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Cudjo Lewis: the last survivor of the last slave ship from Africa to America

<i>Cudjo Lewis told his story to Zora Neale Hurston, whose 1931 book Barracoon is now being published for the first time</i><p>One longstanding feature of the Cheltenham Festival of Literature is the Cheltenham Booker Prize, which picks a year before the real Booker began and decides which novel would have …

Black History

Even Nazi prisoners of war in Texas were shocked at how black people were treated in the South

In Texas, some of the Germans actually befriended Americans of all colors<p>One morning in the spring of 1943, years before the end of World War II, …

Try this trick to go straight to sleep

Each time you choose to stay up a little longer bingeing that Netflix show, you’re beckoning death, slowly cutting off years from your life. This was …

Chris Rock: The Rolling Stone Interview

As Chris Rock would be the first to tell you, stand-up comedy brilliance doesn’t necessarily translate to movie stardom. Onstage, Rock is a virtuoso …

Virgin Galactic will continue after fatal SpaceShipTwo crash, vows Branson

Sir Richard Branson vowed that his Virgin Galactic space programme would continue after Friday’s fatal Mojave desert crash, saying millions of people “would one day love the chance to go to space”.<p>Speaking the day after the crash that killed one test pilot and left another badly injured, the …