April in London-Abolition of the Transatlantic Slave Trade Events

Tuesday 17 April
The Dr. Eric E. Williams Memorial Lecture Series – Setting the Scene: The Economic Legacy of the Transatlantic Slave Trade
Time: 6pm – 9.30pm
Venue: City Hall, Queen’s Walk, London, SE1 2AA
First lecture in the series introducing the Economic Legacy of the Transatlantic Slave Trade and re-launching the book Capitalism and Slavery.
Webcast: This event will be webcast. Links to webcasts are added shortly before transmission.

Thursday 19 April
Caribbean Voices on the Transatlantic Slave Trade – Transatlantic Slavery Seminar and Caribbean Book Fair
Time: 4.30pm – 10pm
Venue: London Metropolitan University, 116-220 Holloway Road, London N7 8DB
Admission: Free
This will be a rare opportunity to reflect on the intellectual and cultural legacies of the transatlantic slave trade from a Caribbean perspective. The seminar will feature the distinguished historian Dr. Hilary Beckles from the University of the West Indies (Cave Hill Campus, Barbados). For bookings, email: j.kingmalik@londonmet.ac.uk telephone: 020 7133 3035
Webcast: This event will be webcast. Links to webcasts are added shortly before transmission.

London and the slave trade


From the 1570s, African people were forcibly brought to London from the African continent. The London newspapers of the 17th and 18th centuries carried advertisements offering slaves for sale, whilst other newspaper advertisements attempted to find runaway slaves. There are also records of slaves being bought and sold on the London Stock Exchange. However, most British slaves were taken from Africa to the British colonies in the West Indies and at the start, slavery remained hidden from the general population. Read more about the 200th anniversary of the abolition of the Transatlantic Slave Trade and London’s role now.

Source: Mayor Of London’s Office

Lewis Hamilton drives fast

It is well documented that at the tender age of 8, little Lewis Hamilton approached McLaren boss Ron Dennis, to advise him of his talents. The Englishman responded by telling the youngster to win some races then come talk to him again.

By the age of 10, Lewis had won his first British Kart Championship, and in the years that followed he added a further four titles to his tally.

Consequently, Dennis stuck to his word, and at the age of 13 Lewis was signed to the prestigious McLaren Driver Development Support programme, the youngest driver ever to be signed up by a Formula One team. Read more about Lewis here.

Taking Care of Business in the UK-Nakai-PerleNoire-Vivid Occasions-Who’s For Dinner

These sisters are taking care of business in the United Kingdom. They are creating beautiful jewelry, selling wonderful products for the soul, providing dating services, planning fabulous events.


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Who???s for Dinner is a unique and fabulous new dating service organising dinner parties as social networking events for singles in London. The service is aimed at a wide range of social groups spanning race, religion and sexuality, which increases the possibility of meeting some wonderful people, making friends, establishing new contacts and possibly even romantic links. Make your reservation here.

Queen Charlotte

With features as conspicuously Negroid as they were reputed to be by her contemporaries, it is no wonder that the black community, both in the U.S. and throughout the British Commonwealth, have rallied around pictures of Queen Charlotte for generations. They have pointed out the physiological traits that so obviously identify the ethnic strain of the young woman who, at first glance, looks almost anomalous, portrayed as she usually is, in the sumptuous splendour of her coronation robes.

Queen Charlotte, wife of the English King George III (1738-1820), was directly descended from Margarita de Castro y Sousa, a black branch of the Portuguese Royal House. The riddle of Queen Charlotte’s African ancestry was solved as a result of an earlier investigation into the black magi featured in 15th century Flemish paintings. Two art historians had suggested that the black magi must have been portraits of actual contemporary people (since the artist, without seeing them, would not have been aware of the subtleties in colouring and facial bone structure of quadroons or octoroons which these figures invariably represented) Enough evidence was accumulated to propose that the models for the black magi were, in all probability, members of the Portuguese de Sousa family. (Several de Sousas had in fact traveled to the Netherlands when their cousin, the Princess Isabella went there to marry the Grand Duke, Philip the Good of Burgundy in the year 1429.) Read more about England’s black queen.