Black History Month debate on Vox Africa TV

I was delighted to take part in a studio debate about Black History Month on the Pan-African TV network Vox Africa. Please find the links below to watch the Hotseat show with presenter Akintayo. My fellow guests were businessman Romeo Effs, solicitor Bridgette York and Simon Woolley from Operation Black Vote. The show is divided into three videos, part one, part two and part three. My thanks to Vox Africa for staging this debate, ...

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Reflecting on BBC London appearance

I enjoyed my appearance on BBC London radio's Dotun Adebayo show last Sunday, talking about the outcome of the London and local elections with fellow guests Richard Serunjogi (left), who supported Ken Livingstone, and Sylbourne Sydial (second left), a Conservative activist. (more…)

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Black history and emancipation

Black History Month has always had its' haters, mostly those with a colour blindspot for the absence of the true African story in 'mainstream' history books. For me, the¬†plethora¬†of BHM events has always proven an annual motivator to deepen my knowledge of the events and personalities that have helped shape this world for the better. (more…)

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Light-headed magazine must be skinning up

Posted on April 18, 2011

Attempts to separate, categorise and divide black nation by skin tone has been in evidence for centuries. From enslavement to colonial and apartheid regimes, the collective black skin still bares the scars of shadeism today. (more…)

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