By Ife Thompson Since the advent of the US-based charter Schools in the early 1990s, there has been a steady increase in UK schools towards the use of zero-tolerance behaviour policies. This is a behavioural policy that increases the likely hood of pupils in general, but Black pupils in particular, of being placed in Pupil ReferralContinue reading “Zero Tolerance policies, a tool that entrenches anti-Blackness in UK Schools”
By Rachael Banahan On June 25th 2021, the well-anticipated documentary consisting of clips from the Harlem cultural festival ‘Summer of Soul’ (or When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised), was released. There has been much excitement surrounding it, which is likely due to the fact that the unreleased tapes were locked away in a basementContinue reading “The 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival”
By Sophia Purdy-Moore Black British English, West African Creole, Jamaican Patois and more… Although Black British people only make up 3% of the UK’s general population, Black British English has had a profound impact on British and global culture. Black British English is a combination of The Jamaican Language (Patois), West African Creole (Pidgin) andContinue reading “Black languages throughout the Diaspora “
By Oluwatosin Attah ‘For the first time since the Slave Trade, for the first time in 500 years, the black family was together again, was whole again, was one again.’ – May 1977 Edition of Ebony Magazine This article highlights the cultural importance of the Second World Black Festival of Arts and Culture whilst underliningContinue reading “FESTAC 77: The Revival of Black and African Cultural Values”
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