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 …

Land or Death

By Xola Skosana With the house of cards falling in Europe, a number of significant lessons for Blacks are highlighted. One above the rest which Blacks must learn is that no group of people entrust their future and the future of their children in the hands of some bureaucrats with latest iPads and iPhones, no …