After the election of Obama to the presidency of the United States in 2008, Stanley Crouch, a Black columnist who serves as a ventriloquist for the arch conservative movement within Republican party circles announced that the election of Obama, a Blackman, to the presidency of the United States crushed the legacy of Malcolm X’s militant and revolutionary Black nationalism under the heel of good old fashioned Americanism. However just as enemies and opponents of the Black Liberation Movement were signaling its death and assignment to irrelevancy within the Black politic, like the mythical bird Phoenix, the Black Liberation Movement has risen from the ashes of its alleged obsolescence and raised its clenched fists Black Power! banner of defiance and victory in one of the main bastions of conservative White America. In Jackson, Mississippi one of the most significant projects in the contemporary history of the Black Liberation Movement is transpiring as Chokwe Lumumba, a veteran of the Black Liberation and New African Independence Movements was elected mayor of Jackson on June 2, 2013. Jackson is the capital of Mississippi and is a city that is over 85% Black. If the election of Obama to the presidency of the United States constituted the alleged end of the Black Liberation Movement, the election of Chokwe Lumumba must then represent its resurrection.