At the age of eleven, Lee witnessed his mother Dorothy ‘Cherry’ Groce unlawfully shot by police – an event which triggered the 1985 Brixton uprising. The shooting left Cherry with physical injuries and disabilities that eventually lead to her death...Continue reading
What you help a child to love can be more important than what you help them to learn. He who runs after good fortune runs away from peace. A single bracelet does not jingle. There are no shortcuts to the...Continue reading
Until the lion has its own story teller, the hunter will always have the best part of the story. Minds are like parachutes; they only function when they are open. When the heart overflows, it comes out of the mouth....Continue reading
Edward W Blyden (1832-1912) was a significant figure in the establishment of the African state of Liberia. Born in the West Indies he grew up to be a writer, politician and theologian. After being rejected by three US colleges to...Continue reading
‘A Voice from the South’ is a book published in 1892. Its author, Anna Julia Cooper, was born in 1858 the daughter of enslaved people who were declared free by the US Emancipation Act of 1863 when she was five...