Category Current Affairs

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.…

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…

Reparations

The definition of reparations is “The action of making amends for a wrong one has done, by providing payment or other assistance to those who have been wronged.” Have there been any reparations paid to the Black communities? Since summer…

Grenfell

Nobody will ever forget the tragedy that was Grenfell. 72 people died on the 14th June 2017, a disaster which has been badly handled by the government. One of the Grenfell campaigners Clarrie Mendy died last year and London Mayor…

The Last Queen of Madagascar

Who has been using this time to have a long overdue clear out?  I know I’m not the only one who has found items that “I HAD to buy” and have since discovered them crumpled and shoved in the back…

Windrush Scandal

Imagine being invited to work to help build the country after the war effort. Not only are you adjusting to a new country, you also adjust to a new culture and weather. After 50 plus years, you have created a…

Unconscious Bias

Unconscious bias starts as young as when we are at a pre-school age. As kids we follow the example set and what we hear from our parents, siblings and what we see on TV. It continues to become a real…

Alex Wheatle

Tonight’s latest episode of Small Axe is based on Adeptales favourite Alex Wheatle. We have reviewed a couple of his books, “Crongton Knights” and “East of Acre Lane”. Alex has never shied away from his background and used his experiences…

Blackface

A lot of people embrace this time to dress up for Halloween, Sinterklass, and Christmas. A dark aspect of this is Blackface. blackface is when a non-black person darkens their skin with charcoal, shoe polish, and exaggerate their features. The…