@ASoulAFire @JaniceOCG Renew your spirit & clarify your vision w/ @ChokweALumumba & @Indiawaltonbflo who spoke w/ @nhbaptiste of @MotherJones recently, on cusp of new movement. Watch Thursdays, 8 pm ET, 1/13 – 4/7/22, “If America Fails?: The Coming Tyranny” on TWN.
Every now and then, it’s good for my soul to listen to people who exude a positive, can-do attitude toward the challenges we face as a species and nation. Walton and Lumumba are two such people, and I offer this episode as a reminder to us all, that keeping our spirits up, in a time of struggle, is a vital tool in this long-term journey – and, being crystal clear about where we want to go, helps others find their way to the path of a more humane and just world. — LMO
“With everything going on these days—we’ll spare you the list of existential crises we’re currently living through—now seems like the perfect time to hear from two leaders who have a revolutionary vision of what this country could be.
“Last week, in a special livestream event, Mother Jones reporter and columnist Nathalie Baptiste spoke to two fascinating politicians that may be on the cusp of a national movement. Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba is the youngest-ever mayor of Jackson, Mississippi. India Walton won a historic upset primary against a four-term incumbent and is the Democratic nominee for the mayor of Buffalo, New York.
“They are from two different cities—over 1,000 miles apart—but both of these young Black leaders have put forward progressive agendas that have been called ‘radical.’
“And right now, words like ‘radical’ or ’socialist’ or ‘progessive’ seem to have shifting definitions. For some, those words are interchangeable. So we hear from Mayor Lumumba and Walton directly: how do they define themselves? What do they consider the biggest obstacle to a robust socialist party in the United States? And this wouldn’t be a conversation during the years of the pandemic without finding out what, if any, guilty-pleasure TV shows are on their watch list. (Any Madam Secretary fans in the house?)” — The Mother Jones Podcast
LISTEN TO | Are These Black Leaders on the Cusp of a New National Movement? | The Mother Jones Podcast | 10/21/2021