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  • Black History

    Aboriginal Australians

    If we take a look at modern Australia be it through TV shows, films, newspaper articles, the list of media goes on we’d rarely glimpse any of the aboriginal people. Where are they? Mainly…

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    In the Spotlight #9

    Charlotte E. Ray Now most people, and I include myself in this generalisation, have never heard of this lady – Charlotte E. Ray. Who is she? Ray was born 13th January 1850 in New…

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    Pictures from the past

    I saw these pictures and read the caption. To be fair, I didn’t read in depth what they were about. The picture did all the talking really. All of these pictures were paintings from…

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    The Berlin Conference 1884-5

    Again, I stumbled across this major historical moment in Europe. I say again, because many posts I’ve been posting recently, I’ve seen through Pinterest – just by chance or reading/hearing the name of something…

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    Black History Month Introduction

    So, it’s here. The month that is supposed to highlight the good, the bad and the ugly parts of black folks’ history regardless of where we’re from. Growing up in school I NEVER learnt…

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    In the Spotlight #8 – Jesse Owens

        “I let my feet spend as little time on the ground as possible. From the air, fast down, and from the ground, fast up”   James “Jesse” Owens may be still widely…

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    In the Spotlight #6 – Ida B. Wells

    I came across Ida B. Wells while researching for my dissertation. Her impact in the late 19th and early 20th century made me stop and read her biography. Born 16th July 1862, Wells was…

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    In the Spotlight #5 – Claudia Jones

    While finishing up with the Nella Larsen post, I wanted to see if there were any connections between the Harlem Renaissance in America and a British Afro-Caribbean cultural movement here (like carnival for example).…

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    In the Spotlight #2 – Dorothy Dandridge

     This video features Dorothy Dandridge and the Nicholas Brothers “Chattanooga Choo Choo.” No guesses who is in this month’s spotlight feature? Dorothy Dandridge. As someone who appreciates performing arts, when I came across the…