A lack of Black history in our schools’ curriculum means that many important contributions and events in our society’s past are being overlooked. Following the impact that the Black Lives Matter movement has had when it comes to considering racism in the UK, what needs to change?
The curriculum in schools is said to be forward-thinking and comprehensive. So why is it that Black history is being forgotten? Or are we choosing to forget it?
Society Members George Riley, Axelle Nasah, Makeda Krish The transition from a home space to the wider unknown of University is always a momentous shift if to say pretty daunting. Suddenly confronted with new […]
Following Black History Month in October, the conversation surrounding the lack of Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) representation in film has been raised once again. The podcaster Stacia Brown recently took to Twitter to ask […]
The importance of representation is undeniable. Millions of young black children grow up without black idols to look up to in the media, which is heavily dominated by white celebrities. In the last year, there […]
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 […]
Black History Month has been an ongoing presence on our campus throughout October, with a diverse array of events. Many writers and activists and various creatives have been invited to speak on a number of […]
I had always had a broad awareness that I was considered ‘black’ by society and the world, but I had never known what it really meant to be ‘black’. People often said it was the […]
The University of Leeds is considering developing a Black British History module, believed to be the first of its kind at a Russell Group university in the United Kingdom. If the module does go ahead, it could […]
A few months after its release, Jessie Jones reflects on the impact of Frank Ocean’s ‘Blonde’. If you speak to any hip-hop fans about 2016, somebody, and something, will almost definitely be the first thing […]
An artistic insight into racism, police brutality and mental health, ‘Oluwale Now’ is a daylong event celebrating the life and death of David Oluwale, a victim of terror at the hands of Leeds City Police. […]
As Remembrance Day approaches, we are called to remember those who fought, and are still fighting, in British wars and zones of conflict. The Gryphon focuses on the ‘BlackPoppyRose’ project, launched to remember the often unheralded […]