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Robin D. G. Kelley

Robin D. G. Kelley, Gary B. Nash Professor of American History at UCLA, is author of Africa Speaks, America Answers: Modern Jazz in Revolutionary Times and Freedom Dreams: The Black Radical Imagination.

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I wrote letters for West’s hire and renewal at Harvard. The school’s administrators completely miss the point of tenure.

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The threat of fascism has grown before our eyes. Black Marxism helps us to fight it with greater clarity, with a more expansive conception of the task before us, and with ever more questions.

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As a culture of protest took hold in 1960s LA, communities of color also prioritized a radical tradition of care, emphasizing mutual aid, community control, and the transformative power of art and politics.

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A transcript of our panel discussion on the Black Lives Matter movement. 

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The story of how black people confront systems of racial capitalism and plot world liberation. A reading list from Robin D. G. Kelley.

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Robin D. G. Kelley talks with musician Vijay Iyer about systems of oppression, the responsibility of artists, and how jazz sells proximity to blackness to white people.

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Boots Riley's new film roasts racial capitalism and issues an unapologetic call for revolution.

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Boston Review deserves your support; they have earned it.

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America loves pitting Black intellectuals against each other, but today's activists need both Coates and West.

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We have to do much more than fight back, we have to fight for the world that could liberate and sustain us all when Trump is gone.

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Surveying Trumpland with Cedric Robinson

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A critique that anticipated the political currents of contemporary America.

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The ideas in the movement’s new manifesto would enrich our practice of democracy.

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In 1963 and today, the real work happens elsewhere. 

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Revolutionary Theater in Palestine

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The university is not an engine of social transformation. Activism is.

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Without an anti-racist critique, challenges to neoliberalism will fail.

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Final response: Love as a creative, revolutionary force cannot be reduced to only tending to trauma.

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Economic anxieties are inseparable from whiteness and racism.

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