In the next upcoming days I will be sharing some deeply personal reflections and notes from The Men on the Mountain Sessions which I attended recently with Dr Baba Buntu’s Shabaka Men of Afrika. Of course it is worth mentioning that I cannot divulge too much of what other brothers said about themselves and whatContinue reading “Reflections from The Mountain with Shabaka Men of Afrika”
24/08/2020 – Harare, Zimbabwe South Afrika, Afriphobia and the Psycho-economic Condition ( Written to Charlie Haden and Liberation Orchestra’s Time/Life, circa 2016) transcribed to Thandi Ntuli’s Indaba Is From as early as the year 2016, I have grappled with the idea of creating some sort of creative-cultural integration model or project for the southernmost partsContinue reading “Stories written to music”
02/04/10 United Against Truth “It is time the Obama lovers grew up. It is time those paid to keep the record straight gave us the opportunity to debate informatively. In the 21st century, people power remains a huge and exciting and largely untapped force for change, but it is nothing without truth. “In the timeContinue reading “Remembering What I Wrote 10 years ago”
(I wrote this essay in 2012 as South Africa was witnessing a reemergence of social movements that all agitated for divergent ideologies, the essay was meant to emphasize the efficacy of Black Consciousness in Southern Africa.) Black Consciousness Then, Now and In the Near Future: Getting the facts right It seems like every year in SouthernContinue reading ““As It’s Been Said Already, Let it be done””
This conversation between two of the most authentic Black artists is so powerful, so instructive, so wise.
One could say a lot about the unjust issue of how America has kept so many Black people imprisoned, many of who are actually innocent. But the story of Mumia Abu Jamal is not only unique because of his political opinion as well as his symbolic hold on the American consciousness. It is a travestyContinue reading “It is Time to Free MumiaAbu-Jamal”
“The Revolution being fought now is a revolution to win the minds of our people. If we fail to win this we cannot wage the violent one.” – Karenga Waking up this morning, I had planned to begin by re-reading the ‘Summary of Critique of the National Development Plan, March 2013‘, as well as partContinue reading “The Work of Repairing the Afrikan Mind”