The Last Dope Intellectual

The Last Dope Intellectual (LDI) is an unapologetically radical Black web show hosted by Dr. Charisse Burden-Stelly and Dr. Layla Brown and produced by Too Black. LDI covers a wide range of topics, including politics, current events, social media discourse, and knowledge production. The show is divided into a variety of segments, from “Shoot the Shit,” which features Dr. CBS and Dr. Brown discussing whatever is top of mind for them, to “History of the Present,” where the hosts discuss a Black radical quote and its relevance to the present, to “What I’m On,” in which the doctors discuss writing or research in progress and the accompanying struggles, issues, and accomplishments. #LDI also features interviews, book reviews, and opportunities for viewers to get advice from Dr. CBS and Dr. Brown. Be sure to tap in!


39 - Rastafarians, Ukraine, and Reading Nkrumah

In episode seven of season two, co-hosts Dr. CBS and Dr. Layla Brown, start by shooting the shit with producer, Too Black, about their seminar with the Monthly Review going over Kwame Nkrumah's book Consciencism. In her "Planting Thoughts" segment, Layla breaks down the Euphorbia Trigona (African Milk Tree). Next, the two co-hosts and special guest Erica Caines, conduct an interview with Dr. Monique Bedasse, Associate Professor of History and African & African American Studies at Washington University in St. Louis, about her book Jah Kingdom: Rastafarians, Tanzania, and Pan-Africanism in the age of Decolonization. Returning our segment from season 1, Left Disquisition, we read and analyze the All-African People’s Revolutionary Party (GC) statement on Ukraine. In Risse’s Rants, Dr. CBS reminds everyone why it's okay to STFU if you don't know or understand a social issue or current event. Tap in to this episode of LDI--and be sure to subscribe to the channel and consider becoming a Patreon!


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 2022-03-21  1h56m