Malema the Father Christmas of Seshego

By BO Staff Writer Julius Malema is a master manipulator of the media for his own gain. On Christmas day he managed yet again to get a nice scoop as the white owned media happily projected him as a caring politician who spent Christmas with “the poorest of the poor“. Malema organized a Christmas event …

Queen Nzinga, brilliant legacy of decolonization  

In honour of the revolutionary contributions of Queen Nzinga who died  353 years ago Black Opinion is reissuing the following statement published on the Black First Land First blog on 17 December 2015. December 17, 1663 is the death date of Queen Nzinga (Nzinga Mbande). On this 352nd anniversary of her death BLF takes the …

Politics determine everything

By Andile Mngxitama There are some people who genuinely believe that there are aspects of life which are not controlled by politics. Some black people even say, “don’t politicize everything”, or worse, some say, “not everything is about race”. First, politics is what determine everything, where you live, how you live, where you get education, …

Steve Biko Lecture: How Biko helps us to think black

By Neo Mokatsanyane (This lecture was delivered in honor of the legacy of Steven Bantu Biko to the community of Boipatong in Sedibeng on 24 September 2016. The event was hosted by the Sedibeng Regional Chapter of Black First Land First) I welcome and greet you all my black sisters and brothers, kale dumedisa kao …

I Get So Annoyed When ‘Cool’ Young Women Say They Are Not Feminists: Arundhati Roy

Featured Image: Novelist, feminist, activist, scholar Arundhati Roy. Photo: Elle Magazine/Huffington Post. By Aishwarya Subramanyam Black Opinion republishes this interview with novelist, feminist, activist and scholar from India, Arundhati Roy. Roy touches on a number of important subjects like feminism, the struggle with empire and about writing in general.  I have often wondered whether we …

Freedom Charter And Constitution Will Protect Us, We Are Told

Featured image: Black people stand in line to vote for the first time on 27 April 1994, in the hope of ending the racist apartheid regime.  By Yerushka Chetty This generation is told “freedom is coming”. Twenty two years ago we were told “freedom has arrived, we are now free”. We were given a new constitution …

British Referendum on Brexit

Featured image: Credit www.inquisitr.com by bo staff writer   International solidarity   Workers, youth, trade unionists and political activists from the entire spectrum of the labour landscape as well as from 23 countries of Europe under the banner “(w)e support the workers of Britain who will vote to leave the European Union (EU) in the 23 …

Rapper AKA says down with DA and EFF

SA rapper, AKA has publicly endorsed the ANC and he says he won’t perform in DA and EFF political rallies anymore. Photo: timeslive.co.za By Staff Writer In a series of tweets the South African hip hop artist AKA, whose real name is Kiernan Forbes, declared his political allegiance to the ruling party, the African National …