Category Current Affairs

Sickle Cell Awareness Day

Today is Sickle Cell Awareness Day. It is the fastest growing genetic disorder in the UK, with approximately 300 babies born with the disorder each year.  We wanted to raise awareness on such an important issue. Evan Smith Evan Smith…

The Stockwell Six

 “Our regret is that it has taken so long for this injustice to be remedied.” The relationship with the Police and people of colour never started on a good foot. In Southern America, 1903, white men were employed to ‘police’…

Yoruba is NOT for Sale

Culture Tree is an educational resource organisation committing to create opportunities to learn and experience African culture. They host a YouTube channel called Yoruba Stars, which teaches young children the Yoruba language. Culture Tree shared tweets that a British brand…

Pimlico Academy

Earlier this year we covered the protests from the alumni and students of Nonsuch High School. It seems that the fuse that was lit in 2020, has continued to spark change in different educational areas, this time with Pimlico Academy.…

Why Are Black People Going Missing?

We are still reeling over the death of Richard Okorogheye, who was reported missing on March 22nd. When his mother Evidence Joel first notified the police that Richard hadn’t come home she was chillingly told “What makes you think we…

Stephen Lawrence Day

28 years ago today, Stephen Lawrence’s life was tragically cut short. The former Prime Minister Theresa May declared on this day in 2019 would now be known as Stephen Lawrence Day. Stephen was a Black teenager who lived with his…

Black Unemployment

40 years ago was the anniversary of the Brixton Riots or the Brixton Uprising. The riot was a tipping point of the frustration that young Black people were feeling. Unemployment in Brixton was at 13% whilst 50% of young Black…

Growing up with racism.

Ahead of writing the book, we carried out focus groups and asked them when they first experienced racism, and what were some of their experiences? People who do not experience racism felt that racism disappeared after the 90s. So much…

At Work

Do you remember the Italian FA’s campaign to combat racism? They launched this after a number of the black players in the league spoke out about the increasing number of racist taunts suffered when playing. I strongly believe that when…