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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…

Paul Revere Williams

February 18, 1894 – January 23, 1980 At Adeptales, we focus on Black British and African history, however, we also love to shed light on exceptional people. One of the greatest designers and architectures in American history is someone that…

Frank Bailey

Frank Bailey – Firefighter and activist 26th November 1925 – 2nd December 2015 Frank was an activist and fought for injustices until the end of his life. Originally born in Guyana, he left for New York to work on a…

Paul Bogle – Baptist Deacon

1822- 24th October 1865 Paul was born a free man around 1822 in a small village called Stony Gut, Jamaica. Stony Gut was a farming community where Paul owned land himself. Paul was friends with George William Gordon, we will…

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…

Alexandre Dumas

July 24th, 1802 – December 5th, 1870 This is a storytime about Alexandre Dumas, the author of The Three Musketeers. I was first introduced to Alexandre Dumas through Joseph Bologne. Bologne was the inspiration for the character Aramis in The…

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…