Del Jones aka Nana Kuntu was one of the fiercest and vigilant Africans who walked the earth. In a sea of anti-African madness, Brother Del Jones did the libratory analysis necessary to heal a brutally scarred people, while at the same time he worked to reunify Africa’s physically and mentally dispersed people via nationbuilding. Brother Del Jones did not live a life of theory divorced from practice, he was a warrior on the frontline…he was our WAR CORRESPONDENT!
We are proud to be airing a digitally re-mastered two part series from Brother Del Jones called Understanding Our Rich Cultural Heritage & Strengthening It For The Revolution. This lecture took place circa late 1996 or early 1997 at a cultural institution known as African Echoes in New Jersey.
In part one Brother Del Jones discusses:
- Revolution as a process not an event
- How producing revolutionaries requires a revolutionary culture
- Why a “dynamic” or “charismatic” individual cannot develop revolutionary culture
- A critique of the 1995 Million Man March
- Why history is important for a people to understand their achievements and errors
and much more!
This episode features sounds from:
- Conscientization 101 – “Black Lives Matter?”: “The Sisyphean Endeavour to Fight Racism as Opposed to Struggling for Revolutionary Pan-African Liberation” from our Conscientization 101 Musical Commentaries
- Tha 4orce – “Wild Wind That Blows [Instrumental]” from his [EP] WILD WIND THAT BLOWS CYCLONIOUS [EP]
- Wise Intelligent – “Going Pop” from his album Wise Intelligent iz…Stevie Bonneville Wallace (Back 2 School 4th Period)
Books mentioned in this episode: Showdown: Pan-Afrikanism vs. White Supremacy by Del Jones, Sex Prisoners: Culture Bandits Vol. 3 by Del Jones, and Defying the Tomb: Selected Prison Writings and Art of Kevin Rashid Johnson featuring exchanges with an Outlaw by Kevin “Rashid” Johnson.