South-South Cooperation 2020: Soul Searching Day for Africa

Forty-two years after the adoption of the Buenos Aires Plan of action for promoting and implementing technical cooperation among countries of the global south, some progress has been made, but there is so much that needs to be done, especially in Africa. Historically, the global south has been the source for most of the resources and materials that have been used to develop and sustain the economies of the industrialized global north. The consequence of this being the global south remaining in an underdeveloped or developing state, while societal benefits go almost exclusively to countries in the northern hemisphere.  Forty-two . . .

ABCs of Socialism

It’s not a stretch to say that during the last one hundred years, the words socialism and communism have been two of the most controversial words and concepts on the planet.  It’s equally true that those two words/concepts are also widely and tragically misunderstood.  You don’t have to go very far to see and hear someone talking about how the fall of the Soviet Union and fluctuations in China are proof that “Karl Marx was wrong.”  So, in order to clear the air, let’s start by saying beyond “The Communist Manifesto”, Marx wrote very little about socialism/communism.  The bulk of . . .

Atlantan Wakandism: Why Black Capitalism must be Challenged

The Black Bourgeoisie class  sells the idea of Atlanta as being some sort of mythological negro-town, where all your dreams come true and you will be safe from poverty and downward mobility caused by capitalist stratification. The smoke and mirrors of a Black paradise that they offer is what I call Wakandism. It is a belief that a place where some Black people have success offers a model to be followed while ignoring the struggle of Atlanta’s predominantly Black working class. . Most often wakandism is applied to Atlanta as an outlier for the United States since a Black capitalist . . .

A UNIA flyer depicting an African at a crossroads.

The Black Reformist & the Betrayal of the Black Masses

What you and I must understand is, the negro reformist is a powerless political entity, therefore, the only card he has to play in the game of politics, is his ability to keep the Black masses trapped in the system that oppresses them (i.e. keep the Black masses voting), in exchange for progressive legislation for himself. . . .

Dangers of Pseudo Revolutionaries: Lessons for USA and SA today

Between the people and the enemy stands pseudo revolutionaries. This is the iron law of all revolutions over the ages, from Haiti, to the Russian revolution, and until today. The pseudo-revolutionary forces delay the revolutionary process and that’s why all revolutions have to deal with this third element of the revolution in order to progress.  Contemporary revolutionary movements do not pay enough attention to the dangers of the counter-revolution that presents itself as the representatives of the revolutionary process. There are instructive parallels between the challenges of counter-revolution presented by Black Lives Matter (BLM) for Black Hammer Organisation (BHO) in . . .

P Diddy, Jay Z, and TI

The African (Black) Petti-Bourgeoisie has Always Been a Problem

Its critical that we as African people understand that the African petti-bourgeoisie will always choose their class interests over the interests of the masses of African people. . . .

Democratic Party vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris waves in front of a red, white, and blue backdrop.

Intersectionality only works for Sellouts! We must throw it to the Sea!

As an African Non-Binary Queer Differently-Abled Person who is the child of immigrants, I initially gravitated towards the theory of Intersectionality. But I soon realized that underneath the mask, what is being called intersectional feminism is just white feminism with artificial flavoring. . . .