The latter 15 minutes of this BBC radio programme, first broadcast on 22.7.2015, addressed the issue of the meanings of and history behind the word “black” and specifically its inextricable association with slavery in its application to describe the brown skin of Africans and people of African descent. Makes our point very well.
The negative history of the term “black” as applied to humans – slavery of Africans by Arabs in 7th century, then by Europeans from 15th-19th centuries – is tackled among other things in Dr Harvey’s book. In short the word was used to justify slavery by denoting Africans and their diaspora as “inferior”, i.e. was […]
Raheem, we need you! Raheem Sterling (pictured here with his partner) is a premiership footballer, about to start the new season in a few weeks’ time in new team colours. Your support for the campaign is welcome! When you can, take some time out of your busy footballing schedule to sign the petition. Thank you!
It’s not everyday that a social media conversation goes truly global – but that’s what’s happened with the “growing up” hashtags currently spreading around the world It all started in the United States, with some wry inside jokes about life in African-American families. They were posted on social media networks with the hashtag Growing Up […]