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‘Forward Ever: The Killing of a Revolution’ – a documentary highlighting the Grenadian revolution to take place at The British Library

24th December 2013 |

February 7th 2014 will see Grenada celebrate it’s 40th year of independence. As well as an annual dinner which is set to take place at the prestigious Hilton Hotel in London’s Park Lane, the UK celebrations are set to take … Read More

John Goto’s book ‘Lovers Rock’ chronicles black youth in 1970s South London

10th December 2013 |

Released by Autograph ABP, ‘Lovers Rock’ is a series of photographs taken by John Goto during a series of evening classes at Lewisham Arts Centre in the 1970s.

The striking collection of portraits gives an intimate look at the lives … Read More

[Exhibition] Making Freedom: Riots, Rebellions & Revolutions at The Royal Geographic Society in London

3rd December 2013 |

In conjunction with the Windrush Foundation’s commemoration of Caribbean emancipation, ‘Making Freedom’ which is on at London’s Royal Geographic Society until December 20th features  collections from the Royal Geographical Society, the National Maritime Museums, the National Portrait Gallery, the National Archives, … Read More

Time Magazine commemorates 50 Years since ‘I Have A Dream’ speech

16th August 2013 |

Combining the use of stunning iconic imagery and beautifully laid typography, Time Magazine has commemorated 50 years since Martin Luther King’s ‘I Have A Dream’ speech. The beautiful site features photography, video and a number of key civil rights figures … Read More

Black ABC’s: soulful educational flashcards from 1970s Chicago

7th August 2013 |

Whilst procrastinating doing research on Pinterest I came across an image of the most adorable black girl with pigtails and the caption ‘S is for Soul Sister’. After some more digging I came across a website where I found out this … Read More

[Art & Design] Cartoonist Wardell Brown’s ‘365 Days of The Black Hero’

7th November 2012 |

365 Days of The Black Hero is a really cool project created by San Diego based freelance cartoonist Wardell Brown who has been publishing a different black hero each day for the past year. The characters are form a mixture of … Read More

[Exhibition] Post Colonial: An Exhibition of 50 Fabulous Jamaican Stamps returns to London

5th October 2012 |

 

We featured Jon Daniel’s work on the site last year and are pleased to see that the exhibition is being put on again this month.

In celebration of the Black History Month UK, the world’s leading stamp … Read More

[Exhibition] CariBBeing presents: Portraits of Carnival @ MoCADA 1st – 30th September

5th September 2012 |

I had the pleasure of experiencing Labour Day carnival in Brooklyn this year (albeit missing out of the madness of partying up with my friends and fam in London). Both carnivals capture the essence and beauty of what … Read More

[Re-Cap & Video] More Than XY Exhibition Opening at the Darnley Gallery

2nd August 2012 |

More Than XY roundup

As a new father, I am always on the lookout for positive examples of black role models and fathers to keep my faith that these types of people do exist, but also to enhance my own … Read More