Editor’s Letter – a new era for Media Diversified

Editor in Chief Marcus Daniel reflects on a new era for Media Diversified Media Diversified was established in 2013 to help change the conversation in the media and foreground the voices of writers of colour. Since then we’ve made a considerable impact for a small non-profit organisation. We were cited in The Guardian for campaigning… Read More

How we study music: navigating the whitewash

Dr Hannah Marie Robbins discusses how the teaching of music can be white-washed, and how teachers and researchers can disrupt the all too familiar narratives I was raised in North-West London in the 1990s, not so far from Wembley Stadium and minutes from the Notting Hill Carnival, which meant that “music” was part of the… Read More

Political class factionalism and the right-wing takeover of the Republican Party

In a fascinating essay, Ronald Kuykendall discusses the “right wing wave”, and how it relates to white identity politics, the history of factions in the two-party system in in the USA, and the backlash to the Obama presidency It is obvious and undeniable that in the United States the Republican Party is attractive to reactionaries,… Read More

To be a Literary Native: Lessons in diversifying the London literary scene

In a personal essay, Salma Ibrahim discusses her experiences as a woman of colour in the London Literary scene and how she created Literary Natives to break the mould. In the beginning, I wasn’t prepared for how lonely the business of writing a novel could be. I had to look inwardly for my subject matter and… Read More

Creatives of colour are the Fela Kutis of our time

Media Diversified founder Samantha Asumadu on what feels like a burgeoning movement for black, brown and Asian theatre makers. There are a few perks to being the founder of Media Diversified and this week that perk was getting to see Barry Jenkins’ feature film If Beale Street Could Talk. It is in effect one of… Read More

Media Diversified: Sam and Marcus in conversation

Marcus Daniel has joined Media Diversified as Editor in Chief. Founder and chairperson of Media Diversified. He talked to Samantha Asumadu about Media Diversified’s impact and its future. This is a transcript of the conversation: Marcus: Hello and welcome to Media Diversified. We’re in central London today and this is Sam, founder and chairperson of… Read More

Media Diversified enters a new era with appointment of Editor in Chief, Marcus Daniel

For immediate release: Media Diversified enters a new era with appointment of new Editor in Chief, Marcus Daniel Media Diversified, the non-profit media organisation that aims to bring voices of colour to the foreground in media, today announces the appointment of a new editor in chief, Marcus Daniel. Marcus is a longtime supporter and contributor… Read More