For over 60 years Dr. Benjamin F Chavis, Jr. has dedicated his life to fighting institutional barriers that negatively affect black and brown people around the globe. A tireless advocate for equality, he has a well-documented track record of victories. He is also a father, an ordained minister, published author, PBS television host, scholar, professor, chemist, community organizer, and president and CEO of the Black Press of America. On this, his daily podcast, you’ll hear updates on current projects, entertaining recollections of the multitude of historical figures he’s worked with, and how all of these roads have converged in the continuing fight for dignity and fairness.
We all live in a world today that continues to be divided based on language, socioeconomic status, racial or ethnic identity, religion, nationality, and cultural affinities. Yet it is ironic that the global COVID-19 pandemic has brought hundreds of millions of diverse peoples to affirm our oneness over our separateness. It is in this global context that my daily news podcast commentaires will focus on the resilient and transformative struggles of peoples throughout the world who are defying the odds of contemporary history by advancing the causes of freedom, justice and equality. The virtue of the visionary perspectives of Martin Luther King Jr, Nelson Mandela, Harriett Tubman, Rosa Parks and Kwame Nkrumah all are unified with the universal freedom movement assertion: “The Struggle Continues.”
Stay tuned. I am Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. for “A Luta Continúa.”