There's a refugee crisis in Italy and there's hardly anyone talking about it. Over 150,000 Africans migrated across the Mediterranean for safety and thousands have died on their way. This is their story.
When The Carter Center began leading the campaign to eradicate Guinea worm in 1986, there were an estimated 3.5 million cases of the disease in 20 countries in Africa and Asia. Today, less than a fraction of one percent of Guinea worm cases remain in a handful of endemic countries: Sudan, Ghana, Mali, Ethiopia, Niger, and Nigeria.
Left of Black host Mark Anthony Neal is joined in the studio with composer and musician Neo Muyanga. Muyanga is the co-founder of the Pan African Space Station and is currently working on a libretto, Revolting Music.
Husband and Wife Team, Taffi and JG Ayodele, created Africa's 1st Brand of Foldable Flats. We spoke to the founders of Thandos for Color Creatives, our video series highlighting the wave of black innovators in several creative industries.
While it's a beautiful thing to celebrate suffragette Susan B. Anthony, we'd be remiss if we didn't call out her explicit exclusion of black people. "I will cut off this right arm of mine before I will ever work or demand the ballot for the Negro and not the woman." -Susan B. Anthony
Left of Black host Mark Anthony Neal is joined by Anne-Maria Makhulu to discuss her latest book, “Making Freedom: Apartheid, Squatter Politics, and the Struggle for Home”. Makhulu is an Associate Professor of Cultural Anthropology and African and African American Studies at Duke University.