Steve McQueen Back on our Television Screens with a Brand New Series – UPRISING

BBC ONE ANNOUNCES UPRISING A BRAND NEW SERIES FROM ACCLAIMED MULTI-AWARD WINNING ARTIST AND FILMMAKER SIR STEVE MCQUEEN  Uprising is a vivid and visceral three-part series which has been commissioned by the BBC.  It will examine three major events that took place during 1981.  In January 1981, the New Cross Fire which killed 13 Black […]

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Ballet Black Junior Associates – Virtual Auditions

Award winning Ballet Black is a professional ballet company which was created to inspire young people of Black or Asian descent in classical music. The Ballet Black (BB) Junior Associates is aimed at exceptional young women aged 12-16 years with ballet experience who are considering a career in dance. Ballet Black has a strong focus […]

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Sir David Adjaye on Architecture, Black Lives Matter and the Cherry Groce Memorial

Sir David Adjaye OBE RA Interview By Joy Sigaud   His illustrative answers are inspirational.  The British-Ghanaian architect Sir David Adjaye’s views on overcoming racism, the Black Lives Matter movement and the ultimate sacrifice of Cherry Groce representing so many victims come to the forefront as his latest monument – a lasting memorial to her, […]

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Hackney’s New Square: Tribute to its Hidden African Caribbean History – Live Aid 1985 Reggae Artistes Famine Appeal

A new square at the entrance to Britannia Leisure Centre is to be named BRAFA Square after a fascinating, yet forgotten, part of Hackney’s African Caribbean history. The name reveals the story of the British Reggae Artists Famine Appeal (BRAFA) which became Hackney’s own answer to Live Aid in 1985.   When Band Aid was […]

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Dr Tres-Ann Kremer on the International Stage of Political Relations within the Commonwealth

By Wyvolyn Gager  When one reads of Dr Tres-Ann Kremer’s career strides, it’s easy to be overcome by a feeling of job envy. As head of Good Offices for Peace and the Lead Political advisor to the Caribbean of the London-based Commonwealth’s Secretariat’s Good Offices Section, Tres-Ann earns a living while travelling to most of […]

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African-American Artist Jennifer Packer Captures the Times

THE EYE IS NOT SATISFIED WITH SEEING… New York-based painter Jennifer Packer recalibrates art historical approaches to portraiture and still life, casting these enduring genres in a fresh political and contemporary light, while keeping them rooted in a deeply personal context. Combining observation, improvisation and memory, Packer’s intimate portraits of friends and family members and […]

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Child Prodigy – Omari McQueen Wins Several Awards, has a TV Show and a Published Cookbook

Omari McQueen,  at just 12 years old,  is the youngest award winning vegan chef in the UK and the CEO of Dipalicious. He has published a new cookbook, Best Bites, has his own TV show and sells his culinary creations on his website.  He has won several awards for his achievements and… at such a […]

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Clint Dyer Appointed as Deputy Artistic Director of the National Theatre

The National Theatre has announced that Clint Dyer has been appointed Deputy Artistic Director. He will work closely with Rufus Norris, Director and Joint Chief Executive, and Emily McLaughlin, Director of New Work to support and shape the NT’s creative output. Over the course of his award-winning career Clint has worked across theatre, film and […]

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Ansel Wong- New Chair Black Cultural Archives

Black Cultural Archives has appointed Ansel Wong CBE as the new Chair of its Board    Black Cultural Archives (BCA) has selected the cultural historian, community leader, and political activist Ansel Wong CBE as the new Chair of the Board of Trustees. In his new role, Mr Wong – alongside the roster of trustees – […]

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African Children’s Book Club: Sustainable Development Goals on the Agenda.

African children’s books on sustainability and equality to be highlighted through latest SDG book Club The new, multilingual initiative sees book sector organisations from across the African continent come together and commit to augmenting the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Book Club with an easy read collection of English, French, Arabic and Kiswahili books about […]

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Winnifred Atwell Heritage Double Plaque Honour and Double Firsts, but there’s more…

Thanks to the Nubian Jak Community Trust another two* national heritage plaques have been erected. This time to honour the once celebrated but often forgotten Trinidadian pianist Winnifred Atwell who shot to fame in the 1950s with her fusion of ragtime, boogie-woogie and classical music. An alumna of the Royal Academy of Music, she was […]

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‘Queen of the May’ 1944: Little Black Girl Crowned During WW2 in Rural English Village

Rural life in wartime Britain movie clips often omit Black faces but this little girl was an exception. Archived footage shows the little Black girl, jolly as ever,  being crowned Queen of the May alongside her colleagues  beaming and wearing a beautiful dress as she is presented to the judges during the Spring Festival. Who […]

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Black Brand Sheer Chemistry Ladies Tights Now Available at John Lewis!

    And not a day too soon! Black owned brand Sheer Chemistry ladies tights is now available from five key  John Lewis stores. An Editions Lifestyle favourite, there is a shade to suit every woman of colour. Founder and CEO Tahlia Gray says: “We have come a long way…and this is a win for […]

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