Love Thy Neighbour is a British television sitcom which was broadcast from 13 April 1972 until 22 January 1976.
A white working-class socialist has his world turned upside down when an educated black man moves in next door. In semi-suburban Twickenham, Eddie Booth is a passionately left-wing, ignorant Mancunian bigot who's not afraid of a racial epithet or two. When his new neighbours, Bill and Barbie Reynolds, turn out to be Trinidadian, he's far from pleased. But even worse than their colour - they vote Conservative. The principal cast consists of Jack Smethurst, Rudolph Walker, Nina Baden-Semper, and Kate Williams.
Rudolph Walker lives Reading and is an active community member
Sir Trevor McDonald, OBE (born George McDonald; 16 August 1939 San Fernando, Trinidad and Tobago age 79 ) is a Trinidadian-British newsreader and journalist, best known for his career as a news presenter with ITN.
The Real McCoy was a BBC Television sketch comedy show that ran from 1991 to 1996 featuring an array of black and Asian comedy stars. It was a groundbreaking sketch show that brought the black
British perspective to TV, packed with guest stars, music and razor-sharp comedy.
Special request to the talented Felix Dexter RIP
In 1979, Janet made history by becoming the 'First British born Black Female Reggae Artist to have a No. 1 in the British Pop Charts
Janet Kay, was born Janet Kay Bogle (the first of 6 children) in London to Jamaican parents. Janet is a descendant of the Jamaican National Hero the Rt Excellent Deacon Paul Bogle.
As a sixties child, Janet was exposed to the singing greats, especially those from the Tamla Motown stable and as a result of the exposure and inspiration, Janet's love for singing was born.
In 1977, whilst in Secretarial College, Janet was invited by her school friend Sonia Ferguson (who recorded a cover version of Smokey Robinson's 'Oh Baby Baby' in the late 70's) to a band rehearsal. Destiny saw to it that band member Tony Gad heard Janet singing in the rehearsal room. He was so impressed with the sweetness of Janet's voice that he introduced her to the reggae legend, the Late Great Alton Ellis.
That meeting resulted in Janet recording a cover version of Minnie Ripperton's 'Loving You' (produced by Alton Ellis), which became a reggae smash hit spending many weeks at No. 1 in the reggae charts.
The following year, 1978, saw Janet record 2 more cover versions, 'I Do Love You' and 'That's What Friends Are For', again, both spending weeks at No. 1 in the reggae charts.
In 1979, Janet made history by becoming the 'First British born Black Female Reggae Artist to have a No. 1 in the British Pop Charts' - Music Guinness Book of Records. The song 'Silly Games', (produced by Dennis Bovell) was a hit not only in the UK but also in Europe.
Janet's songwriting prowess became evident on the release of her first album 'Capricorn Woman'. The album was, and still is a best seller. All the songs except 2 were penned by Janet Kay.
By now, Janet had become known as the 'Queen of Lover's Rock'. In that same year Janet was presented with the awards for Best 7" Vinyl Single, Best 12" Vinyl Single and Best Female Vocalist 1979 by Black Echoes Music Newspaper.
Robert Sengstacke Abbott (1870 - 1940)
Without Abbott's creative vision, many of the Black publications of today—such as Ebony, Essence, Black Enterprise, and Upscale—wouldn't exist. In 1905, Abbott founded the Chicago Defender weekly newspaper. The paper originally started out as a four-page pamphlet, increasing its circulation with every edition. Abbott and his newspaper played an integral part in encouraging African Americans to migrate from the South for better economic opportunities.
The Tuskegee Airmen were a group of primarily African-American military pilots (fighter and bomber) and airmen who fought in World War II.
The 99th Pursuit Squadron (later the 99th Fighter Squadron) was the first black flying squadron, and the first to deploy overseas (to North Africa in April 1943, and later to Sicily and Italy). The 332nd Fighter Group, which originally included the 100th, 301st and 302nd Fighter Squadrons, was the first black flying group. It deployed to Italy in early 1944.
The Tuskegee Airmen were the first African-American military aviators in the United States Armed Forces. During World War II, black Americans in many U.S. states were still subject to the Jim Crow laws and the American military was racially segregated, as was much of the federal government. The Tuskegee Airmen were subjected to discrimination, both within and outside the army.
Jesse Owens (1913 - 1980)
Owens was a track-and-field athlete who set a world record in the long jump at the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin—and went unrivaled for 25 years. He won four gold medals at the Olympics that year in the 100- and 200-meter dashes, along with the 100-meter relay and other events off the track. In 1976, Owens received the Presidential Medal of Freedom and was posthumously awarded the Congressional Gold Medal in 1990
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