Category Current Affairs

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…

Leroy Logan

Small Axe has done a stellar job of bringing stories on Black British History to life. Directed by Award-winning Steve McQueen, the latest offering is ‘Red, White, and Blue’ This is based on the true story of Leroy Logan MBE’s…

#ENDSARS What happens now?

The Protest We have been following the #ENDSARS movement with varying emotions from hope, encouragement, anger, grief, shock, and despair. Sometimes all at once. When it was announced that there would be a curfew from 4pm on the 20th October…

Black Soldiers in WW1

We mark the importance of Armistice Day by holding one minute’s silence at 11am on the 11th November remembering those who fought and died during WW1. In secondary school, I visited Ypres in Belgium. The first stop was Flanders Field…

Elephant and Castle

For over 55 years, Elephant and Castle shopping centre has been a recognisable landmark of Lambeth. Before you get to the roundabout, you can always spot the pink elephant first. The pink elephant reminded me of the surrealist hallucinations that…

#ENDSARS

For the past week the hashtags, #endsars #endsarsbrutality has been trending. What does it mean? SARS is The Special Anti Robbery Squad; it was founded in 1984. It was put into place to protect civilians from armed robbers. However, they…

Black History Month

“Black History is torture porn” – Kanye West This quote was from my man Kanye West. But this was in his old testament phase as I like to call it, when he was producing tracks like All Falls Down, We…

Statues Part 1

These past few months have been crazy to say the least. Following the deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, there have been worldwide protests at the treatment of black people and the inequalities we face are also coming to…