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critically thinking and engaging the philosophy of Black Consciousness by looking at black identity as expressed through politics, television, film, art, music, literature and social media.
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Obama's Double Consciousness on Race

Obama's Double Consciousness on Race | Biko Mondays | Scoop.it
Liberated by his reëlection, Obama is now free to start discussing some touchy subjects, even if doing so hurts his popularity.
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'More than a century ago, W. E. B. Du Bois wrote of the “double consciousness” of the black man: “One ever feels his two-ness,—an American, a Negro; two souls, two thoughts, two unreconciled strivings.”'

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New socialist party, Wasp, to be launched - Times LIVE

New socialist party, Wasp, to be launched - Times LIVE | Biko Mondays | Scoop.it
Latest news from South Africa, World, Politics, Entertainment and Lifestyle. The home of The Times and Sunday Times newspaper.
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"The government should use Human Rights Day to admit its complicity in the crime of Marikana, apologise before the nation, and resign. That is why we have chosen Sharpeville Day for the launch of the... party."

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Steve Biko Centre Aims to Inspire - AllAfrica.com

Steve Biko Centre Aims to Inspire - AllAfrica.com | Biko Mondays | Scoop.it
Steve Biko Centre Aims to InspireAllAfrica.comThe newly opened Steve Biko Centre in the Eastern Cape will serve as an intellectual resource while providing an economic opportunity for the region, says President Jacob Zuma.
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The trouble with South Africa's new political order - World - Maclean's

The trouble with South Africa's new political order - World - Maclean's | Biko Mondays | Scoop.it
As the gap between rich and poor widens, popular dissatisfaction—and with it dissent—is rising.
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LETTER: Give Fanon his due

LETTER: Give Fanon his due | Biko Mondays | Scoop.it
Frantz Fanon a pre-eminent thinker of the 20th century on the issue of decolonisation and the psychopathology of colonisation influenced Biko as well as other revolutionaries such as Malcom X and Ernesto Che Guevara...
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How the Marikana Movement Stunned Neoliberal South Africa - CounterPunch

How the Marikana Movement Stunned Neoliberal South Africa - CounterPunch | Biko Mondays | Scoop.it
How the Marikana Movement Stunned Neoliberal South AfricaCounterPunchTo try, nevertheless, to assess the durability of this surge of working class revulsion, now two months after the August 16 Marikana Massacre of 34 wildcat-striking platinum mineworkers...
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South Africa: 'What are we doing about this government that is killing us?' - Socialist Party

South Africa: 'What are we doing about this government that is killing us?' - Socialist Party | Biko Mondays | Scoop.it
South Africa: 'What are we doing about this government that is killing us?'Socialist PartyThe police killed at least 140 people on 16-17 June 1976, mostly in Soweto, and 600 more as they tried to put down the year-long revolt.
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South Africa: Lonmin miners ready to resume work - Home » Other ...

Lonmin miners celebrated a wage deal yesterday that ended a deadly and prolonged strike but labor unrest continued with police firing rubber bullets and tear gas at strikers at a different platinum mine.
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Steven Biko 35 Years Later: Black Man, You're On Your Own | Three ...

Steven Biko 35 Years Later: Black Man, You're On Your Own | Three ... | Biko Mondays | Scoop.it
The most potent weapon of the oppressor is the mind of the oppressed. Without that mind you cannot achieve much. That is because the black man to this day has his identity still hidden somewhere where he has no access to ...
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Poetry Potion | A Poem A Day: writing prompt (11/09) | Biko Week

Poetry Potion | A Poem A Day: writing prompt (11/09) | Biko Week | Biko Mondays | Scoop.it
A Poem A Day: writing prompt (11/09) | Biko Week. zamantungwa 11 September 2012 a poem a day challenge No Comments. today's writing prompt is: I see no Violence. (from the quote – “You and I are now in confrontation, ...
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zamantungwa's comment, October 22, 2012 3:08 PM
it's a pleasure
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Poetry Potion | A Poem A Day: writing prompt (10/09) | Biko Week

Poetry Potion | A Poem A Day: writing prompt (10/09) | Biko Week | Biko Mondays | Scoop.it

today’s writing prompt is: "the most potent weapon."

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zamantungwa's comment, October 22, 2012 3:08 PM
hey samantha, it's a pleasure
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Zille is asked to not visit, speak on Biko - Citizen

Zille is asked to not visit, speak on Biko. Democratic Alliance leader Helen Zille will not attend a memorial lecture in tribute to black consciousness leader Steve Biko. 09 September 2012 | MUSA MOHAMED.

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South Africa's Boycott of Israel Is Mandela's Legacy | FrontPage ...

