What is racism? Saying white people don’t belong in SA or killing a black child thinking he’s a monkey?

By BO Staff Writer Yesterday two tragic but interconnected events occurred (well, tragedy may not be the right word to use here, isn’t black life a tragedy in and of itself? Wasn’t blackness created from tragedy?) The first event, a black journalist who is affiliated to the KwaZulu Natal (KZN) radio station, Gagasi FM, was …

On white arrogance and the SASSA saga

By BO Staff Writer Yesterday, Minister of Social Development, Bathabile Dlamini, held a press conference in Pretoria to assure the nation that despite scare tactics by the white-owned media, social grants would be delivered to their 17 million recipients in April. Visibly frustrated at the ongoing attacks and calls for her resignation, Dlamini, who is …

Ban the racist Afriforum and AWB, says BLF

By BO Staff Writer The Black First Land First (BLF) movement responded to the Prevention and Combating of Hate Crimes & Hate Speech Bill (Hate Crimes Bill) by submitting its alternative Bill to the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Justice and Constitutional Development, yesterday. The department had called for public submissions on its so-called “Hate Crimes” …

On Vanessa Hartley calling black people animals 

By BO Staff Writer “blackness is the lower emotions, the baser inclinations, the dark side of the soul.” Frantz Fanon It is necessary to equate blacks to animals – to render them subhuman beings – in a racist society, so as to maintain, perpetuate and consolidate the white power project. South Africa needs blacks to …

Racism, Mlotshwa and the hypocrisy of political parties

By BO Staff Writer A gruesome attack happened in a farm in Middleburg, Mpumalanga some three months ago. A black man, Victor Rethabile Mlotshwa, was in a rush. He figured he could take a shortcut through a farm. Something he and many others, probably do everyday. While walking, he noticed a bakkie driving behind him, …

BLACK FIRST LAND FIRST STUDENT MOVEMENT MAINTAINS THE CALL FOR FREE BLACK CENTERED SOCIALIST EDUCATION, AND REJECTS THE FEES COMMISSION!

Since the inception of the Black First Land First Student Movement (BLF-SM), we have maintained the clear call for Free Black Centered Socialist Education. This call is rooted in the liberation of black people and the total crushing of the anti-black system that maintains black oppression. We want decolonised education in a decolonised society, not …

Black people as fugitives

By Mlungisi Ngubane   “We have a problem with White Racism and it rests squarely on the laps of White society” – Steve Biko   Black people are running amok like headless chickens. The day black people started running as fugitives dates back to the time of Moses the black, the time he led the exodus. It is …

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 …