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War on Woke

I keep seeing the word woke being used as an insult, which makes me ask when did the word “woke” become a bad thing? The term woke is thrown around like parsley so much these days that I had to…

Meghan Markle

Like many others, we felt some type of way after watching the infamous interview with Prince Harry, Meghan Markle and Oprah. It was difficult listening to the cruelty and racism she endured. I remember the announcement of Harry and Meghan’s…

Margaret Busby OBE

Margaret Busby is the UK’s first Black female publisher. Born in Accra, Ghana in 1944, her father was called Dr George Busby and her mother Mrs Sarah Busby. Margaret was educated in Bexhill, Sussex and graduated at age 15, then…

Occupy Lekki Tollgate

When we saw that #Endsars and #LekkiTollgate trending on social media, we braced ourselves for the worst on Saturday 13th February. An order by the Lagos Judicial Panel of Inquiry planned to reopen Lekki Tollgate for the first time since…

Bernard Harris Jr.

Bernard Harris Jr’s dream was to be an astronaut and to walk in space. On the 9th February 1995, he made that dream come true. Born in Temple Texas in 1956, Bernard grew up absorbing all things science fiction, and…

What’s in a name?

For those who are not familiar with Yewande Biala – she starred in Love Island 2019. Yewande didn’t win Love Island unfortunately but won the hearts of the nation. Yewande minds her business, doesn’t get involved with drama, shares her…

Yvonne Connolly

The UK’s first Black headteacher. It was announced that Yvonne Connolly had sadly passed on the 30th January, we wanted to pay tribute to her. Yvonne was the headteacher of Rings Cross Infant School, Holloway in 1969 when she was…

Why The Movement Needs to Matter

Saturday 6th December 2020 should have been remembered as the day fans returned back to watch The Beautiful Game in stadiums. I never got used to the new normality of stadiums with added noises of crowds cheering like it’s an…

Amanda Ira Aldridge

Singer and Composer – 1866-1956 Amanda Ira Aldrige was born in Upper Norwood,1866 Her father was Ira Aldridge, a successful African American actor in the Victorian era. Ira Aldridge Ira was originally from America and moved to the UK for…

Racism in UK schools

We need to keep airing the wounds from the ripped band-aid in 2020. The comments that you see here are from Black Brits’ experiences of racism at school. Only one person’s comment said that they didn’t experience racism at school.…