Olive Morris was just 27 when she died, but she is widely commemorated as a powerful campaigner for racial and gender equality, squatters’ rights and housing. The Jamaican-born community activist co-founded the Brixton Black Women’s Group in 1973, campaigning ﬁercely …
Category: Equality, Diversity & Inclusion
Doctor, actor, vice-president of the actor’s guild, co-founder of Performers Against Racism and the Black Theatre Workshop, Mahoney was one of the first Black actors to join the Royal Shakespeare Company.
Another member of the Black Panthers and the Mangrove Nine, Howe established the Race Today Collective and chaired the Notting Hill Carnival Development Committee for many years. During his twelve years as editor of Race Today, the magazine supported several …
Trinidadian physician and research scientist, Altheia Jones-LeCointe led the British Black Panther Movement, recruiting thousands from the 1960s onwards, including the late broadcaster and campaigner, Darcus Howe, as well as giving talks in schools and teaching classes in anti-colonialism. A staunch defender of women’s as well as racial rights, she developed procedures within the Black Panthers to investigate and punish men suspected of the abuse or exploitation of women.
From its initial mission to correct the historic narrative, Black History Month has shifted its focus in response to the changing needs of Black people. In recent years, it has moved from a general focus on Black History to profiling contemporary Black role models to restore the sense of identity, heritage, hope, and pride to Black people, and now to driving more active social change. This Black History Month, take a tour of the heroes of British Black History and explore the contemporary issues of injustice and discrimination still facing Black people and how you can help to overcome them and establish a more just and fair society.
Check it out the new blog celebrating the amazing achievements of Black women around the world as they continue to break down barriers and lead in business, sports, entertainment, and in the community. From Rhianna achieving billionaire status to Kamala Harris becoming America’s first-ever Black (and Asian-American) woman Vice-President, there are some deeply impressive achievements on the list.
Lauded by LGBTQ+ celebrities from activist Peter Tatchell to author Patrick Gale, the book includes a diverse range of perspectives and topics from a historian’s perspective on the scarcity of recorded LGBTQ+ history to a summary of local newspaper representation of LGBTQ+ issues over the past 120 years, a celebration of the Island’s leading LGBTQ+ heroes and heroines over the past century, as well as critical discussions of the development and impact of the infamous Section 28 and of suicide amongst LGBTQ+ people, pairing factual historical and journalistic research with reflections on personal experience and verbatim oral history extracts from the residents of the Isle of Wight.