Huffpost Originals (Video)
In this episode of ‘Black Voices HuffPost UK’ LGBTQ+ pioneers, issues around coming out and the unique experiences black people face are discussed. Host Yinka Bokinni is joined by UK Black Pride Co-Founder Lady Phyll, the BBC’s first ever LGBT correspondent Ben Hunte and Rob Berkeley, co-director of ‘BlackOut UK’, a not-for-profit for black gay, bi and/or trans men of African descent in the UK.
Music of Black origin’s impact on British culture and its history is discussed in this episode of ‘Black Voices HuffPost UK’. Host Yinka Bokinni is joined by MC Rodney P, singer/songwriter Kwabs and Arike Oke from the Black Cultural Archives. ‘Black Voices HuffPost UK’ is a conversation about race, society and change in contemporary Britain and beyond.
Students from disadvantaged schools are worried their A-level results will be lowered by a computer. Schools cancelled exams when the country went into lockdown between March and July. Now, an algorithm used by regulator Ofqual will be used to award grades which considers a school's past performance when determining a pupil's grade. Here we speak to Rhianna Prewett who says that this puts her and other students from underprivileged backgrounds at a disadvantage.
From conception to parenting, three Black women discuss the challenges and joys of being a mother for Black Ballad's takeover of HuffPost UK.
As the British government announces a £1.57billion bailout for the cultural sector there is uncertainty about how the theatre arts and its freelance community will survive. Artistic director Matthew Xia, set and costume designer Vicki Mortimer and a freelance stage manager, who had to go on Universal Credit to survive, discuss Covid-19’s effect on the UK’s theatre sector.
A ban on tenancy evictions was announced in March as households across the country faced economic uncertainty at the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic. Following a three month extension in June, that ban is set to be lifted on August 23 which homeless charity Shelter says threatens 230,000 renters with a ‘Covid eviction’. Here we speak with Shelter chief executive Polly Neate about what tenants should do if they have fallen behind with their rent. We also hear from Jeanny Priebe, a single mum facing eviction after being furloughed at the start of the pandemic.
Kadee and Jaxson Jensen had planned to get hitched in June but then the COVID-19 pandemic struck, forcing the couple to think creatively so they could bring her American and his Canadian family together for the ceremony.