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Interview #59 - Black August with Nino Brown

Black August is an acknowledgment and commemoration of the countless organizers, activists, and freedom fighters who sacrificed their freedom and lives in the struggle for Black liberation. For more information on Black August you can find that here -

Hey folks, welcome the The Mind of a Skeptical Leftist. In this episode I have a great interview for you with Nino Brown who is an activist, organizer, and former educator. I think Nino is a really cool guy and has done some very cool stuff. We talk about his work as well as Black activists and leaders like Fred Hampton and why we don’t see that much leadership happening these days. I apologize to you the audience because parts of the audio for this are very bad. There’s some interference that I couldn’t clean up without ruining the entire thing. This happens sometimes and it’s unfortunate but I still think there’s a lot of good stuff in this interview.

You may have noticed that I’ve been using the same intro for the last few episodes and that’s partially because I think new listeners and viewers should know who I am if they want to follow this show but also because I haven’t had time to write and record new intros lately. I’m still playing mental catch up since working a ton of overtime and that means a lot of what I was hoping to do hasn’t been done yet. I’m hoping to explore anarchism a bit in my version of video essays and after I’m done that I’d like to explore other ideologies and ideas in a way that makes left or progressive politics accessible to people unfamiliar with the texts and history of it. I’m also still planning to do many interviews and I have some recorded and waiting for editing but I also have some lined up and some that I hope will happen soon.

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Nino’s links


Mutulu Shakur (born Jeral Wayne Williams; August 8, 1950) is an American activist and former member of the Black Liberation Army, sentenced to sixty years in prison for his involvement in a 1981 robbery of a Brinks armored truck in which a guard and two police officers were murdered.

Shakur was politically active as a teen with the Revolutionary Action Movement (RAM) and later the black separatist movement the Republic of New Afrika. He was the stepfather of slain actor and rap artist Tupac Shakur.

The Jericho Movement Jericho is a movement with the defined goal of gaining recognition of the fact that political prisoners and prisoners of war exist inside of the United States, despite the United States’ government’s continued denial ... and winning amnesty and freedom for these political prisoners.

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