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Wednesday, September 18th, 2013

Kibwe Tavares’ short film “Jonah”

I have been trying to attend as many of The Future Weird’s (see here, as well) screenings as possible in recent months. The Future Weird is a monthly series focused on films by directors from Africa and the global south. The series foregrounds films which imagine the future from a non-Western perspective. It is organized

Monday, July 8th, 2013

The UK government is now tweeting its contempt for people of color

If you want to learn something about the state of political debate in the UK right now, you could do worse than to read through the public reaction to the UK Home Office’s decision last week to...

Friday, December 14th, 2012

The delusions in decontextualising mental illness

All cultures, past and present, have identified abnormal human behaviours – anomalous thoughts and actions – that once sustained tend to be judged negatively. Unable to participate or function within social life, psych behaviours are regarded disruptive...

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

The BET Awards do Africa

Last year, BET introduced a category into their annual awards show called “Best International Act: Africa.” I wasn’t that surprised. We’ve been heading down the road towards a mainstream acknowledgement of #InternationalBlack-ness for a while. I chalk it...

Wednesday, May 11th, 2011

Music Break

1970 Britain, Jamaican duo Bob and Marcia‘s cover of “Young, Gifted and Black” climbs to no. 5 on the UK charts. They’re featured in a recent BBC documentary on the influence of reggae on 1970s British music...