Posted on 20 January 2013.
Jack F. Leslie was a former black football player in Britain. He signed for Plymouth Argyle from Barking Town in 1921.Jack F. Leslie is a former football player. He signed for Plymouth Argyle from Barking Town in 1921. Leslie scored over 400 goals in his career, 134 of those for Plymouth in 400 appearances. He ...
Posted in Black History Month UK, Black Sports Stars
Posted on 19 December 2012.
Record of a Michael Thomas(Black) & Ann Brandley (White) being married in Southwark on November 5th, 1770. This Morning Michael Thomas, a black, and Ann Brandley, a white, were married at St. Olave's, Southwark; but while the ceremony was performing a preƒs-gang interupted the minister in the celebration of his office;
upon which a conteƒt ...
Posted in Black History Month UK
Posted on 24 October 2011.
Soft Lights and Sweet Music
Elisabeth Welch on Screen
with Stephen Bourne
Saturday 29 October 2011 @ 2:30pm-5.00pm
Elisabeth Welch’s biographer, Stephen Bourne, will share his personal memories of the stage and screen legend. Born in New York, Elisabeth settled in London in 1933 and became the most famous Black woman in pre-war Britain. Her 70-year career included work ...
Posted in African American History, Black Britain, Black History, Black History Books, Black Women
Posted on 20 January 2011.
Black Romans at Hadrians Wall In the 3rd Century AD. the Libyan born emporer of Rome sent a "Division of Moors" to be Garisoned at Hadrians Wall.In the 3rd Century AD. the Libyan born Emperer of Rome sent a "Division of Moors" to be Garrisoned at Hadrians Wall.
The division was named (Numerus Maurorum Aurelianorum) after ...
Posted in Black History Month UK, Black Soldiers
Posted on 13 September 2010.
Len Johnson was a Black British Boxer from Manchester rising through the fairground Boxing Booths.
Johnson had an Illustrious career. He started his professional career in 1921although he had fought in boxing booths before turning professional.
He used the boxing booths for practise, and in particular the booths of Bill Moore. Moore was a very respected boxing ...
Posted in Black Britain, Black History, Black History Month UK, Black People in Europe, Black Sports Stars
Posted on 01 October 2009.
Ottobah Cugoano was born around 1757 in Ghana, he was kidnapped as a slave at around thirteen. He came to England from Grenada in 1752 and was set free. He was advised to be baptised to avoid being resold into Slavery he took the name John Steuart. He had close association with Oloudah Equiano and ...
Posted in African History, Black Britain, Black History, Black History Month UK, Black People in Europe, Slavery
Posted on 11 September 2009.
There was a Haitian man on the Titanic
There was a Haitian man on the ship!
His uncle was President of Haiti!
Joseph Phillippe Lemercier Laroche was the only black man, a Haitian man, to perish in the Titanic; that's after he saved his wife and kids. Laroche was born in Cap Haitian, Haiti , on May 26, ...
Posted in Black Britain, Caribbean History
Posted on 04 May 2009.
I'm browsing the shelves of my office bookshelf. This is, in fact, the philosophy section at the local library, but i'm sure that many of the web community out there will be familiar with this analogy.
I'm also very excited at the impending Summer launch of the BBake entertainment service.
BBake at www.bbake.com will allow you to ...
Posted in African History, Caribbean History
Posted on 30 April 2009.
Edmund Standing, April 19th 2009, 4:07 pm
What the BNPs modernisation reveals about modern Britain
The BNPs rebranding strategy reveals something very interesting about Britain, and white British people in particular. For years, by promoting racial nationalism, the BNP remained an utterly marginal organisation, largely attracting hardcore racists, skinheads, and social misfits. The fact that the ...
Posted in African History
Posted on 08 April 2009.
We all have our favourites for one reason or another, maybe your favourite player was the first black player to play for your local team, or perhaps he was a prolific goalscorer with amazing skills. Who was your Favourite footballer and why?
Posted in African History, Black Britain, Black People in Europe, Black Sports Stars, Caribbean History
Posted on 28 March 2009.
Tuesday 11.30am March 31st & April 7th 2009 BBC Radio 4 and on BBC i-player for 7 days after broadcast
Programme 1: Less than 50 years ago a passionate bedroom kiss between a white man and a black woman in a popular television soap opera was the stuff of tabloid headlines. So risque that, in ...
Posted in African History, Black Britain, Black People in Europe, Black Women
Posted on 10 March 2009.
Tonnes of toxic waste collected from British municipal dumps is being sent illegally to Africa in flagrant breach of this country’s obligation to ensure its rapidly growing mountain of defunct televisions, computers and gadgets are disposed of safely.
Hundreds of thousands of discarded items, which under British law must be dismantled or recycled by specialist contractors, ...
Posted in African History