INTL BLK comes back to Dublab in Los Angeles for its 2nd episode (with a mic that’s a bit too hot, sorry!). This time we dive a bit into the Black Pacific, and take a deeper look at the contemporary Cuban Hip Hop scene with guest Luna Olavarria Gallegos, one of the producers of the Afro Razones project. Stream below and subscribe to the Africa Is a Radio channel on Mixcloud.
The heat is on Bamako. The political crisis in Mali is moving so fast, by the time you write something things have moved on. But’s here’s a good backgrounder by a historian of Mali.
The current Black Lives Matter protests around the world build on a longer history of anti-racist solidarity and struggle across the Atlantic. Guinean people see, clearly, what the US is—both good and bad.
Protestors in Algeria, the US, and elsewhere must begin to imagine what a new, grassroots Third-Worldism of the 21st century may look like.
Anti-racism and political contagion from Save Darfur to Black Lives Matter.
What continuities can be drawn from the murder of Ahmed Timol in apartheid Johannesburg to the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis? Wamuwi Mbao unpacks the debased tradition of police murdering civilians.
The irony of preaching social distancing to those living in close urban dwellings in Lagos exposes the crass nature of class disparities in Nigeria.
For all the PR, Kenya does not pose a serious threat to the five veto-holding permanent members on the UN Security Council.
Reflecting on the 60th anniversary of Somalia’s Independence with Fouzia Warsame, one of the country’s most prominent academics.
On the African Women’s Development and Communication Network (FEMNET) based in Kenya.
Ashley Kriel, murdered on 9 July 1987, embodied a kind of politics that people feel are missing from South African politics today: tireless commitment and sacrifice.
The parallels between COVID-19 and the 1910s in Kampala, when the colonial regime used a series of plagues to cut Ugandans out of the capital city.
Vijana masikini wa jiji la Nairobi wanachukuliwa kama wahalifu kwa ajili ya vurugu za mfumo ambazo zinawanyima ajira, haki na uhuru.
How poor urban youth in Nairobi are criminalized by systemic violence that denies them jobs, justice, and freedoms.
The hashtag movement #WeAreTired highlights that rape is an epidemic in Nigeria, but nobody in power wants to tackle it.
As the South African ruling class wages a protracted war against the poor and working class, it grows comfortable with the idea that people have more or less accepted the status quo.
With a new book, Chimurenga resurrects Festac, the blackest and largest ever gathering of artists from Africa and its diaspora in 1977 in Lagos, Nigeria.
Lessons for Americans in the age of Black Lives Matter, from the Niger Delta’s long struggle for environmental justice.
The labor and political organizing of Somali immigrants in the US Midwest should inspire more Americans to join the broader movement for worker rights and racial equality.
Islam is interpreted to establish the dominance of men, and this male supremacy is at the root of all our problems.
Uhuru Kenyatta’s political war against his deputy president and supposed ally, William Ruto.