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[Video] Christmas stereotypes many black people can relate to

by: Aseza Pupuma - 20 December 2016

[Video] Christmas stereotypes many black people can relate to

Most black people will know; Christmas means Choice Assorted and jelly and custard. In the video below, two of our contributors reminisce about the times their parents attempted to give them the Christmas they see in the movies. “My mom tried to make it seem like there was snow in the house and she used...

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Angry, black and gay: An opinion

by: Tshegofatso Mphahlele - 12 June 2015

Angry, black and gay: An opinion

If you’re a gay man living in a township and you’ve never been called stabane, faggot, moffie or had condescending feminine gestures thrown your way, then you, my friend, had a privileged upbringing. Life is hard for young queer individuals growing up in a disenfranchised community. And it isn’t surprising. The Pew Research Center’s 2013...

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The Urban Legend debate

by: Tshepang Tlhapane - 1 December 2014

The Urban Legend debate

Last week, Live Mag had the pleasure of meeting Josef Yohannes, the creator of the first black superhero comic book, The Urban Legend. Live contributors Tshepang Tlhapane and Refieka Williams take different views on the comic’s use of the names of struggle icons. Tshepang – Approve The name of this comic superhero is Malcolm T Madiba. I...

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VIP Debate Club #2: Race in SA – 20 years of what?

by: Tshepang Tlhapane - 29 October 2014

VIP Debate Club #2: Race in SA – 20 years of what?

On a warm Tuesday evening, the second VIP Debate took place  on October 28 at the Bannister Hotel in the vibey heart of Johannesburg, Braamfontein. The turnout was so good that we had to move the session from the basement into the main room of the Bannister Hotel’s restaurant. The debate session – titled Race...

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Editorial: The Original Zulu snapback

by: Bongani Mokhine - 3 October 2014

Editorial: The Original Zulu snapback

    Street-wear brand Original Zulu was launched  in 2013 with head gear products (snapbacks and beanies). A year later we get to hear what the founder has been up to with his brand.  Founder of the Original Zulu Dwe says: “We are more of a movement than we are a clothing brand. We are individuals expressing...

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