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Family conversations to divide and conquer
Family conversations to divide and conquer
This time last year I met up with one of my United States-residing maternal cousins in Harare.
‘Humbled’ LKJ true to his voice
‘Humbled’ LKJ true to his voice
On the day I am scheduled to interview Linton Kwesi Johnson, he is in a particularly cranky mood. Widely acknowledged as “one of the world’s...
​Trump got elected mainly because establishment politicians ignored the people
​Trump got elected mainly because establishment politicians ignored the people
The election of businessperson Donald Trump as United States president on November 8 will be discussed, debated, speculated about and studied by...
#Culturepop: More mourning this week — and the absurdity of violence continues
#Culturepop: More mourning this week — and the absurdity of violence continues
It was World Mental Health Day on Monday. While many sent tweets and messages of hope, universities continued to sink into sites of postmodern...
The Lists on pulling up A Seat at the Table, Becoming Wise and John Africa's Revolution
The Lists on pulling up A Seat at the Table, Becoming Wise and John Africa's Revolution
The PlaylistA Seat at the Table: Between watching harrowing footage of the student protests on...
790 people killed by US police in 2016: State of emergency called after second night of unrest in Charlotte
790 people killed by US police in 2016: State of emergency called after second night of unrest in Charlotte
One person was shot and gravely wounded on Wednesday in a second night of unrest in Charlotte, North Carolina, officials said, as riot police...
​Tate of the nation: Dissecting the ties that bind black Americans and South Africans
​Tate of the nation: Dissecting the ties that bind black Americans and South Africans
Well I hate it when the blood starts flowin’But I’m glad to see resistance growin’— Johannesburg, Gil Scott-Heron...
Spike Lee's 'Do The Right Thing' is as relevant as ever in the wake of Marikana & BLM
Spike Lee's 'Do The Right Thing' is as relevant as ever in the wake of Marikana & BLM
For a black film and media student at the University of Cape Town, Spike Lee’s 'Do The Right Thing' (1989) was a revelation. I watched it on a...
#BlackLivesMatter study: sorrow more likely to induce action than anger
#BlackLivesMatter study: sorrow more likely to induce action than anger
Tweets related to the Black Lives Matter movement suggest that sadness, rather than anger, might be more effective in galvanising people into action,...
Tatane, Macia, Marikana: South Africa's own #BlackLivesMatter moment is long overdue
Tatane, Macia, Marikana: South Africa's own #BlackLivesMatter moment is long overdue
In 2012, after Florida teenager Trayvon Martin was gunned down in...

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