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Last Meals: Death Row How differently do men and women eat? Maybe a food...

Twofer Murder, by Lauren Carr

On Tour with Lauren Carr and “Twofer Murder” Another wonderful...

Rufus Estes – the first African-American Cookbook

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Boy soldiers in the Congo

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The Yorkshireman and the Sahara

Eric Jackson: Petrol in My Blood If you’re looking for a great read,...

Can Olive Oil Cure Toothache?

Does olive oil cure toothache? For me it does. I’m not a dentist and...

The Royal Scandal of Prince Eddy

Who was Prince Eddy? As we know, due to Queen Elizabeth’s uncle...

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 Planning your kitchen If you’re remodeling or reorganising your...

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Rufus Estes – the first African-American Cookbook

Rufus Estes – author of the first African-American Cookbook   In...

Who Was Butterfly McQueen?

Who was Butterfly McQueen? I love old movies yet I have to admit  that...

Gonna Be Alright – A Tribute to Abram Wilson

An appreciation of Abram Wilson, written by Andy Royston. All photos by...

When Fats Waller Met Al Capone

 When Fats Waller Met Al Capone. Fats should have seen it coming. But...

Bob Marley

Bob Marley Being from England, it always surprises me to discover that...

The Rhythm Club Fire of 1940

The Natchez Dance Hall Fire of 1940. At 11.30 pm,on the night of 23rd April,...

Percy Sledge

Percy Sledge: When a Man Loves a Woman Did you know that Percy...

Josephine Baker

The Joséphine Baker Story. Until I recently read a biography about...

Goodbye Chuck Berry

To mark the passing of rock-n-roll legend Chuck Berry, Andy Royston takes...

Who Was Bessie Coleman?

Who was Bessie Coleman? Bessie Coleman was a pilot. When she was born in...

Paul Robeson’s Proud Valley

As the shadows of World War II were beginning to cast long shadows over...

Allen Toussaint: Six of the Best

Six of the Best: Allen Toussaint. Andy Royston picks a half dozen...

Slim Gaillard

It was at a free concert on London’s South Bank; one of the many...

My old friend Malcolm X

A teenage Andy Royston picked up a copy of The Autobiography of Malcolm X...

Taking The Rap – When Broward got Nasty

”It is an appeal to dirty thoughts and the loins, not to the intellect...