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Liberator 10.1 #25
($20)

Knock and They'll Let You In!
(by Sheikh Zo Abdullah)

A Return to Kemet: Blue(s) Moods, Memory, Eloquence, and the Higher Ground
(by Dr. Greg Kimathi Carr)

Rahki
(by Brian Kasoro)

Hayti Poems
(by Fiona Maurissette)

The Aesthetic Epiphany
(by Leon Miller)

The Conductor
(by Shamira Muhammad)

We Are Our Own Liberators
(by Jalil Abdul Muntaqim)

The Black Man's Nod
(by Mukoma Wa Ngugi)

George Clinton
(by Opiyo Okeyo)

Michael Jackson: Thoughts On the King and I
(by Junauda Petrus)

Haiti (A Time Travel Memoir)
(by Nathalie Pierre)

Built to Last
(by Candace Simmons)

The Great Long Beach Burnout II
(by Michael J. Wilson)

{2011}

 

 

 

 

 

Liberator 8.1 #23
($20)

Cover Story
Past Afrocentricity {footnotes}
(by Lafayette Gaston)

Culture
Music:
Giovanca
(by Sidik Fofana)

K-Salaam and Beatnick
(by Khia Jackson)

K-OS: Yes! [review]

Aby Wolf: Sweet Prudence [review]

K'naan: Troubadour [review]

El Guante: El Guante's Haunted Studio Apartment [review]

Francesca: Here and Now [review]

Shawn Hewitt: Spare Hearts [review]

Literature:
We've Brought In the New Year With a Gunshot [musing]
(by Michael Wilson)

Our Future Will Be Fiction [musing]
(by Khristopher Flack)

Motorcycle Diaries: Tanzania, "Shikamoo Mwalimu" [memoir]
(by Jamie Thomas)

Through The Wire [poetry]
(by Charlotte Hill O'Neal)

Red, Black and Green [poetry]
(by Shantese Ash)

I Want Change Now [poetry]
(by George Jones)

Pichon: A Memoir, Race and Revolution in Castro's Cuba [review]

Tor'cha [review]

All God's Children [review]

Extra Credit [recommendations]

Film:
Slingshot Hip Hop [review]

Trouble The Water [review]

Visual Art:
Dorothy Hong
(by Danielle Scruggs)

Community
History, Philosophy and Politics:
Culture As A Weapon {footnotes}
(by Gugulethu Neo Bodibe)

Letters to Obama
(by Khaliq Kizer, Latefah Hamilton, and Deloris Mitchell)

{2009}

 

 

 

 

 

Liberator 7.1 #21
($20)

Cover Story
Blu
(by D.)

Culture
Stevie Wonder's "Key Of Life": An Analysis
(by Bryan Wilhite)

Music:
M.I.A.: Kala [review]

Joe Budden: Mood Musik [review]

Muja Messiah: MPLS Massacre [review]

Sha Cage: Amber People [review]

Guilty Simpson: Ode to the Ghetto [review]

Maria Isa: M.I. Personalities [review]

Indigo: Kiri'Ke [review]

Common: Finding Forever [web review]

Kanye West: Graduation [web review]

Literature:
Lost Time [fiction]

(by Shanell Hassell)

Motorcycle Diaries: Sudan, "I Told The Storm" (Part 3) [memoir]
(by Jeri Hilt)

Million Man Farce [poetry]
(by William "Pat" Patterson)

Waiting 'Till The Midnight Hour [review]

Check The Technique [review]

Film:
Diary Of A Tired Black Man [review]

We Must Kill The Bastards [review]

Visual Art:
Tonya Patton
(by Gayle Smaller)

Community
History, Philosophy and Politics:
Our Pledge Their Stamps And Forgetting
(by Alvin Irby)

One Hero Deserves Another
(by Anthony Kiekow)

Ndaba: The Great Discussion
(by Chesay D. Colson)

{2008}

 

 

 

 

 

Liberator 6.3 #19
($20)

Cover Story
Nikki Giovanni: Everything Comes Down to Poetry
(by Erika Evans)

Letters
In Support Of Mumia
(by Liberator Editorial Staff)

Culture
Music:
Feist: The Reminder [review]

Bjork: Volta [review]

Sa-Ra: The Hollywood Recordings [review]

Stephen Marley: Mind Control [review]

J Dilla: Ruff Draft [review]

Black Milk: Popular Demand [review]

Literature:
Malidoma Patrice Some: Messenger to a Lost Generation

(by Gayle Smaller, Opiyo Okeyo, and Brian Kasoro)

Bliss [memoir]
(by Corinne Rucker)

Motorcycle Diaries: Sudan, "I Told The Storm" [memoir]
(by Jeri Hilt)

Devil's Kryptonite [poetry]
(by Jason Burgess)

Film:
Terror, American Style [television]

(by Danielle Scruggs)

Community
History, Philosophy and Politics:
Annoying the Frontiers: What is a Massacre?
(by Melvin Barrolle)

