Black History

Groundings with Walter Rodney: Remembering a guerrilla intellectual
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Politics and Society Groundings with Walter Rodney: Remembering a guerrilla intellectual

On March 23 in 1942, Guyanese historian and Pan-African Marxist revolutionary Dr. Walter Rodney was born, he would have turned 80 this year. Rodney was assassinated in 1980. His image, voice, and canonical works will continue to be a testament and witness to the yearning of the human condition for freedom and redemption.

Long Read | Nas’ Ultra Black Theory
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Arts, Culture and Sport Long Read | Nas’ Ultra Black Theory

“Marley was dead: to begin with. There is no doubt whatever about that.” His ghost rewrote hip hop from Queensbridge projects and came through for Africa. Nas’ “Ultra Black” is the most commercially successful Pan-Africanist artist’s white paper on Black power, a rapier-like abstract of Nas’ sprawling political thought.

Europe’s ‘Discovery’ of African Art: The 125th anniversary of the British Punitive Expedition
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Arts, Culture and Sport Europe’s ‘Discovery’ of African Art: The 125th anniversary of the British Punitive Expedition

Despite Africans agitating for the return of looted artefacts, 90% of Africa’s cultural heritage is ‘housed’ in the West. This week marks the 125th anniversary of the British punitive expedition that destroyed Benin city and started Europe’s ‘discovery’ of African art.