Chokwe Lumumba: Remembering "America's Most Revolutionary Mayor" (Part 1/2) – In Mississippi, the city of Jackson is grieving today following the sudden death of Mayor Chokwe Lumumba, less than a year after he was elected. He suffered from heart failure on Tuesday. A longtime black nationalist organizer and attorney, Lumumba had been described as “America’s most revolutionary mayor.” Working with the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement, Lumumba advocated for participatory democracy and the creation of new worker-run cooperatives in Jackson. Over the past four decades, Lumumba was deeply involved in numerous political and legal campaigns. As an attorney, his clients have included former Black Panther Assata Shakur and the late hip-hop artist Tupac Shakur. As a political organizer, Lumumba served for years as vice president of the Republic of New Afrika, an organization which advocated for “an independent predominantly black government” in the southeastern United States and reparations for slavery. He also helped found the National Black Human Rights Coalition and the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement. We air our June 2013 interview with the then-newly elected Jackson mayor and speak to several of his close associates.

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8 thoughts on “Chokwe Lumumba: Remembering "America's Most Revolutionary Mayor" (Part 1/2)

  1. Thank you for everything you gave us, you showed us how to do, the guidance
    you gave us, the lessons you taught, your unwavering strength and for your
    family who unselfishly shared you with us. You are miss Baba! Free the

  2. A great, great man. RIP Mayor Lumumba. Few serve the people as you have.
    Condolences to the family. Many thanks to DemocracyNow for this
    comprehensive coverage. You always bring. it.

  3. Didnt some dude say- saw some where. Like a NSA or CIA dude that was raging
    about Snowden anonymously. Who said that many wanted to kill him, said that
    the CIA has chemical injection. That can make a person have heart failure.
    Not one for conspiracies but this does seem kinda odd, considering how he
    was. He really could of changed things, he got into a powerful position.
    The establishment fights back. But if it isnt, damn shame.

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