Tag: Black History Month
Nelson Mandela hailed as greatest modern hero
At 94, Nelson Mandela has arguably become the most revered figure of the 20th Century. Nation builder, freedom fighter and symbol of reconciliation, what is his legacy to the world?
‘Father of African literature’ dies aged 82
In Chinua Achebe’s groundbreaking novels, the long-suppressed culture of his native Nigeria found a powerful voice. Today, the world remembers a remarkable writer from a remarkable time.
Mrs. Carter shocks women with marriage tour
She is one of the world’s most successful female stars, admired for her empowering musical messages. But Beyonce’s latest tour is named after her husband. A step back for feminism?
Triumphant Obama re-elected as US President
The long battle between the 51-year-old ‘skinny black kid with the funny name’, and the 65-year-old white Mormon plutocrat is over. The kid won. What next?
Serbia risk football ban after racism sparks brawl
Throughout England’s under-21 international, Serbian fans hurled missiles and verbal abuse at England’s black footballers. The game ended in chaos. Should Serbia be banned?
Michelle Obama’s ‘values’ speech boosts husband
America’s election has been ignited by the wives of both candidates for President and their ‘star power’. Michelle Obama and Ann Romney focus on human values rather than the economy.
Secret diaries uncover Obama, the young romantic
In revealing interviews, letters and diaries, ex-girlfriends of Barack Obama have revealed all about the youth of the American President. Was his fame written in the stars?
Living his dream? America remembers Reverend King
Today is Martin Luther King Jr. Day in America. But, forty years after the assassination of the civil rights leader, is racial equality a reality in the USA?
Three women win the world’s top prize for peace
One of this year's best-kept secrets came out this weekend – the winner of the Nobel Peace Prize. There were two surprises: not only were there three winners; they were all women.
Oprah bows out of self-made stardom
With 25 years of tears, laughter and soul-baring on her TV talk show, Oprah Winfrey has inspired millions. Survivor, media and business phenomenon, and America's best friend: what's her story?