How this filmmaker ended up in a LA psychiatric hospital

Image: Cecile Emeke By Kemi Alemoru This story was originally published on the Dazed website. While recent instances of police brutality in America may sometimes feel like a distant crisis, for up-and-coming filmmaker Cecile Emeke the possibility of becoming yet another hashtag was a shocking reality. On a recent trip to LA this June, the …

Decolonisation must be decolonised

Featured Imaged: Dr Sharlene Khan is a Senior Art History and Visual Culture Lecturer at Rhodes University. Photo: Rhodes University website By Athi Mongezeleli Joja ‘If one has to be “the black” in or a particular context in order to designate a racial and a racist formation, then the rug that sleeps away beneath one’s …

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 …

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 …