Cosmetics companies have agreed to remove racially offensive language from their skin products – but history, in Kenya and South Africa, shows they’ve done the same before.
Both Black Panther and Beyoncé’s Black is King represent a utopian vision of empowerment and connection to Africa.
Lovecraft Country, a must watch landmark show is a story which grapples with America’s troubled past and present, a binary opposite defined relationship of us versus them is pitted throughout the narrative, be it law enforcement vis-à-vis policing and white American supremacy in the fray. It can be read as an allegory for the Black American horror reality.
Taking the knee: Why it matters in post George Floyd killing for public personalities such as Denzel Washington, Lewis Hamilton, Jamie Foxx and other accomplished black celebrities, influencers and commentators to speak out against white supremacy and racial injustice.
The passing of music giant Joseph Shabalala rests heavy on South African hearts – he told the story of black migrants within the apartheid system in a way no-one else did – and achieved global fame.
Reggae legend, Robert Marley who died on 11, May 1981 would have turned 75 this year. Marley sang about the struggles of African people while signifying the need for Pan-African unity. As far as the African dream of a free, united and strong Africa is concerned, the words of Marley continue to be relevant to the fight for the total liberation of the continent.
South Africa’s Zozibini Tunzi is the new Miss Universe and the internet is rife with comments about her hair. While most black contestants opt for hair extensions or chemically straightened hair, the new Miss Universe wore her hair the way her Creator intended it to grow from her scalp.
27-year-old Ofentse Pitse is the first black South African woman to conduct and own an all-black orchestra. Her 40-piece symphony orchestra contributes to shedding light on African composers and propelling young black youth to excellence.
Siya Kolisi captained the South African team to win the 2019 Rugby World Cup; defeating England in the final thus securing the Webb Ellis Cup. Although this was South Africa’s third World Cup win, Kolisi is the first black captain to lead the national team to victory.