Posted on 21 March 2012.
Robert Wedderburn was born in Jamaica in 1762. His father was White Scottish, and his mother a slave. His family life was not one that involved a loving home. His father sold his mother to Lady Douglass, whilst she was pregnant with Robert. He did stipulate that when the child was born, he should be ...
Posted in Black Britain, Black History, Black History Month UK, Black People in Europe, Caribbean History, Slavery
Posted on 09 October 2011.
I often think that my mixed heritage gives me a fantastic advantage of speaking about race issues. A perspective that some times I feel neither Black or White people can truly understand.
Looking in the mirror every day as a child and wondering where my brown features came from was a particularly hard thing to
grapple with ...
Posted in Black History Month UK, Editors Blog
Posted on 25 July 2010.
Couple Were Deported - S.O. 5 Apr. 1913 p8, originally uploaded by snap-happy1.
A Mixed Race Couple were Deported to the United States from Canada, in part of anti-Miscegenation laws. 1913
Posted in Black History, Black Women
Posted on 19 July 2010.
If like me, you are sitting there thinking, huh this old chestnut again then I'm sorry, but I have serious issues dealing with my black hair and how to look after it. I guess it should start by stating that I'm mixed race so my hair is neither European hair or African Hair. It is ...
Posted in Black Britain, Black Women
Posted on 04 May 2010.
ScienceDaily (Apr. 28, 2010) ? Professor Ravinder Barn and Dr Vicki Harman from the Centre for Criminology and Sociology at Royal Holloway, University of London are carrying out research into white mothers of mixed-race children. It is part of a wider study of mixed-race children and young people that has spanned more than two decades.
Posted in Black People in Europe
Posted on 07 January 2010.
Dame Kelly Holmes, DBE MBE (born 19 April 1970) is a retired British middle distance athlete. She specialised in the 800 metres and 1500 metres events and won a gold medal for both distances at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens. She set British records in numerous events and still holds the records over the ...
Posted in Black Britain, Black Sports Stars, Black Women, Caribbean History
Posted on 21 October 2009.
In the 18th Century, some Black people in the Eighteenth Century were considerably more privileged than most. One such Woman was Dido Elizabeth Bell Lindsay.
Dido was the daughter of Captain John Lindsay of the Royal Navy. She was born in England to an African mother who was captured from a Spanish ship.
Dido lived in Kenwood ...
Posted in African History, Black Britain, Black History Month UK, Black People in Europe, Black Women, Caribbean History
Posted on 07 October 2009.
PHOENIX, AZ -- Phoenix police say the gunning down of an interracial couple by a stranger in a local Phoenix park is being investigated as a possible hate crime. A 39-year-old white female was shot to death after being confronted with a racist question about being with her black boyfriend, Jeffrey Wellmaker.
The couple was out ...
Posted in African American History, Black Women