Dr. Baruti Katembo joined us to discuss a new book he co-authored, Uwenzi: The Pan-African Factor, A 21st Century View. Topics covered included definitions of pan-Africanism and practical ways to build on historical and cultural unity.


  1. Our struggle has many components. Great questions brother Jared and I’m looking forward to reading the book. I believe Swahili should be taught in every predominantly black school.

  2. Conal Bashiri Rose

    Pan- Africanism’s ideology asserts that the fate of all African peoples and countries are intertwined. Certainly the realization of this fate and intertwinement is enhanced when people in Africa and the diaspora are informed how African civilizations are reflected in the aesthetic, social and metaphysical traditions [ music, sculpture, textiles, architecture, religion, ideogrammatic writing ] of black people in the United States, Cuba, Haiti, Trinidad, Mexico, Brazil and other places in the New World. [ Flash of The Spirit: Robert F. Thompson ]. At its core Pan- Africanism is a belief that African peoples, both on the continent and in the diaspora, share not merely a common history, but a common destiny, and Uwenzi-cooperation is an essential and necessary resource in moving forward.

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