Black Rock – Decolonising Rock Music

By @MarvinsCorridor Content Note: references to domestic violence and violence against women Rock music is one of America’s most influential cultural exports, associated closely with white bands and white artists, we’re seldom informed of rock music’s true origins. Whilst the explosion of rock music took place in the 1950s and 1960s, the creation of rock… Read More

More Than Melanin: A Film Series on Black Experiences

While schools may mark Black History Month, it is important to remember that we cannot rely on them to teach us about black history.

There are other avenues, resources and people that can provide us with an abundance of knowledge, particularly during this month.

One example is Filmmaker and founder of Visionnary Arts, Troy James Aidoo who to mark Black History Month has created a short film series titled More Than Melanin. Read More

Our History Is Richer Than Human Zoos and Enslavement

by Jesse Bernard I’m sure like myself, those of you who are against Exhibit B were happy to learn that further shows at the The Barbican Centre have been cancelled, as of Tuesday ‘after a huge, short sharp and a dynamic campaign‘. Unfortunately, the media coverage of the cancellation indicates that much work is still… Read More

Black Men Need To Support Black Feminism

by Jesse Bernard Being a black man over the past couple of weeks has been interesting, as it always is. I’ve stood in solidarity with the citizens of Ferguson, Missouri – both virtually and in a march at Notting Hill Carnival. There is a long history of black women leading movements for change and the… Read More