Facedown in the Mainstream: How the Aspiration for the American Dream Developed and Destroyed Hip Hop
(by Malcolm Nelson)

Apocalypse No!: An Indigenist Perspective
(by Juan Santos)

Zimbabwe, In Context
(by Adwoa Masozi)

Ebonics Is Our Language
(by Sevenn Beginnings)

Ability Grouping in America's Pubic Schools
(by Alvin Irby)

{May/June 2007}

 

 

 

 

 

Liberator 6.1 #17
($20)

Cover Story
Method Man

(by Janelle Harris)

Culture
Music:
Cody Chesnutt
(by Mala Negron)

Game Rebellion
(by Mala Negron)

Queen of the Corseted Butterflies: Brig Feltus
(by Dazjae)

K-OS: Atlantis, Hymns For Disco [review]

Stephanie McKay: Stephanie McKay [review]

Georgia Anne Muldrow: Olesi, Fragments of an Earth [review]

The Dears: Gang of Losers [review]

Chrome Children: Chrome Children [review]

Nina Simone: Remixed and Re-imagined [review]

Literature:
Motorcycle Diaries: Senegal (Part 1) [memoir]
(by Lafayette Gaston)

Miles To Go Before I Sleep (Part 2) [memoir]
(by Mac Walton)

Worshipping Strait Jackets
(by Hawah Kasat)

Translation Of Dr. Appelles [review]

Film:
Fast Food Nation [review]

NO! [review]

500 Years Later [review]

Community
History, Philosophy and Politics:
Al Franken is a Factor
(by Ryan Falch)

A Deconstruction of the Backpacker
(by Malcolm Nelson)

The Extinction of the Black Man
(by Brittany Finley)

A War Over Water
(by Papi Kymone Freeman)

Yes Poverty Exists in America: What Are You Going To Do?
(by Danielle Scruggs)

{January/February 2007}

 

 

 

 

 

Liberator 5.2 #15
(OUTOFSTOCK)

Cover Story
Jeff Chang: Towards the End of Hip-Hop
(by Stephanie Joy Tisdale)

Letters
Of Owls and Men
(by Barry Newman)

Culture
Music:
M1: The Art, Business and Politics of M-1 International
(by David McDuffie)

TV On The Radio: Return to Cookie Mountain [review]

Truthmaze: Expansions and Contractions, Psoems 1:1 [review]

Yeah Yeah Yeahs: Show Your Bones [review]

Ghostface Killah: Fishscale [review]

J Dilla: Donuts [review]

M-1: Confidential [review]

Literature:
Id v. (Super)ego [poetry]

(by Rohiatou Siby)

Flooded Deserts, Dry Oceans [poetry]
(by Giza)

Shame Of The Nation [review]

Film:
CSA: The Confederate States of America [review]

Visual Art:
Nichelle Rivers

(by Belinda C. Green)

Plastic On Paper: Exploring Consumerism In Society
(by Danielle Scruggs)

Visiting the Museum of the African Diaspora
(by Muinat Amin)

Art This Way: Mapping The Minneapolis Gallery Scene
(by Gudrun Lock)

Theatre:
Political Theatre
(by David Grant)

Las Meninas
(by Eric Silva Brenneman)

Community
History, Philosophy and Politics:
Beyond Genocide, With Nobody Listening
(by Gail Cerridwen)

Not Just For Southerners: Slavery in New York
(by Ben Coates)

A Nation of Colonists and Race Laws: The Politics of Immigration
(by Juan Santos)

{July/August 2006}

 

 

 

 

 

Liberator 4.5 #13
($100)

Cover Story
The Katrina Issue: "Remember Them"

Letters
The Wicked Survived Katrina: I Hope We Can Stay Awake
(by Brian Kasoro)

My Experience in the Circle Of Discipline
(by Brittany Finley)

Culture
Music:
Stic.Man's Manifesto
(by David McDuffie)

Shawn Hewitt and the Afro-Kraut Experience

(by Pensoul)

The Cream: Minnesota's Top 10 Active Musical Artists
(by Liberator Staff)

Leela James: A Change Is Gonna Come [review]

Public Enemy: New Whirl Order [review]

DJ Muggs + GZA: Grandmasters [review]

Slick Rick: The Great Adventures of Slick Rick [review]

De La Soul: De La Soul Is Dead [review]

Desdamona: The Ledge [review]

Literature:
Children Of Africa [poetry]

(by Moses Kasoro)

On Katrina [poetry]
(by Anonymous)

Film:
Assassination Tango [review]

Visual Art:
Sketchi

(by Liberator Staff)

Comics:
Justus?: "Katrina Komics"

(by Reginald Butler)

Rocky's Gun (Part 4)
(by Kelly Brown)

(Th)ink: "40oz and a Pitbull"
(by Keith Knight)

Community
History, Philosophy and Politics:
Remarks From a Refugee... Turned Maroon
(by Jeri Hilt)

Hurricane Katrina: Unfamiliar Familiarities
(by Melvin Barrolle)

