Why do Black Stars Matter?

by Grace Barber-Plentie People have many different methods of self-preservation. For me, one who regularly relies not just on the visual but the aural to keep me going, Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp a Butterfly has been one of these very methods. The album, which deals with resistance, activism in the black community also preaches self-love,… Read More

People of Colour of The Year 2015

As a – hopefully welcome – alternative to the incredulity that can come from those “Person of the Year” accolades awarded by the established press (Nigel Farage, anyone?), we here at Media Diversified wanted to give a space to acknowledge those people of colour whose contributions were worthy of special mention. A team of our… Read More

The Top 10 Stories in Nerd Culture and Race in 2014

by Rod Thomas  For comic book fans and fans of science fiction movies, 2014 proved to be a banner year. Whether it was the #BlackStormTrooper outrage or the cancellation of Syfy shows there was much to discuss. Here is my rundown of the worst of the best, or the best of the worst Nerd Culture… 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