The South African government instructed that products made in Judea and Samaria not be labeled as “products of Israel.” Israel's deputy foreign minister, Danny Ayalon, vehemently declared that South Africa “remains an ...
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Reflections Unheard: Black Women in Civil Rights Documentary Clip

Please visit www.yellokatproductions.com for more information. A clip from an upcoming documentary on black women's marginalization between the Black Power a...
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A clip from an upcoming documentary on black women's marginalization between the Black Power and Feminist movements of the 1960s and 70s

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Marxism and Anti-Imperialism in Africa: Patrice Lumumba

Marxism and Anti-Imperialism in Africa: Patrice Lumumba | Biko Mondays | Scoop.it
African Marxism
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“We are neither Communists, Catholics nor socialists. We are African nationalists. We reserve the right to choose our friends in accordance with the principle of positive neutrality.” 

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'My view, sir, is that marriage does not exist in nature' - Africa Review

Africa Review'My view, sir, is that marriage does not exist in nature'Africa ReviewSouth African President Jacob Zuma and one of his wives. Marriage ...
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Pambazuka - Chinua Achebe’s ten teachable lessons

Pambazuka - Chinua Achebe’s ten teachable lessons | Biko Mondays | Scoop.it

Achebe’s father was raised as a devout Christian by his own uncle who was a titled practitioner of Odinani (Igbo religion). No Christian or Muslim would be tolerant enough to raise a family member in African traditional religion today. Most reviewers of Achebe’s book so far have missed the significance of this foundational thesis of Achebe in ‘There Was A Coutry’.

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GranGoddessa's comment, November 1, 2012 6:50 PM
excellent article, and thank you for sharing!
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Alf Kumalo - Telegraph

Alf Kumalo - Telegraph | Biko Mondays | Scoop.it
Alf Kumalo, who has died aged 82, was a self-taught photographer who became one of the chief chroniclers of South Africa’s journey from apartheid to democracy with Nelson Mandela at its helm.
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White South African rap duo accused of using blackface in new ...

White South African rap duo accused of using blackface in new ... | Biko Mondays | Scoop.it
The video for “Fatty Boom Boom,” a new, high-octane track by South African group Die Antwoord, is full of shocking stuff. In the quick-cutting video, Lady Gaga gets killed and both members of this male-female group bump and ...
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Steve Biko South Africa archive published by Google - BBC News

Steve Biko South Africa archive published by Google - BBC News | Biko Mondays | Scoop.it
Steve Biko South Africa archive published by GoogleBBC NewsSeen as a martyr in the anti-apartheid struggle, he died at the age of 30 of major head injuries on 12 September 1977 after spending nearly a month in police custody.
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My Black is Beautiful « Fearless Expressioner

My Black is Beautiful « Fearless Expressioner | Biko Mondays | Scoop.it
Nobel Prize winner and poet Derek Walcott, now aged by life, traveled from his wheelchair and sat in front of a Costa Rican audience to share his gift of insight. He was the featured guest of a literary festival that would lead up ...
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Kolala Amaqhawe zosala izibongo: Stephen Bantu Biko « catwalksays

Kolala Amaqhawe zosala izibongo: Stephen Bantu Biko « catwalksays | Biko Mondays | Scoop.it
Names: Biko, Stephen Bantu Born: 18 December 1946, Tylden, Eastern Province (now Eastern Cape), South Africa Died: 12 September 1977, Pretoria, South Africa In summary: A Black Consciousness Movement (BCM) ...
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SIUE Black Studies Blog: Black Spirits poetry anthology

SIUE Black Studies Blog: Black Spirits poetry anthology | Biko Mondays | Scoop.it
This anthology Black Spirits: A Festival of New Black Poets in America (1972) edited by Woodie King gives a sense of the appeal of three of the black arts era's most notable poets--Amiri Baraka, Nikki Giovanni, and Haki ...
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Biko: The Biography by Xolela Mangcu Provides a Comprehensive Look at the Life of This Struggle Icon

Biko: The Biography by Xolela Mangcu Provides a Comprehensive Look at the Life of This Struggle Icon | Biko Mondays | Scoop.it
New from Tafelberg, Biko: The Biography by Xolela Mangcu: The first comprehensive biography of an exceptional and inspirational leader who changed South African history.
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SBF Frank Talk: History will Write the Story of Neville Alexander

SBF Frank Talk: History will Write the Story of Neville Alexander | Biko Mondays | Scoop.it
The Steve Biko Foundation (SBF) expresses its sincere condolences to the family of Professor Neville Alexander, our friend and colleague . Professor Alexander's contribution and commitment to the struggle for South Africa's ...
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