The Deviant
(by Stephanie Joy Tisdale)


Envisioning: A Liberated African Experience
(by Imhotep Charter High School Students)

Farai Chikeya: On Katrina
(by Courtney K. Wade)

Does Everyone Really Love Ray?
(interview with Garland Robinette)

{November/December 2005}

 

 

 

 

 

Liberator 4.3 #11
(OUTOFSTOCK)

Cover Story
Brent Sayers: Rhymesayers 10 Year Anniversary
(by Pensoul)

Letters
2nd Follow-up On An Article Proposal From Stillwater Prison
(by Elizer Darris)

Culture
Music:
The Cream: Minnesota's Top 10 Active Musical Artists

(by Liberator Staff)

Raheem Devaughn: The Love Experience [review]

The Northern Soul Of New Orleans: Volume 1 [review]

Slug + Murs: Felt 2, A Tribute [review]

I Self Devine: Self Destruction [review]

Juan Atkins/Detroit: The Berlin Sessions,  [review]

Platinum Pied Pipers: PPP [review]

Block Party at First Avenue [preview]

Ornette Coleman at Ted Mann Theatre [preview]

Literature:
Motorcycle Diaries: Brazil, "Police Brutality in Sao Paulo and Rio de Janiero" [memoir]

(by Justin Hansford)

Mending Fences [poetry]
(by Julia Stewart)

If Heaven's So Far Away (What's This?) [poetry]
(by Francesca Hargrove)

Film:
Top 10 Reasons "Girlfriends" is the Best Show on TV [television]

(by Zora Lynum)

Freestyle: The Art Of Rhyme [review]

Hustle + Flow [review]

Rock It [review]

Visual Art:
Lady Pink: Graffiti Art's First Lady

(by Melisa Riviere)

Art This Way: Mapping The Minneapolis Gallery Scene
(by Gudrun Lock)

Afrofuturism at Obsidian Arts [preview]

Comics:
Rocky's Gun (Parts 1 and 2)

(by Kelly Brown)

Justus?: "Misunderstandard"
(by Reginald Butler)

Community
History, Philosophy and Politics:
Human, Interrupted: Is The Personal Political?
(by Kamille Whittaker)

Disregard Any Dust You See During This Performance, It's From The Townships: On Jean-Michel Basquiat and Hugh Masekela
(by Stephanie Joy Tisdale)

Passing the Torch is Kinda Hard in a Crisis
(by Melvin Barrolle)

A Breakdown of Sorts: Darfur, Sudan
(by Lafayette Gaston)

Imprisonment
(by Seven Beginnings)

See Booker, He's Not That Bad: Don Samuels Makes His Case
(by Bob The Janitor)

{July/August 2005}

 

 

 

 

Liberator 4.1 #09
(OUTOFSTOCK)

Cover Story
Saul Williams
(by Bob The Janitor)

Letters
On Top Of Boxes
(by Brian Kasoro)

Critiquing the Album Reviews
(by Suspeckted)

Follow-up On An Article Proposal From Stillwater Prison
(by Elizer Darris)

Culture
Music:
Cee-Lo: Liberator Exclusive Interview
(by Ryan Falch)

Big Pooh: Sleepers [review]

Bloc Party: Silent Alarm [review]

K-OS: Joyful Rebellion [review]

TV On The Radio: New Health Rock EP [review]

Nas: Street's Disciple [review]

Black Sheep: A Wolf In Sheep's Clothing [review]

Run The Road: Run The Road [review]

Literature:
Sankofa Dances: Chapter Four [fiction]

(by Maya James)

Me Canibal [fiction]
(by Keke Zulu)

Motorcycle Diaries: South Africa [memoir]
(by Michael Stewart Jr., Stephanie Joy Tisdale, Nate Mathews, and Melvin Barrolle)

Visual Art:
Phira Sunvargas

(by Pensoul)

Comics:
Be Careful (Part 2)

(by Kelly Brown)

Justus?: "Playpins"
(by Reginald Butler)

Community
History, Philosophy and Politics
:
What Is Tragedy?
(by Brian Katz)

On Becoming a Black Cop: Part One
(by Salim Omari)

Lake Street: What You See? Or How You See It?
(by Brian Katz)

She Who Struggles: Katherine Dunham
(by Asha Taylor)

Spirit and Health:
Loneliness
(by Brian Kasoro)

Passing On Mama's Pearls (Part One): Defining Sexuality And Intimacy
(by Asha Taylor)

ism: Vegetarian-
(by Alyse B. Hammonds)

Square Business
(by Pensoul)

{March/April 2005}

 

 

 

 

Liberator 3.3 #07
($100)

Cover Story
Talib Kweli
(by Pensoul)

Letters
What Can The Liberator Be?

(by Brian Kasoro)

The Need to Restore a Sense of Community
(by Shire A.H.)

