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Black Ballad

BB Members Perk: Queenie Screening and Q&A

Wednesday 22 May 2024 9:00 PM

"With an international fan base, with access to the internet, with the obvious influence of black music, they should know better – they probably do."

– The Complex Relationship Between Black Girls and K-Pop

 

Jamila Pereira

Manchester's Own IAMDDB On Growth, Creative Control & Healing

Tuesday 23 April 2024 8:00 AM

Bashirat Oladele

Ayra Starr On Getting Money & Being A Girl’s Girl

Tuesday 2 April 2024 8:00 AM

Michaela Makusha

There Is So Much More To Black British TV Than Top Boy!

Thursday 21 March 2024 8:50 AM

"I was acutely aware of the grandeur around me, and how the wealth that the Liverpool Town Hall exudes was made possible from the suffering and enslavement of my ancestors."

– How Black Women In Liverpool Are Reclaiming Colonial Spaces

 

Portia B

Growing Up As A Black Punk/Indie/Emo Kid In The UK

Friday 15 March 2024 8:00 AM

Black Ballad

BB Member's Perk: Free Screening Of Origin!

Tuesday 20 February 2024 8:47 PM

Jendella Benson

Lashana Lynch On Being British-Jamaican & Playing Bob Marley's Wife

Friday 9 February 2024 6:00 PM

"There’s so many creatives and artists here that are amazing. But they do not have any platforms. All of us are exporting."

– Belgium, Blackness and BLM: Lous And The Yakuza Is Talking About All The Things They Wish She Wouldn't

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Jendella Benson

‘Black Cake’ Is The Epic Series Giving Murder Mystery & Family Drama

Wednesday 31 January 2024 11:00 AM

Jendella Benson

The Cast of The Colour Purple Talk Black Joy, Redemption & God

Tuesday 23 January 2024 8:00 AM

"What little there has been of Black British television has always connected us in a meaningful, exciting and relatable way."

– From The Real McCoy to Chewing Gum: Black British Television Will Always Be Important For The Culture

 

 

"Certain people have told me to do afrobeats to help people understand who I am. What does that even mean?"

– Ray BLK On Revenge, Strength & Taking Back Control

 

Susan Akyeampong

What Dating Shows Taught Me & Why I Gave Them Up

Tuesday 7 November 2023 8:00 AM

Audrey Tonje

Amaka Okafor On Her New Role In ‘Bodies’

Friday 3 November 2023 8:00 AM

Black Ballad

BB Members Perk: Win Tickets To Death Of England: Closing Time!

Tuesday 12 September 2023 9:00 PM

Steph Duchess

Telenovelas & West African Movies Taught Me To Pander To Men

Tuesday 29 August 2023 8:00 AM

Adama Juldeh Munu

Black Creatives Around The UK Are Responding To The Climate Emergency

Friday 11 August 2023 8:00 AM

Audrey Tonje

Rachel Adedeji On Her Journey To ‘Dreaming Whilst Black’

Tuesday 8 August 2023 8:00 AM

Michaela Makusha

The Allegations Against Lizzo Are A Disaster For Fat Black Women

Thursday 3 August 2023 11:00 AM

Mia Thornton

Meet Nabyla & Jasmina Serag of Switzerland's Sirens of Lesbos

Wednesday 2 August 2023 8:00 AM

Jendella Benson

Bethann Hardison On Her Many Lives & Legacies

Thursday 13 July 2023 8:00 AM

"Depleted by London's hustle culture, with hints of self-neglect and a sprinkle of rejection for not having the right "look", I returned to the rolling hills of Sheffield."

– An Afro In The Circus In Sheffield

 

 

Helen Epega

Pidgin English, Afrofuturism...And The Opera?

