out to my patrons, y'all are the chlorophyll in my leafy greens, thank you!! (Psst: Beloved reader! You should become a patron too: just $1/month gets you a free dream interpretation coupon and an original poem! Sign up here: Patreon.com/noetics)This week's episode is a solo venture, featuring robots, words from sponsors and poems! Your veggies this week tackle a massively important figure in both Congolese and Pan-African history and someone who is not taught nearly enough (or ever) in US public schools: Patrice Lumumba. Patrice Lumumba was a trade unionist who became the first ever Prime Minister of the independent Democratic Republic of the Congo, serving from June until September of 1960. Lumumba was an African nationalist and Pan-Africanist, and his mission was to free the Congo from the yoke of hundreds of years of unspeakably brutal colonial and neo-colonial oppression. Belgium was truly horrific to the people of the Congo. Lumumba's political aims included nationalizing the massive mineral wealth of the Congo so that the government could provide basic universal services to the Congolese people, such as housing, healthcare, childcare and education. However, Patrice Lumumba, like so many great men who effectively oppose the status quo, had earned enemies, and some of these enemies were very powerful. Ultimately, the C.I.A. (Boooo), UK's MI6 (Boooo) and the Belgian Intelligence Services (Boooo) teamed up, and with U.N. complicity, had Lumumba arrested, tortured and executed by his political rivals. He was only 35 years old. Tune in to learn more about this hero, activist, political leader, and ultimately, a powerful martyr for the cause of Congolese Independence, African nationalism and Pan-Africanism. Follow the BNP on IG @conantanner Check out the BNP's original poetry TikTok @ barbarian.noeticsDon't forget to rate, review and subscribe! I need reviews on Apple Podcasts and Castbox! Thank you for spreading the word and telling a friend about the BNP! Let's expand our tribe of philosopher-barbarians.Until next week everyone, Be excellent to one another, and real with yourself. One Love,Conan TRACKLIST FOR THIS EPISODE Alex Cortiz - Funk Me Up BabyDykotomi - Corvid CrunkTangerine Dream - Love On A Real Train (State Azure Remix)Yakuro - Constellation of TatyanaKanyok and Luba - CongoCowboy Bebop - Lofi MixHow the U.S. and Belgium Assassinated Patrice Lumumba (Video: https://youtu.be/_YS_cLaHdwY)John Wright Trio - South Side SoulChill Hop Radio - Campfire Crackling (Lo Fi Mix)Mbilia Bel - Nakei Nai RobiAfro Fiesta - Independence Cha Cha Mbilia Bel - Eswi Yo Wapi Easy Star All Stars - Any Color You LikeBig Wild - Crickets Support the show (http://www.patreon.com/noetics)
Listen to the Sat. Sept. 25, 2021 edition of the Pan-African Journal: Worldwide Radio Broadcast hosted by Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire. The program features our regular PANW report with dispatches on the visit of Rwandan President Paul Kagame to the northern region of Mozambique; South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has delivered an address to the nation in observance of Heritage Day; the World Health Organization has announced that COVAX will decline its COVID-19 vaccines by 25%; and a Chinese executive for a high tech company has been released from Canadian custody in a prisoner exchange. In the second hour we will listen to addresses delivered at the United Nations General Assembly 76th Session held during the week. Speeches by the Secretary General, the Deputy Prime Minister of Ethiopia and the President of Tanzania are reviewed. Finally, we hear a report from the African Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director General Dr. John Nkengasong.
Dr. Leonard Jeffries discusses The Film, ‘Hapi: Economics, African Culture, Politics, & The Detroit Screening of ‘Hapi' at the CHWMAA, Sept. 26th which is part of a Multi-City Tour. We discussed Dr. Cheik Anta Diop, Dr. John Henrik Clarke, Dr. Yosef ben Jochannon, Dr. Frances Cress Welsing, Africa the Mother of Civilization, Pan-Africanism and much more. Detroit Screening of ‘Hapi', Sun., Sept. 26th, 3pm EST @ The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History. Michael Imhotep will moderate The Panel Discussion. Visit www.HapiFilm.com for information or www.AfricanHistoryNetwork.com.
