Linda Dobbs

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 […]

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African Wisdom

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 […]

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Billie Holiday

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 […]

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Nina Simone

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 […]

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Mae Carol Jemison

Black history month USA is celebrated this month, Mae Carol Jemison was the first African American female to go to space. It’s important to see how far African Americans have come in a society which bought Africans to America for slave labour and to dehumanise men, women and children. Today there are many achievements which […]

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Tabitha Khumalo

Celebrities back tampon rebels of Zimbabwe   She has been arrested 22 times, tortured so badly that her front teeth were knocked into her nose and had an AK-47 thrust up her vagina until she bled. Thabitha Khumalo’s crime: to campaign against a critical shortage of tampons and sanitary towels in Zimbabwe, one of the […]

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Ethiopian Christmas

Ethiopia is one of the oldest nations in Africa, it still follows the Julian calendar, so Ethiopia celebrate Christmas on January 7th. The Ethiopia orthodox  Church’s celebrate of Christ’s birth is called Ganna. It is a day when families attend church. The day before Ganna, people fast all day. The next morning at dawn, everyone […]

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