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Jenson Leonard




__(n.b. from The Programme: read Abreu’s fantastic interview and discussion of Leonard’s work here: https://www.aqnb.com/2017/12/12/still-i-shitpost-cory-in-the-abyss-on-a-communism-of-the-visual-antiblackness-in-the-meme-o-sphere-with-manuel-arturo-abreu/)

Additional Resources

Browse “The Exchange” online or in Ohio: https://www.theexchange.com/

Read Barracoon: The Story of the Last Slave by Zora Neale Hurston:

A discussion of the Black Hebrews can be found in From Babylon to Timbuktu, A History of the Ancient Black Races Including the Black Hebrew by Rudolph R. Windsor

Read Ishmael Reed’s Mumbo Jumbo: https://www.theguardian.com/books/booksblog/2017/aug/01/mumbo-jumbo-a-penguin-classic-2017-ishmael-reed

An introduction to the world of Cecil Taylor: https://www.thewire.co.uk/in-writing/essays/alexander-hawkins-cecil-taylor

Watch “Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tRelGsyvbgA
and Schoolhouse Rock https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1yty6F-2neYfwE8xc1A72Q
and the Power Rangers https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpgxmlXoDtkYzRQ4cJgCT5A

A discussion of the Situationists can be found in The Most Radical Gesture: The Situationist International in a Post-Modern Age by Sadie Plant

A discussion of Facebook post analytics can be found in Facebook Nation by Newton Lee

Sun Ra’s home on the internet can be accessed here: http://www.sunraarkestra.com/1-main.html

An extensive and varied array of resources can be accessed via the PBS portal “Africans in America” https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aia/introduction.html , including a copy of the original document defining “drapetomania” https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aia/rb_index_hd.html

“Offensive Lines: Sport-State Synergy in an Era of Perpetual War,” is an article by Samantha King outlining the relationship between the NFL and the US military post-9/11: https://www.academia.edu/4080688/Offensive_Lines_Sport-State_Synergy_in_an_Era_of_Perpetual_War

A discussion of Descartes https://rhizome.org/editorial/2018/jan/08/against-the-supremacy-of-thought/

Primary source materials about the Servile Wars can be found in Spartacus and the Slave Wars: A Brief History with Documents by Brent Shaw

Examples and discussions of trajectories: http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/traj.html

A contemporary review of Eldridge Cleaver’s Soul on Ice: https://www.thecrimson.com/article/1968/11/6/soul-on-ice-pbebvery-so-often/

An interview with Jackie Wang about her book Carceral Capitalism: https://lareviewofbooks.org/article/carceral-capitalism-conversation-jackie-wang/

A discussion of Glissant’s Poetics of Relation: https://henryfskerritt.com/2012/08/16/book-review-edouard-glissant-poetics-of-relation/

And finally, find a copy of Jean Painlevé’s 1927 film “The Octopus,” and then from 40 years later, his 1967 “The Lovelife of the Octopus.”