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The 1976 Soweto Uprising in South Africa

ADST | Posted 10.29.2015 | World

By the 1970's, South Africa's majority black communities were sick and tired of Apartheid's oppressive policies, which led to an increase in violence, protests and militant activity. However, not all organizations and group efforts to fight apartheid involved violence.

Meet South Africa's First Drag King Troupe

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 02.25.2013 | Gay Voices

Beyonce’s 2008 hit “If I Were A Boy” and Ciara’s 2007 hit “Just Like A Boy” were expressive tracks that explored and criticized masculinit...

Petite Noir and South African Sounds

Gideon Resnick | Posted 11.12.2012 | Arts
Gideon Resnick

It's ironic to say the least that a musical genre incorporating anti-Apartheid messages derives its name from the language spoken by the oppressors. Nevertheless, Kwaito, which emerged in Johannesburg in the 1990s, is similar to house music with an incorporation of African sounds and samples.

Q&A: Sci-Fi Director Neill Blomkamp Describes Life in District 9 As No Picnic

Brad Balfour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Brad Balfour

"I felt like half of my mind wanted to make some serious film about these topics and the other half wanted to make a bloody genre film, "said Blomkamp. "And then I thought maybe I'll be able to do both."