Tag Racism

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…

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…

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…

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…

George William Gordon

circa 1820 – 23rd October 1865 George William Gordon was a Jamaican politician and businessman. His father was a Scottish planter who was an attorney to several sugar estates in Jamaica. George’s mother was an enslaved woman called Ann Rattray.…

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…