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Am I black?

A recent dinner conversation, which included two of my southern African friends, revealed that until they each moved out of their home country, they had never considered themselves “black”. That revelation...
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Africa’s greatest story

Author N.K Read writes about what inspired her new book -  'Children of Saba' - an exciting, epic novel that re-imagines Africa's past (and future) glory. Herodotus (Greek historian c. 484–425 BC) called...
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Naomi Campbell: ‘Everyone has a temper’

She has convictions for assault, a ban from British Airways and called her summons to Charles Taylor's war crimes tribunal 'a big inconvenience'. Now the original super is turning mentor for a TV modelling...
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The Dreaded “B” Word And The Fact of Blackness

As colour is the is the most obvious outward manifestation of race it has been made the criterion by which men are judged, irrespective of their social or educational attainments. The light-skinned...