Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz: A Life Well Lived

By N Oji Mzilikazi

26 November 2016

Thanks to you and Cuba for the training of hundreds of Blacks (perchance thousands) from former colonial territories to become doctors when western universities in England, Canada, the USA and elsewhere refused to look twice at their credentials, much more accept them.

Fidel Castro (August 13, 1926 – November 25, 1926)

Rest In Peace Brother Fidel.

The Killing of Fredy Villanueva 8th Anniversary

By N Oji Mzilikazi

9 August 2016

The heavy snow and icy cold of winter can be so overwhelming, extended, and depressing, when summer arrives, Montrealers are about extracting as much heat and fun as is possible from its short stay.

Saturdays, especially when steaming hot, tend to be lazy days; days where persons want to do nothing except to “lime,” chill, hang-out, kick back, “shoot the breeze,” play dominoes, play cards, barbecue, play in the park, be in the park, watch girls go by or simply have a cold one in one’s backyard with family and friends.

It was on one such day, smack dab in the midst of summer — Saturday August 9, 2008, to be precise; a confluence of events brought a premature end to summer — for numerous residents in Montreal North…

 

From my forthcoming: The Killing of Fedy Villanueva: Policing, Race Bias & Media Complicity In Canada.

Emancipation 2016: The Economic Game

By N Oji Mzilikazi

7 August 2016

Power respects power. Economic empowerment/economic success lends itself to accessing power.

Failure of a race, ethnicity or community to be empowered economically ensures they remain powerless, weak, marginalised, exploited, and the footstool of others.

Economics is at the heart of anti-Black racism…