[This was originally written as a response to a friend’s Facebook post, which I felt rightly criticised an MP, for speaking up against Jamie’s Jerk Rice, but not other issues affecting Black people in the UK.] ———— This won’t be a popular view, so I’ll take cover… I think if we were confident as a
Written on August 2nd 2018 Yesterday I was honoured to be a volunteer Steward for the fifth successful annual August 1st Emancipation Day march in London, from Brixton to Parliament, and back again. Thousands of Afrikan people marching peacefully, and that is why you didn’t read about it in the media. They would only report
20 July 2018 – Bristol Cathedral (Photograph by Stella Quinlivan) Deputy Vice Chancellor, It gives me great pleasure to give this speech in the event of John Akomfrah being awarded an honorary doctorate, in acknowledgment of his services to film and the visual arts. With a career spanning over 36 years, from his award
I think the whole of the internet and online spaces should have an automatic message pop up when anyone presses send; "Are you really really really sure you want to make this public to the entire world??"
That moment when you stop to take a photograph, and the friends you’re with all think you’re weird. That’s a beautiful feeling, moments to cherish. #PhotographerPride
In the future, I wonder if there will be grim places like crack houses, where people addicted to social media sit in corners and manically look at their phones. (I may well see you there.)
Today’s meditation. Today is Christmas…. Ethiopia, the only country in Africa never to be colonised by a European country, still follows the ancient Julian calendar. Ethiopia is known to have the oldest established Christian church on earth, established in Biblical times, (not through slavery or colonisation), and still celebrates Christmas on the original date that