A sharp hairline is a symbol of status and self-worth

Jeffrey Boakye talks about cutting his own hair and the Black Guy Universe, ie: the barbershop Read More

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#12YearsASlave Black women suffered uniquely during the slave trade

Content note for plot spoilers, and depictions of racist and misogynoirist violence:  by Shane Thomas It speaks volumes when a filmmaker has a distinctive tonality to their work after only three films. With Hunger and Shame, Steve McQueen has made movies of searing intensity. His latest, 12 Years a Slave is no different. It’s a… Read More

Film Review: Half Baked Yellow Sun

by Samira Sawlani To make a film based on a book is often a poisoned chalice for filmmakers. Not only do they face the usual challenge of creating a piece of entertainment which will please an audience, but they have the added pressure of doing justice to the story upon which it is based and… Read More

Actors of Colour

A list of actors that could affect progressive change in Britain by Shane Thomas CONTENT NOTE: Some of the video links in this piece are NSFW due to strong language. While it’s less of a rarity to see non-white actors on our television screens these days[1], there’s no doubt that it remains difficult for actors… Read More