(1) Identity politics is neoliberalism, as Adolph Reed once said. And it delivers like clockwork. The hip hop
We’re bringing back Weekend Special. Borrowing its title from a song by the late Brenda Fassie,
Interview with historian Dan Magaziner about his new book, The Art of Life in South Africa, about one of the few art schools training black art teachers under Apartheid.
"Africa will write its own history and in both north and south it will be a history of glory and dignity" (Lumumba, 1960)
On the third Monday of January each year, Americans mark MLK's birthday (January 15th) with a public holiday. Africans should too.
It is very difficult to write or speak about Elaine Salo in the past tense. I
On 25 November 2016, Fidel Castro passed away. To many Africans Fidel was a hero, playing a central role in their liberation from colonialism.
Burkina Faso is finally beginning to do right by the memory of revuolutionary leader, Thomas Sankara.
Some of the most indelible images of Muhammad Ali come from his 1974 trip to the Congo.
The political theorist Achille Mbembe, from the University of the Witswatersrand in Johannesburg, describes South Africa
Recently, Aubrey Bloomfield, a graduate student at The New School, and I wrote a piece for
For all the serious stuff we wrote or filmed about, tweeted or Facebooked this year (we’ll