Being black in the world

By BO Staff Writer The following piece was originally published here. I’m a black man. I’m about 6’2″, average build. Nothing too fancy. I think I look normal, not intimidating in the slightest. I grew up in a middle-class neighborhood. My parents were blue collar workers, but provided for me and my sister. We were …

Women as Leaders against Women as Figureheads

By Cossette Hampton It is refreshing as a Black American woman, stolen from the Motherland generations ago to die in slavery for white power, to experience Women’s Day on the continent. The war on Blackness in South Africa, however, feels all too familiar as I watch from the Cape as my brothers and sisters are …

White Judges are racist and they must go!

Featured Image: High Court Judge Mabel Jansen. Photo: telegraph.co.uk BO Staff Writer A year old face book exchange has surfaced which puts the entire South African judiciary under the spot light. The High court judge Mable Jansen has been found to have expressed the most racist statements about black people. Whilst many people were surprised by this, …

DID YOU KNOW: Rupert and Oppenheimer own almost all wealth in SA?

Featured Image: Nicky Oppenheimer  (left) and Johan Rupert  (right) are two of the wealthiest ‘businemen’ in Africa. Photo: businesstech.co.za By BO Staff Writer Did you know that two white men, Johan Rupert and Nicky Oppenheimer, “own the same amount of wealth as the poorest 50% of the South African population?” That’s more wealth than some …