Peter Tosh: Resistance Fighter Against Racism and Apartheid

By: Ajamu Nangwaya Reggae legend and activist Peter Tosh. | Photo: Reuters Long before activists coined and popularized the slogan, “No Justice, No Peace,” Tosh captured that sentiment of the people and immortalized it in the song “Equal Rights.” Whenever we commemorate the Sharpeville Massacre, we are politically obligated to highlight the valiant effort of […]

Hubert Harrison: Growing appreciation for thiz giant of Black history (Our-story)

by Jeffrey B. Perry Hubert Harrison (1883-1927), the “father of Harlem radicalism” and founder of the militant “New Negro Movement,” is a giant of our history. He was extremely important in his day and his significant contributions and influence are attracting increased study and discussion today. In this 90th year since his death in 1927, […]

Fifty-five yearz after Lumumba’z assassination, Congolese see no relief

An interview with Friends of the Congo Executive Director Maurice Carney by Ann Garrison Ann Garrison: Maurice Carney, could you summarize what has happened in the Democratic Republic of the Congo during the last two months, while most of our attention was fixed on Trump, Russia and Syria? Maurice Carney: Certainly. On Dec. 19, President […]

The Legacy of Frantz Fanon

Fanon was not a Marxist but he strongly believed that capitalism with imperialism and its divisions enslave people. His precocious diagnosis of the incapability of the nationalist elites in fulfilling their historical mission demonstrates the continuing relevance of Fanon’s thought today. Hamza Hamouchene counterpunch March 13, 2015 http://coursesite.uhcl.edu/HSH/Whitec/ximages/authors/FanonFrantz/FanonWretchedEarth.jpg Frantz Fanon died a few months before […]

LETTER: Give Fanon his due

  Source:http://www.bdlive.co.za/opinion/letters/2012/10/25/letter-give-fanon-his-due Steve Biko’s bronze bust at the Durban University of Technology commemorates the 30th anniversary of his death on 19 September 2007. Picture:RAYLENE CAPTAIN-HASTHIBEER THIS week I listened to Xolani Gwala’s Forum at Eight radio show in which he had Dr Xolela Mangcu as a guest. They were talking about Dr Mangcu’s biography of […]