Frank Talk, first published in March 1984, as the official publication of the Natal Region of AZAPO, the Azanian Peoples Organisation, was later published by an Editorial Collective, structured as an independent body corporate, but committed to a theoretical vision of a Black Consciousness ideology. "Frank Talk" was originally the pseudonym under which Steve Biko wrote several articles, later published in the journal and hence the title of the journal. Volume 2, September 1987, contains a full list of these articles. The theory of Black Consciousness is explored and related to issues of race and racism, theology, culture and and revolution. Several issues of the journal were banned for distribution in terms of government legislation but were later unbanned.