Category: History

Dorothy Height To Be Honored on 2017 U.S. Postage Stamp

Dorothy Height To Be Honored on 2017 U.S. Postage Stamp

| December 1, 2016 | 0 Comments

        Truth—we may have to dial back the Public Enemy lyrics from “Fight The Power”: “Most of my heroes don’t appear on no stamps.” Because, frankly, since the Black Heritage Stamps series started, most of my heroes do, in fact, appear on stamps. From Malcolm X and Ida B. Wells to Harriet […]

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Caribbean Nurses Who Saved Britain’s Health Service Honored In New Documentary

Caribbean Nurses Who Saved Britain’s Health Service Honored In New Documentary

| November 24, 2016 | 0 Comments

LONDON, England, Wednesday November 23, 2016 – When the first pictures were released of Britain’s two youngest royals, few people noticed the midwife who had headed the team that brought them into the world. Standing quietly in the background, Dr Jacqui Dunkley-Bent is a professor of midwifery and living proof that a black woman can […]

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Networking and FREE drinks at Windrush Square

Networking and FREE drinks at Windrush Square

| July 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

Interested in networking and having some rum punch in a cultural African Caribbean atmosphere? If so, you are invited to join CaribDirect Multi-Media and Affinity Legacy Planning LL.P for a drink and a chat at Windrush Square, south London from 6pm on Monday 1st August 2016. The schedule for the March is as follows: 10am […]

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Troubling Freedom: “We must preserve freedom at all cost”

Troubling Freedom: “We must preserve freedom at all cost”

| May 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

Last Friday saw the coming together of Antigua and Barbuda citizens, friends and well-wishers for a most special occasion, the formal fundraising book launch of Troubling Freedom: Antigua and the aftermath of British Emancipation. Presided over by newly installed Antigua and Barbuda High Commissioner Dr Karen-Mae Hill who is an attorney and former General Manager […]

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World’s third oldest person is a Jamaican woman

World’s third oldest person is a Jamaican woman

| April 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

Jamaica’s oldest citizen, supercentenarian Violet Moss Brown, is approximately eight months younger than the world’s oldest person, Susannah Mushatt Jones of the United States, according to information available from the Gerontology Research Group (GRG) website. Moss Brown, who is ranked third by the GRG and who was introduced to local readers by an article published […]

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Venezuela has no legal basis for claiming Guyana’s land

Venezuela has no legal basis for claiming Guyana’s land

| April 24, 2016 | 0 Comments

Last Monday (April 18th) The Ramphal Institute once again delivered an impacting and immensely insightful lecture on the brewing Guyana – Venezuela border controversy. The keynote speaker at this high profile event that attracted the interest of several Caribbean High Commissioners and their consular staff; members of the academic community and of course, several concerned […]

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Dame Linda Dobbs speaks out about racism at the bar

Dame Linda Dobbs speaks out about racism at the bar

| April 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

Clerks would Tippex out her name on briefs and write in the name of male pupil they wanted to be the tenant. The country’s first female ethnic minority lawyer to become a High Court judge has shared her story in a tell-all interview, and it makes for shocking viewing. Dame Linda Dobbs has exposed shameful […]

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Harriet Tubman to Appear on United States $20 Bill

Harriet Tubman to Appear on United States $20 Bill

| April 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON — The Treasury Department will announce on Wednesday afternoon that Harriet Tubman, an African-American who ferried thousands of slaves to freedom, will replace the slaveholding Andrew Jackson on the center of a new $20 note, according to a Treasury official, while the newly popular Alexander Hamilton will remain on the face of the $10 […]

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Barbados slaves rebelled against slavery this week in 1816

Barbados slaves rebelled against slavery this week in 1816

| April 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

The year was 1816 – the location, Bridgetown, capital of the British colony at Barbados. Sugar cane grew well in the tropical Caribbean islands and fetched high prices for landowners in the European and American markets. Under the guidance of the Dutch – who colonized the island before the British – and a group of […]

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Guyana Vice President to speak on Guyana-Venezuela dispute

Guyana Vice President to speak on Guyana-Venezuela dispute

| April 10, 2016 | 0 Comments

In spite of the carefully drafted Treaty of Geneva that saw the nations of Guyana and Venezuela sign on February 17th 1966, these countries are yet to put the ensuing border or boundary dispute to rest. Guyana’s independence in 1966 has not helped the tension over the years in respect of 159,500 km² of land the […]

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