Being black in the world

By BO Staff Writer The following piece was originally published here. I’m a black man. I’m about 6’2″, average build. Nothing too fancy. I think I look normal, not intimidating in the slightest. I grew up in a middle-class neighborhood. My parents were blue collar workers, but provided for me and my sister. We were …

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 …

Micah Xavier Johnson the martyr of BLACK people the world over

Image: Micah Xavier Johnson By Andile Mngxitama The whole white civilization is based on violence against black people. The template of this truth was crafted and perfected through slavery. The notions of “human” and “rights” find their coherence on the permissibility to do violence on blacks without a reason. Let’s be clear here, the job …

Black Lives Matter to attend BLF conference

Featured Image: Black Lives Matter protesters. Photo: blacklivesmatter.com By BO Editorial Collective Below is a short message from the Black First Land First movement. Black First Land First (BLF) is delighted to announce that a delegation from the United States based, pro-black, anti-racist, anti-capitalist, anti-patriarchy movement – Black Lives Matter shall be attending the BLF …