Listen to the Sept. 19, 2021 special edition of the Pan-African Journal: Worldwide Radio Broadcast hosted by Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire. The program features our PANW report with dispatches on the beginning deportations of Haitian migrants seeking refuge in the United States on the southern Texas border; Ethiopia is demanding clarity on the role of Washington in the ongoing relations between the two states; Guinean military officials responsible for the coup earlier in the month have rejected the request by ECOWAS to allow ousted President Alpha Conde to leave the West African country; and the African National Congress Treasurer General says that the ruling party has adequate resources to contest the upcoming local government elections. In the second hour we look deeper into the decision of the administration of President Joe Biden to expel thousands of Haitians from Texas. Finally, we probe into other issues impacting Africa and the world.
Listen to the Sat. Sept. 18, 2021 edition of the Pan-African Journal: Worldwide Radio Broadcast hosted by Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire. The program features our regular PANW report with dispatches on the announcement by the United States President Joe Biden that the government will detain and deport thousands of people from Haiti seeking asylum in southern Texas; Ethiopia is speaking out against the wanton interference in its affairs by Washington; Zimbabwe is reporting on an irrigation scheme in operation now for several years; and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has been pressuring Guinea to hold elections in the aftermath of a military coup on Sept. 5. In the second hour we review a number of issues impacting Africa and the world. Finally, we will listen to a briefing from the Director General of the African Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Dr. John Nkengasong, on the status of the COVID-19 pandemic, vaccination rollouts and other public health issues across the continent.
Listen to the Sun. Sept. 12, 2021 special edition of the Pan-African Journal: Worldwide Radio Broadcast hosted by Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire. The program features a PANW report with dispatches on the visit by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) delegation to the Republic of Guinea for consultations with the military officers that overthrew President Alpha Conde one week ago; the government of Ethiopia is continuing to accuse the United States of involvement in its internal affairs; Tunisian President Kais Saied has suggested that he wants to change the national constitution; and the Director General of the African Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Dr. John Nkengasong, has criticized the western nations for failing to meet their own commitments to adequately supply COVID-19 vaccines to underdeveloped states. In the second hour we look in-depth at the current political and security situation in Guinea in the aftermath of a military coup and the suspension of Conakry from ECOWAS and the AU. Finally, we examine other major issues impacting Africa and the world.
Listen to the Sat. Sept. 11, 2021 edition of the Pan-African Journal: Worldwide Radio Broadcast hosted by Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire. The program features our regular PANW report with dispatches on the suspension of Guinea from the regional Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the continental African Union (AU) due to the military seizure of power earlier in the month; Ethiopia has disputed the UNHCR's claims surrounding refugees in neighboring Sudan; Zimbabwe war veterans are endorsing the re-election of incumbent President Emmerson Mnangagwa; and Angola is reporting an additional 5,000 cases of COVID-19 in this Southern African state. In the second hour we look back on the 50th anniversary of the Attica Rebellion of 1971 where African American prisoners led an uprising against the prison-industrial-complex. Finally, we review some of the major issues in Africa and internationally in-depth.
For this episode we offered our platform to some organizers inside and out, who put together a series of discussions on the state and needs of prisoner movements today. This is the third segment of a series of political discussions focused on building support for Jailhouse Lawyers Speak's 2021 National Call To Action “Shut ‘Em Down” and looking forward to next summer's 2022 National Prisoner Strike and Boycott. The first two panels were hosted by George Jackson University and Final Straw Radio, we'll link to both in the show notes and people should really listen to all these conversations in dialogue with one another. From various New Afrikan perspectives, panelists discuss cadre development and political education as a crucial strategies toward building sustainable formations and community infrastructure. They discuss how these formations and related infrastructure can propel the prisoners' resistance movement towards the abolition of prisons. The moderator of this panel is coco. coco is a conscious New Afrikan engaging in prisoner solidarity work along with political education & New Afrikan resistance. The panelists for this discussion are: Kwame “Beans” Shakur. Kwame is Chairman and Co-Founder of the New Afrikan Liberation Collective (NALC) and National Director for the Prison Lives Matter Movement. Kwame is a political prisoner currently being held in Indiana DOC solitary confinement (SHU) in an attempt to silence his work inside & out. Nomi Isaac, pronouns they/them/theirs, is an afro-futurist cultural organizer, and earth liberation advocate engaged in class struggle taking place on Pamunkey Land, or what is commonly known as Richmond Virginia. They co-produce the Black Feminist podcast Race Capitol and are a proud member and support the work of prisoner solidarity efforts within VA Prison Abolition Collecitive (VPAC), NALC, and the Richmond Community Bail Fund. Abbas Muntaqim is a New Afrikan Muslim educator and organizer who co-chairs People's Programs, an Oakland based New Afrikan/Pan Afrikan organization. He also co-hosts Hella Black Podcast. One note on audio, apologies but there were some technical difficulties with the audio coming from Kwame Shakur who was calling us from inside. Those clear up after the first couple of responses, but I encourage folks to stick with the conversation despite the distortion in the audio in his first couple of segments. A reminder that as we publish on September 8th, tomorrow is the 50th Anniversary of the Attica Rebellion and a second set of “Shut ‘Em Down” demonstrations are scheduled around the country in response to Jailhouse Lawyers Speak's Call to Action.
