Tags : black lives matter

Sly & The Family Stone Release Animated ‘Everyday People’ Video

Sly & The Family Stone have released an animated video adaptation of their 1968 song ‘Everyday People’ in support of Black History Month. 2021 saw Sony’s entertainment channel, This Is Certified, collaborating with BET Digital to establish a four-part digital series in celebration of Black History Month. The #MyBlackIs four-part programme produces weekly animations exploring […]Read More

Five Black Fashion Designers To Follow In 2021

If 2020 has taught us anything about the fashion world, it’s that change is on the horizon. From concerns regarding the environment and sustainability to issues surrounding diversity and equality – the industry is being forced to look inwards. Fashion is typically known for harbouring gate-keepers; “the top tier of (mostly white) influential editors, photographers, […]Read More

Celebrating Black Authors: One Book a Day

Just a few months ago, Black Lives Matter content was everywhere. Educational materials, book recommendations, donations, media attention, commitments to anti-racism. That energy sadly seems to have dissipated, even though systemic racism is still very much prevalent in our society. To commemorate Black History Month, to draw attention to it and make sure I keep […]Read More

The BLM Movement Hasn’t Disappeared. Neither Should Our Activism

It’s been well over two months since George Floyd died at the hands of the police. Black Lives Matter (BLM) and anti-racism protests are still taking place globally, with some cities hosting daily demonstrations. Yet it appears that mainstream media outlets – and many people’s social media feeds – have lost interest in reporting it. […]Read More

Qualified Immunity: How it became a violation of constitutional rights

Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Philando Castile, Tamir Rice, George Floyd. These names, and many more, have become household since a video of a Minneapolis police officer named Derek Chauvin, kneeling on George Floyds neck, went viral at the end of May. Leading to worldwide protests in over 60 countries internationally and already being crowned the […]Read More

Mural, Mural On The Wall, Which Is The Fairest Of

Walking around Northern Ireland, but particularly Belfast, you cannot help but notice the multitude of murals across the city. Whilst there are so many, I don’t think this article can credibly suggest ‘which is the fairest of them all.’ Nor can the murals’ narrative be seen as a fairy tale. But it will certainly highlight […]Read More

White actors to no longer voice non-white characters in ‘The

Amid the current Black Lives Matter activism and controversy surrounding the show’s use of white actors for non-white roles, The Simpsons have announced that white actors will no longer be voicing these roles. This particular announcement comes after controversy surrounding Hank Azaria’s roles, known for his portrayal of multiple characters on the show including Indian […]Read More

DuVernay and Kaepernick unite for Netflix series on NFL star’s

On Monday, Netflix announced that Ava DuVernay and Colin Kaepernick have joined forces to create a six-episode scripted series. Currently titled Colin in Black & White, the series will explore Kaepernick’s early life and his journey to become a great quarterback and a critical voice against police brutality and racial inequality. The announcement feels particularly […]Read More

Defunding The Police And Other Alternatives

Recently, protests in the United States broke out in response to the murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis police. The Black Lives Matter movement, driven to immediate action by this tragedy, continues its long fight against the systemic mistreatment of African Americans. In it’s wake the idea of defunding the police has gained momentum across […]Read More