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Tavis Smiley on PBS | Connie Rice And Robin D.G. Kelley Discuss Police Shootings and Shootings in Dallas

Generally speaking on African Elements, when it comes to content I didn’t produce I generally will post a link and drive traffic to the producer (which I am doing in this case above), but in addition to that I am posting that content in a slightly altered format because I believe it will be of value to educators and those fostering discussion around the recent police shootings of African American civilians and the shootings of police in Dallas. In this two-part discussion with Tavis Smiley and historian and UCLA professor, Robin D. G. Kelley and Attorney, Connie Rice, Smiley covers quite a bit of ground including policing across race and class, the role of protest in the black lives matter movement, Obama’s response, and the political implications on the upcoming election. The alternative format provided here at African Elements has bookmarked those various topics allowing those fostering conversations to search within the video to jump to particular areas of focus. Additionally, using the search menu it is also possible to search within the video and jumped to specific key terms of interest.

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Africa Today June 27, 2016 | Chernoh Alpha Bah – Scholar and activist from Sierra Leone Joins Africa Today

Chernoh Alpha Bah is an award-winning journalist and a political activist. He is based in the country of Sierra Leone. In his country he has been the recipient of numerous awards for his journalism and his first book, Neocolonialism in West Africa was published a few years back. He is the chairman of the African socialist movement of Sierra Leone and has been a consistent voice for democracy, human rights, and against the arbitrary powers of multinational corporations. His most recent book, the Ebola Outbreak in West Africa, challenges the established narrative about the outbreak of Ebola in West Africa and continues with the discussion of the world of war, political corruption, and demonization of West Africa as a basis for the political and health devastation that has beset his country and beset the African continent. Chernoh joins us this evening to talk about his life, his work, his writing, and a number of key issues to bring us up-to-date on developments in Sierra Leone. Chernoh, thanks for joining us on Africa today

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Africa Today May 30 2016 | An Hour with Dr. Gerald Horne

Dr. Gerald Horne is a John J. and Rebecca Moore Chair of History and American Studies at the University of Houston. His research addresses issues of race, internationalism, politics, civil rights and the global connections between developments in Asia, Africa, United States and Europe. He is the author a number of books, including, most recently Race to Revolution: The U.S. and Cuba during Slavery and Jim Crow number two; The Counterrevolution of 1776: Slave Resistance and the Origin of the United States Of America which is 2014 and the most recent one, Confronting Black Jacobins: The U.S., the Haitian Revolution, and the Origins of the Dominican Republic.

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Jan Rodrigues: The 1st Black Man to Set Foot on the Island of Manhattan

The problem with, “Black people were here…” articles is that it is rarely made clear what the takeaway is supposed to be. Should it be a point of pride that Black people were among the first to usher in an era of colonialism and Native American genocide?

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Ben Crump: Daniel Holtzclaw Is A Landmark Case For Black Women | News One

While  it is true that both civil and criminal punishment is a rarity (perhaps historical) , I’m glad the article pointed out that it barely scratched the surface when stacked  up against  to making amends for 400 years of racial and sexual violence towards black women. See the full article here…... read more

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