The diversity of Nasa’s workforce in 1940s Virginia is uncovered in a new book by Margot Lee Shetterly. She recalls how a visit to her home town led to a revelation. More
The challenges facing Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) academics and students in higher education will be explored in an event at the University of Greenwich on Thursday 27 October.
Among the themes of the
one-day symposium are the
Few plays open in the West End with an entirely black cast. But the main characters of One Night in Miami, set in 1964, are all icons of black America – including the activist Malcolm X and Cassius Clay, just
Football legend Laurie Cunningham has been honoured with a blue plaque at his childhood home.
Cunningham was one of the first black footballers to play for England and was the first British footballer to play for Real Madrid.
Before she began working on her new film A United Kingdom, Amma Asante had never heard of Seretse Khama.
Now she’s bringing his story to the big screen and hopes it will illuminate a seemingly forgotten part of British post-war
Universities are going to test “name-blind” admissions for the first time to stop potential discrimination based on assumptions about students’ names.
Exeter, Huddersfield, Liverpool and Winchester will pilot a system this year where the names of applicants are not seen
The first black footballer to play for Liverpool has turned down an MBE nomination, saying it would be “a betrayal” to Africans who suffered at the hands of the British Empire.
Howard Gayle, 58, was born in Toxteth and made
Muslim women are the most economically disadvantaged group in British society, according to a report by MPs.
They are three times more likely to be unemployed and looking for a job than women generally and more than twice as likely
The funeral of a Jamaican “pioneer” who co-founded what later became the Notting Hill Carnival has been held at Southwark Cathedral.
War veteran Sam King MBE settled in south London having arrived on the Empire Windrush in 1948 and became
The UK’s first named memorial statue for a black woman, Mary Seacole, is to be unveiled in London later.
She was a Jamaican-born nurse who cared for wounded British soldiers during the Crimean War in the 19th Century.
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