According to language experts part of the Oxford English Dictionary team, not one word could summarise the whole year of 2020. This is not surprising. The year has been full of unexpected choices and decisions. […]
This article discusses ‘Uncle Ben’s’ new branding, and the racial suppression behind the original branding.
Following the recent protests against the ‘special anti-robbery squad’ and the horrific Lekki Massacre, BLM Leeds held a socially-distanced demonstration in Millennium Square to raise awareness of police brutality, corrupt leadership, and to show solidarity […]
Following her feature for the Black History Month edition of In the Middle, we caught up with student and artist Carmen Okome about ongoing processes and projects.
Perry Blankson calls for a new interpretation of Black History Month, one that acknowledges the ongoing presence of racism this side of the Atlantic.
Arts and Culture writer Marjolaine Marsile details important historical figures in both Black History and Black Art. Joséphine Baker The incredible ‘J’ai deux amours, mon pays et Paris‘ was sung by an African-American French woman […]
Arts and Culture writer Madeleine Gauci Green shares some of her favourite Black authors and theatre! Girl, Woman, Other by Bernadine Evaristo Bernadine Evaristo’s Girl, Woman, Other is a polyphonic novel made up of interconnected […]
Lina takes a closer look at black characters in TV and Film
Scrolling through the recent list of unpursued complaints on Ofcom’s website is baffling and hilarious; there’s a drinking game in there somewhere. On the 11th July, 2020, some poor sap was so horrified by Channel […]
“Look, I don’t know if I’m going to have a career after this, but fuck that.” John Boyega’s speech at the Black Lives Matter protest earlier this year was powerful, ferocious and irrevocably moving. A […]
INTRODUCING ROOTED! In this article, Geeta discusses how we can be more sustainable in the way we buy and sell books
On Saturday 3rd October, Black Pound Day, local Black-owned businesses across the North of England came together at Left Bank Leeds to collaborate, trade, and celebrate Black excellence. Founder and Organiser of Mahogany Market, Rachel […]