Culture
Music:
Whodini
(by Bob The Janitor)

Literature:
Sankofa Dances: Chapter Two [fiction]

(by Maya James)

The Unshining One [poetry]
(by Ibe)

121 Tips For Raising a Child of Color [review]

Film:
City Of God [review]

The Corporation [review]

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind [review]

Community
History, Philosophy and Politics
:
Are Black Women Scaring Away Black Men?
(by Nomoya Tinch)

She Who Struggles: Octavia Butler
(by Asha Taylor)

The Reinvention of the Communiversity
(by Kenya McKnight)

Gay Marriage: The Passion of the Homosexual
(by Brian Kasoro)

Andre 3000 Playing "Indian"
(by Susan Tallbear)

Pawlenty and Reinstating the Death Penalty
(by Abdul Omari)

You Can Call it The Circle
(by Sierra Leone and Kabby Kasoro)

The Science of Bass Fishing
(by Gayle Smaller)

Spirit and Health:
The Substance of Things Hoped For, Evidence of Things Not Seen
(by Asha Taylor)

{May/June 2004}

 

 

 

 

Liberator 3.1 #05
(
OUTOFSTOCK)

Cover Story
A call to high school seniors. Write our next cover story and earn money for college.
(by Liberator Staff)

Letters
Find Your "Whole"

(by Brian Kasoro)

re: "Shots Fired"
(by Sgt. Wally Krueger, Minneapolis Police Department)

Culture
Music:

Gangster Rap: The Vaccine For America's Virus

(by Gayle Smaller)

The Year In Music 2003
(by Jon Jon Scott)

Literature:
Sankofa Dances: Prologue [fiction]

(by Maya James)

True Game [poetry]
(by Rebel)

Motorcycle Diaries: Kenya, "The Perfect Vacation" [memoir]
(by Rose Jones)

Film:
Car Wash [review]

Visual Art:
Yvette Griffea
(by Gayle Smaller)

A (Graffiti) Writer's World
(by B-Girl Wonder)

Community
History, Philosophy and Politics:
Grayscale: Somewhere Between Black And White
(by Brian Kasoro)

The Sharpton Effect
(by Brian Kasoro)

Congo: America Clean Up Your Mess
(by Brian Kasoro)

How To Get Out the Game: An Interview with a Former Crack Dealer
(by Brian Kasoro)

The Real Economic Depression
(by Tazz Hunter)

She Who Struggles: Nikki Giovanni
(by Asha Taylor)

Spirit and Health:
Can I Live?
(by Brian Kasoro)

The Question of Heaven and Hell
(by Gayle Smaller)

Lust
(by Marcus Harcus)

{January/February 2004}

 

 

 

 

Liberator 2.1 #03
(
OUTOFSTOCK)

Cover Story
The United Nations: Our Last Hope For Stopping The War In Iraq?
(by Kwasi Clark)

Letters
After September 11th, 2001

(by Brian Kasoro)

Culture
Music:

Hip Hop: What It Was

(by Carl Slater)

Hip Hop: What It Is
(by Marcus Harcus)

Cody Chesnutt: The Headphone Masterpiece [review]

Red Hot: + Riot, A Tribute To Fela Kuti [review]

Talib Kweli: Quality [review]

Dead Prez: Turn Off The Radio [review]

Literature:
I Love America [poetry]
(by Pensoul)

Thanks A Lot [poetry]
(by Frank Sentwali)

Film:
Tears Of The Sun [review]

Community
History, Philosophy and Politics
:
Thieves In The Night

(by Stephanie Joy Tisdale)

Paying For Interest: How To Be A Sellout
(by Brian Kasoro)

Taking The Bling Out The Bling Bling
(by Brian Kasoro)

NBUF: National Black United Front
(by Poindexter Scott)

The Race Card
(by Carl Slater)

Wanted: Business in the Black Community
(by Marcallina James)

I Refuse To Be A Statistic
(by Daniel Shannon)

Can You See The Stars?
(by Brian Katz)

She Who Struggles: Assata Shakur
(by Asha Taylor)

Spirit and Health:
Fatherless Woman Syndrome
(by Terrica Taylor)

Unity Without Uniformity
(by Anonymous Reader)

A Parent's Journey
(by Kabby Kasoro)

Not Enough Fish?
(by Liberator Staff)

{February 2003}

 

 

 

 

Liberator 1.1 #01
($200)

Cover Story
The Minnesota Slave Trade
(by Poindexter Scott)

Letters
The Need For Change
(by Brian Kasoro)

Culture
Music:
That Music of Old Fashion
(by Aaron Hickman)

Pensoul: Hip Hop's FBI
(by Yvette Griffea)

Nas Is Waking Up
(by Brian Kasoro)

Urban Griots: Truthmaze and Frank Sentwali
(by Pensoul)

Literature:
Song Flung Up To Heaven, Manchild In The Promise Land, Isis Papers, No Disrespect, Native Son [recommendations]

Film:
The Scorpion King [review]

Buck And The Preacher [review]

Comics:
Creep

(by Energy)

Community
History, Philosophy and Politics
:
What Is A Janitor?
(by Carl Slater)

Where's The Leadership?
(by Poindexter Scott)

