Occupy Clifton Beach – BLF

By BO Staff Writer The following statement was first published in the Black First Land First website and is now reissued by Black Opinion: Black First Land First (BLF) supports the occupation of Clifton 4th Beach. This is a response to the racist arrogance of whites in Cape Town. The colonial and apartheid legacy ensured …

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 …

‘We Blacks, the grants people!’

By BO Staff Writer The leader of the Black First Land First (BLF) movement, Andile Mngxitama, took to Facebook, after another 1 month ban from the platform, to express his thoughts on the grants saga and the place of black people within it. “Whilst I was in exile from Facebook, I was shocked by how …

What is racism? Saying white people don’t belong in SA or killing a black child thinking he’s a monkey?

By BO Staff Writer Yesterday two tragic but interconnected events occurred (well, tragedy may not be the right word to use here, isn’t black life a tragedy in and of itself? Wasn’t blackness created from tragedy?) The first event, a black journalist who is affiliated to the KwaZulu Natal (KZN) radio station, Gagasi FM, was …

On white arrogance and the SASSA saga

By BO Staff Writer Yesterday, Minister of Social Development, Bathabile Dlamini, held a press conference in Pretoria to assure the nation that despite scare tactics by the white-owned media, social grants would be delivered to their 17 million recipients in April. Visibly frustrated at the ongoing attacks and calls for her resignation, Dlamini, who is …