BLF held a successful Biko lecture in Soweto

By BO Staff Writer The Black Consciousness Movement, Black First Land First (BLF), held a successful Biko lecture at Orlando East in Soweto yesterday. The lecture given by the National Convener of BLF, Andile Mngxitama, was titled “how Biko helps us to think Black First”. Mngxitama said, amongst other things, that the reason why white …

What Is Black August?

BO Staff Writer Below is an piece originally published on the Assata Shakur website. It’s an interesting historical take on Black August and its importance in Black resistance struggle. Black August originated in the California penal system to honor fallen Freedom Fighters, Jonathan Jackson, George Jackson, William Christmas, James McClain and Khatari Gaulden. Jonathan Jackson …

Take the battle to spaces of privilege

Featured Image: Pastor Xola Skosana of the Way of Life Kilombo Village in Khayelitsha, Cape Town. By Pastor Xola Skosana Spaces of privilege are our last battlefield. They are synonymous with whiteness and by very design are commodified and made exclusive. Spaces of privilege are visible parts of the enemy’s invisible camp, therefore we must …

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 …

Blacks on Death Row

By Xola Skosana Pastor Xola Skosana of the Way of Life Kilombo Village in Khayelitsha, Cape Town has been banned from Facebook for 30 days. Below is a message from Skosana: From the cradle to the grave, Blacks live to escape death. A trial happened many years ago in lands far away. The history of …

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 universities immune to transformation?

Featured Image: An entrance to the University of the Western Cape where student protests and activism have been raging on since last year. Photo: Wikicommons By Ndiphiwe Mkuzo I have concluded! It is much more easier a task asking white Universities to engage in the transformation discussion, persuading them to renegotiate the politics of institutional …

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 …