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Anything Goes

4:00 pm 7:00 pm

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Do You Remember

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Africa

Ancient Egypt is a never ending source of inspiration for many of us – their myths, their history, and their art are so wonderful and enigmatic, that they have intrigued researchers for decades. But perhaps the most astonishing part of the ancient Egyptians is their religion. Their pantheon has numerous gods that are associated with […]

Sahure was an ancient Egyptian pharaoh who lived during the Old Kingdom period. He was a ruler of the 5th Dynasty, and his reign was marked by peace and prosperity. Amongst other things, Sahure traded with foreign lands, developed a navy, and opened up mines. Sahure is also well-known for the pyramid complex that he […]

Jamaica’s seven-time Olympic gold medallist and nine-time world champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce has leapt to the defence of Namibia’s sprint aces Christine Mboma and Beatrice Masilingi, saying the teens should be left in peace to busk in the glory of Tokyo Olympics success. Speaking to Australia’s oldest broadsheet Sydney Morning Herald after Tuesday’s women’s 200m final, […]

Record company executive, mother, humanitarian makes tremendous impact A diamond jubilee comes around after 75 years, and today, Dr Rita Marley is shining like a diamond as she celebrates her 75th birthday. Much has been written and said about Rita, the singer and songwriter, member of the I-Three, mother, grandmother, humanitarian, and widow of Bob […]

Slaves cutting sugarcane on the Caribbean island of Antigua, aquatint from Ten Views of the Island of Antigua by William Clark, 1832. Barbados became the world’s first slave society when Britain’s first slave owners built the land on slavery. Prof. Hilary Beckles of the University of the West Indies noted it was a historical event […]

As a keen badminton player Ugandan Catherine Nakalembe wanted to study sport science at university but a failure to get the required grades for a government grant set her on a path that led her to Nasa and winning a prestigious food research prize, writes the BBC’s Patience Atuhaire. When Dr Nakalembe tried to explain […]

Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari don send im condolences to di goment and pipo of Ghana on top di death of dia former President, Jerry Rawlings. President Buhari say; “di entire African continent go miss di wonderful qualities of Ghana great leader.” Ghana Jerry Rawlings don die – Dis na how im death happun Ghana pastor […]

More than 100 men, women, and children were taken away from the coves of West Cork to the slave markets of North Africa. At that time the population consisted chiefly of Irish and settlers from England who had arrived some years earlier to work in the lucrative pilchard fishery under lease from the O’Driscoll chieftain, […]

Marcus Garvey Marcus Garvey and the Universal Negro Improvement Association form a critical link in black America’s centuries-long struggle for freedom, justice, and equality. As the leader of the largest organized mass movement in black history and progenitor of the modern “black is beautiful” ideal, Garvey is now best remembered as a champion of the back-to-Africa […]

A group of about twenty veterans gathered near a bridge along the west branch of South Carolina’s Stono River in the early morning light of September 9, 1739. These were no provincial militiamen, but African slaves. With their appointed leader Jemmy directing, the Africans broke into a nearby storehouse kept by Robert Bathurst and a […]