Q-Tip (L) of A Tribe Called Quest performing in 2013.
A greater synergy between academics and practitioners is needed to progress hip hop for it to be taken seriously as a core area for study.
Students perform a re-enactment of the 1989 killing of six Jesuits, including Ignacio Martin-Baro, during the Salvadorian civil war.
Social psychologist Ignacio Martín-Baró's work reminds us of the urgency to bring all psychology into the orbit of liberation. Doing so allows a necessarily ambitious conception of liberation.
Winnie Madikizela-Mandela being laid to rest. In death, as in life, she divided opinions.
Society expects journalists to report objectively. But a documentary filmmaker has an opinion.
The cover of Marvin Gaye’s album, ‘What’s Going On’.
"What's Going On" remains relevant today. Even now its plaintive lyrics speak eloquently about a post-9/11 world that's upside down.
DJ Black Coffee.
Boycotting academic, cultural and sports activities in Israel is an essential part, but total avoidance may not be the most useful political strategy.
This image, taken by a member of Namibia’s San community, reveals a great deal about representation.
Marginalised Namibians should be encouraged to take up cameras to document their lives -- on their own terms.
Explorations of form and sound in jazz are essentially political. They challenge the status quo in society by interrogating categories and barriers.
Jonas Gwangwa performing in Germany in 2010.
South African jazz veteran Jonas Gwangwa has been getting recognition for the pivotal role he played in 'singing down apartheid.'
Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan during a promotional campaign in India in 2006.
Bleaching cream companies, with the help of Bollywood male stars are making huge profits.
Winnie Madikizela achieved a lot before she met Nelson Mandela.
Reducing Madikizela’s entire life and legacy to her relationship with Mandela has more to do with patriarchal tropes about powerful women than reality.
People stroll along Moshoeshoe Street in Emfuleni.
By expanding our understanding of streets and enhancing their design, every street corner could become a space to socialise, to exercise, to play, or to trade.
Chuck D (L) and Flavor Flav of the US rap group Public Enemy performing in 2009.
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Following the explosion of screen-based personal devices, the risk of users slipping into hyper reality has multiplied enormously since the television age.
Survivor's guilt is arguably an instance of good character, an emotional expression.
A skit on China’s English language TV station CCTV’s Spring Festival Gala featuring ‘blackface’ actors has gone viral.
China's offensive 'blackface' skit intended to highlight the positive aspects of China-Africa relations, has done the opposite.
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Hollywood will allow the world of the Black Panther to be black, only if it doesn't hurt white people's feelings.
A scene from ‘Inxeba’.
The banned film Inxeba certainly deserves more than to languish in the mire of South African scandal.
Spring Festival Gala with some Chinese actors in blackface.
In China, like in other parts of the world, Africa is routinely treated as a single unit, erasing its linguistic, racial and cultural diversity.
A scene from the controversial movie ‘Inxeba’ : The Wound.
The decision by South Africa's Film and Publication Board to ban the film Inxeba has been widely criticised.
In a society like South Africa's that is increasingly becoming polarised, simplified opinions should be approached with caution.
Hugh Masekela’s 30 years of exile began shortly after the Sharpeville Massacre.
Hugh Masekela's itinerary-in-exile was loud and clear in his songs.