Tag Adeptales

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…

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…

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…

Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

15th January 1929 – 4th April 1968 Today would have been Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King Jr’s 92nd birthday. He was born Michael Luther King Jr but later his Father changed his name to Martin.  Martin’s father – Reverend Michael…

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…