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Malachi Mukete

Cultural critic, Political commentator, Telly Person, Find me on twitter: @MallyMukete

Questioning the “Africa rising narrative”

Ghana and the whole African continent must harness the potential of their home grown youth. (First published for Joy Online in Ghana. http://www.myjoyonline.com/opinion/2016/October-6th/questioning-the-africa-rising-narrative.php) Among growing dissatisfaction at the job market in the US, Europe or further afield, many young Ghanaian’s who... Continue Reading →

Brother Malcolm: A lesson in perseverance

We recently passed the birth anniversary of renowned African-America civil rights activist Malcolm X. He is most well-known for his radical outspokenness against racial injustice in the United States and across the world. Malcolm was assassinated on February 21st 1965,... Continue Reading →

The Emancipation of Rap

Young rapper Saint, one half of the duo PiRo, gives his views on the shape of the rap industry  O.T. Genasis, Meek Mill, Rae Sremmurd, 2 Chainz, Waka Flocka Flame. Some of the rap industry’s biggest names that stand at the... Continue Reading →

Black/brown terrorism vs white “hate crimes”

In recent months Prime Minister David Cameron has called on Muslims, who he claims “silently condone” extremist ideas to do more to stop young people from travelling to Syria/Iraq to fight for ISIL. Aside from the fact that it is... Continue Reading →

DRKLDN Chapter 2- Police Brutality

Why a new conversation needs to be had about the relationship between the Met and black youth

In recent years, especially since the death of Mark Duggan, the Met have called several community liaison meetings, were members of the community are allowed to air their concerns. I humbly suggest that we need to dictate the direction of... Continue Reading →

Dispelling the myth of young people’s political apathy.

So last week I attended a meeting in the House of Commons hosted by an organisation called Young Black Grads. It was called "Generation Y vote". Now among the attendees of the event were many young people who were clearly... Continue Reading →

The trouble with being “conscious”

Among the black community there are those of us that are labelled as "conscious". Generally what that means is that we are socially and politically aware and we can identify the impact white supremacy/capitalist superstructures have played in our past... Continue Reading →

Africa after independence; How far have we come?

6th March 1957, Dr Kwame Nkrumah declares the British colony of Gold Coast the first independent African nation south of the Sahara, and names it Ghana. It was the start of what Nkurmah called the "decade of independence" for Africa.... Continue Reading →

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