What Happened to Home Economics and Woodshop?
(by Bob The Janitor)

Trying to be a scholar
(by Brian Kasoro)

Spirit and Health:
Ancient Youth
(by Marcus Harcus)

Today
(by Kenya McKnight)

Tellin' Lies To Your Vision
(by Tazz Hunter)

The Christianity Myth
(by Gayle Smaller)

Where are Mom and Dad?
(by Mr. Free-man)

{July/August 2002}

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Liberator 9.1 #24
($20)

Cover Stories
Philly Style
(by Stephanie Joy Tisdale)

An Ujamaa Reunion
(by Kadiri Barrolle)

Culture
Music:
Keziah Jones
(by Esta Naomi)

Tanya Morgan
(by Timothy Cooper)

Nicholas Ryan Gant
(by Jade Foster)

M.anifest
(by Justin Schell)

Literature:
Little Reminders [short story]
(by Serena Simpson)

Memories In Blue [short story]
(by Maya James)

The Great Long Beach Burnout [short story]
(by Mike Wilson)

Untitled (Hopefully, it is possible that imaginative experience is superior to reality) [musing]
(by John Glass)

The Purse Strap Solution [poetry]
(by Alvin Irby)

A Postcolonial Litany [poetry]
(by Sinat Giwa)

Recommended Reading

Film:
Raymond Gayle: The Fate of the Black Rocker [feature]
(by Laina Dawes)

The Carter [review]

Kiss & Tail [review]

Tyson [review]

Visual Art:
Valerie Caesar [feature]
(by Danielle Scruggs)

Community
History, Philosophy and Politics:
Flippant Remarks about the Difference Between a Bright Young Palestinian and a Bright Young American Negro
(by Bryan Wilhite)

The Africa That Pushes Back
(by Mukoma Wa Ngugi)

Cash Rules: On the Accessibility and Presence of Liquor Stores in the Inner City
(by Yashmin Mayaan binti BoBo)

The Minority School of Law
(by Deanna Adams)

King Afonso: The Christian King of Africa
(by Carlos Solorzano)

Travel:
Motorcycle Diaries: Confessions of a Brave Coward, Flying and Punishment [memoir]
(by Rahel)

{2010}

 

 

 

 

 

Liberator 7.2 #22
($50)

Cover Story
Muja(hid) Messiah: He Who Struggles
(by Peter S. Scholtes)

Culture
Music:
9th Wonder
(by Lauren-Aileen Morris)

Martina Topley-Bird
(by Esta Naomi)

Cat Power: Jukebox [review]

Erykah Badu: New Amerykah [review]

Portishead: Third [review]

Martina Topley-Bird: The Blue God [review]

The Cool Kids: The Bake Sale [review]

The Roots: Rising Down [review]

Literature:
Untitled: Thanks to History's Massive Vault of Literature [musing]
(by John Glass)

Motorcycle Diaries: Sudan, "I Told The Storm" (Part 4) [memoir]
(by Jeri Hilt)

And I'll Never Forget The Smell [poetry]
(by Fiona Maurissette)

She's Dying As [poetry]
(by Fiona Maurissette)

I Checked Out [poetry]
(by Fiona Maurissette)

The Message: 100 Lessons From Hip Hop's Great Songs [review]

Know What I Mean: Reflections on Hip-Hop [review]

Extra Credit [recommendations]

Film:
Hard Times at Douglass High [review]

Turtles Can Fly [review]

Visual Art:
Kesha Bruce
(by Danielle Scruggs)

On Roses, And Concrete: Art And Prison
(by Jolene Torr)

Community
History, Philosophy and Politics:
The Forgotten People Of Laos
(by Nabeela Zahir)

Negrophobia: Blacks Hating Blacks
(by Lionel Isaacs)

What Would I Do To Change Society?
(by Tianesha Drayton, Kimberly Antoine, and Shantese Ash)

Pankaj Mishra: An End to Suffering
(by Felix Holmgren)

{2008}

 

 

 

 

 

Liberator 6.4 #20
($20)

Cover Story
But No One Calls This Terrorism: Mumia Abu-Jamal
(by Stephanie Joy Tisdale and J.R. Valrey)

In Support of Mumia
(by Senior Editorial Staff)

Culture
Music:
Phillyapolis vs. Brooklynati:
Tanya Morgan interviews Nikki Jean

(by Tanya Morgan and Safia Siad)

Maria Isa: Pa'lante Siempre
(by Leah Bartizal)

Pharoahe Monch: Desire [review]

Talib Kweli: Ear Drum [review]

Leroy Smart: The Best Of [review]

A Tribe Called Quest: Midnight Marauders [review]

Desdemona: The Source [review]

Literature:
Circus Shot [fiction]

(by Serious Bob)

Motorcycle Diaries: Sudan, "I Told The Storm" (Part 2) [memoir]
(by Jeri Hilt)

Ghetto Names [poetry]
(by Malaika "Eagle Nebula" Beckford)

