October 27, 2021

Why White History Month doesn’t make sense

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By Elizabeth Paulat from Care2 As Black History Month kicks off, I want to address a sentiment that is echoed around the nation every February, without fail: ”Why is there no White History Month?” The Twitter-dome hashtags it, children repeat it and grown adults honestly wonder when their heritage will be up for celebration. “If I say I’m proud […]

Three sacked after ‘dine and dash’ accusation backfires

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From BBC Three employees have been sacked and a restaurant has been closed after two black women were wrongly accused of a ‘dine and dash’ in Missouri. Alexis Brison and her friend were about to eat a meal at a branch of Applebee’s Bar and Grill in Independence, when two police officers approached their table […]

The Editor Speaks: Black History Month

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Black History Month is February. One of our stories today, “Bichotte commemorates Black History Month’ had prompted my attention that we had not mentioned it. We should have done, but as it is a predominantly American celebration perhaps that will be enough to exonerate us, especially as it more commonly known as African-American History Month. […]

Bichotte commemorates Black History Month

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BY NELSON A. KING From Caribbean Life Brooklyn Assembly Member Rodneyse Bichotte has paid tribute to those who persevered through racial oppression, intolerance and injustice to pave the way for civil rights in the United States. Bichotte, who represents the 42nd Assembly District also recognized “those who have taken up the helm in today’s challenging […]

‘Special’ launch for Black History Month

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By Steph Crosier, From Kingston Whig-Standard With Black History Month a few days away, the launch was hosted Sunday evening by the African & Caribbean Students’ Association at Queen’s University. Judith Brown, president of the Afro-Caribe Communty Foundation and adviser to the Queen’s students, was pleased to learn the launch was in the Robert Sutherland […]

UK: Caribbean photography exhibition begins Black History Month at the Belgrade Theatre

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From Warwick Black History Month celebrations are kicking off at the Belgrade Theatre with the launch of a Caribbean photography exhibition; Embodied Islands running from 4 – 28 October. The exhibition has been put together and curated by Associate Professor Dr Fabienne Viala, Director of the Yesu Persaud Centre for Caribbean Studies at the University […]

It’s time to tackle mental health inequality among black people

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By Edward Davie From Guardian Professional Lambeth will lead the way in the treatment of mental health in black communities What 12 Years a Slave tells us about 21st century black mental health Black men face inequalities in cancer care With African and Caribbean people far more likely to be diagnosed with a serious mental […]