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  • 1st September 2018 at 2:03 pm
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    Hello i am a member of the Canterbury commemoration society and for many years i have been trying to attempt to get some kind of recognition for Aphra Behn – a restoration playwright – in fact the first female playwright and author in English in the city she was born – canterbury. She is shamefully forgotten here.

    The reason I am contacting you for any information about any black societies who would be interested if they would help us financing a plaque or statue. The reason I write because Aphra wrote the first novella in English – Oroonoko – a story of slavery and the shameful slavery trade. Quoting from Oroonoko “We are bought and sold like apes and monkeys, to be the sport of women, fools and cowards, and the support of rogues’

    Strong stuff in 1688 – and controversial at the time. Very relevant showing the indignity of humanity in our own times.

    Anyway any help will be most useful – even vocal support.

    Regards

    Helen

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  • 30th September 2018 at 6:57 am
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    Hi,
    I am an internationally published academic and writer and was wondering if you’d be interested in posting an article of my work? I previously wrote for Darkmatter journal. And amongst others for Arena magazine Australia I’ve written analyses of historical manifestations of racism and anti-racist cross-cultural radicalism”. I’m also extensively published media criticism.
    I am suggesting a piece on the David Baddiel Blackface scandal to illustrate the low priority given to actual racism in the media’s current McCarthyite anti-semitism moral panic.
    However, a short article including substantiation for me is just under 2000 words – possibly a bit long for you?
    Regards, G

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  • 30th September 2018 at 7:00 am
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    Hi,
    I am an internationally published academic and writer and was wondering if you’d be interested in posting an article of my work? I previously wrote for Darkmatter journal. And amongst others for Arena magazine Australia I’ve written analyses of historical manifestations of racism and anti-racist cross cultural radicalism”. I’ve also extensively published media criticism.
    I am suggesting a piece on the David Baddiel Blackface scandal to illustrate the low priority given to actual racism in the media’s current McCarthyite anti-semitism moral panic.
    However, a short article including substantiation for me is just under 2000 words – possibly a bit long for you?
    Regards, G

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  • 3rd October 2018 at 8:50 pm
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    The story of “Oroonoko” was actually the story of how real pedigree ‘Black Coromantee royalty’ were taken into slavery. The ‘Coromantee’ were people who came from the “Gold Coast”, (hence the term “golden guineas”), and were notoriously vicious and rebellious, rejecting slavery as an accepted state of being. These people were sent to Jamaica, because they were the strongest Black African around, with plenty of stamina. They account for why certain Black West-Indian people from a Jamaican heritage, (to this day), can not be “broken” by the white man in Britain. These rebellious “Coromantees” were so ‘bad ass’ that the British parliament actually began to bring in laws, during the slavery era “banning” British slave-traders, from “importing” them to Jamaica and other Caribbean Islands. The government of the day, had to back off, from bringing in this legislation, because the plantation class, loved, but feared these particularly, rebellious Black people, because, they were smart, and extremely strong. The women were said to be able to do the work of at least ten men. So, it was argued, that these people were royalty or people who were well acquainted with government. Perhaps the Jamaican Maroons were descendants? The Maroons were the feared by the British Red-coats during slave rebellions, where their Jamaican territories, were referred to as “look-back-land”, where whites had to continually ‘look back’ for fear of guerrilla attacks. The authoress may well have sat and spoke to the real “Oroonoko” herself as her source.

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  • 8th October 2018 at 10:16 am
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    Trying to find a speaker for a school, please help

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  • 9th October 2018 at 10:24 am
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    Hi
    I am a black Scottish author with Jamaican roots now living in Australia.
    I would like to recommend my hard hitting autobiography to you and your colleagues.
    The book is available on Amazon. https://www.amazon.com.au/legacy-truth-Floyd-Collins-ebook/dp/B07B78Q78W/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1529585557&sr=8-2&keywords=legacy+and+truth and can be downloaded to kindle or any phone or tablet for £2.30, paperback is also available for £6.70.
    I am also happy to attend any open discussion you may have to answer any questions.

    Kind Regards
    Floyd Collins
    Author

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  • 31st October 2018 at 12:44 am
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    Hello. My name is Nware Burge. I am a from Newark, New Jersey and I currently teach history at Woodrow Wilson High School in Camden, New Jersey-U.S.A. I am sending this e-mail regarding my documentary film “D.N.A. – Using Genealogy To Change My (Slave) Last Name”. The film just recently won the 2018 Yaa Asantewaa award for Best Documentary at the Black Star International Film Festival in Accra, Ghana this past August.

    The premise of the film focuses on my struggles with the reality of my last name historically being that of European decent, and more specifically, of a European slave owner. It also touches on the idea of Anthroponymy and or Onomastics, the origin and history of the use of proper names. In the documentary film I decide to turn to DNA genealogy, in the hopes of finding out my specific ethnic African group. I will also eventually take the last name or surname of that specific African ethnic group once I find out the results of my D.N.A. genealogy.

    In the documentary film I interview Dr. Gina Paige of African Ancestry.Com, New York State Senator Kevin Parker, African Studies scholar Dr. Leonard Jeffries and several Professors and scholars as well as other significant individuals, to speak on the subject of names and Black culture. I would be more than happy as well as humbled to screen my film along with a Q&A for The Black Presence In Britain and any affiliates or an article written regarding the film. My goal is to garner global support and/or media/financial support such as grants, etc. My contact information is below along with several recent pics regarding the film. The trailer will be sent via Vimeo link.

    To add I will be in London from November 21st to November 27th. I will be interviewing and filming at the Society of Genealogist as well as doing research on my mother’s surname Lovett and my father’s surname Burge which is of English origin.

    E-mail : dnanamechange@gmail.com. / Phone : 1-267-984-9313

    Hope to hear from you soon,

    Nware Burge – M.S.ed / B.A.

    https://vimeo.com/282044988

    https://face2faceafrica.com/article/with-an-award-winning-documentary-this-african-american-is-urging-black-people-to-trace-their-african-roots

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