Elombe Brath Global Africa Lecture Series Presents 50 Years After Uhuru, Who Really Owns Africa?
Wednesday, April 20, 2011, 7:30 PM
At the Brecht Forum, 451 West Street (between Bank and Bethune Streets) in NYC:
Elombe Brath Global Africa Lecture Series
50 Years After Uhuru, Who Really Owns Africa?
Milton Allimadi and Keith Harmon Snow
Introduced by Bernard White and Cinque Brath
Moderated by Wuyi Jacobs
Africa is at the very center of much of the world’s attention right now, from Cote d’Ivoire to DR Congo to Rwanda, Uganda, Sudan, and Libya. Issues related to Uganda’s place in these struggles will be the focus of the discussion!
COME TO THIS IMPORTANT DISCUSSION NEXT WEDNESDAY!!!
Milton Allimadi founded the company in 1997 with his savings and seed capital from Bill and Camille Cosby. The Black Star quickly established a reputation for investigative journalism exposes, beginning in 2000 when it broke a story about a major scandal at Morgan Stanley. The case gained wide coverage for The Black Star in The Wall Street Journal; The Daily News; The New York Post; The New York Observer; New York Press; New York magazine; and The New York Times. Allimadi was subsequently interviewed on CNN about the expose.
Allimadi is also founder of Guerrilla Journalism, a weekly journalism workshop focusing on community-based reporting and writing. The class also critiques reportage in so-called mainstream media and it meets every Monday at Sankofa Academy, in Brooklyn. Allimadi is a regular guest on ABC TV’s “Like It Is” news magazine with Gil Noble, discussing New York, national and international politics. He is also a panelist on WBLS and WLIB radio every Sunday evening, discussing national politics on Gary Byrd’s show.
Allimadi is author of, “The Hearts of Darkness, How White Writers Created The Racist Image of Africa,” (Black Star Books 2003). The book is a critique of Western media’s misrepresentation of African peoples over the past century. Allimadi has lectured on the book at Columbia University; Syracuse University; Pace University; The New School University; The London School of Economics; Williams College and Bard College. The book is available through The Black Star News.
Allimadi holds a masters degree in journalism from The Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University; and a Masters and undergraduate degrees in Economics from Syracuse University. His journalism career started with an internships at The Journal of Commerce, then The Wall Street; he was a freelance reporter for The New York Times; and, he was editor of Brooklyn-based The City Sun, before founding The Black Star.
Keith Harmon Snow is an independent journalist, photographer and human rights investigator from Williamsburg MA. With Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Electrical Engineering, he spent four years working for General Electric Aerospace Electronics Laboratories on the Reaganite “Star Wars” or Strategic Defense Initiative before becoming a journalist. He is the 2009 Regent’s Lecturer in Law & Society at the University of California Santa Barbara, recognized for a decade of work challenging establishment narrative on human rights and genocide. He has worked in 47 countries, 17 in Africa, and he has extensive experience in Asia.
In 2006 he worked as a consultant on genocide for the United Nations in Ethiopia and he has worked in the conflict zones of Afghanistan, Sudan, Ethiopia, and Congo. keith is persona non grata in Rwanda and Ethiopia (at least) and is labeled a “genocide denier” by the international consortium that maintains false narratives and perpetuates a political economy of genocide. In September 2009, he traveled to Libya on a delegation with Cynthia McKinney. Keith’s WEB SITE is CONSCIOUS BEING ALLIANCE dot com.
Cinque Brath is the son of Elombe Brath
Bernard White is a former WBAI Program Director.
Wuyi Jacobs runs AfrobeatRadio.
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