Today (22nd June 2017) the first ever memorial to African and Caribbean servicemen and women was unveiled in a ceremony attended by Defence Secretary Michael Fallon and Mayor of London Sadiq Khan. Speaking ahead of the event at Windrush Square, Brixton, where a new permanent memorial was unveiled, Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon said: The […]Read more "Memorial to black British ww1 & ww2 men and women"
Labour MP David Lamy, whose friend is Khalifa Saye is among dozens of people feared dead, said corporate manslaughter charges should be brought over poor fire safety standards. ‘This is the richest borough in our country treating it’s citizens in this way, and we should call it what it is, it’s corporate manslaughter,’ Mr Lamy […]Read more "David Lammy"
Sidney Poitier has an, honorable, decent image which Bill Cosby tried to do and failed at. Poitier was born on February 20th 1927 in florida. His parents came from the Bahamas Poitier was moved to miami to live with his elder brother. Poitier moved to new York City where he washed dishes. Poitier was interested […]Read more "Sidney Poitier"
The first black person to be appointed a high court judge Linda Dobbs QC, 53. She is the first lawyer from an ethnic minority to be promoted beyond circuit judge. Dr Dobbs who was awarded her PHD degree at the London School of Economics in 1980, is a specialist in criminal law and former chairman […]Read more "Linda Dobbs"
Initiation rituals are essentially aimed at enabling the individual to enter adult life by initiating him not simply into the physiological realities but into those of social life and the world as well, realities that he will not only need to recognize but also to be able to handle. And insomuch as those realities are […]Read more "African Wisdom"
The anti-lynching song Strange Friut which was written by Able Meeropol who also wrote The house I live in. Strange Fruit Southern trees bear a strange fruit, Blood on the leaves and blood at the root, Black bodies swaying in the Southern breeze, Strange fruit hanging from the popular trees. Pastoral scene of the gallant South, The bulging […]Read more "Billie Holiday"
I watched the film what happened to Nina Simone her disappointment which was evident was that she was not a concert pianist. Simone trained with the piano since she was a child therefore she was more than capable of being a concert pianist. The only reason she was denied playing was her colour. Simone spoke […]Read more "Nina Simone"