Listen to the Sun. Sept. 5, 2021 special edition of the Pan-African Journal: Worldwide Radio Broadcast hosted by Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire. The program features our regular PANW report with dispatches on the recent military coup against President Alpha Conde of Guinea-Conakry; former South African President Jacob Zuma has been released from prison on medical parole; the son of former Libyan leader Col. Muammar Gaddafi has been released from detention after seven years; and the aftermath of Hurricane Ida has left devastation from the Gulf to the northeast of the United States. In the second hour we look at events taking place in Africa and around the world. Finally, we listen to a documentary on the contributions of Jazz musician and composer Duke Ellington in recognition of the virtual Detroit Jazz Festival.
In this episode we are sharing an amazing speech by Pan-Africanist and revolutionary socialist, Kwame Ture! This speech is perfect for sharing with those who are interested in deepening their dedication to revolutionary struggle. Please share in honoring the life and legacy of Comrade Kwame Ture. Subscribe to Probably Cancelled to get updated with new episodes! Our sex trade exit fundraiser may be found here! Donate directly to AF3IRM here! Become a Probably Cancelled Patreon subscriber and join our international proletarian feminist Discord community at patreon.com/probablycancelledpod Follow the Probably Cancelled Podcast on twitter: @CancellledPod and IG: @probably.cancelled.pod
Listen to the Sat. Sept. 4, 2021 edition of the Pan-African Journal: Worldwide Radio Broadcast hosted by Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire. This program features a PANW report with dispatches on a statement made by Republic of South Africa President Cyril Ramaphosa noting that the ruling African National Congress (ANC) party will face greater scrutiny as a result of the state captures report; Ethiopian analysts are speaking out against the bias shown by western media towards the existing government of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed; unrest in the border areas between the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Uganda may prompt action by the armed forces; and a Malian police commander arrested in connection with a coup carried out last year has been broken out by law-enforcement agents. In the second hour in recognition of the 42 annual Detroit Jazz Festival, held virtually for the second year in a row, we look back at the life, times and contributions of Art Tatum and Phineas Newborn, Jr. Finally, we review current events in Africa and the international community.
Listen to the Sun. Aug. 29, 2021 special edition of the Pan-African Journal: Worldwide Radio Broadcast hosted by Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire. The program features our regular PANW report with dispatches on the rapidly approaching deadline for the United States military withdrawal from the Central Asian state of Afghanistan; Ethiopian analysts are accusing Washington of attempting to stage a "Libya-type" intervention in the Horn of Africa state; the African Union Mission to Somalia (AMISOM) is making plans to remain in the country until 2027; and the governments of Rwanda and Lesotho have signed an agreement for cooperation within the police services. In the second hour we conclude our month-long focus on Black August with a reexamination of the U.S. government's counter-intelligence program against the African American Liberation Movement. Finally, we review a myriad of issues impacting Africa and the international community.
