Setting off to spend a year teaching English in Zhejiang province in south-eastern China, I expected plenty of surprises. But what struck me most was something they tend not to … Continue Reading China’s cheerful racists
The name Jim Crow is often used to describe the segregation laws, rules, and customs which arose after Reconstruction ended in 1877 and continued until the mid-1960s. How did the … Continue Reading Who Was Jim Crow?
A widely reported crack in the Rift Valley was not formed by tectonic movement, but by erosion of soil from recent heavy rains A large chasm that appeared in Kenya’s … Continue Reading Africa is slowly splitting in two
Black nationalist leader Marcus Garvey is shown in a military uniform as the ‘Provisional President of Africa’ during a parade up Lenox Avenue in Harlem, New York City, in August … Continue Reading From Jamaica’s Marcus Garvey Came An African Vision Of Freedom