According to black Dutch researcher Egmond Codfried and author of the book "Belle van Zuylen's forgotten grandmother" there was black nobility in Europe, but there history and images were later carefully tucked away.
An unidentified EUROPEAN QUEEN of the medieval period. Remember, Europe was under the rule of majority BLACK/MULATTO MONARCHS until the whites took power around 1848. Henry VIII, Phillips II and Charles V were all black men;you already know that, right? Princeton University Art Museum Opens “Revealing the African Presence in Renaissance Europe” Exhibit on February 16th
"Vintage Black Glamour, is now available for pre-order! It will be published in June by Rocket 88 Books. Pre-ordering today means that your credit card will be charged immediately and you will receive the book upon publication in June. Also, If you pre-order by March 15th your name will be printed in the book in The Roll of Honour (see the site for more details)."
As commemorations of the WWI centenary begin, let's remember that many African-Caribbeans joined the forces. 'Black Poppies' by Stephen Bourne tracks their endeavours in The Great War. www.thebritishbla...
Barbara Blake Hannah was the first black news Anchor on British TV in 1968. Her TV presence was short, but her story reveals much of the working climate in those days. About her experience she wrote: ‘After nine months my contract was terminated and I was told that the producers were under pressure from viewers who called in daily to say, "Get that nigger off our screens." My producer tried to break it to me gently, but it still hurt, especially when I was replaced by an Australian girl.’ Blake was born in Jamaica.