A Black Harry Potter: Whats all the fuss?

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Four young South Londoners got tired of the lack of diverse media representation, so thought of an ingenious way to raise awareness about the issue, but what’s the point and why does representation matter?

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A student’s plea for SOAS to decolonise curriculum


Recently the Director of SOAS University , Baroness Valerie Amos, said she is “looking at how to decolonise knowledge and in particular decolonise our literature and pedagogy” to ensure better representation for all students. I caught up with Angelica, a BA International Relations and Politics third-year undergraduate who studies at SOAS, to discuss her thoughts on what this all means for her.
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Wakanda: Visions of a new African Politics

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Wakanda, the fictional nation that came to life for thousands of people all over the world who were lucky enough to watch Black Panther. This Marvel breakout film was finely woven to illustrate how a different culture and politics can still have an impact in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Although a fictional story, I think it contains two underlying truths that African leaders would do well to grasp.

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50,000 Reasons to Celebrate


Last night I went to The Common Sense Network, a news company that is set on the path to permanently revolutionise British media. After a successful Kickstarter campaign that raised £50,000 the team and supporters behind The Common Sense Network celebrated in style with delicious red-velvet cake and topical conversation about Beyonce’s legendary status. You could literally feel the energy and desire for these young people to create change in the British media landscape, and that’s why I’m looking forward to seeing what they do next!

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The Face of Grassroots Activism: Isis Amlak



Activist Isis Amlak



Last Friday after watching the Young Historian’s ‘We Our Are Own Liberators’ film, a woman asked me to take a picture of her, because as she needed one for her next Spoken Word performance in THE GAMBIA. I took one, she then told me how she used to WORK for ‘Grassroots’, the home of Black Liberation Front, and a major part of the UK’s Black Power movement. I was happy when she offered to tell some more, we exchanged emails. Here’s what she had to say.

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Black British History: Reflections from The Black Liberation Front

Memebers of the Young Historians Project, who brought History to life

On Friday I went to an exhibition and film primer, that was 2 years in the making, creatively crafted by the Young Historians Project, and listened to a panel consisting of some of the early pioneers of the Black Liberation Front, a British Black power organization created in 1971. It was fascinating hearing their experiences, and how they laid the foundations for Black Liberation in Britain. At the same time it was eerie listening to their past struggles as they sounded both strangely similar, but also alien to current black struggles in Britain and the diaspora.

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