ANC dips revolutionary banner to Winnie Madikizela-Mandela

A picture taken on April 13, 1986 shows Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, then-wife of South African president Nelson Mandela, addressing a meeting in Kagiso township. Winnie Mandela, the ex-wife of South African anti-apartheid fighter and former president Nelson Mandela and high-profile anti-apartheid figure, died on April 2, 2018 in a Johannesburg hospital after a long illness at […]


CELEBRATE WORLDWIDE RESISTANCE WITH AFROPUNK MIXTAPE #40 FEAT. THE FEVER 333, YOUNG FATHERS, DOOKOOM, MÉLISSA LAVEAUX, AND MORE By Nathan Leigh April 2, 2018 Resistance is nothing new. We’ve been resisting against white supremacist cis-hetero patriarchy since day one. On our latest Mixtape #40 “The People Resist”, we celebrate resistance worldwide, with artists representing the US, […]

TROUBLE #10: SCHOOL’S OUT Download HD * SD * Translate * Torrent * Subtitles (Spanish Sections) * Screening Kit * Screening Kit for Students * Poster Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 34:49 — 156.6MB) | Embed YEAR 2018 LENGTH 34 MINS  Greetings Troublemakers! This month we bring you a new episode of Trouble entitled “School’s Out: (more) student struggles against capital and the state” These are hard times for those pursuing a so-called “higher education”. All around […]

Black Power in Papua New Guinea

by Quito Swan Chico Neblett and Bobby Seale (back) leading audience with a Black Power salute at the Black Community Survival Conference, March 30, 1972 (Bob Fitch Photography Archive, Stanford University Libraries) The Black Power Movement stretched across the Atlantic, Indian and Pacific ocean worlds in both expected and surprising ways. Scholarship on Black Power in Oceania has largely […]

Racism is behind outlandish theories about Afrika’s ancient architecture

The pyramids of Giza on the outskirts of Cairo, Egypt. Mohamed Abd El Ghany/Reuters Some of the most impressive buildings and cities ever made by humans can be found in Africa: the ruined city of Great Zimbabwe, Mapungubwein South Africa, Kenya’s Gedi Ruins and Meroe in Sudan. Perhaps the most awe-inspiring of these are the last remaining of the Seven Wonders of the […]

The Black Panther Party of the South: An Interview with Larry Little

Larry Little speaking at a 2013 vigil for Trayvon Martin in Winston-Salem. By Joshua Clark Davis   Larry Little’s story doesn’t fit into the dominant narrative of the Black Panther Party (BPP) as an organization limited to major cities in the West and North. Born and raised in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Little’s leadership of the Panthers in […]


41 years ago today, a student-led uprising that began in Soweto but quickly spread throughout the country would forever change South Africa. On June 16, 1976, high-school students responding to Apartheid education policies, and particularly the political aftermath of the Bantu Education Act in 1953, began a protest. According South African History Online, the Bantu […]

Toivo ya Toivo: Afrikan revolutionary hero, co-founder of SWAPO passes on

After spending years as a political prisoner the leader served as an inspiration to oppressed peoples worldwide Pan-African News Wire by Abayomi Azikiwe A man of strong beliefs and convictions, Cde Toivo dedicated his life to the fight against oppression by the then South Africa authorities, rejecting apartheid South Africa’s reduction of sovereign Namibia into […]

Self-love – not bans – will bring an end to Afrika’s bleaching syndrome

Children as young as three internalise a bias against dark skin. Shutterstock To be black in the world today is to be stigmatised for having dark skin. To be light-skinned, on the other hand, is to be celebrated in line with western beauty standards. Black people not only experience this stigma from outside of their […]

Apartheid in the Shadows: the USA, IBM and South Africa’s Digital Police State by Michael Kwet “Beggars and vagrants” are not welcome in Parkhurst, a mostly white suburb of about 5,000 in Johannesburg, South Africa.  Criminals of “increasing sophistication and aggression” are on the prowl, residents claim.  To combat local crime, community members proposed a solution: put surveillance everywhere.  Their proposal, however, was not for “traditional” surveillance.  […]