Marshall Law: Political Imprisonment and Modern-Day Slavery w Marshall “Eddie” Conway and Dominque Stevenson

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Marshall “Eddie” Conway and Dominque Stevenson joined us this morning to discuss their new book:Marshall Law: The Life and Times of a Baltimore Black Panther (AK Press).  Conway, who has entered his 41st year of incarceration for the alleged (if not proven!) killing of a police officer, discussed with Ms. Stevenson the history of his development of […]

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Marable’s Malcolm X: A Eulogy of Revolution as an Idea

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  Manning Marable titles his book’s epilogue “Reflections on a Revolutionary Vision.” However, his conclusion is more of a eulogy for the revolutionary ideas so carefully put to permanent rest throughout its preceding pages. Manning Marable’s Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention positions itself alongside, if not atop, a previous work by Marable’s protégé Peniel […]

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Marable’s Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention or the Reinvention of a Life?

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04/13/2011 There is a growing sense among those who have read it that Manning Marable’s latest book, Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention is itself a reinvention, or worse. From reviewers, journalists and scholars, some of whom have as yet not gone on record, we are hearing descriptive words like, “disappointment” and “unfortunate” in reference to the […]

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Beyond the Beats: Towards a Radical Analysis of the State of Hip-Hop

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Dr. Chris Tinson, Rosa Clemente, Mariama White-Hammond and Jared Ball participated at this year’s (2011) National Conference for Media Reform held in Boston, MA. and looked to expand and promote this concept of “hip-hop radicalism.”  Our panel probed the political state and direction of hip-hop where the panelists spoke of their current work in articulating new perspectives on hip-hop […]

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Marable’s Malcolm X a “Fraud?”

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This is the show that started it all… we were among the first to raise critical voices and this led Paul Coates of Black Classic Press to contact us about producing what eventually became A Lie Of Reinvention: Correcting Manning Marable’s Malcolm X.* — Richard Prince of Journal-isms and Dr. Todd Steven Burroughs joined us this week for an initial […]

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