• Aug 9, 2021

Emancipation was followed by one hundred more years of institutionalized subjugation through the enactment of Black Codes and Jim Crow laws, peonage and convict leasing, and domestic terrorism and lynching. Today the violations continue, and when combined with the crimes of the past, result in yet unmeasured injury. What do repeated traumas visited upon generation after generation of a people produce? What are the impacts of the ordeals associated with chattel slavery, and with the institutions that followed, on African Americans today?

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  • Jun 27, 2021

A long-overdue book honouring the remarkable achievements of key black British individuals over many centuries, in collaboration with the 100 Great Black Britons campaign founded and run by Patrick Vernon OBE

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  • May 27, 2021

Do you remember the Real McCoy’s comedy sketch about the Caribbean restaurant? A man tries to buy ackee ‘n’ saltfish with two dumplings and is scolded for his audacity to expect what is standard customer service—like being spoken to respectfully, getting what is advertised on the menu and at-the-table waitress service. It’s extremely exaggerated but belly-bustlingly funny because many of us recognise similar scenarios from our own experience with ‘patty shops’.

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  • Mar 23, 2021

Selina Flavius is a London-based Senior Account Exec who created and runs the coaching platform Black Girl Finance. A conversation with a colleague about investing and financial goals prompted Selina to research how women of colour fare when it comes to their money and finances - and, after reading the ethnicity pay gap statistics, was determined to help women start thriving financially.

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  • Dec 20, 2020

Stirring and provocative, How to be an Antiracist skewers smug self-satisfaction about liberal credentials by stating that we are all complicit in racist incidents. Only by assertive ‘antiracism’ can such appalling abuse and attack begin to be curbed. An incendiary polemic from an acknowledged authority on the subject.

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  • Dec 20, 2020

How the West Indian Child is made Educationally Sub-normal in the British School System (1971) Bernard Coard’s polemical pamphlet, addressed directly to black parents, set out the “scandal of the Black Child in Schools in Britain”. The book was published by New Beacon for the Caribbean Education and Community Workers’ Association (CECWA).

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