As a result of the large decline of a progressive Black presence in media, the National Black United Front (NBUF) created the Sankofa Community Affairs Show. Sankofa is a West African word from the culture of Akan, which means to learn from the past, in order to move forward. Hosted by NBUF National Vice Chairperson of Organizing and Training, Salim Adofo, the show highlights the contributions of progressive grassroots organizers, entertainers and issues challenging the Black community in America.
With so many negative images and misinformation consistently being disseminated across the airwaves about the Black community, it’s important to have an independent voice that can give a fair and objective view. Additionally, with corporate conglomerates controlling the flow of information, a media presence that can speak to the on the ground issues, is another reason why NBUF created the show.
The first season of the television series will feature Dr.Greg Carr, chair of the Afro-American Studies Department of Howard University, media personality, Dr. Justine Love and Senghor Baye, President-General of the Universal Negro Improvement Association and African Communities League (UNIA-ACL).
Sankofa Community Affairs with Salim Adofo can be seen every Wednesday night on Fairfax Public Access TV, channel 10, at 10pm in Northern, Virginia. There is an encore airing on Saturdays at 6 am and Sundays at 9:30 am. The show will begin to air in Washington DC and Arlington VA, in September. For those that out of the Washington DC Metro area, the show can be watched online at:
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