A Tribute to Black Liberation: From Assata to Fanon w Dhoruba bin-Wahad and Frank Wilderson


Dhoruba bin-Wahad and Dr. Frank Wilderson joined us for this extended discussion of and tribute to Assata Shakur (July 16, 1947 -), Frantz Fanon (20 July 1925 – 6 December 1961) and the liberation struggle they remain integral to.


South Africa and Social Death Beyond Mandela with Frank Wilderson

Dr. Frank Wilderson joined us again to discuss South Africa beyond Mandela, Afro-pessimism, Anti-Blackness, Steve Biko, Chris Hani, Winnie Mandela and more.  We talked also about armed struggle, political compromise and suppressed concepts and histories related to South Africa and the world.  For our earlier conversations with Dr. Wilderson please visit our archive here at


What's Next for Post-Mandela Azania? An Interview with Economic Freedom Fighters' Andile Mngxitama

Andile Mngxitama of the Economic Freedom Fighters of Azania (“occupied South Africa”) joined us to discuss among other topics: the passing of Tata Nelson Mandela, the film Mandela, what’s next for the youth and African revolution in Azania and the coming 20th anniversary of the official “end” of apartheid.

Hear here our previous interview with on the legacy of Steve Bantu Biko.


Ruth First and Joe Slovo in the War Against Apartheid

Alan Wieder joined us to discuss his new book, Ruth First and Joe Slovo in the War against Apartheid. Wieder is an oral historian who lives in Portland, Oregon. He is distinguished professor emeritus at the University of South Carolina and has also taught at the University of the Western Cape and Stellenbosch University in South Africa. In the last ten years he has published two books and numerous articles on South Africans who fought against the apartheid regime.


"Sophisticated Slavery:" Andile Mngxitama & The Legacy Of Steve Biko

This week marks the 36th anniversary of the assassination of Steve Biko (September 12, 1977). Journalist and Black Consciousness advocate Andile Mngxitama joined us from “Occupied Azania” to discuss his work on the legacy and continued relevance of the founder of the Black Consciousness Movement (BCM) Steve Biko. Mngxitama discussed the history of Biko and the BCM, as well as, Biko’s relationship to the Black Power Movement here in the U.S. and the continued attempt by liberal academics, politicians and popular culture to co-opt this and other revolutionary movements.


Dr. Frank Wilderson on Nelson Mandela, South Africa and Afro-Pessimism

This edition of The Killer Bs IMIXWHATILIKE.ORG podcast features our discussion today with Dr. Frank B. Wilderson, author, scholar, and former member of the African National Congress and Umkhonto we Sizwe.

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Sports Talk Radio and North American Apartheid

This was a presentation given at the Passing the Ball: Race and Sports conference at Temple University.

In 1913 James Sullivan, the U.S. minister to the Dominican Republic said:

“I deem it worthy of the Department’s notice that the American game of baseball is being played and supported here with great enthusiasm. The remarkable effect of this outlet for the animal spirits of the young men, is that they are leaving the plazas where they were in the habit of congregating and talking revolution and are resorting to the ball fields where they become wildly partizen [sic] each for his favorite team. The importance of this new interest . . . should not be minimized. It satisfies a craving in the nature of the people for exciting conflict, and is a real substitute for the contest in the hill-sides with rifles, if it could be fostered and made important by a league of teams . . . it well might be one factor in the salvation of the nation.”

April 20, 2013


HAPPY BIRTHDAY (JUNE 28) CHRIS HANI! Dr. Frank B. Wilderson on Chris Hani and African Liberation


Drs. Frank Wilderson and Todd Burroughs joined us this week to commemorate Chris Hani. Hani, South Africa’s most popular leader, was assassinated April 10, 1993. Centering Hani imposes the very questions most fear regarding the direction of South Africa since his death and the current state of what is an international human rights struggle. Similarly, any omission of Hani from discussions of recent South African history renders those exchanges utterly meaningless.

Originally aired April 12, 2010.

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