As has been in the case in Washington, D.C. decades later, white people who saw potential for profit erased Black African history along River Road and duped many people in thinking that no Black African presence existed along River Road in Bethesda, Maryland.
On the August 17th edition of The AllEyesOnDC Show, which fell on the 131st anniversary of Marcus Mosiah Garvey’s birth, Ahadi Ture, developer of the 4 the Culture mobile app, explained his path to activism and, with host and founder Sam P.K. Collins, explored topics related to cultural growth, mass support among Black Africans, and the need for young people to embrace STEM.
At the start of this AllEyesOnDC program, guests quickly learned that the show wouldn’t focus solely on voting, but the lack of a political infrastructure that has allowed outside interests to determine the affairs of Black African communities in D.C., and other cities and towns throughout the United States.
We often shed light on the experiences of our sisters and brothers living east of the Anacostia River, in the lower-income neighborhoods with a significant Black population. It's gotten to the point where issues affecting Black people in Ward 4, one of D.C.'s more culturally diverse areas, get swept under the rug.
Even as he advocated for repatriation and the forming of an independent African nation, The Honorable Marcus Mosiah Garvey encouraged political participation among Africans in the United States, defining politics as the process by which We ensure the government works... Continue Reading →
In honor of Black Music Month, and in keeping in mind its obligation to keep Black African self-determination at the forefront of Our people’s minds, the AllEyesOnDC Show explored the cultural and business aspects of Black music during the June edition of the monthly program at Sankofa Video Books & Cafe in Northwest.
We must revamp the dialogue and prioritize the procreation of healthy children and families, ensured through the union between conscious Black men and women.
Despite assurances that administrators would prioritize teacher safety, and that of the greater school population, an overtly opaque investigation into a student’s attempted assault against an instructor, the latest in a series of questionable events to take place in a D.C. charter school, recently culminated in the instructor’s termination, with no explanation from school officials.
When the time comes for concerted action, all We can offer is reactionary movement against forces impeding Black progress, when all along We should have been prepared to tackle Our current-day issues with an established Black-centered infrastructure, ran similarly to a separate government, or at the very least, a federation of governing bodies.