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Teaching Our Own: Black Homeschooling Fair – Sat 3rd May 2014

On Saturday 3rd May 2014, Black History Studies took part in Leah Salmon’s first ‘Teaching Our Own: Black Homeschooling Fair’ at Chesnuts Community Centre in Tottenham. It’s becoming apparent that the education system isn’t working as well as it should. … Continue reading

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A positive output from our Black Economic Empowerment Course

On Saturday 29th March 2014, I left my house to go for a walk and do a bit of shopping. I passed through the Dr Laila Afrika event that was being held at Parkview Acaemy and met up with my … Continue reading

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5 Reasons why we need Black Businesses

5 Reasons why we need Black Businesses by Charmaine Simpson According to George Subira in his book ‘Black Folks Guide to Business Success’, a Black Business is a business doing legal and profitable transactions and is owned by a person … Continue reading

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15 Things You Did Not Know About Queen / Pharaoh Hatshepsut

15 Things You Did Not Know About Queen / Pharaoh Hatshepsut By Charmaine Simpson Hatshepsut Ma’at-ka-Ra was the first female pharaoh of Kemet. She reigned between 1650-1600 BC during the 18th dynasty. Ma’at-ka-Ra means ‘Truth/Order/Balance (“Ma’at”) and the Spirit/Double (“ka”) … Continue reading

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15 Things You Did Not Know About the Moors

1.    The Spanish occupation by the Moors began in 711 AD when an African army, under their leader Tariq ibn-Ziyad, crossed the Strait of Gibraltar from northern Africa and invaded the Iberian peninsula ‘Andalus’ (Spain under the Visigoths). 2.    A … Continue reading

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Britain’s Black Debt: Reparations for Caribbean Slavery and Native Genocide lecture by Dr Hilary Beckles

On Tuesday 26th February 2013, my princess and I attended the lecture of ‘Britain’s Black Debt: Reparations for Caribbean Slavery and Native Genocide’, by Dr Hilary Beckles at the London Metropolitan Archives as part of the International Huntley Symposium. The … Continue reading

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15 Things You Did Not Know about the History of Black People in London before 1948

15 Things You Did Not Know about the History of Black People in London before 1948 By Charmaine Simpson Black people came from all over Europe and Africa and settled in London where their presence is significant but little known.  … Continue reading

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