Posted on 23 August 2010.
Today Most Western countries are struggling to pay off their national debt and keep their houses in order, it seems though, that things have been the same many times before. The 1770's were no different. People came up with unpopular and outlandish ideas to balance the books, just as they do today. The article below ...
Posted in Black Britain, Black History, Black People in Europe, Slavery
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 18 September 2009.
Sharpe was Possibly the Most Prominent of the Abolitionists and today, is certainly the most celebrated.? Sharp wrote numerous articles about slavery, religious history and now and then turned his hand to Social theory.
He was born in Durham on 10 November 1735 and was one of eight children. He was sent to London to become ...
Posted in African History, Black Britain, Black People in Europe, Slavery
Posted on 01 May 2009.
By SARAH MOORE
April, 19, 2009
A free African-American in 1836 rendered "valuable assistance" to the Texas Army during the Texas Revolution, according to a historical marker on his grave near Nacogdoches.
Records show that William E. Goyens and many others -slaves and freemen and indentured servants - all were involved in the revolution 173 years ago.
But in ...
Posted in African American History, Slavery
Posted on 30 March 2009.
Two months into the administration of the first African-American president, Liz Sidoti of the Associated Press takes a look today at some of the "old racial stereotypes and Internet-fueled falsehoods'' about President Barack Obama that have "flourished.''
There was that New York Post cartoon portraying the president as a monkey, that California mayor resigning after circulating ...
Posted in African American History, African History, Slavery
Posted on 20 March 2009.
I don’t remember ever having asked myself what race I belonged to. I was born advantaged in a society that discriminated against non-whites.
So, am I white? The answer isn’t so simple. On my identity card, it says my skin color is white. So, am I white? Let’s have a look at my genealogical tree; since ...
Posted in African American History, African History, Black People in Europe, Black Women, Caribbean History
Posted on 02 March 2009.
This list of black history books is not exhaustive by any means.
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* Staying Power-The History of Black people in Britain by Peter Fryer (Pluto Press 1984)
* Black ...
Posted in Black Britain, Black History Books, Black People in Europe
Posted on 02 March 2009.
Rwandan Genocide: Why it happened and Why it shouldn’t have happen The year 2004 marked the 10th anniversary of the Rwandan Genocide in which 1,000,000 Rwandans were slaughtered over the course of 100 days, although some officials reported a span of 8 weeks….
Posted in African History