Sunday Word: Beware Of White Power

By Andile Mngxitama White supremacy/racism/anti-blackness is an oppressive power reality which is a moving target. It’s always on the move; always mutating; always assimilating; always adapting – but NEVER changing its real character. It may even make concessions and compromises. Black people have to develop their Black Consciousness (BC) into a living set of tools …

Using BC for the white agenda?

By Andile Mngxitama I just saw a really confused attempt to use Black Consciousness (BC) and Pan Afrikanism to push the Rhodes/Wits/UCT demonization of the black man and his elevation into the enemy, in order to provide cover for white supremacy which causes havoc in the black zone. According to this white thinking, there is …

For the record, I’m a Bikoist 100%

By Andile Mngxitama Steve Biko systematized black radical thought in South Africa (SA) into Black Consciousness (BC). Like most thinkers Biko didn’t invent the ideas that he had called BC, he merely systematized them. Lots of people who resist giving Biko his place as supreme thinker on the black condition have no problem granting Karl …