12 Months Ultimatum

By Xola Skosana Exactly 12 months from now, the ink used to put a cross on that ballot paper will have long time dried up, yet the quality of life of Black people will still be in the same pathetic state, the same socio-economic position they were in on the 3rd of August 2016 or …

An Aerial View Tells A Different Story

By Pastor Xola Skosana If you were to ever fly into any of the big cities of our country on a clear sky summer day, you would see the horror and scandal of land theft, of violent dispossession and the ongoing preservation of white privilege. Vast acres of arable land are still occupied by a …

Evaluation

By Xola Skosana “Feedback is the breakfast of champions” ~ Ken Blanchard. It is nearly time to escape the plantation, draw near the village of run-away slaves. I encourage you to retreat into solitude, reflect on what transpired in the village a few days ago, find a fitting metaphor that captures the black experience we …

Match Boxes in the Wrong Hands

By Xola Skosana A socialist Azania must be born from the ashes of a racist, white supremacist country over which the ANC has presided for 22 years. Just as Mama Winnie predicted that “together hand-in-hand, with our boxes of matches and our necklaces, we shall liberate this country”. However, Thomas Sankara warned that a “soldier …

Kilombo Village – Gquzum! Bashaye!

By BO Editorial Collective The children of Steve Biko and Robert Sobukwe gathered at the Kilombo Village in Khayelitsha this past weekend to commemorate the June 16 Soweto uprising. There were speakers from all walks of Black Consciousness life, sharing intergenerational knowledge and pumping each other with black love and life! Watch a short video …

Take the battle to spaces of privilege

Featured Image: Pastor Xola Skosana of the Way of Life Kilombo Village in Khayelitsha, Cape Town. By Pastor Xola Skosana Spaces of privilege are our last battlefield. They are synonymous with whiteness and by very design are commodified and made exclusive. Spaces of privilege are visible parts of the enemy’s invisible camp, therefore we must …

Blacks on Death Row

By Xola Skosana Pastor Xola Skosana of the Way of Life Kilombo Village in Khayelitsha, Cape Town has been banned from Facebook for 30 days. Below is a message from Skosana: From the cradle to the grave, Blacks live to escape death. A trial happened many years ago in lands far away. The history of …

Reality check for radical black political adherents

Featured Image: Pastor Xola Skosana of the Way of Life Kilombo Village in Khayelitsha, Cape Town. By Pastor Xola Skosana Radical black political adherents. I am referring to the weak socialist block which has always been characterized by fewer and fewer numbers. In the same way that we do not want mindless masses in the black …