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Consciousness of being: Re-imagining Biko 40 years on

A lecture delivered at the University of California Los Angeles and Freedom Park, 7 July 2017. By Veli Mbele Forty years after Steve Biko’s murder in detention, the world we live in has not changed fundamentally for Black people. Regardless

Posted in #PanAfricanHeroes, Apartheid, Black Power, BlackEducation, Freedom, human rights, Land, Patrice Lumumba, Politics, Racism, Steve Biko, Unity, WhiteSupremacy

Why Do We Want The Land Back?

By The Good Elephant Image source: http://www.saha.org.za/nonracialism/dynamic_irresistible_force.htm “We take our stand on the principle that Afrika is one and desires to be one and nobody, I repeat, nobody has the right to balkanize our land” – Robert Sobukwe (1959) Post-apartheid South

Posted in BlackEducation, community, empowerment, Freedom, human rights, Land, Politics, Uncategorized, Unity, WhiteSupremacy

Rwanda Celebrates 55 years of Independence.

Today we also celebrate the 55th Independence Day of Rwanda. A nation that has a great story to tell when it comes to championing womens rights and equality of opportunities as seen by having the largest female parliarmentary representation in

Posted in BlackEducation, community, Family, Freedom, independence day, Unity

Happy Independence Day Burundi

Today we also celebrate Burundis 55th Independence day. Due to the many conflicts the country has faced, pressing issues such as the country’s development, education, deforestation, have largely been neglected. May this day serve as a reminder to all burundians

Posted in BlackEducation, community, Family, Freedom, independence day, Unity

Celebrating 57 years of independence with Somalia.

To a country that sits at the Horn of Africa, we say Happy 57th Independence Day to the Republic of Somalia. The independence from Colonial rule is yet to be fully experienced by Africas Eastern most nation as it sits

Posted in community, empowerment, Family, Freedom, independence day, Politics, Uncategorized

Letter from occupied Azania to Africa

In all our conversations with our continental friends, my understanding is that there is a general failure to grasp the complexity and uniqueness of South Africa’s history. The “obsession” between black and white as they tend to call it, is

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Posted in BlackEducation, community, empowerment, Family, Politics, Racism, Self Determination, self reliance, Unity, WhiteSupremacy

“You Have A Right To……Only If You Can Afford It”

   Image source: https://encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com/imagesq=tbn:ANd9GcRtrB114n3PQZX5v0gN2krtPMINYeM5Z6cPP9F_ubDWCzt9noJm By The Good Elephant Prior to our president exercising his constitutional right to fire and appoint ministers, South Afrca celebrated Human Rights day on the 21st of Mrach. It is because of that day that I

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Posted in community, empowerment, human rights, Politics, Racism, Uncategorized, WhiteSupremacy

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