This month’s episode of 'Who's Black in America' puts the spotlight on Cape Verde, locally known as Cabo Verde. Cape Verdean Ethnomusicologist and Artist Marcy Depina gives us a brief history and introduction to the African nation.
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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.
What Nigerians Think About Boko Haram, America Wanting to Help
It's been seven months since Boko Haram abducted over 200 schoolgirls from their boarding school in Chibok, Nigeria, and the subsequent #BringBackOurGirls social media campaign was born.
In the Root TV segment above, The Root's Diana Ozemebhoya Eromosele speaks with Chika Oduah—an independent journalist working in Nigeria—about what this entire experience has been like for Nigerians, especially their being at the forefront of the philanthropic cause that was “en vogue” for the better part...
Left of Black host Mark Anthony Neal is joined by Chuck D of Public Enemy and Gaye Theresa Johnson. Professor Johnson teaches in the Department of Black Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
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.
Correspondent Martha Teichner looks at the questions raised by the shocking massacre of nine people in a historic black church in Charleston, S.C., the motivations of the white gunman, and where America stands on race relations today.
D'Angelo ft. Princess: Sometimes It Snows in April
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon wrote: Music guest D'Angelo pays a moving tribute to Prince by covering his classic "Sometimes It Snows in April" with help from Maya Rudolph and Gretchen Lieberum's cover band, Princess, for the Tonight Show audience.