Black Tuesday: Why the Stock Market Crash of 1929 Was So Terrible

We’ve had our share of market slips, but none that shook the nation so severely. By percentage, Oct. 29, 1929, now known better as Black Tuesday, was only the fourth-biggest Dow Jones drop in US history, as the markets tumbled 11.73%. Unfortunately, it came the day after third biggest fall, with its 12.82% slip. For … Read more

The Black Sheep Review | Eat & Drink

The Gladwin Brothers have already had quite a few London hits – Soho’s Sussex, Battersea’s Nutbourne, Notting Hill’s The Shed, Chelsea’s Rabbit and Richmond’s Fat Badger – and now the duo are onto their sixth restaurant, this time right in the heart of Wimbledon Village. Like its siblings, The Black Sheep is all about showing … Read more

We Now Know Who to Blame for the Black Death, According to These Scientists

For centuries historians have debated just exactly where the Black Death – the world’s deadliest plague – originated. Now, thanks to 14th-century tombstones near Issyk-Kul, a lake in a mountainous area in what is now Kyrgyzstan, scientists claim that they’ve discovered the genesis of the plague that, in the span of eight years, killed 60% … Read more

Black Fantasy Is Coming To The Hayward Gallery

Coming to London this Summer, the Hayward Gallery presents In the Black Fantastic, a first-of-its-kind UK exhibition curated by writer, journalist, and curator, Ekow Eshun. With works from 11 contemporary artists from the African diaspora, the exhibition highlights the work of Black artists using fantastical elements in their art to address racism and social injustices, … Read more

Army Posthumously Promotes First Black Colonel to One-Star General

The Army has awarded a posthumous honorary promotion to the service’s first Black colonel, elevating him to brigadier general more than 100 years after his death, Army Times has learned. Col. Charles Young’s career, which stretched from his West Point graduation in 1889 to his forced medical retirement in 1917 that kept him from fighting … Read more

The Families’ Civil War: The Fight to Recognize Black Military Service

Under the leadership of Eleanor Holmes Norton and Cory Booker, the US Congress has begun debating the possibility of awarding the Congressional Gold Medal to the nearly 200,000 Black people who served in the US military service during the Civil War. Their efforts reinforce that Black Civil War military service, even 100 plus years ago, … Read more

A Walk Along The Black Path

‘Whan that Aprille with his shoures sote… Than longen folk to goon on pilgrimages’ Taking to heart the observation by the celebrated poet & resident of Aldgate, Geoffrey Chaucer, that April is the time for pilgrimages, I set out for day’s walk in the sunshine along the ancient Black Path from Walthamstow to Shoreditch. The … Read more

It’s going to be harder to hail a Black London Taxi as Cabbies stop searching for passengers due to soaring fuel costs

Cabbies in London are queuing at ranks rather than driving in search of passengers because of spiralling diesel costs. Steve McNamara, general secretary of the Licensed Taxi Drivers Association, said “extortionate” fuel prices are having a major impact on the drivers of the 10,000 diesel-powered black cabs on the capital’s roads. Latest figures from data … Read more