Malcolm Azania

Black Comix

by on November 26, 2011


John Jennings – Black Comix Interview Part 1
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Comic books are a medium. They can be used to tell any kind of story or convey any kind of information. Around the world, comics writers and artists use their medium to create remarkable stories of horror, adventure, science fiction, mystery, Generation X comedy, adolescent angst, war, middle class malaise …
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Aisha Tyler: Comedian, Actor, Activist, Author… and Fangirl???

by on November 16, 2011

You might know her from her work fronting the cheeky Hollywood gossip show Talk Soup, where she was that programme’s first African and first female host in an improvisational delivery that made the show successful again. Perhaps you know her from the final season of Friends, or from The Ghost Whisperer, CSI, 24, Nip/Tuck, Curb Your Enthusiasm, or even voice work from The Boondocks.

But Aisha Tyler …
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A Transformational Leader

by on November 5, 2011

After two years of announcing no winners, the Mo Ibrahim Foundation has just announced the winner of its 2011 Leadership Award. It’s Pedro Pires, former president of the tiny West African island nation of Cape Verde. Shortly we’ll hear excerpts from a recent event hosted by Mo Ibrahim, the Sudanese telecomm pioneer and billionaire who funds the award and Foundation, as well as from international stars performing at the event.…
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Glen Ford on “Keystone Khalifs” pretext for US war on Iran

by on October 19, 2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We’ve recently been informed that Iranian agents attempted–wait for it–to hire assassins from a Mexican drug cartel to… assassinate a Saudi diplomat… INSIDE the United States.

Huh?

As vicious, cruel, and punitive as Iran’s dictatorial Supreme Leaders and Council of Guardians has been for the last 32 years, it’s clear they haven’t stayed in power by making skull-splittingly stupid errors that …
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What the Mayor of Hamsterdam Loves to Read

by on September 23, 2011

As a radio host, I’ve had the outstanding opportunity to ask a lot of people a lot of different questions. But absolutely one of my favourite things to do is to ask a lot of different people the same question. It’s fascinating to compare their answers and find out what emerges.

One question I’ve been asking many guests over the years is, “Regardless of which country of origin on the …
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Charlie Kernaghan on Labour Exploitation & the Race to the Bottom

by on September 16, 2011

(Charles Kernaghan spoke at the Convention of the International Association of Fire Fighters in San Diego, California, during August 2010.)

For millions upon millions of workers worldwide, exploitation remains a fact of life. Around 35 million coloured women and girls, mostly in Asia, working in conditions that most North Americans could not imagine enduring, sew the clothing and make the shoes upon which we spend billions of dollars. Most of …
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Glen Ford on America’s Ignored Imperial Wars

by on September 13, 2011

Many people uncritically assume that the current Western war on Libya, which includes Canadian warriors, is aimed at bringing freedom. No doubt, the Libyan people have suffered under the Qadhdhaafi dictatorship (a dictatorship that used executions as surely and as wickedly as do Saudi Arabia, China, Cuba, and the USA)… but they were suffering under the last seven years of the Western courtship with Libya. And innocent people also suffer …
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What Singapore does… and doesn’t… have to teach 54 countries about progress

by on September 12, 2011

Drawing lessons for Africa: Example from the Singapore story from African Leadership Network on Vimeo.

The brainchild of African Leadership Academy founder Fred Swaniker, the ALN conference features a pan-African array of energetic leaders in a TED-style speakers’ forum.

Participants expand their social networks, allowing them to build the continent intellectually, culturally, economically, and politically with a range of allies they would otherwise never meet. The ALN provides a …
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Astronaut. Physician. Star Trek cameo actor. Dr. Mae Jemison urges better arts & sciences education by combining them

by on September 8, 2011

Mae Jemison was the first female African American astronaut. She’s also a physician, entrepreneur, artist, and even actor who made a cameo appearance on television’s Star Trek: The Next Generation. Jemison herself took great inspiration from having grown up watching the original Star Trek and seeing Lt. Uhura, the Kenyan communications officer, on the bridge of the 23rd century star ship.

Jemison grew up to unite her love of …
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Touch… the MC behind one of the best albums I’ve heard in years

by on September 6, 2011

Lyrics with the speed and grace of Bruce Lee in combat. Intelligence and wit to make Morpheus proud. Subject matter–including riffs on Klingons and Star Fleet–that are hiliarious and original. AND IT’S FROM E-TOWN. Buy this record. Now.
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Robert Fisk and Noam Chomsky on War, Geopolitics and History

by on September 1, 2011

Imperialist war, sadly, is never an out-of-date topic. Four years ago the internationally celebrated English correspondent Robert Fisk released a massive work called The Great War for Civilisation, covering decades of imperialist wars and proxy wars and their effects in the Middle East.

Fisk is no stranger to many of the events about which he writes, having been stationed for decades in Western Asia as a reporter. For his refusal …
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Swaniker success: The African Leadership Academy, and now the TED-style African Leadership Network conference

by on August 4, 2011

Fred Swaniker, Co-Founder & CEO of ALN, discusses the establishment and vision of ALN from African Leadership Network on Vimeo.

Fred Swaniker is a model of the very leadership that he teaches.

Self-determination requires young, energetic leaders with excellent education, practical training, and diverse and far-ranging social networks. So in 2004 Swaniker co-founded the African Leadership Academy in South Africa.

The ALA is a high school whose students hail …
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