On February 25, 2022, Russia invaded Ukraine. Many students from African and Caribbean nations were trapped in Ukraine, due to the suddenness of the invasion. Here, some Jamaicans share their accounts.
Cherry Natural considers herself as a feminist dub poet or activist, and her sources of inspiration include the late Jamaican poet Louise Bennett. Louise Bennett is well-known as the first Caribbean poet who used Creole or patois consistently and to great effect in her ballads, and who relentlessly stood up for the people’s language as opposed to standard English which was then considered as the only passport to social elevation.
Barry Gray on WMCA New York interviews Malcolm X. Malcolm X discusses his meeting with Fidel Castro in Harlem and systemic injustice on or about September 20, 1960.
There was a lot to take in and ideally this would have been a two visit exhibition.
In Esquire’s July 1968 issue, published just after the death of Martin Luther King, Jr., the magazine talked to James Baldwin about the state of race relations in the country. We’ve republished the interview in full—and his words are incredibly relevant today.
Read the landmark 1968 Q&A on race in America.
Made available by Netflix (not known how long) this is a don’t miss documentary
An account of a Black man who decided to join the Metropolitan Police Force and what happened to him while he was part of that particular organisation
The programme was made in association with the Campaign Against Racism in the Media, which exposes the subtle and explicit racism against black and Asians not only in the popular ‘ comedy’ shows of the time but also of the ‘serious’ current affairs programmes produced by television. Featuring Professor Stuart Hall.
A revealing documentary compilation from historic footage shot by the National Institute of Cinema in Mozambique which looks at the rehabilitation of former colonial government collaborators by the government of Samora Machel (former president of Mozambique).
This video covers a brief introduction to CLR James’ book, The Black Jacobins: Toussaint L’Ouverture and the San Domingo Revolution. It is Part 1 of 2. Part 2 will cover the main and secondary ideas of the book.