Tag : black lives matter

Black Panther: the film shaking the foundations of Colonialism

9 months ago / 0 comments

Black Panther is a technicolour world, constructed by cinematographer Rachel Morrison, to the cast who are, to borrow from an popular black hair product line, ‘Dark [skinned] and Lovely’, the film’s politics are woven into its very fabric paralleling the Wakandan’s depositing of vibranium into their clothes. Over the course … Read More

After The Hashtag

10 months ago / 0 comments

In a 21st century digital age, is it really possible to be or affect the change that you want to see in the world? Our helpless generation appears to have all the right intentions, but no feasible idea of how to implement them. Twitter is perennially saturated with stories of … Read More

Pepsi: the appropriation of brutality

2 years ago / 0 comments

Every so often, an advertisement reminds me the potential for advertising to really question perceptions of the world around us. Which today, thanks to Pepsi, it did. Except that it was to question how wayward and naive the creators were in modelling a protest – an imperative, but often biting, … Read More

’13th’ Review – A meticulously timed documentary

2 years ago / 0 comments

This searing 2016 documentary highlights the deliberate criminalisation of African American citizens, and the ways in which institutionalised racism has transformed the nature of politics, incarceration policies and the overall African American fight for freedom in the United States of America.  Through the assisting prompts of archive clips from the … Read More

“Black lives matter on their own –and that doesn’t mean that white lives don’t matter.’’

2 years ago / 0 comments

On Monday 10th October, the event ‘A Discussion on Black Mental Health’ was held in the LUU as a part of Black History Month. The Gryphon speaks to Melissa Owusu, education officer at LUU and organizer of the event, in order to gain a greater understanding about mental health issues … Read More

Why Black Lives Matter still matters

2 years ago / 0 comments

Whilst scientists have solved the puzzle of what came first: the chicken or the egg, many sane people are still puzzled by the question of what came first: the troll or the alt-right? The alt-right are certainly a confusing bunch, with their extreme right-wing views and ridiculous statements, with their … Read More

Travis Alabanza: Black Trans Lives Matter

2 years ago / 0 comments

Leeds Black History Month got off to a phenomenal start on Tuesday, as the Union played host to the uncompromising artistic presence that is Travis Alabanza. Travis, a black transfemme performance artist, delivered an astounding piece that combined elements of poetry, soundscape, and theatrics in order to create something entirely … Read More