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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.…

W. Arthur Lewis

23rd January 1915 – 15 June 1991 Today would have been Sir W. Arthur Lewis’s birthday, he was a pioneer of modern economics. Born in St. Lucia on 23rd January 1915, both of his parents were teachers of Antiguan descent.…

Black Ballet

There is a lack of diversity in many fields and vocations that have been highlighted in recent times. After slavery had ended, there were many preconceived notions about what Black people could and could not do for a living and…