Anonymous asked: What state do you live in?
Mighty Akar- Papa Bondieur
Akar is telling us why he believes in the heavenly father. Creole is the language used.
Dou Dou Mwen - Maxine
she is singing in creole about her crush.
Strong Woman by Simba Orchestra
simba explains the role of Single Parents. Nuff respect to all single mothers
Thanking the creator for his life. Explains why we should do the same
China Man - JAY DEE
In this song jay dee explains the situation of citizens in Dominica.
This is my people
TAN- hanging out in the lions den…(fya bryte farm)
New Database Allows Britons To See If Ancestors Owned Slaves
LONDON — A new database launched Wednesday lets Britons uncover uncomfortable information:whether their ancestors owned slaves.
Researchers at University College London spent three years compiling a searchable listing of thousands of people who received compensation for loss of their “possessions” when slave ownership was outlawed by Britain in 1833.
Some 46,000 people were paid a total of 20 million pounds – the equivalent of 40 percent of all annual government spending at the time – after the freeing of slaves in British colonies in the Caribbean, Mauritius, and southern Africa.
Their descendants include writers Graham Greene and George Orwell. Orwell’s real name wasEric Blair, and the trustees of his great-grandfather, Charles Blair, were paid 4,442 pounds for 218 slaves on a plantation in Jamaica.
Research associate Keith McClelland said the project would help show how the legacy of slavery still affects Britain.
He says 10 percent of wealthy 19th-century Britons were directly connected to the slave trade, and proceeds helped build railways, businesses, buildings, and art collections that still exist today.
“You are talking about a very important component of the British economy from the 17th century onwards,” McClelland said.
Britain’s Parliament abolished the slave trade in 1807, but slavery itself was not outlawed in its colonies until 26 years later. The United States followed in 1865 and Brazil in 1888.
In 2006, then-Prime Minister Tony Blair expressed “deep sorrow” for Britain’s role in the trans-Atlantic slave trade, though some felt that fell short of a full apology. The next year he said: “I have said we’re sorry and I say it again now.”
well, well, well, white folks
you know what this post was missing?
[aggressively searches for your beige ass tumblr faves]
Just sayin’…… I saw some Cumberbatches there…… Yeah.
I cannot explain how excited this makes me. Let me find out I can tell white folks about themselves.
sorry is not gonna cut it Tony fuckin Blair.