The People's War Radio Show, Episode #51: Project Black Ankh and the leadership of African women building revolutionary self-determination
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We talk with two African women playing leading roles in the work of the All African People's Development and Empowerment Project (AAPDEP) about the group's work to organize African health care providers, scientists, agriculturists and other skilled intellectuals to tackle the crisis of COVID and other colonial assaults on the health and well-being of the African community.
AAPDEP organized a nurse midwifery school, conducted Ebola community education and built rainwater harvesting in Sierra Leone. They organized disaster relief and rescue operations during Hurricane Harvey in Houston and have initiated backyard and community gardens throughout the U.S.
Kundai Bajikikayi and Michelle Odom discuss the group's current initiatives that include:
- COVID outreach and public education teaching health and safety protocols in African communities across the U.S. and in Africa.
- Free Telehealth program offering online consultation with doctors and other healthcare professionals.
- "Ask the Doctor" online education broadcasts.
Kundai Bajikikayi is volunteer coordinator for the All African People’s Development and Empowerment Project and an organizer with the group's economic development program, "Zenzele Consignment" in Huntsville, Alabama.
Michelle Odom is the Mental Health Programs Coordinator for the All African People’s Development and Empowerment Project and producer of their “Ask the Doctor” series. She is a professional counselor and educator.
The People's War radio show is produced by WBPU 96.3 FM "Black Power 96" in St. Petersburg, Florida. It is hosted by Dr. Matsemela Odom and Muambi Tangu, bringing an African Internationalist perspective to the important issues of our world.