12 Months Ultimatum

By Xola Skosana Exactly 12 months from now, the ink used to put a cross on that ballot paper will have long time dried up, yet the quality of life of Black people will still be in the same pathetic state, the same socio-economic position they were in on the 3rd of August 2016 or …

Kilombo Village – Gquzum! Bashaye!

By BO Editorial Collective The children of Steve Biko and Robert Sobukwe gathered at the Kilombo Village in Khayelitsha this past weekend to commemorate the June 16 Soweto uprising. There were speakers from all walks of Black Consciousness life, sharing intergenerational knowledge and pumping each other with black love and life! Watch a short video …

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 …

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 …

Looking through the veneer of Black life

Featured Image: Pastor Xola Skosana OF the Way of Life Kilombo Village in Khayelitsha, Cape Town. By Pastor Xola Skosana A short message from Pastor Xola Skosana who has been banned for 30 days from Facebook. The word veneer is defined as a “thin decorative covering of fine wood applied to coarser wood or other …