black british culture
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...
Lucas Adeyefa, BKChat cast member This condescending notion that someone is less than you because they do not share the same
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.
Recently, a video featuring actor Chad L Coleman from The Walking Dead and The Wire captured his angry response to two passengers
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.
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.
If I was to sing "Back to life, back to reality", you'll instantly recognise those lyrics as being from one of the biggest