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  aaihs.org   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 […]

THE ANNIVERSARY OF THE SOWETO YOUTH UPRISING AND MASSACRE IN SOUTH AFRIKA IZ A TIMELY LESSON ON RESISTANCE

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

http://www.counterpunch.org/2017/05/03/apartheid-in-the-shadows-the-usa-ibm-and-south-africas-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.  […]

COMIC SERIEZ FOLLOWZ CHICAGO TEEN POSSESSED BY THE SPIRIT OF SHAKA ZULU

Created and written by Alverne Ball, ‘Zulu’ follows the life of Lazarus Jones, a 16-year-old boy who becomes possessed by the spirit of warrior king Shaka Zulu while visiting South Africa with his father. Back home in Chicago, Lazarus finds himself navigating through the turbulent streets of Chicago with friends when he discovers that a […]

COMIC SERIEZ FOLLOWZ CHICAGO TEEN POSSESSED BY THE SPIRIT OF SHAKA ZULU

Created and written by Alverne Ball, ‘Zulu’ follows the life of Lazarus Jones, a 16-year-old boy who becomes possessed by the spirit of warrior king Shaka Zulu while visiting South Africa with his father. Back home in Chicago, Lazarus finds himself navigating through the turbulent streets of Chicago with friends when he discovers that a […]

Cry my beloved South Afrika: The cancer of Afrophobia

by  Ama Biney If Steve Biko – the iconic leader of South Africa’s Black Consciousness Movement – were alive today, what would he make of the Afrophobia/xenophobia in South Africa? Would he stridently denounce it – unlike South Africa’s leaders – and seek to foster a new sense of self-love in the transformed slogan: “Black […]

COMIC SERIEZ FOLLOWS CHICAGO TEEN POSSESSED BY THE SPIRIT OF SHAKA ZULU

Created and written by Alverne Ball, ‘Zulu’ follows the life of Lazarus Jones, a 16-year-old boy who becomes possessed by the spirit of warrior king Shaka Zulu while visiting South Africa with his father. Back home in Chicago, Lazarus finds himself navigating through the turbulent streets of Chicago with friends when he discovers that a […]