Category Archives: Black History

Tracing the Real Betty Boop back to a Notorious Bootlegger’s Club in 1920s Harlem

The 1920’s in Paris may have been roaring, but over in Harlem, they were stomping. New York’s playground was not short of an underground boozer, but there was one place in particular that dominated the scene; The Cotton Club. Patron … Continue reading

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The breathtaking courage of Harriet Tubman

“Escaping slavery; risking everything to save her family; leading a military raid; championing the cause of women’s suffrage; these are just a handful of the accomplishments of one of America’s most courageous heroes.” An animation I directed and animated in … Continue reading

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The Atlantic slave trade: What too few textbooks told you – Anthony Hazard

View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/the-atlanti… Slavery has occurred in many forms throughout the world, but the Atlantic slave trade — which forcibly brought more than 10 million Africans to the Americas — stands out for both its global scale and its … Continue reading

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The scrimshaw made by an African sailor fighting the slave trade in 1827

Matthew Sheldon, Head of the Curatorial Department at the National Museum of the Royal Navy in Portsmouth, talks about a scrimshaw belonging to an African sailor who helped the Royal Navy of the 1820s fight the transatlantic slave trade A … Continue reading

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TIMELINE: RIP Muhammed Ali: Today we mourn a man, a boxer and fighter for freedom who started as Cassius Clay born on January 17, in Louisville, Kentucky. 1954 and died on Friday June 03: 2016 of Parkinson’s – @AceNewsServices — Ace News Services

#AceNewsReport – June.04: MUHAMMAD Ali’s one-liners often packed as much punch as that famous right-hand…. Died Friday June.03: 2016 of Parkinson’s disease … God Bless .. Muhammad Ali: A Timeline Muhammad Ali 1942 — Born Cassius Clay on January 17, … Continue reading

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NARM Role Model DVD Trailer

NARM Role Model DVD Trailer from BTWSC BBM on Vimeo. This is a 10 minute excerpt from the NARM double-DVD, which highlights 32 African British male role models.The NARM (Naming And Role Model) project is funded by Heritage Lottery Fund, … Continue reading

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Hillside Beauties

Hillside Beauties from julia kurc on Vimeo.

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Robots of Brixton

Robots of Brixton from Kibwe Tavares on Vimeo.

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Trayvon Martin death: The ‘people in this community have lost faith in the police chief’s ability to keep their children safe’

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