A boyfriend proposed to his girlfriend when he had just six months to live – then spent the rest of his days making his bride’s dreams come true. Chris Price, 26, promised to give ‘love of his life’ Ceri, 29, everything she ever wished for after he was diagnosed with terminal cancer. The pair had… [Continue Reading]
Sligoville, St Catherine:On November 2, 1930, Ras Tafari Makonnen was crowned Emperor Haile Selassie I of Ethiopia in Africa. His supporters believe that he was the earthly manifestation of God or Jah. His birth, it is said, was foretold in the Bible and his lineage goes back several centuries before the birth of Christ. Selassie… [Continue Reading]
The producer of The Simpsons has decided to give his vast fortune away before he dies from colon cancer. Sam Simon, 58, is spending his final months funding projects that feed homeless people and save animals from being killed in animal shelters. ‘The truth is, I have more money than I’m interested in spending. Everyone… [Continue Reading]
Fela Kuti was born on October 15, 1938, in Abeokuta, Nigeria. Beginning in the 1960s, Kuti pioneered his own unique style of music called “Afrobeat.” Rebelling against oppressive regimes through his music came at a heavy cost. Kuti was arrested 200 times and endured numerous beatings, but continued to write political lyrics, producing 50 albums… [Continue Reading]
Charles Nduka was born in London and grew up in London and Henley-on-Thames. He studied medicine at Oxford University, where he undertook an intercalated degree for which he was awarded a Master of Arts degree. He completed his clinical studies for the MB BS degree at St. Mary’s Hospital, in London. He graduated in 1994… [Continue Reading]
On a balmy day in July last year, three people sat down to share tea and biscuits together in a Surrey community hall. Ray and Violet Donovan, a smart, middle-aged couple, listened to a softly-spoken, suited young man tell them of his dreams and plans for the future. After three hours of laughing together and… [Continue Reading]
Names: Biko, Stephen Bantu Born: 18 December 1946, Tylden, Eastern Province (now Eastern Cape), South Africa Died: 12 September 1977, Pretoria, South Africa In summary: Black Consciousness Movement (BCM) leader, South Africa’s most influential and radical student leader in the 1970s, law student, banned person, political prisoner. Biko was killed in detention. Stephen (Steve) Bantu… [Continue Reading]
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