Nov 12th 2017

“In America, issues of race, poverty, and injustice haunt our nation. “Futures of Black Radicalism” examines causes and resolutions of these troubling challenges. The need for radical thinking has never been more evident. To this end, this book is not just a gift; it is a necessity.” – Harry Belafonte

Gaye Theresa Johnson and Alex Lubin discuss “Futures of Black Radicalism.”

At the Co-op.

About the book: Black rebellion has returned. Dramatic protests have risen up in scores of cities and campuses; there is renewed engagement with the history of Black radical movements and thought. Here, key intellectuals—inspired by the new movements and by the seminal work of the scholar Cedric J. Robinson—recall the powerful tradition of Black radicalism while defining new directions for the activists and thinkers it inspires.

In a time when activists in Ferguson, Palestine, Baltimore, and Hong Kong immediately connect across vast distances, this book makes clear that new Black radical politics is thoroughly internationalist and redraws the links between Black resistance and anti-capitalism. Featuring the key voices in this new intellectual wave, this collection outlines one of the most vibrant areas of thought today.

About the editors: Gaye Theresa Johnson is Associate Professor of Black and Chicana/o Studies at UCLA and author of “Spaces of Conflict, Sounds of Solidarity: Music, Race, and Spatial Entitlement in Los Angeles.”

Alex Lubin is Professor and Chair of American Studies at the University of New Mexico and author of “Geographies of Liberation: The Making of an Afro-Arab Political Imaginary and Romance and Rights: The Politics of Interracial Intimacy, 1945–1954.”

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