Does Dr Dlamini-Zuma being the “First Black Woman President” matter?

By Thabi Myeni The contestation for the presidential seat has flared up multiple conversations about economic inequalities, black gender disparities and white rule in South Africa ahead of the ANC elective conference in December. The main contenders in the run-up to the conference are Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, a business magnate whose most famous contribution …

Viva cellulite!

By Andile Mngxitama Zodwa Wabantu is currently a household name. I’m one of those backward people who only got to know about her after the Durban July. We all know by now that she stole the show from the horses and the fashionistas who collectively must have spent millions of rands to stand out. Zodwa …

Moving beyond pain

By bell hooks Fresh lemonade is my drink of choice. In my small Kentucky town, beautiful black, brown, and white girls set up their lemonade stands and practice the art of money making—it’s business.  As a grown black woman who believes in the manifesto “Girl, get your money straight” my first response to Beyoncé’s visual …