ShowAfrica Live
Broadcast TitleAfrica Live - June 1, 2014
Broadcast Date2014-06-01
Record Date2014

Africa Live brings news and analysis from the African Internationalist perspective and audio culture from various parts of the African Diaspora. We start today's show with a segment from Black Agenda Report Television which is the television portal for the website Black Agenda Report. On Tuesday, May 20, 2014, Executive Editor, Glen Ford interviewed, Omali Yeshitela, Chairman of the African People's Socialist Party and the African Socialist International. He contextualizes the U.S. presidency of Barack Hussein Obama in the African Liberation Struggle.

We move on from there to discuss Maya Angelou, an African author and poet who died at the age of 86 on May 28, 2014. She presented her poetry throughout the world, published seven autobiographies, three books of essays, several books of poetry, and was credited with a list of plays, movies and television shows spanning more than 50 years. She received dozens of awards and over 30 honorary doctoral degrees. Angelou is best known for her series of seven autobiographies, which focus on her childhood and early adult experiences. The first, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (1969), tells of her life up to the age of 17 and brought her international recognition and acclaim. She was active in the Civil Rights Movement and worked with Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X. She was counted among her contemporaries James Baldwin and John O Killens, and John Henrik Clarke. We listen to her read one of her most famous poems Still I Rise and then later we listen to an excerpt from an interview where she discussed her memories of Malcolm and his significance to the struggle.

We are going to close out today's show with a very special request from a special listener of Uhuru Radio - an extended playlist from Barrington Levy. We support progressive African music of yesterday and today.