malcolm x
Perspective //

Malcolm X in the Modern Age

Malcolm X described John F. Kennedy’s assassination as “the chickens coming home to roost”. During his presidency, Kennedy had failed to effect meaningful change to advance the civil rights of African Americans and his death, Malcolm X posited, was retribution for this. Malcolm X was assassinated less than two years later. His contemporaneous detractors similarly…

Letters //

A letter in response to Alisha Aitken-Radburn’s failure to deliver on promises

In the past, complaints have been made regarding Alisha Aitken-Radburn’s misappropriation of African-American culture by using “Lasqueesha” as a nickname on her ACCESS Card for the University of Sydney Union (USU), and subsequently for using “SWAG” as the name for an Honi Soit ticket she was involved in orchestrating. Historically, Black Vernacular (AAVE or Ebonics)…

peter drew real australians say welcome poster
Profiles //

Taking Back From Bigots Through Art

You may have seen posters along King St proudly stating, ‘Real Australians Say Welcome’. Katie Davern spoke to the man behind the message, Peter Drew, about his street art, targeted at long-overdue political and social change.