Black Kids in Outer Space. Episode 53. Kazembe Balagun.

Kazembe Balagun is a native Harlemite, writer, theorist, and activist deeply influenced by the freedom dreams of his ancestors. His writings have appeared in The Indypendent, and he has lectured at the Black Archives in Amsterdam and the Brooklyn Academy of Music, among other places. He is a member of New Day Church, a production fellow with Third World Newsreel, and organizes urban programming for the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung New York Office.


–“The Commune: Community Control of the Black Community” – Lorenzo Kom’boa Ervin, 1993:

–“Letter to John Gerassi” – George Jackson, 1971: JacksonGerassi (PDF)

–“Jackson Rising” – Richard Moser, 2018:

–“Black Commune in Focus” – Harry Quintana & Charles Jones, 1969:
theblackcommune (PDF)

–“Imagining Futures: Architecture, Planning, and the Black Power Movement” – Brian D. Goldstein, 2016:

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