Film:
Sicko [review]

Boys of Baraka [review]

Community
History, Philosophy and Politics:
Escalating The War On Migrants
(by Juan Santos)

All Jobs Are Created Equal
(by Hawah)

Fuck Imus
(by Brian Kasoro)

{2007}

 

 

 

 

 

Liberator 6.2 #18
($50)

Cover Story
K-OS: Kheaven Brereton is a Delightful Mass of Contradictions

(by Safia Siad)

Letters
Not Just Honesty Per Se
(by Brian Kasoro)

Culture
Music:
Brother Ali

(by Gayle Smaller)

Big Quarters: Cost of Living [review]

Talib Kweli + Madlib: Liberation [review]

DJ Francisco: Ms. Ramirez [review]

Brother Ali: The Undisputed Truth [review]

Amy Winehouse: Back To Black [review]

Bloc Party: A Weekend in the City [review]

Literature:
My Retrospect For Life: A Lesson on Accepting a Blessing [memoir]

(by Mahoganie)

Motorcycle Diaries: Senegal (Part 2) [memoir]
(by Lafayette Gaston)

This Old Diner (Part 1) [fiction]
(by Tony Fondacaro)

Hitler + Gandhi [poetry]
(by Ezra)

Dr. Runoko Rashidi: The Global African Presence
(by Stephanie Joy Tisdale)

The Black Panthers [review]

Film:
Bastards Of The Party: Exploring Gang Life In L.A. [review]

Black Snake Moan [review]

Visual Art:
Kara Walker

(by Gayle Smaller, Brian Kasoro)

Community
History, Philosophy and Politics:
You Can't Eat Obama!
(by Melvin Barrolle)

Ritz, Nabisco, Or All Just Crackers?: Is There A Positive White Identity?
(by Nathanial Mathews)

If The Village Will Do It, Why Should I?
(by Shelley Martin)

{March/April 2007}

 

 

 

 

 

Liberator 5.3 #16
(OUTOFSTOCK)

Cover Story
The Civil Rights Movement Is Dead
(by Roland Sheppard)

Letters
Confessions of a Black Atheist
(by Anonymous)

Culture
Music:
J*Davey

(by Jon Jon Scott)

The Slack Republic
(by Safia Siad)

Afropunk: Fuck Rockstars! [review]

Aloe Blacc: Shine Through [review]

Baby Cham: Ghetto Story [review]

The Roots: Game Theory [review]

Boogie Down Productions: By All Means Necessary [review]

Mazta-I: Thank the Lord and the Sword! [review]

Literature:
Motorcycle Diaries: Belize [memoir]

(by Eric Berry)

Miles To Go Before I Sleep [memoir]
(by Mac Walton)

The Rantings of a Crazy Old Young Lady
(by Zora Lynum)

Katrina [poetry]
(by Sevenn Beginnings)

On the End of Strings [poetry]
(by Hashim "Giza" Jaffary, UAACC)

Askia Toure
(by Stephanie Tisdale)

Film:
I Know I'm Not Alone [review]

Beyond Beats + Rhymes [review]

Idlewild [review]

Like Water [review]

Visual Art:
Hyze: Freedom or Everybody Dies

(by Rohiatou Siby)

Community
History, Philosophy and Politics:
Reflections on an Imperial Campaign
(by Melvin Barrolle)

28: Shots From the Black-Hand Side (Zero Below The Radar)
(by Janasa X)

New Orleans Elections
(by Nathalie Pierre)

{September/October 2006}

 

 

 

 

 

Liberator 5.1 #14
(OUTOFSTOCK)

Cover Story
Liberia: A Third World Order
(by Melvin Barrolle)

Letters
Pythagoras
(by Drew Hempel, M.A.)

Culture
Music:
K'naan: The Dustyfoot Philosopher
(by Pensoul)

Sarah White
(by Pensoul)

Alice Russell: My Favorite Letters [review]

Steve Spacek: Space Shift [review]

Talib Kweli: Right About Now [review]

Damian Marley: Welcome To Jamrock [review]

Thelonious Monk + John Coltrane: At Carnegie Hall [review]

Gangstarr: Daily Operation [review]

Literature:
I Created The Blackface [poetry]
(by Dominique Hurd)

Mdw Ntr, Divine Speech: A Historiographical Reflection of African Deep Thought From the Time of the Pharaohs to the Present [review]

Film:
Syriana [review]

Visual Art:
Shah Wonders
(by Liberator Staff)

Theatre:
The Dance on Widow's Row
(by Belinda C. Green)

Comics:
Rocky's Gun (Part 5)

(by Kelly Brown)

Justus?: "Our Place" + "Criminority"
(by Reginald Butler)

(Th)ink: "Thy Cup Runneth Over"
(by Keith Knight)

Community
History, Philosophy and Politics:
Upon Hearing the News of Richard Pryor's Death
(by Zora Lynum)

Does the Author of Your History Dictate Your Fate?
(by Jeri Hilt)

Why Are Black Women Overly Defensive With Each Other?
(by Asha Taylor)

