Peter Kolchin, the professor at the University of Delaware, US in his book American Slavery 1619-1877 reviews the antebellum age of slavery in such a detailed account that astonishes the reader. He tr...
One of the least known facts about the concept of race is that that it is a socially constructed ideology. Race and subsequent racism was created by White Europeans and Americans in order to justify t...
If you hate "cleaning day" put an end to it by marking it off your calendar. There's an easier way to maintain a clean house than slaving away over dust and dirt. Follow these 5 quick tips to ease...
One of the most remarkable books I have had the privilege of reading, several times, is Booker T. Washington's Up From Slavery. Let's face it, we live in a land of abundance to the point of profligacy...
Names should be positive terms, but they can be cultural baggage. If you belong to a 'minority' group, what do you call yourself? The choice is easy if it has a definite historical, geographical or re...
Once I attended a meeting in London of very keen, Black professionals, who had each paid £75 for the privilege of discussing a particular report and its potential impact on the community. I waited eag...
For many years I managed and handled sales and marketing for a computer training centre. As part of the training mix, we offered a two year vocational course to school leavers. These courses were reli...
Despite the fact that Easter and Passover are celebrated within days or weeks of each other, most Jews and Christians don't realize the link between their respective spring holiday observances. The r...
In both British and American news there has been talk of the respective governments officially apologizing for the slavery that went on two hundred years ago. Maryland's Senate approved a resolution t...
Welcome back to part 4 of this series of articles. In part one I reported that as I was writing that article a number of people were gathering in South London to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the...