Harriett Tubman

Harriet Tubman escaped slavery to become a leading abolitionist. She led hundreds of enslaved people to freedom along the route of the Underground Railroad. Synopsis Harriet Tubman was an American bondwoman who escaped from slavery in the South to become a leading abolitionist before the American Civil War. She was born in Maryland in 1820,… [Continue Reading]

Reggae singer John Holt

Reggae vocalist John Holt, who sang the original version of Blondie’s hit The Tide is High, has died aged 69. His manager Copeland Forbes told the Jamaica Observer he died in a London hospital on Sunday. The cause of death has yet to be confirmed. Holt rose to fame in the 1960s as the lead… [Continue Reading]

Jimmy Cliff – Wonderful World, Beautiful People

Kids Company

Kids Company was founded by Camila Batmanghelidjh in 1996. We provide practical, emotional and educational support to vulnerable inner-city children. Our services reach 36,000 and intensively support 18,000 children across London and Bristol, including the most deprived and at risk whose parents are unable to care for them due to their own practical and emotional… [Continue Reading]

Oliver Stone Calls Whistleblower Edward Snowden a Hero

Stone went on to praise WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and Bradley Manning, and condemned President Barack Obama’s administration for its prosecution of whistleblowers. SHANGHAI – Director Oliver Stone brought thunderous applause to a crowd of more than 500 festivalgoers at the 16th Shanghai International Film Festival in China in June 2013 when he praised whistleblower… [Continue Reading]

Girl, 15, who kept her terminal cancer a secret to lead a ‘normal life’

The parents of a cancer stricken teenager have told how their daughter kept her terminal illness a secret before she died. Leah Wilby, 15, wanted no one to know she was dying because she didn’t want any special treatment – preferring instead to spend her final weeks studying for her GCSEs and choosing a dress… [Continue Reading]

Grandmother helps generations of students

When Carol Caldwell returned to Midway Elementary after a number of years away, she experienced something of a shock. The parent teacher organization she’d worked so hard to establish when her daughter enrolled in fourth grade at the Polvadera school had ceased to exist. This time it was Caldwell’s granddaughter who was about to start… [Continue Reading]