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 …

How Beyoncé taught me about the Igbo Landing

By Andile Mngxitama There is a consensus amongst those who are close to me, it is said that I don’t like music. Truth is, good music upsets me and I don’t like being upset, so I generally stay away from such. Perhaps the only real musician I cared to pay close attention to was the …

Moving beyond pain

By bell hooks Fresh lemonade is my drink of choice. In my small Kentucky town, beautiful black, brown, and white girls set up their lemonade stands and practice the art of money making—it’s business.  As a grown black woman who believes in the manifesto “Girl, get your money straight” my first response to Beyoncé’s visual …

Professor Cheryl Potgieter stops censorship of film on apartheid death penalty

Featured Image: Professor Cheryl Potgieter Photo: ukzn.ac.za By BO Staff Writer The Durban International Film Festival (DIFF) has been hit by a controversy over the white manager of the festival who tried to censor a film about the apartheid death penalty from screening at the festival’s opening night. Sarah Dawson has resigned in apparent protest …

Jargon Music to perform at the Black Agenda Launch

Featured Image: (Left to Right) Lukhanyo ‘Freeze’ Zondani and Ncedisa ‘Jargon’ Mpemnyama will perform at the BLF Launch. Photo: Supplied By BO Staff Writer The Black First Land First (BLF) movement will be hosting their Black Agenda Launch conference on May 14 and among the activities of the day will be art performance, including a …

Julius Malema wants to topple Robert Mugabe

Featured image: President Robert Mugabe’s regime is under attack again by imperialism and it’s allies in Zimbabwe and South Africa. Photo: financialgazette.co.zw By BO Staff Writer Yesterday during the  launch of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) local government manifesto in Soweto, it was revealed that EFF is working with counter revolutionary forces to bring about …

Praise For Rutanang Book Fair

Featured image: Mpho Matsitle  (author of Celibacy and other little cute things), Andile Mngxitama (Sankara Publishers), Mbe Mbhele (author of Crazy father and other very short lies) at Rutanang.   By Mpho Lebese   I have attended the Jozi book fair many times but the one I am from now, Rutanang Book Fair, is a BOMB!!! …

Rutanang Book Fair A Hit!

Featured image: Mpho Matsitle  (author of Celibacy and other little cute things), Andile Mngxitama (Sankara Publishers), Mbe Mbhele (author of Crazy father and other very short lies) at Rutanang.   By BO Staff Writer   Staging the first ever book fair in Ikageng, Tlokwe was a great success. The Rutanang Book Fair was opened by the …