{March/April 2006}

 

 

 

 

 

Liberator 4.4 #12
(OUTOFSTOCK)

Cover Story
Hip-Hop Habana
(by Melissa Riviere)

Letters
September 11, 2005: Four Years Later
(by M. Cooper)

Culture
Music:
Mos Def's Katrina Klap: Is He For Real?
(by Kamille Whittaker)

The Cream: Minnesota's Top 10 Active Musical Artists
(by Liberator Staff)

The Most Serene Republic: Underwater Cinematographer [review]

The Black Rock Coalition: Rock N' Roll Reparations Vol. 1 [review]

Little Brother: The Minstrel Show [review]

Broken Social Scene: Broken Social Scene [review]

Literature:
The Inimical Mr. Aziz

(by Serious Bob)

Motorcycle Diaries: Ghana, "Black American Privilege" [memoir]
(by Camille Thomas)

Write With the Moon. Right With the Moon. Rite With the Moon. [poetry]
(by Desdamona)

Film:
La Fabri_K: The Cuban Hip-Hop Factory
(by Zora Lynum)

Visual Art:
Wilber Williams

(by Liberator Staff)

Comics:
Rocky's Gun (Part 3)

(by Kelly Brown)

Justus?: "Entertaintment"
(by Reginald Butler)

Community
History, Philosophy and Politics:
The Camera As Enemy
(by Gail Cerridwen)

Love: Is It Enough?
(by Shelley Martin)

Bilinguals versus Monolinguals
(by Brian Katz)

The Live 8 Legacy
(by Danielle Scruggs)


The Power Of Apology
(by Asha Taylor)

Okay, It's Nathalie Johnson-Lee's Turn
(by Bob The Janitor)

In Contrast
(by Nneka Onyilofor)

{September/October 2005}

 

 

 

 

Liberator 4.2 #10
(OUTOFSTOCK)

Cover Story
James Spooner and Afro Punk: The Rock And Roll Nigger Experience
(by Bob The Janitor)

Letters
House Nigger, Field Nigger: Nathalie Johnson Lee vs. Don Samuels
(by Brian Kasoro)

Open Letter to the Leadership of the African American Community
(by Booker T. Hodges IV)

Culture
Music:
Freddie Thumps
(by David McDuffie and Courtney Wade)

Blueprint: 1988 [review]

Feist: Let It Die [review]

Common: BE [review]

Esthero: Wikked Lil' Grrrls [review]

The Dears: No Cities Left [review]

World Psychedelic Classics: Love's a Real Thing [review]

Literature:
Motorcycle Diaries: Ghana, "White American Privilege" [memoir]
(by Camille Thomas)

Visual Art:
Walter Griffin
(by Bob The Janitor)

Comics:
Justus?: "Summoretime"

(by Reginald Butler)

Community
History, Philosophy and Politics:
The B-Journalist: Greg Tate
(by Abdul Omari)

Free, Before The Revolution: Montessori Makes It to the Hood
(by Amar Little)

She Who Struggles: Alice Walker
(by Asha Taylor)

Dialogue Across Time: James Baldwin talks w/ Frederick Nietzsche & others
(by Brian Katz)

What's Beef?: The Segmentation Theory, Natalie Johnson-Lee v. Don Samuels
(by Bob The Janitor)

What a College Degree Means to the Black Community

(by Courtney K. Wade)

Spirit and Health:
Passing On Mama's Pearls (Part Two): How to Define Sexuality for Ourselves

(by Asha Taylor)


{May/June 2005}

 

 

 

 

Liberator 3.4 #08
($100)

Cover Story
Steven Nelson
(by Brian Kasoro)

Letters
Short And Simple
(by Brian Kasoro)

An Article Proposal From Stillwater Prison
(by Elizer Darris)

Culture
Music:
Still Standing: The Story of I Self Devine
(by Pensoul)

Pete Rock: Soul Survivor 2 [review]

Murs: 3:16 The 9th Edition [review]

Ghostface Killah: The Pretty Toney Album [review]

Brother Ali: Champion [review]

Amy Winehouse: Frank [review]

Literature:
Sankofa Dances: Chapter Three [fiction]

(by Maya James)

I Remember Rondo [poetry]
(by Floyd G. Smaller, Jr.)

Motorcycle Diaries: South Africa [memoir]
(by Stephanie Joy Tisdale, Melvin Barrolle, and Nate Mathews)

Film:
Something The Lord Made [review]

Motorcycle Diaries [review]

Baadasssss! [review]

Waking Life [review]

Visual Art:
Yvette Griffea: A Day In The Life Of Teens

(by Liberator Staff)

Theatre:
Spell #7 [review]

(by Shelley Martin)

Comics:
Be Careful (Part 1)

(by Kelly Brown)

Community
History, Philosophy and Politics:

The Spirit of Rondo Lives On

(by Gayle Smaller)

Nubi Baby: What Dreams May Come
(by Shelley Martin)

Blame It On Hip Hop
(by Jessica Jimenez)

She Who Struggles: Frida Kahlo
(by Asha Taylor)

Spirit and Health:
Under God
(by Brian Kasoro)

{July/August 2004}

 

 

 

 

Liberator 3.2 #06
(OUTOFSTOCK)

Cover Story
Chuck Dee Of Public Enemy
(by Pensoul)

Letters
What Can The Liberator Be?

