Black History Month

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‘Dancing kept me sane’: how black British youth found a home in northern soul
From winning dance competitions to confronting Nazis, black veterans of the 70s soul all-nighters share their stories – and counter the idea that the movement was exclusively white

Lanre Bakare

26, Nov, 2021 @10:00 AM

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I’m a fourth-generation black British man. Yet still I’m made to feel I don’t belong | Michael Boyle
My great-grandparents came to Britain in the 1800s. The UK’s black history began long before the Windrush, says retired lecturer Michael Boyle

Michael Boyle

31, Oct, 2021 @11:47 AM

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Family of black boxer barred from British title fights call for apology
Cuthbert Taylor represented his country at the 1928 Olympics but suffered under the British Boxing Board of Control’s colour bar

Mark Townsend

30, Oct, 2021 @8:51 PM

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It’s been a turbulent year for race in Britain. So what next? | David Harewood and others
At the end of Black History Month, we ask prominent Black British figures to assess where the UK stands in terms of equality and cohesion

David Harewood and others

30, Oct, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Even in our history month, black people are the repeated victims of cancel culture | Afua Hirsch
Consciousness about racism has grown over the past year, but we’re still being silenced for speaking out, says Guardian columnist Afua Hirsch

Afua Hirsch

29, Oct, 2021 @5:00 AM

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New university job cuts fuel rising outrage on campuses
Goldsmiths targets humanities faculties in round of redundancies

Anna Fazackerley

24, Oct, 2021 @7:15 AM

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My favourite overlooked Black writer – by Bernardine Evaristo, Margaret Atwood and more
From the memoirs of a slave to the story of Britain’s first Black headteacher, leading writers including Malorie Blackman and David Olusoga choose the Black authors who fired their imaginations

Interviews by Lucy Knight

19, Oct, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Youth homelessness has risen 40% in five years, says UK charity
Centrepoint estimates 121,000 homeless or at risk, with analysis showing black people disproportionally affected

Aamna Mohdin and Tobi Thomas

18, Oct, 2021 @10:37 AM

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‘Its power is far-reaching’: what Black History Month means to Black Britons
Three people talk about what impact the annual event has had on their lives and whether it is still needed

Lucy Campbell

09, Oct, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Senior black union leader condemns ‘colour-blind’ levelling up
Patrick Roach of teachers’ union NASUWT says policy would not end discrimination against black workers

Aamna Mohdin Community affairs correspondent

06, Oct, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Bernardine Evaristo picks black authors for London ‘short story stations’
Author teams up with Canary Wharf to distribute short works by five writers during Black History Month

Aamna Mohdin Community affairs correspondent

05, Oct, 2021 @11:21 AM

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Only 2% of blue plaques in London commemorate black people
English Heritage scheme was started in 1866 to honour notable figures who have lived, worked or stayed in the capital

Tobi Thomas, Aamna Mohdin and Pamela Duncan

05, Oct, 2021 @6:00 AM

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