Tag: Africa
Interview
Airdate: January 31, 2014

The world music artist explains how her expansive career is marked as much by her musical achievement as by her passionate advocacy for her Africa homeland.

Interview
Airdate: December 5, 2013

In a tribute to Nelson Mandela, Tavis talks with activist-entertainer Harry Belafonte, Rep. Maxine Waters and talk show host Larry King, all of whose paths crossed with this extraordinary man, and also shares a personal memory of the then-ANC deputy president’s 1990 visit to Los Angeles.

Blog: A Look Back
December 5th, 2013

The world mourns the loss of a man who dedicated his life to fighting for equality. Nelson Mandela was a defiance symbol of how one man can make a difference.

Interview
Airdate: July 1, 2013

The only American ambassador to present his credentials to President Nelson Mandela offers his unique perspective on South Africa’s transformation.

Interview
Airdate: July 1, 2013

The official liaison between the Mandela family and the world’s media, Lee assesses the president’s trip to Africa & his efforts to re-engage with countries there both economically and emotionally.

Interview
Airdate: January 16, 2013

Just days before being named a recipient of the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize, the remarkable single mother of 6 talked to us about her memoir, Mighty Be Our Powers, and the challenges faced by women in politics.

Interview
Airdate: December 4, 2012

The noted Nigerian writer responds to negative stereotypes about his home continent—the motivation for his latest text, Of Africa.

Blog: Staff & Guest Blog
April 30th, 2012

A depository of rare and wonderful African sounds

Blog: Staff & Guest Blog
April 7th, 2012

While I came away from Under African Skies with a new understanding of the political landscape from which ‘Graceland’ emerged, it was Simon’s ruminations on the role of the artist in our society that hit me hardest.

Blog: Staff & Guest Blog
March 24th, 2012

Journalism meets art in this artfully convincing recreation of 1970s-era cultures.

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