Month: April 2011


  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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]