BOOKS: Valerie Mason-John confronts us with the harsh reality of Black trauma

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I Am Still Your Negro is a bold and enlightening collection of poetry, fit for everyone’s 2020 reading list  BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE BY JUAN LUIS ROD The latest poetry collection from Valerie Mason-John, I Am Still Your Negro touches base on so many of the darker elements of society that we face today. Through [….]

NEWS: Educate & Celebrate teams with Are You Proud? filmmakers to provide LGBTQI education resources for Schools for Black History Month

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The collaboration will produce vital intersectional resources for LGBTQI inclusion in schools and colleges BY EDUCATE & CELEBRATE  Educate & Celebrate, one of the leading LGBTQI education charities in the UK has partnered up with the team behind the critically acclaimed documentary Are You Proud? to produce vital intersectional resources for LGBTQI inclusion in schools and colleges.  [….]

PODCAST: Meet Enid Otun, the pilot-turned-podcaster with a fascinating story

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If Women Were Meant To Fly, The Sky Would Be Pink explores Enid’s life as one of the first women pilots in Africa  BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS If you’re looking for a podcast to celebrate some inspiring queer individuals this Black History Month, we have the perfect recommendation for you. If Women Were Meant To Fly, [….]

BOOKS: Five queer Black authors to read this Black History Month

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Some of our favourite Black writers who are transforming queer literature BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE VIA INSTAGRAM We’re sure you’ve been ploughing through your lockdown reading list as the days are getting rainier and the nights are getting longer. There’s no better time than now to pick up a book by a Black queer author [….]

MUSIC: We’ve got your Black History Month playlist covered

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DIVA’s Black History Month playlist is packed with our favourite Black lez/bi and non-binary folk  BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS If you’re looking for a way to celebrate Black History Month we’ve got just the thing for you. Whether you’re working from home, need some bops to bake along to in the kitchen or something sweet and [….]

NEWS: Lady Phyll, Munroe Bergdorf and Bernardine Evaristo named in 100 Great Black Britons list

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Key Black LGBTQI individuals celebrated in the 100 Great Black Britons as Black History Month begins BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS In order to mark the first day of Black History Month 2020, the 100 Great Black Britons list has been announced today, featuring some huge LGBTQI names.  The list is the brainchild of Windrush campaigner Patrick [….]

Black queer women and non-binary people we’re celebrating this Black History Month

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Here’s 25 of our favourite Black LGBTQI icons changing the game in 2020 ✊🏽✊🏾✊🏿 BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS Happy Black History Month! Every October it’s an important time to not only look back at Black History, but also to look forward and celebrate the here and now. To shine a light on the individuals who have made [….]