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 …

Lily Mine Workers Were Not Paid During Gupta Protests

Featured image: www.newsghana.com.gh by Zama Khumalo Dear Editor, I’m sure we all still remember the story of three mine-workers – sister Pretty Nkambule and Yvonne Mnisi as well as brother Solomon Nyendere – in Mpumalanga’s Barberton who disappeared underground when the mine of their bosses collapsed and swallowed them. Well, my favourite editor I still …

Randle Irwin and the need to reimagine the black body as revolutionary being

Featured Image: Randle Irwin. Photo: Randle Irwin/Facebook By BO Staff Writer In April 1917 Mao Zedong in “A study of physical education” pointedly indicated that, “(p)hysical education not only strengthens the body but also enhances our knowledge”. In this context he invoked the saying: “Civilize the mind and make savage the body”. Now listen very …

Black agenda on food security

Featured Image: Former president of Burkina Faso, Thomas Sankara. By BO Editorial Collective CHAPTER 17 of the BLACK AGENDA on food security calls for an harmonious relationship between people and nature. In this context it urges the return of the land, the decolonization of agriculture that puts people before profits, the people to produce their …

Black Agenda on Corruption

By BO Editorial Collective CHAPTER 11 of the BLACK AGENDA on corruption indicates a veil of deception over apartheid era crimes involving corruption and a recognition that corruption, which was symptomatic of the colonial structural logic, continues to characterize and shape our current reality. To this end the current trend of corruption cannot be eliminated …