Africa Is a Radio presents #INTLBLK, Episode 1

It has been awhile since our last Africa Is a Country Radio episode. More than a year in fact! Being busy is no excuse, so I’m going to say that the real reason is we’ve been holding back so that we can bring bring you bigger and better things!

I’m happy to premiere today the first show for a new season from a new location. This is the INTL BLK show from Los Angeles hosted by myself, DJ Chief Boima and INTL BLK collaborator Nora Rahimian. This episode was a preview for our INTL BLK event last Sunday at the Ace Hotel in downtown LA. It featured a guest mix and interview with Nigerian-Angelino Tomi Tribe, and a guest mix from Afro-Panamanian-Angelina Francesca Harding. Enjoy!

Further Reading

Man of action

Historian Brian Peterson positions Thomas Sankara’s revolution in Burkina Faso as an example of the counter-hegemonic struggles during the 1980s’ neoliberal transition.

South Africa’s Left needs a new party

Assuming today’s socioeconomic crisis benefits the Left is folly. That will only happen if we have the political vision to make class the fault line of social polarization, and for that we need to face the challenge of constructing a new party.

The king is dead

The death of the Zulu king highlights the unresolved issues that continue to shapes lives in the KwaZulu-Natal province of South Africa.

The unforeseen threat

Many of Nairobi’s apocalypse merchants and prophesy peddlers have disappeared in the past year. Reflections on how COVID-19 has re-shaped the city and residents’ lives.