From South Africa to the United States: The Continuity of Black Consciousness Movements


Jared Ball hosts legendary emcee and producer Shaheen Ariedien and Dr. Rico Chapman to discuss the histories, similarities and mutual impact of the Black Consciousness Movement in South Africa and the Black Power Movement here in the United States.

HERE for Part TWO!

HERE for Part THREE!

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.

Telling the Truth About Nelson Mandela with Margaret Kimberley

Nelson Mandela is Released

Margaret Kimberley of Freedom Rider and and joined us to discuss her recent essay, “Telling the Truth About Nelson Mandela.” We briefly discussed what Mandela is often remembered for rather than what he might be better remembered for having done and sparked.