(by Brian Kasoro)

Culture
Music:
Bringing Jazz to the Hood
(by Gayle Smaller)

Kenna: New Sacred Cow [review]

Danger Mouse: The Gray Album [review]

Goapele: Even Closer [review]

Dead Prez: R.B.G. [review]

Dizze Rascal: The Boy In Da Corner [review]

Kanye West: The College Dropout [review]

Nas: Illmatic (10th Anniversary) [review]

Literature:
Sankofa Dances: Chapter One [fiction]

(by Maya James)

Identity Crisis #10 [poetry]
(by Kedar)

Film:
Culturally Dynamic: Flora Gomes' "Nha Fala"
(by Marlene Frye)

Film 101
(by Author B. Unknown)

Passion Of The Christ [review]

Community
History, Philosophy and Politics
:
Meet Marcus Dixon
(by Brian Kasoro)

She Who Struggles: Emily Dickinson
(by Asha Taylor)

Police Brutality Testimony
(by Marcus Harcus)

Minneapolis Public Schools: The Daycare Dilemma
(by Bob The Janitor)

Homelessness
(by An Anonymous Face In The Crowd)

The Cafe of the Free, Home of the Brave
(by Brian Kasoro)

GM: General Motors or Greedy Monsters?
(by Keli Lovejoy)

A Black Man, An American Patriot?
(by Marcus Harcus)

Reflecting The Past: Imhotep Science Fair a Success
(by Kedar)

Spirit and Health:
Never Too Late: HIV/AIDS
(by Shelley Martin)

Worldwide: HIV/AIDS
(by Jeremey O'Kasick)

Christ Inc.
(by Gayle Smaller)

Our Women
(by Kenya McKnight)

{March/April 2004}

 

 

 

 

Liberator 2.2 #04
(OUTOFSTOCK)

Cover Story
Ernest Bryant III
(by Pensoul)

Letters
I've Been Taught How To Argue

(by Brian Kasoro)

Culture
Music:
Blackcorners

(by Pensoul)

Little Brother: The Listening [review]

Literature:
Ya Knam Sayin? [poetry]
(by Marcus Harcus)

Film:
Bowling For Columbine [review]

Community
History, Philosophy and Politics:

Shots Fired
(by Brian Kasoro)

Sista To Sista
(by Asha Taylor)

Affirmative Action's Decline
(by Brian Kasoro)

What Language Are Tanzanians To Speak?
(by Brian Kasoro)

Stolen African and Continental African Unity
(by Marcus Harcus)

In Support Of George
(by Brian Kasoro)

The Debt Report
(by Poindexter Scott)

Imagine...
(by Travis Kohen)

She Who Struggles: Nina Simone
(by Asha Taylor)

Spirit and Health:
The Role Of Religion

(by Gayle Smaller)

Faith: The Anti-Stress
(by Pensoul)

Stress: Managing It Well
(by Sierra Leone Samuels)

{June 2003}

 

 

 

 

Liberator 1.2 #02
($200)

Cover Story
We Ain't Ready For "Reparations Now!"
(by Brian Kasoro)

Letters
Are We a Reactionary People?
(by Brian Kasoro)

Culture
Music:
Grand Master Flash

(by Jon Jon Scott)

Funkmaster Payola?
(by Da Operative)

Guru: Jazzmatazz [review]

Gil Scott Heron: Small Talk at 125th and Lenox [review]

Red Hot: + Cool, Stolen Moments [review]

Black Star: Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are [review]

Literature:
Brain Storm [poetry]
(by Anonymous)

Completion [poetry]
(by Marcus Harcus)

Soul [poetry]
(by Lesley Crosby)

Almanac Of The Dead [review]

The Healers [review]

Long Walk To Freedom, Kaffir Boy, Two Thousand Seasons [recommendations]

Film:
Daughters Of The Dust [review]

Runteldat [review]

Visual Art:
The Art of Vandalism
(by Pensoul)

Community
History, Philosophy and Politics
:
Where Is Marcus Harcus?
(by Brian Kasoro)

The Undeclared War on Black Youth
(by Anonymous Reader)

The Civil War Legacy
(by Uncle Tom)

The Jim Crow Hocus Pocus
(by Bob The Janitor)

The Sexualized Black Woman in the Music Industry
(by Abdul Omari)

Spirit and Health:
A Woman's Work
(by Francesca Hargrove)

Yesterday
(by Kenya McKnight)

Whose God Are You Worshipping?
(by Gayle Smaller)

Relationships
(by Ancient Youff)

Humble Knowledge
(by Ancient Youff)

{September/October 2002}

 

 

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