Thursday 20th of February 2020

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Depression & The Black Condition

Depression & The Black Condition

The issue of depression has become very much topical lately in South African media (traditional and new), and the unfortunate passing of our Brother and Motswako icon, Jabulani Tsambo aka HHP, just brought the issue of depression into even sharper public focus.

Concerning Blacks: A Review

Concerning Blacks: A Review

Makhafula Vilakazi is not an actor. He knows exactly who he is talking from. He lets him speak through him for the benefit of our getting to know more of who we are by getting to know this person.

The Nyaope Of Whiteness

The Nyaope Of Whiteness

I have never come across a phenomenon that is as all-consuming, behemothic and pulverising as whiteness. Whiteness doesn't just reduce Black people to hallow entities that epitomise dizziness, emptiness, absence, invisibility and nothingness.

Q&A with Nozipho Zulu: ZuluGal Retro

Q&A with Nozipho Zulu: ZuluGal Retro

ZuluGal Retro has grown exponentially since being mentored through the Amaphiko programme. I have been able to grow the ZuluGal Retro brand by firstly establishing my company identity, with the assistance of the network I have access to and the help I received to design my company logo and create a company profile.

Loving Broke People

Loving Broke People

Jo’burg is unkind. The broke do not deserve love. And should you become out of pocket stemming from whatever trepidation or misfortune, the city of greed will not hesitate to remind you of your predicament on a daily basis.

Diego Garcia: A Story Of Untold Black Erasure

Diego Garcia: A Story Of Untold Black Erasure

The major reason why our Black kin in Diego Garcia and other parts of the world remain a brutalised and racially abused people is because, while the British and the AmeriKKKans (who are essentially the same people) are acutely aware that what they are doing is wrong, criminal and inhumane - they however don’t fear any consequences because they are also aware that, Black people, don’t have a global political or military body whose business it is to ensure that whoever abuses or harms Black people, in any way - is held accountable and made to suffer the necessary consequences.

Love & Revolution

Love & Revolution

I recall in one of the random conversations I had, someone saying “you will realise we are all one and we can never claim to love others and not love those that love them”. I allowed that very concise yet profound statement to digest. I then later realised how that could be read in the context of community, of the revolution. How that kind of love can manifest in a world where the existence of a healthy black love is a complete aberration.