Listen to the Sat. Aug. 28, 2021 edition of the Pan-African Journal: Worldwide Radio Broadcast hosted by Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire. The program features our regular PANW report with dispatches on the announcement by the South African government that it has vaccinated 14% of its population against the COVID-19 pandemic; in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) eastern city of Beni there are reports of another massacre carried out by the ADF; a boat used for smuggling migrants has been recovered off the coast of the West African state of Senegal; and Ethiopia is expressing its satisfaction with the outcomes of a United Nations Security Council meeting earlier in the week. In the second hour we continue our month-long focus on Black August with a rare archived recording of a panel discussion on the role of women in the struggle against fascism from July 1969. Finally, we listen to a briefing from the African Center for Disease Control and Prevention delivered just two days ago.
Listen to the Sun. Aug. 22, 2021 special edition of the Pan-African Journal: Worldwide Radio Broadcast hosted by Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire. The program features our PANW report with dispatches on the appreciation expressed by the Palestinian Authority to the Southern African Development Community (SADC) for its resolution rejecting the African Union (AU) Commission Chair's recognition of Israel as an observer state to the continental organization; Ethiopian scholars have rejected the demands being made by the United States Ambassador to the United Nations related to negotiations with the TPLF; approximately 7.5 million people have been infected with the COVID-19 virus across the AU region; and the Republic of Sudan and the Republic of South Sudan have announced the reopening of their borders after many years. In the second and third hours we continue our focus on Black August with segments on some of the leading figures in the African American struggle.
Listen to the Sat. Aug. 21, 2021 edition of the Pan-African Journal: Worldwide Radio Broadcast hosted by Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire. The program features our regular PANW report with dispatches on the rapid withdrawal of United States imperialist forces and their allies from the Central Asian Afghanistan capital of Kabul; Algeria has stated that it will evaluate its diplomatic relations with neighboring Morocco related to the wave of forest fires which have erupted in the North African states; Zambia has elected a new president to lead the Southern African state; and the African National Congress (ANC) of South Africa is holding a National Executive Committee meeting to discuss organizational issues. In the second and third hours we will continue our month-long focus on Black August with reexaminations of the life, times and contributions of Robert F. Williams and George L. Jackson.
Introduction: Tell us a little about yourself? [Upbringing, Interest in Pan-African movement, any relevant/interesting background info, etc.] Inspiration for Book of Power, and brief summary of concepts explained Haiti Talk: Between the assassination of the president to now an earthquake, what's next for Haitians? Is there a vested American interest in the island? What can we do, if anything, to help? Economics Talk: With entities like the IMF ultimately in charge of currency and economic growth throughout the world is it possible for any African or any majority melinated nation, to break through the paradigm? Is there a serious lack of financial literacy among the black population, particularly our ppl in the US? Are the perceived “Diaspora Wars,” serious or just a social media construct/psy-op? Can ADOS/FBA, AA, and Pan-Africans, Africans ever find a middle ground? Wrap Up (plug business information, events, socials, etc.) Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/harshrealitypodcast)
The Motherland is calling; are you ready to answer? This week on the Dear Culture Podcast, our hosts, Shana Pinnock and Gerren Keith Gaynor, dig deep into a growing conversation about Black Americans returning to Africa. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Listen to the Sun. Aug. 15, 2021 special edition of the Pan-African Journal: Worldwide Radio Broadcast hosted by Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire. The program features our regular PANW report with dispatches on the defeat of United States imperialism in Afghanistan as the Taliban has entered the capital of Kabul; Haiti is racing to provide assistance to the population after a 7.2 magnitude earthquake; Ethiopians are accusing the U.S. and its corporate media outlets of bias in their coverage of the security situation in the north of the Horn of Africa state; and the opposition candidate in Zambia is reportedly leading in the results from the recent national elections. In the second hour we look in depth at the current developments in Afghanistan where the U.S. and its allies are urgently fleeing the country after two decades of occupation. Finally, we continue our focus on Black August as we look back on the historic Watts Rebellion of Aug. 1965.
