Black Agenda on Democracy and Technology

CHAPTER 14 of the BLACK AGENDA on democracy and technology promotes the idea of full participatory democracy by SMS, via the use of the mobile cellular phone. To this end the people get to vote on all the crucial issues confronting society instead of leaving their fate in the hands of the 400 members of …

Media exposed, Guptas cleared

By BO Staff Writer The Gupta family has now been cleared by over four entities of any wrong doing but you wouldn’t know this from the media reports. The big story over the weekend by the City Press revolved around the alleged Eskom untoward “bail out” of the Gupta family business. But, Eskom has issued …

Black Agenda on pensions and benefits for the elderly

By BO Editorial Collective CHAPTER 9 of the BLACK AGENDA on pensions and benefits to the elderly calls for a living pension, free adequate housing, free electricity, water, telephone, travel and health care. It calls for state pension to be in line with average earnings or inflation (whichever is the greater) and so forth. Please …

Black Agenda on Unemployment

Featured Image: Unemployed painters, plumbers and tilers wait outside Builder’s Warehouse in Johannesburg for job opportunities. Photo: Herman Verwey/City Press By BO Editorial Collective In the context of building society along black socialist lines CHAPTER 8 of the BLACK AGENDA on unemployment calls for an end to job cuts, prohibition on cheap labour apprenticeships and unpaid internships, …

Black Agenda on Land

Featured Image: Artwork by established black artist Dathini Mzayiya Photo: Dathini Mzayiya/Facebook By BO Editorial Team The resolution of the land question is central to the realization of the black liberation project. CHAPTER 1 of the BLACK AGENDA on land Intimates that the only solution is for our people to organise and take back the …

Black Agenda on Health

By Black Opinion Editorial Collective CHAPTER 15 of the BLACK AGENDA on black health locates the solution to the health question in the decolonization of both the health and the food sectors (and by extension all sectors) within the ideological perspective of black consciousness. Let’s read, educate and engage. Send your questions, comments, feedback, etcetera …

Friday Letters: Black Agenda

By Mohammed Kharva Great piece on education from chapter 12 of black agenda but when will we put it into action? We can’t wait to take over government to implement this. In your piece on housing and townships would like to correct you in that we never have or should not need child care centers …

Black Agenda on Black Socialism

Featured Image: black radical Trinidadian thinker, CLR James By BO Editorial Collective CHAPTER 6 of the BLACK AGENDA on black socialism, which is inspired by the ideas of black consciousness, calls for a total overhaul of the anti-black system – while centralizing  black interests, experiences and aspirations – and replacing it with a system that is …

Black Agenda on Education

Featured Image: Nigerian author and critic Dr Chinweizu. By Editorial Collective Chapter 12 of the BLACK AGENDA on education speaks directly to the principle of decolonizing education in the context of decolonizing the country and by extension the whole world. Let’s study and engage. Send your questions, comments, feedback, or help others to send their …

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 …