We caught up with Kyle Ramar Freeman who plays the lead role of Usher in Queer Black musical, A Strange Loop, to talk about his love of performing and all the things that make the show so special.
Family life can be said to provide young children with the parameters of self-consciousness. A child exposed to one dominant culture comes to consciousness with an idea of who constitutes his or her family and uses this knowledge to situate themselves within their local world. For ‘British South Asians’ or ‘Indian diaspora’ youth with cross-cultural […]
Depictions of fat women in TV & film have rarely done them any justice. Whether it’s the mockery of fat Black women seen in Tyler Perry’s Madea and Eddie Murphy’s ‘Norbit’ or various fat characters sidelined to the funny best friend (à la Kim in Moesha), the representation of fatness in TV and film has […]
Afropunk Fest London is back for the second year and is set to top last year with the lineup and all the people who missed out! Afro-Punk has been described as the “new counter culture” keeping us up to date on alternative fashion, Art and Politics from the perspective of a PoC – but it’s not […]
I personally only came upon AfroPunk in 2014, whilst binge watching Alice Smith videos on YouTube. I was instantly in awe of the people mostly. They were black like me and had an unapologetic power about them, it was as if I found a treasure! I ended up watching video after video and immersed myself. […]
Cultural appropriation is such a loaded topic that I’m exhausted just thinking about it. I think we can agree that culture is a culmination of the characteristics and practices of a particular social or ethnic group and that to appropriate means to take for oneself, often without permission. Simply put, cultural appropriation is the theft of […]
Today I marched for justice in Brixton. At 35 years strong, this was my first ever protest and I’m so glad I attended. The whole event was heartfelt and peaceful. It started out in Windrush Square. As we approached the already increasing crowd around 4:00 pm – a crowd mixed with all ages, colours and […]
Last week Actor and Activist Jesse Williams lit an empowering spark under Black America that reverberated throughout social media and all over the World. His powerful speech received obviously both positive and negative feedback from the media, famous and not so famous (one female comes to mind, last name rhymes with gash) *Rolls eyes and […]