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  1. British - Nigerian singer Patti Boulaye bags OBE awardRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 8 | Vanguard

    ... Born to an Efik (Cross River) mother and an Okpanam (Delta Igbo) father, Boulaye was among the leading black British entertainers in the 1970s and 1980s. She was also well known in the Nigerian acting circles of the 1970s, featuring in Jab ...


  2. Sierra Leone Group Determined to Raise Awareness of FGM DangersRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 5 | Voice of America

    As a child, Anne-Marie Caulkner was forced to undergo female genital mutilation, or FGM, which some people refer to as female circumcision. The traditional practice removes some or all parts of the external female genitalia.


  3. Sir Lenny Henry BLASTS Charlotte Rampling's Oscars boycott...Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 2 |

    ... it on a note written by Charlotte Rampling attached to a brick." As well as posting a link to the '10 great black British films' he also retweeted a story highlighting Idris Elba's success at the SAG Awards, with the hashtag 'OscarsSoWhite'. For ...


  4. Lily Allen: Skepta, JME and Stormzy pose 'direct threat to music industry figures'Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 1 | NME

    Lily Allen has called Skepta, JME and Stormzy a 'direct threat to music industry figures'. Responding to an article by the Guardian about the lack of black British music talent represented in the BRITs shortlists, the pop star gave her theory as to why there is so little diversity and no recognition in this year's nominations.


  5. Jahna Sebastian is Establishing a Universal MovementRead the original story

    Wednesday Jan 27 | PR Log

    ... London on the 20th of December. The Screen Nation Digital iS Media Awards Ceremony features the cream of the black British digital media scene alongside top young stars from the worlds of sport, music, media, business and fashion. It is the UK's ...


  6. Amid Oscars uproar, Idris Elba praises Americaa s diversity in address to U.K. ParliamentRead the original story

    Wednesday Jan 20 | Washington Times

    As the boycott against the Academy Awards for its all-white Oscar nominees continues to grow, black British actor Idris Elba addressed Parliament this week, praising the United States for its diversity and calling on the U.K. to follow its lead. "I'm not here to talk about black people," the "Luther" star, 43, told a packed hearing room in Parliament Monday.


  7. Sierra Leone's Historic Homes, Built by Freed Slaves, Under ThreatRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 19 | Curbed

    A Board House in Freetown, Sierra Leone, an example of traditional architecture built by former American slaves. Image by rossfhilton .


  8. #OscarsSoWhite? It starts with the academyRead the original story

    Tuesday Jan 19 |

    ... e by default taken to be white unless otherwise written, which is why it was big news when it was rumored that black British actor Idris Elba would be the next James Bond." On


  9. El Pasoan shares experience helping fight EbolaRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jan 16 | El Paso Times

    El Pasoan Brandy Maddox, 35, was in West Africa helping fight the Ebola virus during the peak of the outbreak. El Pasoan shares experience helping fight Ebola El Pasoan Brandy Maddox, 35, was in West Africa helping fight the Ebola virus during the peak of the outbreak.


  10. [Op-Ed] Star Wars Stormtrooper "Blackwash Rage" Strikes BackRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 22, 2015 | Black Enterprise

    " Star Wars, half the movie is aliens and robots, and a black guy is what set people off?" -Patton Oswalt Yes, Patton, it sure did. The edgy comedian went on an epic rant about the controversy over the casting of John Boyega, a black British actor as a Stormtrooper in the Star Wars: The Force Awakens movie. 13 comments

  11. Missoula man finds family alive in Sierra LeoneRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 19, 2015 | Greenwich Citizen

    In a Dec. 9, 2015 photo, Usifu Bangura poses for a portrait at his home in Missoula, Mont. Bangura, a graduate of Hellgate High School, was adopted in the U.S. from Sierra Leone.


