|Genre||talk show, current affairs,|
|Running time||60 minutes weekly(Wednesdays)|
|Home station||Pacifica Radio, WPFW(89.3)|
|Exec. producer(s)||Joia Jefferson Nuri|
|Recording studio||Washington D.C.|
|Air dates||since 1998|
|Audio format||Stereophonic sound|
|Website||Africa Now! Website|
Africa Now! is a progressive, weekly radio show that focuses on issues concerning the African world. It is based in Washington D.C. making it the only radio show in the Washington D.C. Metropolitan area that merges the history, politics, and culture of the African world. The independent program airs on WPFW(89.3) radio in the D.C., Maryland, and Virginia which is a part of the Pacifica Radio network. It also airs nationally and internationally online on WPFW's website. It is listener supported.
Africa Now! was founded on Pacifica Radio station in Washington, DC. It brings together scholars, activists, authors, NGOs, and politicians to engage in topics centered on the African world.
Notable guests, interviews and on-air debates
- Dr. Molefi Asante, African American scholar, historian, and philosopher
- Karen Bass, U.S. Representative for California's 33rd congressional district.
- Dr. Horace G. Campbell, Jamaican-born, Noted international peace and justice scholar and Professor of African American Studies and Political Science at Syracuse University
- Dr. Clayborne Carson, African American professor of history at Stanford University, and director of the Martin Luther King, Jr., Research and Education Institute
- Dr. Johnnetta B. Cole, African American academic, and Director of the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African Art
- Edwidge Danticat, Haitian author
- Walter Fauntroy
- Haile Gerima Ethiopian born independent filmmaker, scholar, and activist
- Danny Glover, American actor/activist
- Dr Sylvia Hill, African American scholar, activist
- Ahmed Kathrada, South African politician and former anti-apartheid activist
- Dr. Clarence Lusane, African American scholar/activist
- Firoze Manji, Kenyan-born author, publisher
- Gay McDougal UN rapporteur on minority rights and law professor.
- Dr. Ronald Walters, leading African American scholar/activist