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Dear Toward Freedom Supporter,

It's a rough road in the independent media world, and it's recently gotten bumpier. Corporate media has become even more centralized with the purchase of The Wall Street Journal by Rupert Murdoch.  New FCC Chairman Kevin Martin has promised to bring about a drastic relaxation of media ownership regulations in the coming months. Meanwhile, a handful of leading progressive publications closed down last year for financial reasons. It's now more important than ever to support the independent media you rely on for progressive news you don't hear from the mainstream.


Africa: From Colonialism to Jubilee

Fifty years ago, Ghana was the first sub-Saharan country to achieve independence.  And fifty years ago, in the fall of 1957, my father took my brother and me - just out of high school - to visit this new nation, and to interview Ghana's prime minister Kwame Nkrumah and the other shining lights of the Pan-African independence movement.