Thursday 22 June 2023 8:00 AM

Jendella Benson

Andi Osho on Redirection & What's Left On Her Bucket List

Wednesday 14 June 2023 8:00 AM

Nikki Onafuye

Big Freedia on Business, Breaking Barriers & Beyoncé

Wednesday 7 June 2023 8:00 AM

Portia B

Heather Agyepong Is Stepping Into Her Power

Friday 12 May 2023 8:00 AM

Susan Akyeampong

Are Celeb-Backed Skincare Lines Just A Cash-Grab?

Monday 27 March 2023 8:00 AM

Jasmine Lee-Zogbessou

Rye Lane Is The Unconventional Black British Love Story We All Need

Thursday 16 March 2023 8:00 AM

Jasmine Lee-Zogbessou

The Self-Funded Art Platform Spotlighting Marginalised Creatives

Thursday 2 March 2023 8:00 AM

Michaela Makusha

Why ‘The Strays’ Left Me Confused & Frustrated

Tuesday 28 February 2023 8:05 AM

Jendella Benson

Ashley Madekwe & Jorden Myrie On Ambiguity, Trauma & ‘The Strays’

Tuesday 28 February 2023 8:00 AM

Michaela Makusha

The BAFTAs, The Oscars... The Award Season Is #SoWhite

Wednesday 22 February 2023 11:30 AM

Mia Thornton

Bellah On Self-Belief, British R&B & Creating Your Own Narrative

Thursday 12 January 2023 8:00 AM

Marie Bashiru

The Origins And Commodification Of Black Folk Music In Britain

Thursday 5 January 2023 8:00 AM

Jamila Pereira

‘Aisha’ And The Lived Experiences Of Black Female Asylum Seekers

Tuesday 27 December 2022 8:00 AM

Nikki Onafuye

“It Has Been A Long Time Coming”: ITVX's 'Riches' Is Here

Thursday 22 December 2022 8:00 AM

Jasmine Lee-Zogbessou

Too Autistic For Black: Navigating Blackness And Neurodiversity

Thursday 15 December 2022 8:00 AM

Mia Thornton

Letitia Wright & Tamara Lawrance on The Silent Twins

Tuesday 13 December 2022 8:00 AM

Jendella Benson

Frannie Langton Is The Period Drama Lead We've Been Waiting For

Thursday 8 December 2022 8:00 AM

Jendella Benson

Kosar Ali On Integrity & Her Period Drama Debut

Thursday 10 November 2022 8:00 AM

Toju Adelaja

Drake The Misogynist: He Was Never Really ‘For The Girls’

Tuesday 8 November 2022 8:00 AM

Black Ballad

BB Members Perk: Black Panther 2 - A Members Only Screening

Thursday 3 November 2022 9:00 PM

Iman Mohamed

'The Gravedigger’s Wife' Is A Love Letter To Somalis

Thursday 27 October 2022 8:00 AM

Jasmine Lee-Zogbessou

Rakie Ayola On The Pact S2 & Giving Black Women Their Flowers

Tuesday 25 October 2022 8:00 AM

Nic Crosara

Where’s The Black Queer Representation In TV?

Wednesday 19 October 2022 8:00 AM

Jendella Benson

The Woman King's Lashana Lynch & Sheila Atim On Making History

Friday 7 October 2022 8:00 AM

Jendella Benson

Nana Mensah On Capturing The First Generation Daughter Experience

Tuesday 30 August 2022 8:00 AM

Paige Cowan-Hall

Where Is The Queer Period Drama With A Black Lead & No Trauma?

