Kwa Mashu Voices: The Comedian


In a province seen as conservative, the youth has taken control of their destiny. The freedom to chose comes from a negative position of parents who can’t educate their children thus cannot dictate their career choices. In this breakaway young people have taken on careers previously seen as less important and often labelled useless. Mondli […]

Kwa Mashu Voices: The Forgotten Guerilla


South Africa’s apartheid violence in the 80’ forced young men and women to sacrifice their youth to join military training in exile. Organisations like African National Congress and Pan Africanist Congress had set-up military bases in countries like Zambia, Angola, Tanzania etc. This was to prepare for the armed struggle for the liberation of their […]



As part of a comprehensive audio series for the Masculinity Project the students and journalism faculty at Hampton University put together a brief expositional narrative here on the state of the American education system and its intersection with race and class. What is the fourth grade failure syndrome? Who does it affect? And what can […]



Here the students and journalism faculty at Hampton University explore the prison system and its ties to race and class in America; the end result of an unbalanced system which disproportionately influences the lives of young black men in America. Is the road to prison more often treaded by black male soles? And what role […]

Single Father


According to a 2006 report by the US Census Bureau there are 2.5 million single fathers in America, in 1970 there were 400, 000. This short audio piece from Hampton University follows the life of a black male student juggling the books and a young son. What myths can Terrence’s story dispel about traditional black […]