  12. 'Beyond Survival' Video Tackles Ebola StigmaRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 25, 2015 | OnlinePRNews

    Online PR News 25-November-2015 Ottawa/Geneva/Freetown The third in a series of animated video shorts by Chocolate Moose Media focusing on Ebola in West Africa is now ready for Catholic Relief Services in Sierra Leone to use in the aftermath of the 2014/2015 Ebola epidemic. "Beyond Survival" looks at the stigma associated with Ebola survivors and at how to bring them back into mainstream society.


  13. Mayor announces plan for Central District arts districtRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 21, 2015 | Capitol Hill Blog

    The mayor's office announced this week that the draft ordinance to create the new Central District arts is moving forward. "The Central Area is has made enormous contributions to Seattle's cultural identity, from the music of Jimi Hendrix and Quincy Jones to the Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute," Mayor Ed Murray said in a statement announcing the legislation.


  14. Hutchins Center Showcases 'Black Chronicles' Photo ExhibitRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 4, 2015 | Harvard Crimson

    RenA e Mussai, a curator and scholar on the African diaspora and Black British photographic history, speaks about photograph "Zulu Boy" as part of the Black Chronicles II Symposium in the Hutchins Center on Monday evening. The Hutchins Center for African and African American Research is hosting this fall a photography exhibition that displays previously buried archival photographs of black subjects in late 19th century Britain.


  15. Sir Lenny to front black theatre seriesRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 21, 2015 | BBC News

    Actor and comedian Sir Lenny Henry is to present a 10-part radio documentary on the history of black British theatre and screen. "This Radio 4 series covers a huge span of black British theatre, TV and film - from Ira Aldridge to Steve McQueen and Nina Baden-Semper to Bola Agbaje - it's a great sweep of history that excites and stimulates the imagination," Sir Lenny said.


  16. Twitter trolls use #BoycottStarWarsVII because the film is 'anti-white'Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 20, 2015 | Daily Mail

    ... pointing out the original series, and the follow up trilogy, also contain black characters. The film features black British actor John Boyega as one its main protagonists. In the few clips of the film so far released, he is seen wearing a ...


  17. Child Marriage an Issue on International Day of the Girl ChildRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 9, 2015 | Voice of America

    'Adama' is a 16-year-old girl whose parents wanted her to marry a man more than twice her age after he got her pregnant, Freetown, Sierra Leone, Oct. 8, 2015. Sunday, October 11, is the International Day of the Girl Child, which recognizes girls' rights and the challenges they face such as child marriage.


  18. 'The Martian' blasted for changing characters' racesRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 9, 2015 | Star Tribune

    An Asian character from the source material of "The Martian" - a 2011 bestselling novel by Andy Weir - was portrayed in the film by black, British-born actor Chiwetel Ejiofor. Matt Damon 's critical and box office darling hit sour notes with the watchdog group, one that tracks how the media portrays people of Asian and Pacific Island descent, over changes to character ethnicities in the film directed by Ridley Scott .


  19. Ridley Scott's - The Martian' Under Fire for Changing Characters' RacesRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 8, 2015 |

    The Media Action Network for Asian Americans criticized director Ridley Scott and his new film The Martian on Thursday for changing the races of two central characters who had been Asian in the film's source material. Scott's hit film, based on the 2014 novel by Andy Weir, centers on a daring NASA mission to retrieve an astronaut stranded on Mars.


  20. Advocacy group criticizes 'The Martian' for changing Asian-American charactersRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 8, 2015 | Entertainment Weekly's PopWatch

    A media watchdog group has called out director Ridley Scott's space drama The Martian for changing the race of two characters depicted as Asian-American in the source material. The Media Action Network for Asian-Americans sent out a press release Thursday noting that Andy Weir's original book features a character of Indian descent, Venkat Kapoor, who was changed to Vincent Kapoor and is played by the black British actor Chiwetel Ejiofor in the film, and a Korean American character, Mindy Park, who is played by the white actress Mackenzie Davis.