Ep 61 – We Ready: Black Resistance and Survival in a Racist World

On this episode, Amber and Erika are joined by Kalonji Changa, one of the founders of Black Power Media, national coordinator of the FTP Movement, and author of “How to Build a People’s Army”. We discuss Black resistance, survival, and holistic self-defense and why America is so antagonistic to Black people asserting agency over our ability to survive in a racist, White supremacist society invested in our destruction. Through both historical and tactical lenses, Kalonji outlines America’s intentional attempts to mischaracterize the non-violence that anchored the Civil Rights Movement, while also demonizing Black people taking up arms and practicing communal independence self-care. Tune to learn about the past and how you can be prepared in the present!


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  2. Join Kalonji on his site and social media.

Website: https://www.thepeoplesarmy.org/
Twitter: @kalonjichanga
Instagram: @whohetalkingto


**Kalonji Jama Changa**

Kalonji Jama Changa is considered by many to be one of the most effective organizers in the US. An active people’s advocate, Kalonji has fought on multiple fronts tackling issues such as local and national police brutality cases to international human rights violations. Due to his dedication and tenacity, Kalonji has been featured on numerous media outlets including CNN, FOX and the BBC networks, to name a few.

Under Kalonji’s direction as Founder/National Coordinator of the FTP Movement, programs such as International Feed The People, Siafu Youth Corps, Mama’s Army and the National Coalition to Combat Police Terrorism, have matured and developed.

Kalonji Jama Changa is author of the bestselling book, “How to Build a People’s Army” and co-producer of the documentary “Organizing is the New Cool”.

Kalonji Jama Changa currently serves as co-chair of the Urban Survival and Preparedness Institute and Director of Freedom Home Academy, an independent Afrikan center school in Atlanta, Georgia


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