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Bernie and the Black Vote

Bernie and the Black Vote

February 20, 2019

Jacqueline Luqman and Prof. Lester Spence discuss how Sanders might distinguish himself and contend with Black candidates such as Corey Booker and Kamala Harris

Can a $1.8 Billion Gift to Johns Hopkins University Spark National College Affordability Policy Changes?

Can a $1.8 Billion Gift to Johns Hopkins University Spark National College Affordability Policy Changes?

November 22, 2018

Lester Spence, political commentator and Johns Hopkins Associate Professor of Political Science and Africana Studies, discusses critiques and possible implications of Michael Bloomberg’s historic donation

Can Progressives Make the Democratic Party End its Collaboration with Republicans?

Can Progressives Make the Democratic Party End its Collaboration with Republicans?

November 7, 2018

There are important differences between Republicans and Democrats, but there also are many areas where the differences are more cosmetic than real, especially in the area of foreign policy and militarism. Will progressive successes in the midterms push the party as a whole more to the left? TRNN midterm panel with Eugene Puryear, Jacqueline Luqman,…

Midterm Ballot Initiatives: An Important Organizing Tool

Midterm Ballot Initiatives: An Important Organizing Tool

November 7, 2018

TRNN midterm election panelist Prof. Lester Spence explains the role of ballot initiatives and how they can be used as an organizing tool for getting citizens involved in the political process

Black People’s State of The Union Missing from Obama’s Address

January 13, 2016

Lester Spence, author of Knocking the Hustle: Against the Neoliberal Turn in Black Politics, says Obama won’t be getting a second chance

Occupy Baltimore Activists Protest Building of Youth Jail

October 25, 2012
Editors of the book “We Are Many” discuss how the Occupy Movement can overcome the racial divide

TRNN on the Occupy Wall Street Movement

October 25, 2012
Editors of the book “We Are Many” discuss how the Occupy Movement can overcome the racial divide