Listen to the Sat. Aug. 14, 2021 edition of the Pan-African Journal: Worldwide Radio Broadcast hosted by Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire. The program features a PANW report with dispatches on the recent earthquake in the Caribbean Island-nation of Haiti where many people have been killed, injured and dislocated; Zimbabwe is encouraging women to pursue economic empowerment within this Southern African state; South Africa is battling the COVID-19 pandemic as infections spread to new areas of the country; and Ethiopia is attempting to contain the insurgency which is taking place in the north of the Horn of Africa state. In the second hour we continue our recognization of Black August with a look at the year 1963 as a turning point in the African American liberation struggle. Finally, we review some of the important issues impacting Africa and the world.
We're talking all things Lion King from 2019! The CGI remake that mocks your childhood, the gift album from Beyonce that helped soothed those wounds, and beautiful celebration of Pan-Africanism that is Black is King!
In this episode of By Any Means Necessary, hosts Sean Blackmon and Jacquie Luqman are joined by Don Debar, host of the Weekday World show on Radio Justice LA to discuss the sexual harassment allegations against New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, Cuomo's shady political past, and how New York's political landscape shapes the current situationIn the second segment, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Milton Allimadi, Chief Editor of Black Star News, producer/host of the Black Star News Show on WBAI in NY and author of “Manufacturing Hate: How Africa was Demonized in Western Media” to discuss the deployment of the militaries of Southern African countries to Mozambique, how the history of colonialism and expropriation in Mozambique and Cabo Delgado sets the stage for today's conflict, how the Mozambican government disguises its complicity by painting rebels as Islamist, and the role of US imperialism in Mozambique.In the third segment, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Dr. Gnaka Lagoke, Assistant Professor of History and Pan-Africana Studies at Lincoln University in Pennsylvania and a founding member of the Convention for Pan-Africanism and Progress to discuss the New Dawn project, a partnership to counter the hegemony of the West and highlight the relationship of Africa with BRICS countries, encouraging multipolarity, multilateralism, and alternatives to neoliberal austerity, and resistance to neoliberal colonization and exploitation of Africa.Later in the show, Sean and Jacquie are joined by Esther Iverem, artist, author and independent journalist, and host and producer of On The Ground: Voices of Resistance from the Nation's Capital on Pacifica Radio to discuss the Cori Bush's demonstration at the Capitol and the ruling class's prioritization of death and destruction rather than the necessities of life, Jim Clyburn's vendetta against Nina Turner and the Congressional Black Caucus' intervention in Turner's primary election, and the converging crises of society and the critical importance of organizing a people's movement to respond to these crises.
In this segment, hosts Sean Blackmon and Jacquie Luqman are joined by Dr. Gnaka Lagoke, Assistant Professor of History and Pan-Africana Studies at Lincoln University in Pennsylvania and a founding member of the Convention for Pan-Africanism and Progress to discuss the New Dawn project, a partnership to counter the hegemony of the West and highlight the relationship of Africa with BRICS countries, encouraging multipolarity, multilateralism, and alternatives to neoliberal austerity, and resistance to neoliberal colonization and exploitation of Africa
Dr. Greg Carr breaks down the curriculum questions (social structure, governance structure, ways of knowing, etc.) through the lens of the Olympics. There is also a brief history of Costa Rica's role in Pan Africanism, Marcus Garvey, Harry Belafonte and Dr. Carr does his best rendition on Louis Armstrong in celebration of his birthday (Aug. 4th). And
Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA) of the CBC and Black Men Voting Rights Protesters arrested on Capitol Hill demanding the passing of Voting Rights Acts; Haiti installs Ariel Henry as Prime Minister as country mourns assassination of Jovenel Moise; Dr. Cornel West explains his criticism of Dr. John Henrik Clarke in the early 1990s and the debate they had about Pan Africanism vs Integration. – TheAHNShow with Michael Imhotep 7-22-21 Support The African History Network through Cash App @ https://cash.app/$TheAHNShow or PayPal @ TheAHNShow@gmail.com or http://www.PayPal.me/TheAHNShow or visit http://www.AfricanHistoryNetwork.com and click on the yellow “Donate” button. Did you miss Class on Sat. 7-24-21, 3pm EST (LIVE ONLINE COURSE): 'From The Civil War to Civil Rights & Black Power (1865 - 1968)' with Michael Imhotep, host of The African History Network Show? REGISTER HERE: https://theahn.learnworlds.com/course/from-civil-war-to-civil-rights-and-black-power