Winnie Mandela was a hero. If she’d been white, there would be no debate

Peaceful protest did not end apartheid: it took revolutionaries. And it shouldn’t be difficult to choose between a system of racial supremacy and a person who helped overthrow it  ‘Winnie Madikizela-Mandela was the leader of a liberation struggle. She was a radical until the end.’ Photograph: AP Heroes are curious things. Ours have roots in […]

Is It Nation Time? The Black Nationalism of Black Panther

 by  Sean Posey In the fall of 1992, a unique moment in American cinema captured the attention of the nation. Auteur Spike Lee released his magnum opus, Malcolm X, to wide critical acclaim. But more than that, for the first time, a biopic of one of the central characters in the history of Black Nationalism reached an […]

If the Black Panther movie told the truth, the superhero would go after the vaccine industry that targets BLACKS for chemical depopulation

The release of Black Panther, the latest comic book feature by Marvel Studios (distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures) … Source: If the Black Panther movie told the truth, the superhero would go after the vaccine industry that targets BLACKS for chemical depopulation

A Tale of Three Apartheids and the Land Conundrums

by Kweli Nzito  A Tale of Three Apartheids and the Land Conundrums “White settlers were convinced that the lands they appropriated in the ‘dark continent’ and other lands were theirs by right.” The word apartheid achieved global notoriety during the height of White rule in South Africa. It then extended at least to one other country […]

Black people beware: don’t let Black Panther joy mask Hollywood’s racism

Black Panther director/co-writer Ryan Coogler has given black people throughout the world an imagined Africa that has been wholeheartedly embraced, earning over USD$1 billion dollars globally so far. This embrace is due, primarily, to the presentation of so many beautiful, black bodies onscreen, including an extravagant representation of fierce, and fashionable, black women. Also appealing is the portrayal of an […]

Pan-Afrikanism: The Real Afro-Futurism

Black Panthers and Africa: “I am not African because I was born in Africa but because Africa was born in me.”    Kwame Nkrumah “The fortunes of the African revolution are closely linked with the world-wide struggle against imperialism. It does not matter where the battle erupts, be it in Africa, Asia or Latin America, the master-mind […]

Get Me Out of Wakanda!

by Bruce A. Dixon This article first ran on Black Agenda Report on Feb. 22. #EnemyPropaganda I finally got around to seeing the “Black Panther” movie Tuesday. I’ve been black nearly seven decades. My blackness does not require affirmation from the Disney/Marvel Comics Universe, where Tony Stark is a greedy Pentagon contractor, where Captain America is a genetically […]

Wakaliwood: The cinematic dream of a Uganda slum

by Stefano Schirato Slum in Kampala with about 2,000 residents is home to a young and booming Ugandan cinema industry. Most of the actors playing in Nabwana’s films come from the slum. Isaac has actually realised a dream and made it possible for the people of his town, young and adults as well. STEFANO SCHIRATO/AL JAZEERA […]