The Global African

The Global African: Finding Laughter in the Pain

January 17, 2016

Telesur’s The Global African talks to Palestinian American comedian Amer Zahr about growing up in the United States as a Palestinian and the application of the word ‘terrorism.’

How Neoliberalism Infiltrated Black Politics

January 10, 2016

We talk to political scientist and author Lester Spence about neoliberalism in Black politics. Later, we discuss the recently completed COP21 agreement with Wahleah Johns & Bill Gallegos.

Baltimore: A Canary in a Coal Mine

December 12, 2015

We talk to Baltimore activists about the Freddie Gray trial and what it means for the city, as well as the nation

The Global African: The Potential Power of College Athletes

December 5, 2015

On this week’s episode of teleSUR’s The Global African, Dave Zirin talks about the untapped political power that collegiate athletes possess

The Black Panthers: A Revolution In Review

November 22, 2015

This week on Telesur’s The Global African We sit down with acclaimed director Stanley Nelson to talk about his film, Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution, and the relevance of the Black Panthers today.

The Global African: How Brazil’s War on Drugs Replicates Failed U.S. Policies

November 14, 2015

In this episode of The Global African, we hear from Dr. Carl Hart, neuroscientist at Columbia University, on how the Brazilian government has implemented repressive drug laws that ultimately repeat the same mistakes made in the U.S. – In the second half of the show we cover new changes to the Rwandan Constitution that could mean that President Kagame ends up staying on until 2034. What is driving the push for this term extension?

The Global African: Reparations in the Caribbean?

November 8, 2015

TeleSUR’s The Global African: Did UK Prime Minister David Cameron inadvertently give life to the Reparations movement in the Caribbean? We also talk to the leader of a new project cutting down on energy consumption and empowering local women in Tanzania. Watch more on teleSUR

The Global African: Canadian Elections & Protests in Baltimore

October 31, 2015

This week Telesur’s The Global African will talk to Janaya Khan about the impact of the recent elections in Canada and Tre Murphy about recent protests in Baltimore. Watch more on teleSUR

The Global African: Grace Lee Boggs & Dyett Hunger Strike

October 24, 2015

This week, teleSUR’s The Global African will look at the legacy of activist Grace Lee Boggs and a hunger strike in Chicago protesting a school closing.

The Global African: Climate Awareness & Update on Puerto Rico

October 17, 2015

Telesur’s The Global African will look at a unique tour bus of musicians, actors, activists and poets are bringing awareness of climate change’s disproportionate affect on people of color & we give an update on Puerto Rico.

The Global African: Alicia Garza on BLM & Oprah’s Diamond Controversy

October 4, 2015

We talk to Alicia Garza in depth on the subject of Black Lives Matter and Patrick Connors about Lev Leviev’s diamonds and his connection to settlements in the West Bank.

Majd Kayyal & The Trial of Hissene Habre

September 27, 2015

This week on teleSUR’s The Global African, we talk to Palestinian activist Majd Kayyal about the importance of forging solidarity with the African American struggle and we also look at the trial of former Chadian dictator Hissene Habre.

The Global African: Hurricane Katrina: 10 years later

September 13, 2015

The Global African looks back at Hurricane Katrina and the state of New Orleans today.

The Global African – Labor Day and Canada’s Relationship with Africa

September 7, 2015

Host Bill Fletcher looks at the state of the worker today and the overlooked relationship between Canada and Africa. Watch more on teleSUR

Obama’s Africa Trip & Legacy of Colonialism in Puerto Rico

August 16, 2015

Telesur’s The Global African looks at President Obama’s recent trip to Africa and the debt crisis in Puerto Rico

The Struggle for Justice Inside South Africa

August 8, 2015

Telesur’s The Global African looks at the split inside the South African Labor Movement

The Global African: Addressing Race & Mediterranean Refugee Crisis

August 4, 2015

TeleSUR’s The Global African explores the politics of class and race, and examines the refugee crisis in the Mediterranean.

The Global African: Cook Up & Peace in Mali

July 27, 2015

Telesur’s The Global African talks to Baltimore’s D. Watkins about his path from drug dealer to acclaimed writer, and then examines a recent peace deal signed in Mali.

The Global African: Not a Rapper & Black-Palestinian Solidarity

July 11, 2015

TeleSUR’s The Global African talks to DC-based artist and activist Bomani Armah, and examines African American solidarity with Palestinians.

The Global African: Right-Wing Extremism & Who Stole the Soul

July 4, 2015

TeleSUR’s the Global African examines right-wing terrorism and Soul!, an early African-American variety show.