Wednesday 10 August 2022 8:00 AM

Jendella Benson

Yes, The World Is Burning, But Afrofuturism Could Save Us

Friday 1 July 2022 8:00 AM

Jasmine Lee-Zogbessou

Keke Palmer On Lightyear, Legacy & Representation In Animation

Friday 17 June 2022 8:00 AM

Mia Thornton

The Black Women At The Forefront Of The UK Jazz Scene

Friday 20 May 2022 8:00 AM

Lateefah Jean-Baptiste

What Joan From Girlfriends Taught Me About Boundaries & Relationships

Thursday 19 May 2022 8:00 AM

Lauryn Mwale

My Ten Year Old Self Needed Encanto And Turning Red

Wednesday 4 May 2022 8:00 AM

Jasmine Lee-Zogbessou

Showcasing Multi-Talented Black Women And Their Stories Through Film

Friday 15 April 2022 8:00 AM

Jasmine Lee-Zogbessou

For Black Boys Who Have Considered Suicide When The Hue Gets Too Heavy

Monday 11 April 2022 8:00 AM

Mia Thornton

Mwanjé Explores Afrofuturism, Black Feminity & Ancestry Ties

Thursday 24 March 2022 7:00 AM

Ata-owaji Victor

Magic System's '1er Gaou' & The Roots Of Borderless Music

Tuesday 8 March 2022 8:00 AM

Jasmine Lee-Zogbessou

Navigating Grief As An Intergenerational British-Caribbean Family

Tuesday 1 March 2022 11:30 AM

Jasmine Lee-Zogbessou

Queens of Sheba On Daring To Showcase Misogynoir In West End Theatre

Tuesday 22 February 2022 10:00 AM

Jendella Benson

Cherish Oteka On Buried Black British LGBTQ+ History

Wednesday 9 February 2022 8:00 AM

Ata-owaji Victor

In A Post-2020 World, Technology Will Be Central To Fashion Innovation

Thursday 23 December 2021 7:00 AM

Jendella Benson

We Wore Our Own Garmz – Black British Streetwear Of The 90s and 00s

Tuesday 21 December 2021 7:00 AM

Jaydee Seaforth

In Conversation With The Cast Of The Matrix Resurrections

Monday 20 December 2021 7:00 AM

Ibukun Olumoroti

Aml Ameen On Bringing Black British Love To The Big Screen

Wednesday 8 December 2021 12:00 PM

Jasmine Lee-Zogbessou

Meagan Good & Jerrie Johnson On The Nuances Of Representation

Monday 6 December 2021 7:00 AM

Isha Webber

Natasha Rothwell On What’s Next After ‘Insecure’

Wednesday 24 November 2021 7:00 AM

Solape Alatise

Nigerian Culture Is Popular Now. My Younger Self Needed This.

Monday 22 November 2021 1:00 PM

Ore Abiona

The Impact Of TikTok On African Music

Tuesday 16 November 2021 11:00 AM

Jasmine A. Samura

How Can Black People Find Tattoo Artists They Can Trust?

Monday 8 November 2021 12:00 PM

Sarah Akinterinwa

This Black Woman Cartoonist Is Showing The Mundane Joys In Black Life

Wednesday 27 October 2021 7:00 AM

Taylor Edmonds

Kima Otung On The Music Industry, Growing Up In Wales & More

Friday 1 October 2021 11:00 AM

Elisabeth Fapuro

#C4Highlife Is Giving Us Healthy Black Relationships Outside Of BHM

Tuesday 14 September 2021 4:00 PM

Jendella Benson

Miss LaFamilia On Music, Motherhood & Female-Domination

Friday 27 August 2021 12:00 PM

Ata-owaji Victor

How Black British Female Rappers Are Shaping The Beauty Blueprint

Friday 20 August 2021 7:00 AM

Tamera Heron

The Power Of Live Music To Create Community & Boost Morale

Thursday 12 August 2021 7:00 AM

Jendella Benson

How REAL Is Love Island And Are We Expecting Too Much?

Friday 23 July 2021 7:00 AM

Yaa Adansi-Pipim

The Diversity In African Food Deserves To Be On TV Too!

