In defence of the white media agenda

By Sandile Memela We writers and journalists rule the society. We are powerful beyond measure. Everything that the ordinary white folk and educated blacks know comes from us. We shape and influence the perception and control their thinking. Over the last 23 years we have refined the art of black bashing. It has become an …

EFF supports a white Miss Universe

By BO Staff Writer In a shocking admiration of whiteness, Julius Malema’s Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) welcomed the victory of a white Miss Universe, Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, representing South Africa. Nel-Peters won the Miss South Africa beauty pageant and then went on to represent the country at the Miss Universe competition. The competition, which generally supports …

BLF stands with the Zama Zamas in Kimberley

By BO Staff Writer The following article was previously published on the BLF website on 14 September 2017 and is now reissued by Black Opinion: Black First Land First (BLF) supports the legitimate demands of the artisanal miners (Zama Zamas) – being members of the Mining Affected Communities United in Action (Macua) and Kimberley Artisanal …

President Zuma bows to Biko – a black moment between delinquents

By Athi Mongezeleli Joja Today, the 12th of September, marks the day the philosopher and leader of the South African chapter of the Black Consciousness Movement, Steve Biko, died at the hands of the apartheid police apparatus. Already, messages and commemorations have been filling social media and other outlets, with open declaratory gestures remembering and …

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: New Frank Talk – In Defence of Biko 40 years later

By Athi Mongezeleli Joja The emergence of the discourse on “decolonisation” from within local struggles has engulfed South Africa. As if scrambling for a new figure to fill in a void, political parties, prestigious institutions and so on, undertook pilgrimages to the grave of Steve Biko, writing papers, holding conferences, and others, holding massive rallies …

How Albert Woodfox survived solitary

By Rachel Aviv This story was originally published on the New Yorker magazine website. Albert Woodfox was one of three of the Angola 3, he was in solitary confinement longer than any American in history. Last summer, five months after being released from prison, Albert Woodfox went to Harlem. It was there, in 1969, during …