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RIP Ben Ali

9th October 2009 |

Ben Ali – founder of the world famous Ben’s Chilli Bowl passed away yesterday. This story is close to my heart as I’m an avid visitor of DC. I had the chance to visit Ben’s Chilli Bowl while I was … Read More

bhm events: Caribbean Anasi Stories

4th October 2009 |

This was one of my favourite characters when I was growing up…just a shame I’ll be at work while this is going on 🙁

Caribbean Anansi stories @ The Museum of London Docklands

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bhm event: Growing up Black – photographs by Dennis Morris

2nd October 2009 |

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Hackney Museum is thrilled to announce that the celebrated photographer Dennis Morris, has generously donated over 100 of his early photographs to our collection. These personal and important pictures provide a real insight into Black British culture. A … Read More

Vogue: How Beverly Johnson made history

26th August 2009 |

Before the first all Black issue, and Naomi Campbell, Beverly Johnson was the first African-American women to grace the cover of Vogue magazine…Read the story

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Fly Guy – Barrington Irving Jr.

17th January 2009 |

I only caught onto this because of Facebook. It wasn’t in any newspapers that I know of, or on the news (at least not over here)….but yet when it’s something negative – you can’t get away from it. This is … Read More

R.I.P.Eartha Kitt

25th December 2008 |

Actress, Singer, Political Activist and Style Icon (and another Black icon) passed away. I was searching for Champagne Kiss as it’s one of my favourites, but managed to dig a Christmas classic.

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Old School is the New Cool

8th December 2008 |

From break beats of James Brown records to an era of throwback fashion – the essence of nostalgia when it comes to Black History is ever challenging people such as myself to make ways for the next generation.

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