Wednesday 5 May 2021 7:00 AM

Christine Ochefu

Sci-Fi & "A Sh*tload Of Other Problems" W/ The Cast Of 'Intergalactic'

Wednesday 28 April 2021 12:00 PM

Jendella Benson

Afua Hirsch On The Stories That Still Need Telling

Monday 26 April 2021 1:00 PM

Dawnie Walton

Finding Myself (And My Black Foremothers) In Rock Music

Tuesday 30 March 2021 7:00 AM

Ibukun Olumoroti

Where Are All The Black Women In Love On Our Screens?

Thursday 25 March 2021 7:00 AM

Tobi Oredein

Founder's Letter: Michaela Coel's Award Snub Is Personal For BW

Sunday 7 February 2021 9:45 PM

Jendella Benson

Raven Leilani On Failure And Finding Meaning Amongst Instability

Friday 15 January 2021 7:00 AM

Marianne Tatepo

Lous And The Yakuza On Blackness & BLM In Belgium

Friday 8 January 2021 8:30 AM

Antonia Jade King

We Cannot Underestimate The Significance Of Our Fave Sitcoms

Tuesday 29 December 2020 7:00 AM

Laverne Caprice

Black Women Are Finally Getting The Space They Deserve In Horror Films

Wednesday 23 December 2020 7:00 AM

Precious Mayowa Agbabiaka

Celeste On Representation, Success & Healthy Futures

Saturday 19 December 2020 10:30 AM

Christine Ochefu

How The Music Industry Is Failing Black Women In The North West

Friday 18 December 2020 7:30 AM

Stephanie Daniels

Black Women And Manchester’s Electronic Scene

Wednesday 16 December 2020 7:30 AM

Adwoa Botchey

How Black Northern Artists Are Staying Afloat

Wednesday 16 December 2020 7:00 AM

Mohasin Ahmed

Black, Queer And Clubbing In Scotland

Friday 4 December 2020 7:00 AM

Lateefah Jean-Baptiste

The Black Women Who Defined Lovers Rock In The 1980s

Friday 27 November 2020 12:00 PM

Siana Bangura

Will The Show Go On For Theatre In The West Midlands?

Tuesday 24 November 2020 7:00 AM

Kuba Shand Baptiste

Black Love Stories From The 70s and 80s

Sunday 22 November 2020 9:00 AM

Taylor Edmonds

5 Black Womxn You Need To Know About In The South Wales Creative Scene

Saturday 21 November 2020 7:00 AM

Chloe Seivwright

Rakie Ayola Is The Welsh Role Model We Deserve!

Friday 20 November 2020 7:00 AM

Aleighcia Scott

Being A Welsh Reggae Artist Is Not The Oxymoron You Think It Is!

