Friday, June 17, 2016

A Conversation with Randy Roberts about the Life and Legacy of Muhammad Ali

We are now at the end of the second week of the June fundraiser here at Indomitable/WARN/We are Respectable Negroes. It is one of two fundraisers that I conduct annually. The other is in December.

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This week's episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show honors Muhammad Ali. To that end, Professor Randy Roberts is the guest on this week's podcast. He is the author of the new book Blood Brothers: The Fatal Friendship Between Muhammad Ali and Malcolm X

Dr. Roberts is an expert on social history and American culture whose other works include Joe Louis: Hard Times Man, Jack Dempsey: The Manassa Mauler, Papa Jack: Jack Johnson and the Era of White Hopes and Heavy Justice: The State of Indiana v. Michael G. Tyson.

In this week's episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show, Chauncey and Dr. Roberts discuss Donald Trump the showman and professional wrestler wannabe, the color line and sports, the importance of Muhammad Ali to how we think about social change and struggle in the 1960s and beyond, Ali and the Nation of Islam, and the importance of legendary boxer Jack Johnson. Chauncey and Randy also do some fantasy booking and work through if Mike Tyson would have stood a chance in the boxing ring against Muhammad Ali.

During this week's installment of The Chauncey DeVega Show, Chauncey discusses the stranglehold that the NRA and ammosexuals have over the Common Good in the aftermath of the Orlando massacre. Chauncey also ponders what happens when Donald Trump loses in November and his Trumpthuglicans are left leaderless.

To close out this week's episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show, Chauncey also tells a story about his high blood pressure fantastical journey from CVS to the local emergency room.

This great episode with Professor Randy Roberts can be downloaded from Libysn and also listened to here.

The Chauncey DeVega Show
is available on Itunes and at Stitcher. The Chauncey DeVega Show can now be found on Spotify as well.

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