Posts Tagged ‘HISTORY’

How to disrupt white power & white privilege & white arrogance? This is our task as white people. It doesn’t mean being apologetic about being white. We are who we are. Facing who we are and facing it with humility forcing ourselves and other people to recognise the REALITY of the conditions in which we […]


The LGBTQIA movement were the founders of the Rhodes Must Fall Movement at the University of Cape Town (UCT). This is what makes the movement extraordinary & why it has taken off world wide. [LGBTQIA = Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer, Intersex, Asexual] “Rhodes Must Fall: How black women claimed their place” M&G Without black […]


Splendid Georgian warehouse. Stairs to the African Arts Institute office. The spare part for the antique lift, R50? thousand! Keeps everyone fit! Photography by Odette Herbert Big long spaces with exhibition lighting. And unfamiliar holes in the ceiling Heavy duty metal fire? doors & barred tiny windows, run along the adjacent building, that long ago […]


Mayor Johnson – the super flamboyant Londoner’s darling – had the crowd rolling in the isles @ the post Olympic party in Beijing Virtually every single one of our international sports were either invented or codified by the British and I say this respectfully to our Chinese hosts who have excelled so magnificently at ping […]


[U can click image 2C larger] Zapiro – More @ Mail & Guardian Online [www.mg.co.za] . LINK – For more Zapiro posts


Jesse Owens, won 4 gold medals – unequalled for 48 years – At home, segregation ruled. He was awarded the presidential medal of freedom by President Ford, 5th August 1976 – 40 year after his magnificent feat. Jesse Owens’ Medal ceremony, Berlin 1936 Olympics, Tajima, Owens & Lutz. Before the Olympics began, Nazis began sweeping […]




Adolf Hitler came up with them for the 1936 Olympics in Germany. He used the Olympics as a propaganda tool for the 3rd Reich. . . “….I don’t quite understand how we have forgotten that the “Olympic Torch” ceremony was invented by Hitler and his chums. If ever there was an “invented tradition” well worth […]