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Black Autonomy Podcast

May 9, 2022

This episode is about the Black anarchist struggle against prisons and state slavery. Lorenzo and JoNina discuss the relevance of overturning the entirety of the state apparatus in the struggle for prison abolition rather than stopping at mere reforms. 

Feb 14, 2022

This special Valentine's Day episode is about Lorenzo and JoNina's relationship. Listen as they recount the story of their encounter and discuss how they relate to one another as partners, thinkers, and coconspirators. This episode covers topics like gender roles, dating, and conflict resolution.  

Jan 19, 2022

This episode covers the life of co-host JoNina Ervin. As an author and veteran activist, JoNina Ervin offers important insights from her life in an interview with Lorenzo Kom'boa Ervin. ​​She was a member of the Black Panther Party for nearly a decade and was the last editor of the Black Panther newspaper. She was...

Dec 16, 2021

In October 2021, Pluto published the definitive edition of Anarchism and the Black Revolution by Lorenzo Kom’boa Ervin. The book first connected Black radical thought to anarchist theory in 1979, and now amidst a rising tide of Black political organizing, this foundational classic has been republished with a wealth...

Oct 19, 2021

This episode discusses the legacy of medical neglect and institutional racism in healthcare. Lorenzo and JoNina talk about how Black people have legitimate skepticism and distrust when it comes to vaccination and medical care. However, drawing from their experience in the Black Panther Party, they discuss...