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On our July 23, 2014 program:
"Africans in American Politics & Government”
The election of Barack Obama has inspired Africans in the diaspora to mobilize and organize, so as to influence policies in the United States and beyond. One of them is Hyattsville, Maryland's newest City Councilman, Edouard Haba. Among other things, he says he hopes to bring new perspectives and a diversity of opinions to the council. His perspective is shaped by a childhood in the West African nation of Guinea, a young adulthood in Rome, and now, as a young father of a family living in Hyattsville, a suburb of Washington D.C. Across America, states and cities are being more inclusive in matters relating to a diverse workforce and business development for their constituencies. For example, Maryland Governor’s Commission on African Affairs serves as an advisory board to the Governor and agencies within the Executive Department on matters relating to the immigrant African population.
Join us for this live one-hour television and radio call-in simulcast when host Shaka Ssali and his guests discuss the role of Africans in American politics and government.
Washington Studio Guests:
Council Member Ward 4
City Council of Hyattsville, Maryland
Maryland-Nigeria Sister State Executive Committee Chair
Maryland Commission on African Affairs
District of Columbia's Office on African Affairs
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In what ways, do you think the African diaspora can influence U.S. – Africa relations?
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