Listening Tree Narrative (LT) March 15, 2021 The royals are just like much of our press – trapped in a fantasy version of Britain’s past

Blind to their own biases and insulated from communities they do not encounter or understand, journalists and editors feel entitled to make judgments about what is and what is not racism. Hence the decision by Ian Murray, executive director of the Society of Editors, to publish a statement that unilaterally exonerated the entire UK press of all charges of racism.

Encyclopaedia Africana March 10, 2021 DESMOND TUTU

“If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor”

Encyclopaedia Africana W March 6, 2021 WINNIE MADIKIZELA MANDELA

“All what we fought for is not what is going on right now. It is a tragedy that he lived and saw what was happening, we cannot pretend like South Africa is not in crisis, our country is in crisis and anyone who cannot see that is just bluffing themselves.”
– 2017

Listening Tree Video (LT) February 7, 2021 CLIP: Nelson Mandela becomes President of South Africa, 1994

4 years after his release from prison after serving 27 years, Nelson became President of South Africa

Jan'20 What's Going On December 11, 2020 10.01.2021:VIRTUAL Black History Children Workshop: Nelson Mandela


D Encyclopaedia Africana September 2, 2020 DEDAN KIMATHI

n 2007, Kimathi was officially recognized and honored as a national hero by the then Kenyan government. On the anniversary on the day he was executed, a bronze statue of Kimathi was unveiled in Nairobi city centre. Kimathi, clad in military regalia, holds a riffle on one hand and a dagger on the other, symbolizing the last weapons he held in his struggle.

Encyclopaedia Africana S August 29, 2020 STEVE BIKO

“He inspired our youth to shed themselves of the sense of inferiority they were born into as a result of more than three hundred years of white rule.”

Encyclopaedia Africana I August 7, 2020 IDRIS ELBA

In March 2020, Elba was among the first public figures to announce that he had tested positive for the coronavirus.

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