Category Archives: Black History

BBC World Service – Outlook, Banned from voting for my wife, so we changed the law

Desmond and Sheena Meade’s historic battle to give ex-felons the right to vote in Florida When Desmond Meade’s wife Sheena ran for public office in Florida, he wanted nothing more than for her to win. But there was one thing … Continue reading

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Rediscovering the African roots of Brazil’s martial art capoeira

An older form of the Brazilian dance-like martial art has been forgotten by many. Brazil is well known as the home of the dance-like martial art capoeira, but its roots in fact lie across the Atlantic. In Angola, one man … Continue reading

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Legacies of British Slave Ownership – Prof Catherine Hall

For too long the abolition of the Atlantic slave trade in 1807 and slavery in the British colonies in the Americas in 1833 have dominated the ways in which Britons have (mis)remembered slavery. The Legacies of British Slave-ownership project at … Continue reading

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Wade in the Water

Wade in the Water (2019 Recording)- Performed and Produced by Cynthia Liggins Thomas Wade in the Water (1925 Recording)- Performed by The Sunset Four Jubilee Singers “Wade in the Water” was written during the era of slavery in the United … Continue reading

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Slave Songbook : Origin of the negro Spiritual

Excerpt from PBS documentary History Dectectives Slave Songbook tracing the development of Negro Spirituals and cultural connections to Africa

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World’s Largest Blue Plaque Honouring Notting Hill Carnival Pioneers

70 Pioneers are honoured. Nubian Jak Community Trust. Valley Fontaine was there for BBC Radio London

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Black Tulsans Work to Rebuild ‘Black Wall Street’ Decades After Massacre | WSJ

The Tulsa Massacre of 1921 destroyed hundreds of Black-owned businesses and homes in the city’s Greenwood District. A century later, entrepreneurs and activists are working to preserve “Black Wall Street’s” memory while pushing to rebuild and recover what was lost. … Continue reading

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Biden to target racial wealth gap following 100 year mark of Tulsa Race Massacre

President Biden is targeting the racial wealth gap with initiatives to help communities of color. Isaac Boltansky, director of policy research at Compass Point Research and Trading, joins CBSN’s Tanya Rivero with the impact Mr. Biden’s plan could have on … Continue reading

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The Manchester meeting that changed world history: The 5th Pan-African Congress 1945

In October 1945, key figures of the African continent gathered in Manchester, England for the 5th Pan-African Congress. It was the largest meeting of its kind ever seen, with some of the world’s great liberationists and civil-rights campaigners attending. On … Continue reading

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What do Aboriginal People Think of Black Africans

Aboriginal Indigenous People in Darwin Tiwi islands get together and discuss their connection to africa #aboriginal​ #indiginous​ #BLM​ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jouhzu/​ Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/Jouhzu/?noti…​ I went to Darwin and to the Tiwi islands and asked the indigenous people from different tribes what they … Continue reading

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