Black power movement

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Rapso: discover the pride and power of Trinidad’s rap-soca music
The striking vocalist Brother Resistance, who died this month, helmed a politically astute hybrid of rap and soca that opened new possibilities in Caribbean music

David Katz

21, Jul, 2021 @11:45 AM

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Daniel Kaluuya wins best supporting actor Oscar for Judas and the Black Messiah
The British actor has won the Academy Award for his portrayal of Black Panthers chairman Fred Hampton

Catherine Shoard

26, Apr, 2021 @12:30 AM

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Black Power: A British Story of Resistance review – a tortuous fight for justice
A coda to Steve McQueen’s Small Axe, George Amponsah’s documentary is a masterly history of a multifaceted and complex movement for racial equality

Ellen E Jones

25, Mar, 2021 @10:30 PM

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British black power: stars of BBC documentary reflect on UK activism
As a new film on 60s and 70s black activism is released, its subjects discuss what progress, if any, has been made

Aamna Mohdin Community affairs correspondent

25, Mar, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Judas and the Black Messiah review – electric Black Panthers drama
The true story of assassinated activist Fred Hampton is brought to vibrant life with never-better performances from Daniel Kaluuya and Lakeith Stanfield

Peter Bradshaw

12, Mar, 2021 @6:39 AM

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Steve McQueen to produce BBC films on black power and UK schools scandal
Films will examine UK black power movement and ESN schools that became ‘dumping ground’ for black children

Lanre Bakare Arts and culture correspondent

29, Jan, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Forty years on from the New Cross fire, what has changed for black Britons?
In 1981, a blaze killed 13 black teenagers at a London house party in a suspected racist attack. What can be learned from the legacy of the outcry and activism that followed?

Kehinde Andrews

17, Jan, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Leila Hassan Howe: ‘My life was made hell. You’d just hear a tirade against immigrants’
The march she led in 1981 helped forge a black British identity. She talks about revolution, police brutality and Black Lives Matter

Kehinde Andrews

08, Oct, 2020 @8:10 AM

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Steve McQueen: ‘Our Marlon Brandos are on building sites, or driving buses’
The director’s new Small Axe series kicks off with the landmark 1971 trial of the Mangrove Nine. It’s his aim to fill these gaps in British history, he says, and to open the industry to other black film-makers

Lanre Bakare

03, Oct, 2020 @10:00 AM

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Former Black Panther to be released after more than 49 years in prison
Jalil Muntaqim was one of several black liberation radicals incarcerated for decades in the wake of political and racial turbulence of the 1960s and 70s

Ed Pilkington in New York

24, Sep, 2020 @12:29 PM

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Set the Night on Fire by Mike Davis and Jon Wiener – review
A history of 60s Los Angeles traces the city’s turbulent era of rebellion, police brutality and rise of the counterculture

Sean O’Hagan

26, Apr, 2020 @8:00 AM

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Set the Night on Fire by Mike Davis and Jon Wiener review – the real LA in the 1960s
Blue skies, palm trees ... and a dark heart. This long-awaited study gets behind the myths to detail riots and radical action centring on race, class and sex

Ben Ehrenreich

22, Apr, 2020 @6:30 AM

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