Tory Russell On “People’s Party With Talib Kweli”

Tory Russell On "People's Party With Talib Kweli"

In this episode of “People’s Party With Talib Kweli”, Talib Kweli and Jasmin Leigh sit down with activist and one of the leading organizers of Ferguson Uprising:


Here’s what they got into:

  • Tory’s take on the laziness of the journalists in their reporting of activist groups
  • Learning the power of social media and a hashtag during the Ferguson protests
  • Ferguson’s history of being a sundown town and his experience growing up there
  • His frustrations and disappointment in dealing with Eric Holder and the DOJ
  • Today’s desensitization of violence against Black people by police
  • Tory’s experience on the night Mike Brown was shot and killed
  • The racist history of Missouri, being one of the last states to free the slaves
  • Mike Brown’s killing was the last straw for the people in his community
  • When and why Talib felt compelled to be more involved in activist movements
  • Reflecting on the heated discussion between Talib and CNN’s Don Lemon
  • Mainstream news pushing the police narratives of what was happening
  • Why civil disobedience protesting is so important and necessary
  • Talib’s raising of 100k for the city of Ferguson and catching suspicion
  • The legacy of Darren Seals and what he represents to the movement
  • What stemmed from contentious interactions between Darren and Talib
  • The mission of Tory Russell’s International Black Freedom Alliance
  • How the anti-immigrant sentiments of many are harmful to the movement
  • Criticisms of BLM and others who wear the activist hat but don’t deliver
  • Tory’s take on BLM absorbing funds for movements they didn’t organize
  • Should Black people be involved investments like stocks for wealth building
  • The power of grassroot and obtaining small donations from the community

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