On February 25, 2022, Russia invaded Ukraine. Many students from African and Caribbean nations were trapped in Ukraine, due to the suddenness of the invasion. Here, some Jamaicans share their accounts.
This week we’re in Canada taking a look at black Canadian history and culture! The first recorded African man in Canada was Mathieu da Costa who arrived in 1608 and acted as an interpreter for the French coloniser Samuel de Champlain. You’ve surely heard of Harriet Tubman! She was instrumental in helping enslaved Africans escape to freedom in Canada. And have you heard of Africville in Nova Scotia? For 150 years it was home to a sizeable Black Canadian population, until they were forcibly displaced as the settlement was condemned by the authorities and deconstructed. We speak about all this and so much more, in this video!
Assurance & Many Men by Ransom Beatz
Afro Boy by Thaibeats
Illustration by: Jimena Isabel Merchán. Find her on Instagram at: @jimenaimm
Along with Henrik Ibsen, Dumas was one of the originators of the “problem play,” a form of realistic drama that emerged in 19th-century Europe. Often featuring characters of the lower and middle classes, problem plays addressed a particular societal ill and proposed its remedy.
The officer who shot Jacob Blake 7 times in the back in front of his 3 children, will not face charges.
We have a common enemy. We have this in common: We have a common oppressor, a common exploiter, and a common discriminator. But once we all realize that we have this common enemy, then we unite on the basis of what we have in common. And what we have foremost in common is that enemy — the white man. He’s an enemy to all of us. I know some of you all think that some of them aren’t enemies. Time will tell.
The minister for Africa James Duddridge admitted British officials had trained officers from the now-disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) between 2016 and 2020 – having initially denied any ties.
the Kanneh-Mason siblings are remarkable in so many ways. All gifted instrumentalists in their own rights, we relish the opportunity to hear them together live.
We may not be in physical cages any more, but the othering, the racism, the rise of the far-right across Europe certainly makes me feel like a specimen, to be observed, tamed, controlled and expelled.