• The Monochrome Rainbow: Has the Entertainment Industry Learned From Discrimination In The Past?

    The era of #OscarsSoWhite is over. Or at least, that’s what the entertainment industry will have you believe. After the backlash and boycotts of the 2015 and 2016 Academy Awards due to lack of diversity, the subsequent push for inclusivity in the entertainment industry resulted in some of the...
  • Perspectives of the Past

    Black History Month in the UK is a celebration of Black culture and history and the achievements and contributions made by Black Britons in the past and has been celebrated for over 30 years....
  • Casual Racism: Do we Know if we’re Being Offensive?

    It’s hard to know what is exactly meant by ‘casual racism’. It’s a term that gets thrown around a lot, but due to a lack of understanding, it is not often perceived in the negative manner it should be....
  • The Negative Side of Body Positivity: Whitewashing

    Once upon a time, the words “body positivity” used to relate to people like Lady Gaga and her epic meat dress (which has its own Wikipedia page by the way), just because she expressed herself. Did you know that women experience an average of 13 negative thoughts about themselves...
  • The Importance of ‘Hamilton’

    To those whose lives have not yet been enriched by the performance or soundtrack of arguably the greatest production to ever exist, fear not, for I will enlighten you on the phenomenon that is: Hamilton. This powerful, compelling and dynamic musical created solely by the ferociously talented Lin-Manuel Miranda...
  • Career Success – The BME Experience

    On Thursday the 17th of October, the University of Nottingham welcomed back alumni Obianuju C Amamgbo, Lubna Essa, Michael Abiodun Olatokun and Charlotte Williams to discuss the BME experience and career success. There were fears from the organisers that this would be a controversial topic. This did not turn...