Full episode: PART ONE
From The Black Myths Podcast:
In part one of this conversation, we discuss the origins of the phrase ‘Revolution Will Not Be Televised’ coined by the late poet Gil Scott-Heron, how the phrase has been misunderstood, and the history that preceded it.
Our guests are Dr. Charisse Burden-Stelly and Dr. Jared Ball. They discuss Their subsequent works: “Black Cold War Liberalism as an Agency Reduction Formation during the Late 1940s and the Early 1950s” and “The Myth and Propaganda of Black Buying Power.”
Dr. Charisse Burden-Stelly is an assistant professor of Africana Studies and political science at Carleton College. In 2020–21, she will serve as the Postdoctoral Research Associate for the Race and Capitalism Project at the University of Chicago. She is also the coauthor, with Gerald Horne, of W. E. B. Du Bois: A Life in American History, and she is currently working on a manuscript, The Radical Horizon of Black Betrayal: Anticommunism and Racial Capitalism in the United States, 1917–1954.
Dr. Jared A. Ball is a father and husband. After that, he is a Professor of Communication Studies at Morgan State University in Baltimore, MD. and is founder/curator of imixwhatilike.org a multimedia hub of emancipatory journalism and revolutionary beat reporting. Ball is also author of The Myth and Propaganda of Black Buying Power and editor A Lie of Reinvention: Correcting Manning Marable’s Malcolm X
Full episode: PART TWO
We are still joined by Dr. Charisse Burden and Dr. Jared Ball. In part two of our conversation on ‘The Revolution Will Not Be Televised,’ we explore how the themes discussed in the first episode (Anti-communism, Black buying power, The Black bourgeoisie, etc) relate to our current political moment. We discuss the current propaganda machine, class dynamics of Black lives matter, the negotiating between organizing and ideology, and how red-baiting is ever so present in our political cycle.