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Campaign Update – Banning of Black British English at Ark All Saints Academy

On Monday 11th October we received a short letter from Principal Lucy Frame at Ark All Saints Academy in response to our open letter sent on 7th October. We were disappointed that the letter was generic and that it failed to respond to any of the points we raised in our detailed letter.  The Academy’sContinue reading “Campaign Update – Banning of Black British English at Ark All Saints Academy”

Exploring Black Languages, a quick look at AAVE (African American Vernacular English)

By Temi Oyenuga Surely, you’ve heard of the words ‘bae’… ‘lit’… ‘trippin’, ‘what’s good’. In your music, on social media, or maybe just in everyday conversation. But have you ever stopped to wonder where these words actually come from? The renowned lingo forms part of a language called AAVE. For those who don’t know, AAVEContinue reading “Exploring Black Languages, a quick look at AAVE (African American Vernacular English)”

Press Release – BLAM Calls for the Immediate Reversal of a South London School’s Decision to Ban Black British English from the Classroom

Black Learning Achievement and Mental Health  http://www.blamuk.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – THURSDAY 8 OCTOBER 2021 BLAM UK Press Release: Leading Black Organisation Calls for the Immediate Reversal of a South London School’s Decision to Ban Black British English from the classroom. A South London Secondary School, Ark All Saints Academy, has banned the use ofContinue reading “Press Release – BLAM Calls for the Immediate Reversal of a South London School’s Decision to Ban Black British English from the Classroom”

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