The Liberator Magazine

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The Liberator Magazine, LLC
CategoriesArt, Culture, Design, Land, Nature, Travel, Music, Film, Literature, Politics, Education, Social issues, Africana studies, Popular culture
CountryUnited States

The Liberator Magazine is a publication/production company started by Brian Kasoro, Gayle Smaller, Tazz Hunter, Kenya McKnight, Marcus Harcus and Mike Clark in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. The company's first release was published July 21, 2002.[1] Originally known as The Minneapolis Liberator,[2] the company's name was later changed to The Liberator Magazine when it was incorporated and expanded onto the internet.[3]

Featured interviews[edit]

Al Franken, Askia Toure, Brent "Siddiq" Sayers (founder of Rhymesayers Entertainment), Brian Jackson, Brother Ali, Cee Lo, Chuck D, Cody Chesnutt, David Banner, Don Samuels, Game Rebellion, Grandmaster Flash, George Clinton, I-Self Devine, James Spooner, Jeff Chang (journalist), J Davey, Kara Walker, Kevin Willmott, K'naan, K-os, M-1 (rapper) (of Dead Prez), Malidoma Patrice Somé, Method Man, Mumia Abu-Jamal, Nathalie Johnson-Lee, Nikki Giovanni, Rahki, Runoko Rashidi, Saul Williams, (of Dead Prez), Talib Kweli, The Slack Republic, Whodini [4]

Featured topics[edit]

Africana, Ability grouping, Affirmative action, Art, Civil and political rights, Design, Film, Same-sex marriage, Gun control, Hip Hop Historiography, Homelessness, Hurricane Katrina, Intimacy, Imperialism, Immigration, Land, Literature, Love & Relationships, Music, Nature, Parenting, Performing arts, Philosophy, Police brutality, Political theatre, Race, Reparations for slavery, Study abroad, Sudan, Travel, Visual art, Welfare, White Identity, Zimbabwe, and more...[5]


Twin Cities Community Forum (August 19, 2006),[6] Live From Planet Earth (periodically) [7]

Notable contributors[edit]



  1. ^ The Liberator Magazine Hits The Streets! (The African American Registry) retrieved 11 March 2008
  2. ^ Minneapolis Liberator reflects breadth of hip hop culture (Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder)
  3. ^ Minnesota Blog of the Day (City Pages)
  4. ^ "Liberator Magazine Backissues". Retrieved 2013-07-16.
  5. ^ "Liberator Magazine Backissues". Retrieved 2013-07-16.
  6. ^ Hip-hop generation responds to North Minneapolis violence (Pulse of the Twin Cities)
  7. ^ "Live From Planet Earth". Live From Planet Earth. Retrieved 2013-07-16.
  8. ^ "Chimurenga Library". Retrieved 2015-04-04.
  9. ^ "Artbook Tweet". Retrieved 2015-04-04.

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