Afro-Caribbean psychiatrist and post-colonial philosopher Frantz Fanon championed decolonization and challenged anti-blackness

by the Race Card 56 years ago, West Indian post-colonial philosopher, psychiatrists, and Marxist Frantz Fanon died prematurely after being diagnosed with leukemia, but not before leaving a legacy of theory and criticism of colonialism. Born in Martinique, Fanon’s prolific work psychoanalyzed racial oppression and how oppressed groups survive in and navigate White Society. One […]

CABRALISTA | part 1 | Amilcar Cabral

CABRALISTA FOCUSES ON A. CABRAL’S LEGACY AND THE BIRTH OF THE “CABRALIST” MOVEMENT IN UPRISING AFRICA Synopsis The Movie is a 2011 documentary film by Valerio Lopes. It asserts a number of theory-based ideas born around Amilcar Cabral and the independents and human rights movements he led mainly in the 1960’ies. Amílcar Cabral was a […]

Religion, Africa and The World

Over the years iMWiL! has sought to expand and extend discussions of the African foundations of world religion and the political impact of that reality and its general omission from popular consciousness.  Here are some of those attempted interventions… happy holidays! “Christianity Before Christ”IMIXWHATILIKE.ORGJOHN G. JACKSON 1. “Christianity Before Christ” — JOHN G. JACKSON 46:13 2. “The Historical Jesus […]

In Libya, our brothers sold at auction

Sub-Saharan Africans sold in Libya, very little reaction from the French political world! Yet France has a heavy responsibility in the chaos permanently installed in this country. It succeeded in passing a resolution through an abusive interpretation of international law, which supported the NATO bombing of the country in good standing in the name of democracy […]

Towards a Pan Afrikan political culture

Critical pedagogy, reparative justice and the end of global white supremacy Libcom Ikaweba Bunting Nov 02, 2017 An African centered critical pedagogy is required in order to create the cadre of the men and women capable of making the analysis as well as developing the policies, structures and systems for the realization of Pan African […]

Why we need to stop excluding Black populations from ideas of who is “Indigenous”

*Editor’s note: This piece has been deeply informed by conversations with my friend and colleague Preston Anderson through the years, among other things. A few months ago, I posted a Facebook status regarding a viral meme featuring Disney’s cartoon version of Pocahontas and John Smith, arguing that it promoted white supremacist ideas of interracial relationships for the […]

12 Essential Anti-Apartheid Struggle Songs from South Africa & Around the World

by SABELO MKHABELA   It wasn’t just South African musicians—artists from around the continent and the world all stood up in solidarity and released anti-Apartheid songs. Apartheid was a despicable and unthinkable crime against black people. More than 25 years since its abolishment, its repercussions still affect black people deeply in South Africa. During the height […]

‘We are the Mau Mau’: Kenyans share stories of torture

by Jose Miguel Calatayud & Phil Moore It’s December 1952. Naomi Nziula Kimweli, her husband Kimweli Mbithuka Kilatya, and their three children are on a bus, returning to their home town to celebrate Christmas in what today is central Kenya. Life is good: Kimweli works at the Department of Public Works and Naomi is five […]

Remembering Thomas Sankara on the 30th anniversary of his assassination

Switsalone by Amber Murrey Oct 19, 2017   Thomas Isidore Noël Sankara (1949-1987) was assassinated 30 years ago, on 15 October 1987. He was one of the most confident and outspoken anti-imperialist leaders of the late 20th century. Sankara’s life and political praxis continue to be significant in shaping and inspiring anti-imperial and Pan-African youth activism and […]

Afrikan voices raised in support of people with albinism

Thereza Phinias, a musician who is part of the Tanzania Albinism Collective. Marilena Delli On the remote East African island of Ukerewe in the middle of Lake Victoria, people with albinism whose voices have been largely unheard, are now writing and voicing their experiences into songs. Ukerewe is the largest inland island in Africa and is part of […]