• Then And Now: Black Sporting Pioneers

    Rachel Roberts  In the second of a 2-part series, Rachel Roberts highlights the careers of trailblazing Black athletes and those who are following in their footsteps in today’s game. Part 2 focuses on American women stamping their mark on history. Grand Slam Champion and A Future Star: Althea Gibson...
  • Influential POC in the Food Industry

    Manjula Simon As we come to the end of Black History Month it is important to recognise influential people of colour, especially black people and in the food industry. Whether you are reading this during BHM or not I hope this will encourage you to think about the food...
  • The History Of Black Panther Breakfast Clubs

    Victoria looks back on the Black Panther Breakfast Clubs and its echoes in the UK today....
  • Challenges Still Faced By Hollywood’s Budding Black Actors In The Film Industry Today

    Jerome Gerada In recent times, Hollywood has become somewhat of a harbour for negativity, receiving relentless bouts of media-driven criticism – often in the form of hashtag-headed campaigns that sprawl from Twitter to television news in a matter of days. Perhaps it was famously convicted sex offender Harvey Weinstein...
  • Director Spotlight: Barry Jenkins

    Annabelle Underdown Barry Jenkins is at the forefront of contemporary cinema – alongside other Black film makers he is a pivotal figure in the integration and celebration of Black stories. From Medicine for Melancholy (2008) to If Beale Street Could Talk (2018), Jenkins has always placed Black love at...
  • The Influence Of Hamilton – Has Lin-Manuel Miranda Contributed To The Increasing Inclusivity Of The Global Arts Industry?

    Helena McGrory Hamilton: An American Musical premiered in New York City (2015) and was highly acclaimed for the arguably controversial step it took in racial inclusion and promotion of diversity. Has this sparked a change within the musical theatre industry or the arts still remain as a ‘white-washed’ sector...
  • Then & Now: Black Sporting Pioneers

    Rachel Roberts In the first of a 2-part series, Rachel Roberts highlights the careers of trailblazing Black athletes and those who are following in their footsteps in today’s game. Part 1 focuses on two of the nation’s favourite sports: football and cricket.   Liverpool’s No.10: John Barnes and Sadio...