‘The Big Questions’ debate on reparations aired on Sunday (March 23). This has to be the first time in living memory that a discussion of this nature has taken place on British television where a black person has brought up some uncomfortable truths and put forward their views without being constantly interrupted, shouted down and patronised. Well done to Esther Stanford -Xosei who presented a brilliant case for reparations and schooled the nation. Brilliant!
The illegitimate, mixed-race daughter of a Captain in the Royal Navy finds her unique social standing become instrumental in the campaign to end slavery in England after meeting an idealistic young vicar’s son. Belle is inspired by the true story of Dido Elizebeth Belle (Gugu Mbatha-Raw), the illegitimate mixed race daughter of a Royal Navy Admiral. Raised by her aristocratic great-uncle Lord Mansfield (Tom Wilkinson) and his wife (Emily Watson), Belle’s lineage affords her certain privileges, yet the color of her skin […]
Via The Metro A man and woman in their 60s have been arrested after police freed three ‘highly traumatised’ women thought to have spent the last three decades imprisoned in a south London house. The arrested pair, both 67, were detained at their house following an investigation into slavery and domestic servitude after a call to police from the Freedom Charity. It is thought one of the three women held captive contacted the charity, which supports women forced to marry against their […]
This is why it is important for parents to teach their children the truth about our history and not to leave it up to teachers who have an agenda. Via The Evening Standard A school was today forced to issue an apology for a history lesson in which pupils were asked to imagine they were slave traders. The students aged 13 and 14 were shown manacles, a whip, thumb screws and iron brands and asked to come up with a business proposal for how they […]
Why is it that all the athletes that lined up for the men’s 100m final at the Beijing Olympics could trace their ancestry back to the trans-Atlantic slave trade? In this landmark documentary, Olympian Michael Johnson embarks on a personal genealogical and scientific journey in a bid to understand if he and other world-class African American and Caribbean athletes are successful as a result of slavery. Michael Johnson is a four-time Olympic gold medallist and the finest sprint athlete of his generation. […]