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Black Agenda Radio – 04.08.19

Welcome to the radio magazine that brings you news, commentary and analysis from a Black Left perspective. I’m Glen Ford, along with my co-host Nellie Bailey. Coming up: Canada is possibly best known to those of us who live south of its border as place where everyone has access to single payer health care. However, racism is killing disproportionate numbers of Black Canadians, just like in the U.S; And, we’ll talk with a talented artist and intellectual from Kenya, whose current project is using comic books to help African girls navigate the terrain of sex, health and patriarchy.

Russiagate has consumed the U.S. corporate media for the past two years, but the “no collusion” verdict of the Mueller investigation has caused the once-superheated scandal to finally fizzle. In Philadelphia, Duboisian scholar Anthony Monteiro says the implosion of Russiagate lays bare the deep crisis afflicting U.S. empire.

Eternity Martis, is an award-winning Black journalist from Canada, whose work focuses on issues of race and gender. She’s author of a recent article on The Health Effects of Anti-Black Racism in Canada. Martis says Blacks in Toronto face a variety of health challenge, directly related to race. However, when people in the United States think of Canada at all, it’s often with admiration for their single payer health care system.

Thousands of young girls in Canada are illuminating their own lives through the lens of comic books. Ann Moraa is a writer, editor, and performer who is dedicated to telling compelling stories through an African feminist lens. For the last five years, she’s been developing comics and magazines targeting girls in her east African country.

 

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