"Black man, you are on your own" - Steve Biko (18 December 1946 – 12 September 1977).
September 12th, marks the day South Africa anti-Apartheid activist and Black Consciousness leader Steve Biko was killed in police custody in Pretoria. Biko had been arrested a month earlier in Port Elizabeth where he had been detained and tortured, resulting in him falling into a coma.
Nearly dead and suffering a serious and untreated head injury, Biko was transported to Pretoria by car and died shortly after his arrival at the prison there. Police at the time would claim and broadcast to the world that Biko died due to a hunger strike but an autopsy and photographs taken of Biko postmortem, exposed with the help of journalists Donald Woods and Helen Zille, revealed that he had died as a result of the injuries he sustained whilst in police custody.
Today, nearly 40 years after his death at age 30, we remember a man that fought for an end to the brutality he and countless others suffered and still do today. The fight is far from over.
A luta continua!
Twenty years ago (September 13, 1994) saw the release of a wholly cinematic piece of art inspired by New York.
"Podrán cortar todas las flores, pero no podrán detener la primavera…" Homenagem a Pablo Neruda (1904-1973)
Pablo Neruda (à dir.), vencedor do Prêmio Nobel de Literatura (em 1971), acompanhado pelo…
I blinked one day and when I opened my eyes, it was normal to have an American army battling Americans on American streets. No one even calls it a war. But it is.
Thomas Sankara was a Burkinabé military captain, Marxist revolutionary, pan-Africanist theorist, and President of Burkina Faso from 1983 to 1987. During the Organization of African Unity Summit of 1987, Sankara delivers a speech entitled “Against Debt” in which he calls upon African nations to refuse to pay debts imposed by international imperialist powers. [Link]
never forget the alarming amount of white people that tried to justify a black boy’s death in a supposed post racial america
FBI addressed the Michael Brown murder in Ferguson in about 3 weeks.
FBI addressed naked pics of Jennifer Lawrence in 24 hours.
You matter, black kids!
Let the plantain congregation say amen
apt. i literally just fried some in coconut oil for the first time and i’m eating them now #amen #lookatgod
I’m doing the same right now too.
Does a black woman’s hair always need an explanation?
Why not just enjoy the view and leave it at that?
im in a country that has children beheading people like a sport.
I’m sorry if all the inbreeding that’s been happening in your family for the past few generations has fucked you up to a point where you can’t read a book or go outside but he isn’t Arab and you’re so dumb I’m feeling physically ill