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Perry Blankson

Perry Blankson is an MA Student at the University of Leeds and member of the Young Historians Project. He is also part of the Editorial Working Group for the History Matters Journal.

Corporate Social Justice Is a Scam

Recent years have seen global corporations embrace racial justice causes for PR purposes – but the economic system they preside over continues to ensure Africa is exploited for the benefit of the super-rich.

Jamaica’s Christmas Rebellion

On Christmas Day 1831, 60,000 enslaved Africans in Jamaica rose up against their masters – the largest uprising ever in the British West Indies, and a milestone on the road to abolition a few years later.

Kwame Nkrumah’s Pan-African Socialism

Kwame Nkrumah, who died on this day in 1972, was a leader in the fight against colonialism. But he knew that independence wasn’t enough – only a unified, socialist Africa could truly free itself from its former masters.