October 6 2017 Taalib Saber
The OneMic Show EPISODE XXXII (6TH October, 2017)
CULTURAL DIVIDE BETWEEN BLACK IMMIGRANTS AND AFRICAN AMERICANS | TERROR ON THE VEGAS STRIP | CAM NEWTON | SAFARI 7s CANCELLED | MUSIC
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Kenyans living in Las Vegas talked about the current mood in Las Vegas following the recent attacks. They revisited the tragic incident where White Terrorist Stephen Paddock fired a semi-automatic weapon into a crowd of concert goers from his hotel window at the Mandalay Bay leaving 59 dead and over 500 wounded before taking his own life. The panel discussed lessons learned, media stereotypes, and if Kenya is prepared for an attack of similar magnitude.
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In Sports, the crew talked about Cam Newton’s comments towards a female reporter. We also chimed in on the cancellation of the 2017 Safari Sevens tournament in Nairobi.
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Attorney, Activist and Film-Maker Taalib Saber was in studio talking about the changing dynamics of the relation between Black Immigrants and African Americans. Taalib drew from personal experiences having traveled to several African countries including Kenya, Ghana and South Africa. He talked about community efforts he’s involved in and opportunities for cooperation that exist between the two groups. Taalib also talked about the rarely discussed plight of the Black Woman.
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In continuance, Panelist Elka Fresha asked if Black Immigrants should be addressed as a different statistical group? This follows an assertion by a Black Students Group at Cornell University that the Black student body was disproportionately represented by first generation African or Caribbean students. Black Students United demanded that Admissions increase presence of under-represented African American Students.
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