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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…

Ottobah Cugoano

We have spoken about Ottobah being part of The Sons of Africa, however, we wanted to focus on his story and journey. He was an African abolitionist who sought justice in the latter half of the eighteenth century. Ghana Born…

Leaves of Change

In June 2020, the Director of The Royal Botanic Gardens Richard Deverell wrote an article discussing racism, diversity and inclusion at Kew Gardens. Richard acknowledges that “Like so many other organisations, parts of Kew’s history shamefully draws from a legacy…

What is a microaggression?

The psychologist Kevin Nadal defines microaggressions as: “The everyday, subtle, intentional — and oftentimes unintentional — interactions or behaviours that communicate some sort of bias toward historically marginalised groups.” “The difference between microaggressions and overt discrimination or macroaggressions is that…

Andrew Watson

24 May 1856 – 8 March 1921 Scotland’s first international Black football player. Young Andrew Born on 18 May 1857, in Georgetown Demerara, British Guiana (now Guyana). His father was Peter Miller Watson. Peter was a wealthy sugar plantation owner…

Stop Asian Hate.

We were crushed to hear that a young white man by the name of Robert Aaron Long shot and killed 8 Asian people in Atlanta, Georgia on Tuesday 16th March. He attacked three different Asian owned massage parlours. The Georgia…

War on Woke

I keep seeing the word woke being used as an insult, which makes me ask when did the word “woke” become a bad thing? The term woke is thrown around like parsley so much these days that I had to…