Black History Year

Shifting the Balance of Power with Dr. Joy James

Shifting the Balance of Power with Dr. Joy James

Black History Year - December 11, 2020 - 20:48

Forget everything you think you know about power and control. On this episode of Black Hisory Year, abolitionist scholar Dr. Joy James explores one specific condition required for Black liberation to occur: a shift in the balance of power to we the people. BHY is produced by PushBlack, the nation's largest non-profit Black media company - hit us up at and share this with your people! PushBlack exists because we saw we had to take this into our own hands. You make PushBlack happen with your contributions at Most people do 5 or 10 bucks a month, but everything makes a difference. Thanks for supporting the work. The Black History Year production team includes Tareq Alani, Patrick Sanders, William Anderson, Jareyah Bradley, Brooke Brown, Shonda Buchanan, Eskedar Getahun, Leslie Taylor-Grover, Abeni Jones, Akua Tay, Darren Wallace and our producer, Cydney Smith. For Limina House, our producers are Jessica Rugh Frantz and Sasha Kai Parker, who also edits the podcast. Black History Year’s Executive Producers are Julian Walker for PushBlack and Mikel Ellcessor for Limina House. Useful links:"Resisting State Violence" by Dr. Joy James"Seeking the Beloved Community: A Feminist Race Reader" by Dr. Joy James"Angela Y. Davis Reader" edited by Dr. Joy James"The New Abolitionists: (Neo)Slave Narratives and Contemporary Prison Narratives" edited by Dr. Joy James"The Ballot or the Bullet" speech by Malcolm X

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Learning your history makes you - and your people - stronger. As Black people, we know we’re left out of the history books. That the media images are skewed. That we need access to experts, information and ideas so we can advance our people. Black History Year connects you to the history, thinkers, and activists that are left out of the mainstream conversations. You may not agree with everything you hear, but we’re always working toward one goal: uniting for the best interest of Black people worldwide. BHY is produced by PushBlack, the nation’s largest non-profit Black media company - hit us up at