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01 June 2023

Arts & Culture

Aïda: The Ethiopian princess in love with her Egyptian captor

Love and duty collide and nations clash in Verdi’s political drama, starring Elena Stikhina and Angel Blue

Real Reads

Real Reads

Autograph presents: Amplify ‘Stranger in the Village’ Afro European Matters

interdisciplinary artists create new works, emphasising the experience Afrodiasporic communities in Europe, identity formations. migration and freedom of movement

Real Reads

SHE’S IN Ctrl: Dr Anne Marie Imafidon’s new Book on How Women Can Take Back Tech

An inspirational exploration of why women are under-represented in tech, why it matters, and what we can do about it

Real Reads

In conversation with Candy-Ellie Graham, founder of Cultural Style Week

A new global movement to encourage and empower people of all backgrounds to celebrate their unique cultural heritage through fashion, hair and beauty

Africa in Focus

Africa in Focus

London’s biggest festival of African cinema, Film Africa, celebrates its 10th Edition

Themes covered include a mother’s love, belonging, sisterly bonds, migration, sexuality, gender, religion, repressed trauma and freedom struggles

Africa in Focus

Phaidon catalogues a continuum of African Artists from 1882 to today

A groundbreaking A-Z survey of the work of over 300 modern and contemporary artists born or based in Africa

Africa in Focus

Iwájú: Disney and Kugali to Collaborate on New Series

Described as a ‘love letter to Nigeria’, the long-form series is steeped in science fiction, and includes themes of class divide and inequality

Grad Zine

Grad Zine

DJ Kem Kem on Stanford University, the Need for Women-Focused Spaces in Music, and Working with Tems

“It’s exhausting but I know my worth”: Grad Zine talks with the multifaceted Nigerian creative, ahead of her next show in London, in March

Grad Zine

Precious Mustapha on Fate: The Winx Saga and Complex Black Characters

“I was hoping that they went for a dark-skinned girl for accurate representation like the cartoon. So, I was really happy when I got the role”

Grad Zine

13 Going on 30: The Parentification of Black Girls

From cooking, cleaning, studying and taking care of siblings, essentially being the ‘second mother’ or ‘third parent’. Parentified children become hyper-independent adults


2022 Year in Review

2022 was a very sombre year, characterised by soaring food and energy prices, record breaking temperatures, and the passing of Queen Elizabeth II

AVOCADO+ Applications open for the UK’s only accelerator programme for BAMER-led organisations

An innovative one year programme designed to build the capacity and sustainability of small organisations

Rishi wins the race to the top. But will his race divide or unite the UK?

Is Sunak’s appointment a triumph of EDI, or is he just another tokenistic pawn, pursuing dither and delay tactics against racial progress



Human Rights Abuses Still Persist Six Months on from Nigeria’s #EndSARS Movement

“I’ve been stopped, singled out for my hair, my short dress. They search my bags looking for condoms to arrest me for prostitution. It’s insane”.

Recent Tweets


⚫️Families of Black people who die in police cannot get accountability for racism from a system that’s not fit for purpose

⚫️We found Black people are 7x more likely to die than White people following the use of restraint by police

🚨BREAKING: Govt has published an impact assessment of the hostile ...environment.

It acknowledges for the first time what we've long known - that these policies have 'disproportionate impact' on POC. In other words the hostile environment is racist.

This is a watershed moment.

.@wellcometrust is developing plans for new targeted funding to early-career, Black, UK-based researchers.

Today, we are launching an engagement piece to help us develop the best funding we can build! 1/8

On Tues, Rev Sharpton’s UK visit ended with him meeting activists an event organised by @BlackEquityOrg w/ the Alliance for Police Accountability, & Advocacy Academy. @Blaksoxx @chantellelunt @athianakec_ @BameFor @ppvernon @Sistah_Space @JermainJackman

📸: Ernest Simons

We'll be joined by @TheRevAl tonight at our Future of Black Activism ...event. Get your tickets for our free livestream here: #BlackActivism #BlackHistoryMonth

“The balcony where MLK shed his blood for Black city workers to be to work in the police department… Five Black men - in the city Dr. King lost his life - beat a brother to death”

Rev. Al Sharpton delivers the eulogy at Tyre Nichols’ homegoing