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Donald Trump’s South Africa tweet ‘demonstrates a total ignorance of reality’, Nelson Mandela’s grandson says

Nelson Mandela’s grandson has criticised Donald Trump for his recent tweet about South Africa, saying it “demonstrates a total ignorance of reality” on the part of the US president.

Mr Trump claimed that the South African government was “seizing land from white farmers” and warned of a “large-scale killing of farmers”. 

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Asian hip hop: an homage to a genre or cultural appropriation driven by racism or ignorance?

Over the past year, China, Japan and South Korea have all had their own instances of blackface on national TV. During a televised Chinese New Year national gala in February, a Chinese actress appeared in blackface during a skit where she played an African villager. In Japan, during a 2018 New Year’s Eve countdown special, an actor appeared in blackface as African-American comedian Eddie Murphy.

It’s quite bizarre to be seeing this, given the widespread popularity and increasing prominence of hip hop and African-American culture in Asia.

K-beauty: the ugly face of South Korea’s obsession with women looking forever flawless

Over the past decade, the emergence of hip-hop culture in East Asia has led to the rise of a new group of entertainers and influencers. With stars such as…

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Birth of a Nation, Review

Recently, I watched the movie Birth of a Nation and it left me with a multitude of thoughts; some concerning the recounting of history and some confirming the psychology of humans. All were not new; they just further confirmed my observations and conclusions about human psychology and how the world works in general.

Information is essential in this time but most Black people ingest information and never learn from it. In such a situation, how can we ever hope to become better, smarter, and free people? When any Black person watches Birth of a Nation they should learn something or else they are brain dead.

If you value your history you would know that Nat Turner was a real person who lead one of the largest slave revolts in the American slave era. His slave masters thought him the Bible in order to pacify the rest of the slaves. It is a situation that still happens today but unlike the religious deceivers of today he used the Bible as fight back against the oppressors.

If you are religious the story is for you. It should teach you that your faith in god doesn’t mean anything unless you are physically free. The Bible is full of contradictions but the Jews knew that while mental freedom was easily secured, physical freedom always had to be fought for. If they had given up and relied on god to save them they wouldn’t have Israel today.

If you are non-religious the movie should teach you about the importance of acquiring information and organizing. It is only uneducated people that make good slaves. Slavery existed for so long because Black people were kept uneducated and pacified with religion. Uneducated people cannot organize because they will always be in doubt about the consequences of their actions.

My opinion on the movie is f@#k all the controversy regarding the creator/director; it’s a great movie.