Black British Culture

Six Things My Afro Child Is Sick Of

Claire Quansah | Posted 15.09.2017 | UK Parents
Claire Quansah

Afros. Big ones, small ones, tight curled, loose curled. I love them. And so does my son, which is why at seven years old he decided to ditch the number one cut in the barber's chair and grow his fro. He was happy and proud of how much it had grown, but two years in it's become something of a frustration. Why? Because there are a few things he's getting tired of...

BKChat LDN & Respectability Politics

Danielle Dash | Posted 05.01.2017 | UK Entertainment
Danielle Dash

BKChat LDN is a UK phenomenon created by Andy Amadi. The premise of the online talk show is five women and five men on opposing sides of the room deb...

Don Letts: I Didn't Feel Accepted as Black and British Until Soul II Soul Came Through

Edward Adoo | Posted 03.09.2016 | UK Entertainment
Edward Adoo

Don Letts, culture clash master, a pioneer who coined the culture clash term by introducing reggae to the punk movement from his shop on King's Road Chelsea in the 70s​ at a time where British music and society was divided​. ​A film producer and documentary maker - a man of many talents who has contributed heavily to change the face of British music, art and fashion.

You're a N*gga, Can You Accept That?

Sabrina Lynch | Posted 04.05.2016 | UK
Sabrina Lynch

Recently, a video featuring actor Chad L Coleman from The Walking Dead and The Wire captured his angry response to two passengers on a NYC subway who,...

Why Me Calling Myself Black-British Troubles My Mum So Much

Fisayo Fadahunsi | Posted 20.04.2015 | UK
Fisayo Fadahunsi

I agree with my mum that acknowledging my African heritage is important, both for the way I understand the world and the way that the world understands me. However, I would argue that how I identify is not entirely my choice.

Walk in the Light: Part IV ~ A Celebration of Religious Proportions

Naana Orleans-Amissah | Posted 21.09.2013 | UK Entertainment
Naana Orleans-Amissah

This was a long overdue acknowledgement of the contributions so many black performers have made to british theatre. And it was exciting to see so many different voices of the black experience on stage - Ghanaian and Nigerian, Ethiopian-born Irish, black British of South African and Swazi descent as well as the varied experiences from Caribbean islands.

The Funki Dred Comes to Harvey Nichols - Exclusive Interview With Soul II Soul's Jazzie B

Kate Lawson | Posted 16.06.2013 | UK Style
Kate Lawson

If I was to sing "Back to life, back to reality", you'll instantly recognise those lyrics as being from one of the biggest hits of 1989 by RnB, funk a...