Black Agenda on Black Socialism

Featured Image: black radical Trinidadian thinker, CLR James By BO Editorial Collective CHAPTER 6 of the BLACK AGENDA on black socialism, which is inspired by the ideas of black consciousness, calls for a total overhaul of the anti-black system – while centralizing  black interests, experiences and aspirations – and replacing it with a system that is …

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 …

The letter to Hlaudi Motsoeneng which City Press refused to publish

Featured Image: SABC COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng. Photo: Christa Eybers/EWN By Andile Mngxitama The following letter to Hlaudi was initially sent to City Press editor Ferial Haffajee. She agreed to publish it but never did. City Press has been in a crusade against the 90% local content announcement. Last weekend City Press published a anti-black lndian tribalist complaint against …

Looking through the veneer of Black life

Featured Image: Pastor Xola Skosana OF the Way of Life Kilombo Village in Khayelitsha, Cape Town. By Pastor Xola Skosana A short message from Pastor Xola Skosana who has been banned for 30 days from Facebook. The word veneer is defined as a “thin decorative covering of fine wood applied to coarser wood or other …

Black Agenda on Art & Culture

Featured Image: A powerful painting by South African, Cape Town based artist Dathini Mzayiya. By BO Editorial Team CHAPTER 19 of the BLACK AGENDA on Art & Culture agitates for a revolutionary culture, in the context of the decolonization project, giving optimal play to creativity in the attainment of black liberation and the obliteration of …

Explaining the retreat of the Left in Latin America: Reform vs Revolution

Featured Image: Left Radical Sociologist James Petras Note from the Black Opinion Editorial Collective We republish this essay by James Petras, a leading left radical sociologist who has been studying the Latin American political and social revolutions and their failures for well over three decades. The recent crisis of left governments from Venezuela to Brazil …

Nothing to celebrate on Africa Day

Featured Image: Freedom Fighter Nehanda Nyakasikana with some of the anti-colonial warriors who led the Shona rebellion of 1896-1897 against European rule in Zimbabwe. Photo: KK Net Media By BO Editorial Collective Black Opinion reissues this BLF statement on celebrating ‘Africa Day’ . Black First Land First (BLF) honors those African ancestors who stepped up against …

BLF calls for evictions of the poor to end NOW!

Featured Image: The aftermath on Tuesday morning of the protest in Hammanskraal. Photo: Steven Tau/The Citizen By BO Editorial Collective Black Opinion republishes this Black First Land First statement on the anti-poor evictions sanctioned by the government in Hammanskraal. Black First Land First (BLF) calls on the ANC government to immediately declare a stop on all …