Urgent Human Rights violation trigger sent to United Nations for the Police Killing of Chris Kaba

 BLAM UK Founder sends an urgent warning to UN Human Rights experts and committees Dear UN CERD Committee and UN Experts, My name is Ife Thompson, I am a Criminal Defence Pupil Barrister, a Community Activist, Founder of BLAM UK and a United Nations Fellow for PAD 2020. I am emailing to highlight the fatalContinue reading “Urgent Human Rights violation trigger sent to United Nations for the Police Killing of Chris Kaba”

The History of Brixton

By: Michelle Aboagye ‘Little Jamaica’, the ‘one-time Oxford Street’, and other nicknames sometimes refer to this multicultural, multi-ethnic melting pot – Brixton. Brixton is a district in the South London borough of Lambeth known for multiple traits, such as its high population of Black communities and the creativity of its residents. Before being built upContinue reading The History of Brixton

Notting Hill Carnival; The ultimate display of Caribbean culture in London

By Rianna It is impossible to call yourself a true Londoner and not have at least heard of Notting Hill Carnival. Every August bank holiday, North-West London comes grinding to a halt. You’ll be sure to see people in bright costumes or covered in paint (depending on the day), smell the sweet flavours of jerkedContinue reading “Notting Hill Carnival; The ultimate display of Caribbean culture in London”

The History of Black British Climate Activism

By: Michelle Aboagye Britain has had a long history of environmental consciousness, evident by its anti-pollution legislation. Interestingly, the world’s oldest anti-pollution legislation is a British decree from 1273 which made the burning of sea coal forbidden. Where there is environmental legislation, there is environmental consciousness. And where there is environmental consciousness there are environmentalContinue reading The History of Black British Climate Activism

The History of Saturday Schools

By Michelle Aboagye Black Saturday schools have been in existence for as long as there has been a significant Black presence in the UK. Saturday schools, also referred to as supplementary schools, have had a long history in the UK. They were first associated with Irish migrants in the late 19th century, but since theContinue reading “The History of Saturday Schools”

A Brief History of African Dance

Definitions:Aesthetics: principles relating to what is beautiful, pleasing, and appreciated.Polycentric: the idea that movement can initiate from any part of the body Dance in African and African Diasporan cultures crosses many boundaries. It is part of celebrations, religion, war, and theatre. It comes in many forms, from masquerade to ritual spirit dance to theatre. SomeContinue reading “A Brief History of African Dance”

Blam UK condemns the recent anti-Black language racism from UK white-owned media outlets

Blam UK condemns the recent articles by a range of white-owned media companies that further entrench language discrimination and the erasure of Black British English speakers in British society. The British media has a long history in shaping racist, discriminatory and anti-Black racial discourse. The highlighted articles make repeated, unfounded statements about Black British EnglishContinue reading “Blam UK condemns the recent anti-Black language racism from UK white-owned media outlets”