Liz's 1 July News Mag

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Whose Word is the N Word?

(<b>ThyBlackMan.com</b>) In recent news, comedian Bill Maher was figuratively lynched by a mob of angry <i>Black viewers</i> and empathetic white observers because …

Apartheid spy Williamson’s dark heart exposed

Professor of Humanities and the Director of the Johannesburg Institute for Advanced Study (JIAS), University of JohannesburgPeter Vale is Professor …

Archives help families save everyday treasures

Everyone owns something with sentimental value: a movie ticket yellowed with age, a report card from primary school, or a first love letter. The …

The economic impact of colonialism

The immense economic inequality we observe in the world today is the path-dependent outcome of a multitude of historical processes, one of the most …

Colonialism

Letter shows anguish of families waiting for news of doomed HMS Terror expedition

When Captain Sir John Franklin’s ships vanished in the Arctic on a mission to discover the North West Passage, the story gripped Victorian England.<p>HMS Erebus and HMS Terror became trapped in ice and the 129 men on board waited in vain for rescue, before finally setting out on foot in a doomed …