Growing Out: Black Hair and Black Pride in the Swinging Sixties, by Barbara Blake Hannah

If you would like to hear Barbara talk about her book and more, tune in to Radio Jamaica tomorrow (Sunday, September 11) at 1:30 p.m. on Gerry McDaniel’s show “Palav,” where she will be special guest. A young, middle-class Jamaican woman, tired of the limitations of island life, arrives in London, England, to seek her … More Growing Out: Black Hair and Black Pride in the Swinging Sixties, by Barbara Blake Hannah

Cilla

She was a working class girl, and she warmed our hearts. I feel I grew up with Cilla Black, the English singer and television star, who died today. Her real name was Priscilla Maria Veronica White and she was born in Liverpool in 1943, the daughter of Irish Catholics. Her father was a docker; her mother … More Cilla