Posted on 19 January 2013.
The excerpt below is taken from a London diary. It outlines the treatment of African American soldiers in England during WW2.
American Soliders Assault West Indian
The village hall is large and pleasant, and the Clerk of the Council, who sat at the receipt of custom and kept a fatherly eye on everything, is an efficient and ...
Posted in Black Britain, Black History
Posted on 24 January 2012.
If , like me, you keep an eye on the British media and the way that it reports race, then you will not have let events of December 2011 go unnoticed.
Seasoned observers of the media will recognise that headlines seem to be on a perpetual carousel, every now and again racism rears its ugly head. ...
Posted in Black Britain, Black History, Black History Month UK, Black People in Europe, Black Women, Editors Blog
Posted on 10 December 2011.
Racism: on the pitch but off the agenda
By Jon Burnett : Original Article IRR
24 November 2011, 5:00pm
What should we make of recent allegations of racism in football?
UNTIL recently, the narrative on racism in English football resembled something of a self-congratulatory redemption story. The forms of racist abuse that were explicit in the 1980s - fans throwing ...
Posted in Black History Month UK
Posted on 28 October 2011.
Time seems to have flown by since August last year when we saw images on our tv screens
of our communities again going up in flames after a Black man had died at the hands of the police.
It was a signal reminder of how quickly our memories dim when all the media outlets started
to howl about ...
Posted in Black Britain, Black History, Black History Books, Black History Month UK, Black People in Europe, Caribbean History
Posted on 21 October 2011.
Open the Door for Black Coaches
Submitted Article by Carla Palmer
There are 92 professional football clubs in the UK and about 25% of the players are black. Despite the fact that the number of black players has continued to rise there are only two black managers. This situation is contributed to by a lack of recognition ...
Posted in Black History, Black People in Europe, Black Sports Stars, Guest Blog Posts
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 20 June 2011.
The Guardians Education Correspondent, Jessica Shepherd wrote at the end of May:
Call from leading black academics that an urgent culture change is needed at UK universities as figures reveal just 50 black British professors out of more than 14,000, and the number has barely changed in eight years, according to data from the Higher Education ...
Posted in Black Britain, Black History, Black People in Europe, Black Women, Caribbean History
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 16 October 2009.
Race riots in the U.K have occurred for some time in Britain. Some of the first recorded "Race Riots" involving black people took place in Liverpool. Liverpool has a long established black community left over from its former status as a Slave Port.
John Johnson a West Indian was stabbed in the face by 2 Scandinavians ...
Posted in African History, Black Britain, Black History, Black History Month UK, Black People in Europe, Black Soldiers, 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
Posted on 04 May 2009.
Walter Tull was born in Folkestone on 28th April 1888. His father was a carpenter from Barbados who had moved to Folkestone and married a local woman. By the age of nine, Walter had lost both his parents, and when he was 10 he and his brother Edward were sent to a Methodist orphanage in ...
Posted in Black Britain, Black History, Black History Month UK, Black Soldiers, Black Sports Stars, Caribbean History
Posted on 29 April 2009.
Registration closes 18 May 2009 - Book now to avoid disappointment!
The Unit for the Social Study of Thalassaemia and Sickle Cell (TASC Unit) at De Montfort University, Leicester is pleased to present this exclusive one-day conference.
The conference examines Sickle Cell Disorders, healthcare neglect in prisons, racism in the criminal justice system and the introduction of ...
Posted in African History, Black Britain, Black People in Europe