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#nowplaying: Lynden David-Hall

15th October 2010 |

It’s almost strange that he slipped away so quietly – yet his voice and smile were just so beautiful, even though he always seemed to come across so shy. Lynden David-Hall was and still is one of my favourite singers.

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inspired by: Claudia Jones – Activist, Visonary & Mother of Notting Hill Carnival

27th August 2010 |

Claudia Jones, a visionary and pioneer who dedicated her life to the struggle for workers and equal rights in the 20th century. While much of her early work as a feminist, Black Nationalist, political activist, … Read More

iamthenublack: Nikki Farquharson

16th August 2010 |

introduce yourself

I’m a freelance illustrator and designer from London, England. I mostly work on creating abstract artwork with shapes, patterns and different colour combinations and include this with photography and typography. I also design conceptual … Read More

Yinka Shonibare’s HMS Victory

24th May 2010 |

I love Radio 4 – forget Eastenders….you need to check out the Archers! From comedy to culture, I’ve grown up listening to it, and now sometimes prefer to tune in to it instead of being auto-tuned out by … Read More

Spread Love: Brooklynati comes to Favela Chic

13th May 2010 |

I’m happy to say that my ‘list of musicians I’d like to see in concert’ is decreasing. Between now and 2009 I’ve been priveleged to see a number of artists who I’d say are my ultimate favourite (Q-Tip, Eric Benet, … Read More

BK to UK : Spec Boogie’s European Tour

20th April 2010 |

I just ate a bag of dried fruit while reading this info so I’m more excited that a teenage girl at a Justin Bieber concert, lol.

The People’s Agency (run by Mahelia de Randamie, who I still have to feature … Read More

Images of Black Women Film Festival: April 9th-11th

12th March 2010 |

I didn’t get to catch this last year but I’m very much looking forward to what this years IBW Film Fest has to offer – especially since it’ll be the first screening of ‘Say My … Read More


18th February 2010 |

None of us got where we are solely by pulling ourselves up by our bootstraps. We got here because somebody – a parent, a teacher, an Ivy League crony or a few nuns – bent down and helped us pick … Read More