The Bantu Expansion

Since we are still with migrations and the movement of people, I decided to get stuck in Africa for another blog update. Today I will speak about the Bantu expansion. Now I did not know about this until I actually had a look around, so due to my lack of knowledge of the subject, this … More The Bantu Expansion

A Brief Overview of Indian Migration and Diaspora in Africa

The Indian diaspora in Africa has seen a number of fluctuating migrations in the last two centuries. The majority of Indians came to Africa as indentured servants to the British. The use of indentured servants became particularly popular in the 19th century after the abolition of slavery, as the next cheapest form of labour. 32,000 … More A Brief Overview of Indian Migration and Diaspora in Africa

The Bulldagger of the Harlem Renaissance, The Gay Emperor, The Bisexual Pirate and the Blonde Bombshell

This month in the UK is LGBT history month and in its honour I have decided to look at a figure from each group in the acronym. Lesbian – Gladys Bentley Born in 1907, Bentley left home at 16 for New York where she soon ended up in Harlem. Harlem had become known as the … More The Bulldagger of the Harlem Renaissance, The Gay Emperor, The Bisexual Pirate and the Blonde Bombshell

Review: Belle

In honour of Black History month, I will be reviewing the film Belle which was recently released on DVD. It follows Dido Elizabeth Belle who was the daughter of Captain John Lindsay and Maria Belle, a slave, through the race, class and gender struggles in 18th century England at the time of the famous Zong … More Review: Belle

Black Representation in Marvel and DC Comics

Representation in the media has long been debated whether it be racial, female, LGBT, disabled or cultural. In this post I will look at black representation in comic books, more specifically at superhero characters and comics produced by the two major America companies Marvel and DC. Both companies were founded under different names in 1939 … More Black Representation in Marvel and DC Comics

The Rugby World Cup 1995- A win for South Africa and Mandela?

 Nelson Mandela and Francois Pienaar after South Africa won the Rugby World Cup 1995. Before I start this blog post as part of our culture month, I would just like to remember what a great man Nelson Mandela was. The man who sadly left us on 5th December 2013, was finally free. For many years … More The Rugby World Cup 1995- A win for South Africa and Mandela?

Black History Month; Obama and His Place in History

The theme for this month’s set of blogs is Black History. Black History Month (BHM), also known as African History Month (AHM), was created to promote and bring attention to black history and culture around the world. Black History month is in the month of October in the UK whilst it is in February in … More Black History Month; Obama and His Place in History