Britain is Just as Culpable as Saudi Arabia for the War in Yemen

Media Diversified founder Samantha Asumadu reflects on Britain’s culpability for the hundreds of thousands of deaths in the ongoing Yemen war. The United Nations reports that fatalities could reach 1.3 million by 2030 “PLEASE. PLEASE. PLEASE. Get #Yemen trending! It’s a hell on earth right now. Innocent civilians are bombarded in cold blood, while the… Read More

Media Diversified View: The #Colston4 acquittal raises questions of whose activism gets to be celebrated

If you are looking for a campaign that is opposing a miscarriage of justice in 2022 look no further than #Justice4MohamudHassan The Colston Four’s acquittal for taking down the statue of the murderous slave trader Edward Colston was celebrated with an opinion piece from one of group with the headline “I’m one of the Colston 4,… Read More

There is a War on Black People in Britain

Media Diversified founder Samantha Asumadu reflects on today’s news of the deportation of Black British people to Jamaica, the Stansted 15 case and after last year’s Windrush scandal, what seems like an escalating war on Black British people that the media must do more to challenge Last year Media Diversified published a series on the Windrush generation’s… Read More

The Columnist Class, Egos and Accountability

Media Diversified founder Samantha Asumadu discusses her experiences within the “columnist class” and the editors and gatekeepers standing in the way of the voices of black working class women being heard You have to have ego if you are a comment writer. You have to have ego and access to be a member of the… 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

Blerd Girl Magic: The Media Diversified and Black Girl Nerds’ Founders Interview

To celebrate Media Diversified’s third anniversary we have an interview with Samantha Asumadu, founder of Media Diversified and Jamie Broadnax, founder of Black Girl Nerds. Here they talk about their experiences of creating and running prominent media platforms aimed at people of colour. Can you tell us about yourself and your and work? Jamie Broadnax:… Read More