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I am constantly asked if I see "so-called coloureds" as another tribe or race in the context of South Africa. Truth is that race is bullshit and a construct... BUT... in South Africa and even in the global context, the various versions of being black exists and is embedded in the way society is structured and thus to ignore that truth is to be fooled into thinking that SILENT COLLECTIVISM will make the black majority MAGICALLY UNITE.

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Emile YX (centre) with members of Heal The Hood showing of the Hero of The Year 2016 certificate Emile has been awarded. Photo: Heal the Hood
Emile Jansen aka Emile YX? has been named the Lead SA Hero of The Year for 2016 at the 2016 Lead SA Changemakers Conference held Century City Conference Centre on 20 August 2016.

Emile who is also the Lead SA Hero of The Month for April 2016 has dedicated his life to changing the lives of young people on the Cape Flats and since 1998 he has impacted thousands of lives through his Heal the Hood project

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Emile Jansen aka Emile YX? with his certificate for named Lead SA Hero of The Month for April 2016 - Photo via Lead SA
Congratulations to Emile Jansen aka Emile YX? on being named Lead SA Hero of The Month for April 2016.
Emile is a founding member of the Hip Hop group Black Noise and among other things he also heads up the Heal The Hood Project.
We at bruinou.com are proud to be associated with Emile YX? and we are also grateful for his support  and content contributions throughout the years.

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WE THE PEOPLE must not be fooled into fear mongering of those spreading bad news, as the news. GOOD PEOPLE ARE THE MAJORITY throughout the world, but we are being made to feel hopeless in the face of the selective negative news coverage globally. I work in some of these communities where the drug dealers and gangsters get more coverage than the good majority and young people look up to these well marketed few, while disrespecting their own hard working parents and family members, who seldom get coverage.

We first decided to bring it to the masses attention to encourage a POSITIVE POSTER DAY.
On the 30th May (next Monday) we plan to run this same project for a WEEK and encourage a POSITIVE

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