Friday 22nd of October 2021

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uZanelanga-The Blues in isiXhosa

uZanelanga-The Blues in isiXhosa

Ndidibene naye ndimi ndedwa eqongeni. Ndandizincina, ndincwina, ndiziva ndimncinane. Ndandicula ngoma ithile. Kuyo ndandizama ukwehlisa isingqala esasindiqhine umqala, sindikrwitsha rhoqo xa lisihlwa. Ndasondeza umboko ndahlabela:

Woza Albert: Ngema & Mtwa

Woza Albert: Ngema & Mtwa

It’s like battling a tide and trying to win, and believing you can. That the sheer force of will can overcome the natural pull of the gravity and the density of the energy that has already been cast in your direction.

On Hating Your Enemy

On Hating Your Enemy

The main reason for our horribly falsified consciousness and status of as the eternal captives of whites (and other non-Black groups) - is because we continue to look at the self and the world through the eyes of our race-enemies.

Nothing To See Here: Abantu Book Festival For Blacks Only

Nothing To See Here: Abantu Book Festival For Blacks Only

It has been called the Moria for woke blacks and Umgidi weencwadi. Sometimes known as an ode to Yizo-Yizo: Abantu: The Return Baba! Or simply an annual weekend to dream ourselves into existence. But alas, a mere three years into the weekend of our dreams, white tears came in like storm surge flooding in an attempt to dampen the glow still radiant on our faces.

Imbizo: Phuzekhemisi & The Post-Apartheid South Africa

Imbizo: Phuzekhemisi & The Post-Apartheid South Africa

The banning of the song was a gesture, an indication that the devices that were used by apartheid institutions to silence certain views would possibly continue post-1994. Beyond the literal meaning of the song Phuzekhemisi did something unprecedented at the time.

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.