Why Viola Davis’ Emmy win is so important

2015-09-22 07:58

The How To Get Away With Murder actress made history at the awards show, but why is this so significant? Carmen Williams explains.

Anthea Jeffery: Race-based empowerment sidelines majority – undermines Constitution

2015-08-19 17:31

Anthea Jeffery argues that race-based empowerment helps only a relatively small black elite.

Why do black people find it gross to watch other black people kissing?

2015-08-17 14:29

“Might there be another way to kiss that we haven’t explored because we learnt how to ‘kiss’ from The Bold and the Beautiful?”

Pace of transformation in SA remains slow

2015-07-27 16:06

The pace of transformation in top management in South Africa remains slow, the Commission for Employment Equity’s annual report reveals.

Rachel Dolezal in a nutshell: From white to black

2015-06-15 10:55

Rachel Dolezal masqueraded as a black woman for nearly a decade before her parents revealed her true ethnicity.

2015 Solar Drive ready for the desert

2015-05-28 14:01

Ilanga II is back on the road, this time for the 2015 African Solar Drive, for a trip up north the continent.

Should we shame Mindy Kaling’s brother for “faking black"?

2015-04-16 15:43

Vijay Chokal-Ingam posed as a black American to get into medical school. Does that make him a racial imposter, or is he facing an identity crisis?

Scientists simulate world’s “most beautiful” man and woman – this is what they look like

2015-04-02 15:14

Scientists recently used software to create what they consider to be the world’s most attractive faces.

Obama: No excuse for criminal acts in Ferguson, Missouri

2015-03-13 06:32

US President Barack Obama says there is no excuse for criminal acts at public protests against racially biased law enforcement practices in Ferguson, Missouri.

Cape Town race accused 'attacked from all sides'

2015-01-28 06:15

The prosecutor in the sentencing of a Cape Town salesman who called his ex-girlfriend's domestic worker a "kaffir" has suggested community service, with a possible placement in the ANC Women's League, arguing that this would be a way for him to learn to get along with women and black people.


Did freedom kill love for black women?

2015-09-02 13:32

Four years ago, I read an interesting book with an unfortunate title. Is Marriage for White People? was released in 2011.

Friendship between blacks and whites

2015-08-18 08:31

Do we still need to have genuine friendships between blacks and whites to gauge the health of the nation, or must whites learn to fit inwhere they can to build a new culture of respect in contemporary SA?

Love in a time of race and racism

2015-08-03 11:25

Is it that, by the standards that judge these black men, unexceptional white women are winning the lottery of “exceptional black men”, or that black women are seemingly not desirable to exceptional, appealing and visible black men?

Whites can be blacks

2015-07-05 15:00

What would Steve Biko have thought about the 'outing' of Rachel Dolezalin the US as white woman pretending to be black?

Am I not black enough for you?

2015-06-15 09:45

Paballo Molahlehi discusses why black people should stop racially policing each other.

Stellenbosch: Rector’s Afrikaans comment triggers stand-off

2015-05-13 16:11

Management at Stellenbosch University have shut their doors and called on campus security to guard the administration building as angry students gathered outside demanding answers.

Ferguson releases racist emails from clerk to 2 officers

2015-04-04 10:34

Racist emails released by the city of Ferguson indicate most were sent by a former city court clerk to two police officers, and there's no indication other city employees were involved.

Breast cancer care selection differs by race and ethnicity

2015-03-24 14:57

Treatment options for breast cancer patients differ by race, age and ethnicity as women may not pick surgeons and hospitals in the same way.

Black kids fare worse with Crohn's disease

2015-03-11 16:19

Black kids are more likely to be readmitted to hospital than white kids with Crohn's disease, a new study suggests.

Cape Town man to hear fate in domestic worker case

2014-12-12 06:53

The sentencing of a Cape Town salesman who verbally assaulted his ex-girlfriend's domestic worker is expected to begin in the Cape Town Magistrate's Court.

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