‘ON THE GROUND’ SHOW FOR FEB. 23, 2018: The Real Africa and the Fantasy Africa…Featuring Makani Themba, Ajamu Baraka and Gerald Horne…Headlines on Student Gun Protests, Poor People’s Campaign and More

On today’s show, news and topics about real Africa – and about the fantasy Africa on the big screen. The 60th Anniversary of the All-African People’s Conference was just celebrated around the world. Gerald Horne is back from the Pan-African Film Festival in Los Angeles. And our favorite comic book nerd Makani Themba talks us down about “The Black Panther” movie.

Photo: Patrice Lummba and Kwame Nkrumah at the 1958 All-African People’s Conference in Accra, Ghana.
Links: The Pan-African Film Festival

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“On The Ground-Voices of Resistance from the Nation’s Capital” (www.onthegroundshow.org) is a weekly show that brings alternative news from DC. We cover social justice activism and activists, those who are in the DC area and those who come to DC from across the nation or from across the globe to speak truth to power. Esther Iverem, creator, executive producer and host, is an award-winning journalist, poet, visual artist and activist. Her most recent book is “Olokun of the Galaxy,” a book of poetry and visual art about honoring Earth’s oceans and ecosystem and those who perished or descended from the Atlantic Slave Trade. (Seeing Black Press).

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