Foresight

It’s 2040. The past two decades have seen shifts across the world in the influence and fortunes of individuals and societies alike, underscored by changing climates and technological advancements. Some of the changes have worsened prospects for Black people while others hint at the end of anti-Black racism. This is the world in which our Black Futures issue is set.

Amid this changing global landscape, it almost feels, to feature contributors Alex Fitzgerald and Alistair Scott, that the arch of the moral universe is bending towards justice. Almost. Because new opportunities for global Black solidarity have, in these contributors' imaginings of the future, revealed questions and tensions that are familiar to the realities of 2021. Also in this issue, visual artists Nathaniel Sheppard III, Alexis Tsegba, and Ré Phillips—together with cultural worker Adama Sanneh and clinical psychologist Roseline Armange, the first guests from season two of our Race Beyond Borders podcast—help us explore Planetary Blackness, Moya's vantage point into the world.
It’s 2040. The past two decades have seen shifts across the world in the influence and fortunes of individuals and societies alike, underscored by changing climates and technological advancements. Some of the changes have worsened prospects for Black people while others hint at the end of anti-Black racism. Read More...

Editorial

Towards Planetary Blackness

Sebabatso C. Manoeli

Features

Debt that Remains

Alex Fitzgerald

Homegoing in the 21st Century

Alistair Scott

Art

Back to Africa II (2019)

Nathaniel Sheppard III

Worlds Within (2021)

Alexis Tsegba

Black Gold (2020)

Ré Phillips

Podcast

Crafting a Black Italian Identity

Adama Sanneh

Decoloniality in Martinique

Roseline Armange

Contributors

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