In this premiere episode of
Black Autonomy Podcast, JoNina and Lorenzo introduce the podcast
and discuss elections, the Democratic Party, and political power in
Black politics while proposing direct democracy as an
The Black Autonomy Podcast is a series of discussions on anarchism and the relevance of its revolutionary ideals to the ongoing Black Liberation Movement.
The show is hosted by JoNina Abron-Ervin and Lorenzo Kom’boa Ervin, two veteran organizers, former Black Panther Party members and co-founders of the Black Autonomy Federation. The show is produced by a collaboration between writer William C. Anderson (@williamcson) and the Black Autonomy Federation.
JoNina Abron-Ervin is a former editor of The Black Panther newspaper, author of Driven by the Movement: Activists of the Black Power Era, and a co-founder of the Black Autonomy Federation.
Lorenzo Kom'boa Ervin is the author of Anarchism and the Black Revolution, a co-founder of the Black Autonomy Federation, and a former member of the Black Panther Party.
(Artwork by Theo Thirdaye [@Thirdayetheory]. Introduction music is an instrumental version of “Song 33” by Noname.)