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On February 25, 2022, Russia invaded Ukraine. Many students from African and Caribbean nations were trapped in Ukraine, due to the
suddenness of the invasion. Here, some Jamaicans share their accounts.

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General (LT) Listening Tree April 5, 2022 TATE BRITAIN: Life Between Islands Exhibition (2022)

There was a lot to take in and ideally this would have been a two visit exhibition.

General (LT) Listening Tree February 5, 2022 It Ain’t Half Racist, Mum (1979)

The programme was made in association with the Campaign Against Racism in the Media, which exposes the subtle and explicit racism against black and Asians not only in the popular ‘ comedy’ shows of the time but also of the ‘serious’ current affairs programmes produced by television. Featuring Professor Stuart Hall.

General (LT) Listening Tree February 5, 2022 Samora Machel Documentary (1983)

A revealing documentary compilation from historic footage shot by the National Institute of Cinema in Mozambique which looks at the rehabilitation of former colonial government collaborators by the government of Samora Machel (former president of Mozambique).

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General (LT) Listening Tree January 28, 2022 An Introduction to CLR James’ The Black Jacobins (Pt. 1)

This video covers a brief introduction to CLR James’ book, The Black Jacobins: Toussaint L’Ouverture and the San Domingo Revolution. It is Part 1 of 2. Part 2 will cover the main and secondary ideas of the book.

General (LT) Listening Tree January 28, 2022 Frantz Fanon – Black Skin, White Masks: A University Quick Course

This video is a simple explanation of Frantz Fanon’s book, Black Skin, White Masks.

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General (LT) Listening Tree January 27, 2022 JOHN HENRIK CLARKE: BLACK PAPER ON WHITE RACISM, PART II (1971)

Continuing its analysis of institutional racism, Black Journal invites Dr. Alvin Poussaint, Dan Watts, and Imamu Amiri Baraka (LeRoi Jones) to discuss racism in terms of psychological development, culture and colonialism. Dr. Poussaint, an associate professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and author of the forthcoming book “Why Blacks Kill Blacks,” sees white racism as a mental illness. For that reason he questions “whether black people can find themselves and have self-determination or find their cultural self within the confines of American shores.”

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General (LT) Listening Tree January 27, 2022 JOHN HENRIK CLARKE: BLACK PAPER ON WHITE RACISM (1971)

Black Journal conducts an investigation of institutional racism with the aid of six Black scholars and philosophers in a two-program study entitled “Black Paper on White Racism.” The first part surveys racism in the areas of history, education and Christianity. The investigative team includes Reverend Albert Cleage, pastor of the Shrine of the Black Madonna in Detroit; John H. Clarke, an associate professor of African and Afro-American history at Hunter College and author of 11 books including “Harlem USA”; and Preston Wilcox, head of the education workshop of the Congress of African People and president of the educational consultant firm AFRAM Associates.

General (LT) Listening Tree January 27, 2022 MARTIN LUTHER KING JR – THE OTHER AMERICA (1967)

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s 1967 speech at Stanford. Here, he expounds on his nonviolent philosophy and methodology.

General (LT) Listening Tree January 25, 2022 NGUGI WA THIONG’O ON HARDtalk (2013)

HARDtalk speaks to one of Africa’s greatest living writers, Ngugi Wa Thiong’o. Tipped to win the Nobel prize for literature, he decided years ago not to write novels in English but in Gikuyu, his mother tongue. His work includes extraordinary memoirs of colonial times and the Mau Mau uprising in his native Kenya. How far have today’s young Africans forgotten the sacrifices that brought about independence? And has that independence itself been a disappointment?

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