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A while back we wrote that Robert Mugabe, dictator of Zimbabwe, would ultimately control who leads the country for the next five years. Unfortunately, that’s the case.
Morgan Tsvangirai, above, the leader of the Movement for Democratic Change, stepped down yesterday in his bid for president, citing a violence-plagued election. [...]
50 Cent called Alicia Keys dumb. And he said he doesn’t like her music anymore because last week she was quoted as saying that “‘Gangsta rap’ was a ploy to convince black people to kill each other. ‘Gangsta rap’ didn’t exist.”
“It’s just not really a bright comment …” 50 said.
Now, he [...]
If you’ve wondered why Robert Mugabe would still be a competitive candidate in Zimbabwe, or even a candidate at all, the Mail and Guardian newspaper based in Johannesburg has a piece today answering that question.
Mugabe’s mystique is a complex thing. In rural areas, and even among urban residents, his liberation credentials and black [...]
Some news outlets are reporting that Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe’s president since independence 28 years ago, has conceded the first round of the presidential election to the opposition, and there is talk that he might even step down without a fight. A second round would require him or Morgan Tsvangirai, from the Movement for Democratic [...]
The video invokes painful historical imagery — older and larger black women dressed in maids uniforms, sitting on their knees before several 20-something white men. Speaking in Afrikaans, the men call the women whores, and the women call the men master, a term blacks were forced to use during apartheid when addressing whites. Duped [...]
The homophobia often associated with Jamaica and dancehall music in particular is a mess of contradictions.
“In Jamaica we grew up in a homophobic society and the Bible is what we go by,” explains Vincent Nap, a Britain-based reggae artist. “You can’t expect us to turn around like our religion doesn’t matter.” [TIME]
I had never realized how much America is on the minds of those who have never stepped foot on American soil and may never have the means to go. People here in South Africa are concerned that the U.S. will purchase fewer South African exports if the country goes into recession later this year. [...]
The Clinton campaign either delivered a low blow or just now decided to capitalize on Barack Obama and Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick’s uncanny familiarity with the same language of hope. Earlier this week, Hillary’s camp accused Obama of plagiarizing phrases from a speech Patrick delivered when he was on the [...]