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Six Things Most Black People Don’t Realize They Have (à la @VerashniPillay & @Ernstroets)

Yes, this is another serving of our staple: South Africa’s ongoing (and necessary) race discussion.  So as a tribute to Verashni Pillay and her “six things” … 1,672 more words

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BK/NY - Saturday, March 28 - Kazi Toure & The United Freedom Front

WHAT: Former Political Prisoner Kazi Toure Speaking Tour
WHEN: 7pm sharp, Saturday, March 28th, 2015
WHERE: The Base1302 Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn, New York 11221 (directions below) 253 more words


let the house burn down

The house of a friend, situated on the  mountain slopes in Cape Town, was under threat a few days ago from the fires. As the wave of fire approached in the evening, the house was evacuated and the owner’s employee stood gallantly on the roof all night with a hose, dousing the burning embers that would otherwise undoubtedly have set the house on fire and destroyed it. 580 more words


Immediate short term impacts of the Soweto Riots

Although Soweto was undoubtedly the epicentre of the 1976 uprising, the brutal
response by the police to the students’ peaceful march ignited a general revolt across the… 256 more words


Antoinette Pieterson: Perspective

As we came out from hiding, I was scared and I said: ‘It seems this is going
to go on and on. So what can one do?’ I was thinking very hard and I forgot… 275 more words


Soweto Riots: The beginning

To explain the Soweto uprising different authors place emphasis on various factors.
Some highlight structural changes in the economy and society, including political
changes brought about by apartheid; some stress the emergence of youth subcultures… 103 more words