4 December 2010

Stories from 4 December 2010

South Africa: Lesbian activist Ncumisa Mzamelo murdered

  4 December 2010

Black Looks on the murder of the South African lesbian activist Ncumisa Mzamelo: “Three weeks after Ncumisa Mzamelo was found dead her story was published on page 16 of the South African newspaper, The Star. This is a story of a brutal murder of a Black lesbian from Bhambayi in...

South Africa: Don't get drunk, black men will rape you!

  4 December 2010

Brett Davidson and Sean Jacobs analyse a new public service announcement by the South African alcohol beverage company Brandhouse with evidence of racism that circulates in South Africa’s advertising industry: “For those clueless to South Africa’s realities, the PSA basically warns white men what could happen to them if they...

Africa: Trials and tribulations of Rastafarians in Africa

  4 December 2010

Trials and tribulations of Rastafarians in Africa: “Well ironically the acceptance of black, mostly black Carribbean and diasporean rastafarians by continental Africans has been equally fraught with similar tensions. This is somewhat strange given that Rastafarianism originated from Africa.”

Uganda: Why do i fight wars about my sexuality?

  4 December 2010

Gay Ugandan explains why he fights wars about his sexuality: “So, why do I fight the wars about my sexuality? No worthier causes? [Well, my life might depend on it, life and liberty. But, I am a chameleone. I do not have to fight. I can blend in and hide...

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