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Opher's World - Tributes to Rock Genius - Linton Kwesi Johnson

I first heard Linton Kwesi in the 1980s and thought he was incredibly powerful.

Linton Kwesi Johnson

Looking more like an Oxford Don than a fiery Reggae Poet Linton Kwesi is none the less a mean dub poet with strong political overtones and an unflinching honesty, integrity and willingness to tell it how it is. 291 more words


Understanding "Black Consciousness"

There is no doubt that if you mindlessly scroll through Google articles (like this one), you would, in today’s political environment, come across hundreds of thousands of articles explaining what black consciousness is, going into detail of how ‘our slave shackles unite us!’ or how ‘our nappy heads define us!’ and, of course… how the betrayal by the white man and the thieving Jew keep us oppressed while they rape our daughters and plunder the motherland we call “Africa” (and to some, “Azania”). 387 more words

Identity Politics

Black Visual Artist Chat - Watson Mere

When I first discovered Watson’s artwork on Instagram, I was immediately intrigued by his stunning imagery that embodies unapologetic blackness. He is unafraid to address concerns that may seem too uncomfortable for others, and encourage the necessary dialogue to seek resolutions. 3,466 more words


Blues Away

Bullet shots and the echos of stun grenades pierce through our halls of learning. Cries, prison walls and burning doors and walls aplenty.

2016 has been that sort of year. 856 more words


Nossa Família Diásporica 

~My friend Sula and her friends🙃~

When I look at these beautiful #BlackWomen (And Babygirl😋) I see so much more than beautiful women with beautiful #NaturalHair When I look at my #AfroBrazilian people it gives me a feeling of connection, familiarity and kinship. 483 more words

an alternative story to a proposal for a responsible future (RE: Dion Forster)

My colleague, friend, and at times sparring partner Dion Forster has been sharing some thoughts on our contemporary losing of faith in Mandela. But his argument require some push-back, so Dion, here is the push-back. 1,052 more words


Blackness as an ethical symbol

We live in a world that has been shaped and moulded within the crucibles of a violent, discriminatory and prejudiced history. A world that has seen certain members of the human race decreeing that others were inferior, the proverbial black sheep of the Homo sapiens, who needed civilizing. 2,075 more words