Black Autonomy Podcast is a new podcast discussing anarchism and its relevance to the ongoing Black Liberation Movement. Hosts Lorenzo Komboa Ervin and JoNina Abron-Ervin are veteran organizers, former members of the Black Panther Party and co-founders of the Black Autonomy Federation. Lorenzo is the author of Anarchism and the Black Revolution which he wrote as a political prisoner. JoNina was the final editor of the Black Panther newspaper and the author of Driven by the Movement: Activists of the Black Power Era.
The premier episode of Black Autonomy Podcast, “Vote For Me, I’ll Set You Free: Black politics and Elections” JoNina and Lorenzo introduce the podcast, discuss elections, the Democratic Party, political power in Black politics, and propose direct democracy as an alternative. Future episodes themes include community self-defense and the civil rights period, the Black Panther Party and National Committee To Combat Fascism, discussions on fascism, ungovernability, and building a survival economy.
This podcast is produced by a collaboration between writer William C. Anderson (@williamcson) and members of Black Rose/Rosa Negra Anarchist Federation (@BRRN_Fed). Introduction music is an instrumental version of Song 33 by Noname and artwork is by Theo Thirdaye (@thirdayetheory). You can support the show by donating directly to Lorenzo and JoNina via PayPal at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Update: You can now access the podcast via Spotify. Direct link here.
More from Lorenzo Kom’boa Ervin: On the 2020 George Floyd rebellion and rising fascism, “Ungovernable: An Interview with Lorenzo Kom’boa Ervin” or the classic “Why I Am An Anarchist.”