Monday 16 November 2020 7:00 AM

Chanté Joseph

Black Britain's Safe Spaces: From The Mangrove To The Mountains

Sunday 15 November 2020 9:00 AM

Annique Simpson

Ray BLK On Revenge, Strength & Taking Back Control

Tuesday 27 October 2020 1:00 PM

Rebecca Solomon

An Afro In The Sheffield Circus

Saturday 24 October 2020 7:00 AM

Danae Wellington

Reimagining A Black Future In The North

Thursday 22 October 2020 7:00 AM

Rachel Willcocks

Navigating Creative Spaces As A Black Woman In The East Midlands

Wednesday 14 October 2020 7:00 AM

Sue Warren

Embracing My Black Heritage Through Black Lives Matter Derby

Tuesday 13 October 2020 7:30 AM

Jendella Benson

Ify Adenuga On Happiness, Nigerian Culture & Her Children's Success

Thursday 8 October 2020 12:30 PM

Annique Simpson

Sabrina Washington On Mis-Teeq, The Industry & Her Musical Return

Wednesday 9 September 2020 7:00 AM

Danielle Dash

Lovecraft Country's Wunmi Mosaku On Rage, Racism & Honesty

Tuesday 18 August 2020 7:00 AM

Annique Simpson

The Black Women Making Things Happen In The UK Music Industry

Wednesday 6 May 2020 7:00 AM

Korkor Kanor

Black Women Deserve To See Themselves In British Art

Friday 3 April 2020 7:00 AM

Leah Sinclair

'Noughts + Crosses' Stars On First Loves & Role Reversals

Sunday 8 March 2020 9:00 PM

Danielle Dash

Lena Waite & Melina Matsoukas on Tragedy and Violence in Hollywood

Saturday 8 February 2020 7:00 AM

Danielle Dash

Jodie Turner-Smith & Daniel Kaluuya on New Film, Self Identity & More

Saturday 1 February 2020 7:00 AM

Tomiwa Folorunso

The Black Women Shaking Up The Scottish Arts Scene

Friday 24 January 2020 7:00 AM

Jasmine Lee-Zogbessou

MBJ & Jamie Foxx Talk Just Mercy, Self Care & Social Social

Friday 17 January 2020 7:00 AM

Chloe Austin

The Black British Artists Challenging Super White Britain

Wednesday 8 January 2020 7:00 AM

Katasi Kironde

The Black Women Transforming London's Improv Theatre Scene

Thursday 2 January 2020 7:00 AM

Jaz Morrison

Why 'Atlantics' Is A Beautiful Reflection Of Blackness

Monday 30 December 2019 7:00 AM

Jade LB

We Found The Author Of Keisha The Sket

Friday 29 November 2019 7:00 AM

Isha Webber

What 'American Son' Taught Me About Interracial Relationships

Wednesday 27 November 2019 7:00 AM

Danielle Dash

The Black Woman Who Made Rapman's 'Blue Story' Happen

Monday 25 November 2019 5:00 PM

Tobi Oredein

Ed's Letter: Loving The Crown, But Hating The Monarchy

Monday 18 November 2019 7:00 AM

Alice Charles

Why Knife Crime Is Big Business For British Theatre

Thursday 17 October 2019 5:00 PM

Fauziya Johnson

How Black Women In Liverpool Are Reclaiming Colonial Spaces

Tuesday 1 October 2019 7:00 AM

Ezimma Chigbo

Why Kano Is One Of The Greatest Musical Storytellers Of Our Generation

Wednesday 18 September 2019 5:00 PM

Sabirina Mohamed

Clara Amfo Talks Beauty, Belonging and Black British Culture

Tuesday 3 September 2019 7:00 AM

Precious Mayowa Agbabiaka

Afronation, Anti-Blackness & The Black Christian Community

Tuesday 13 August 2019 7:00 AM

Marjorie Morgan

President Macron, Universal Museums & Cultural Reparations

Sunday 30 June 2019 9:00 AM

Shakeena Johnson

How Game Of Thrones Failed The Black Audience

Sunday 12 May 2019 9:00 AM

Tobi Oredein

Marsai Martin & Issa Rae Talk Little & Making History

Friday 12 April 2019 7:00 AM

Tobi Oredein

Regina Hall Talks Black Sisterhood, Body Image & The Best Man

Saturday 6 April 2019 7:00 AM

Danielle Dash

Regina King Talks: Me Too, Mental Well Being and Female Empowerment

Tuesday 12 February 2019 7:00 AM

Danielle Dash

Black Ballad Interviews... Beale Street's Kiki Layne

Tuesday 5 February 2019 8:00 AM

Precious Mayowa Agbabiaka

If Beale Street Could Talk Is An Ode To Black Love

Thursday 31 January 2019 4:00 PM

Esme Allman

Is Black Theatre Too Focused On Black Pain?

Thursday 10 January 2019 12:00 PM

Alice Charles

Why Collective Action Is The Only Way Forward For Black Filmmakers

Friday 23 November 2018 7:00 AM

Cynthia Chika Franklin

How The Cocoa Butter Club Breaks Boundaries In Cabaret

Thursday 22 November 2018 7:00 AM

Danielle Dash

Widows: A Love Letter To Black Women

Tuesday 20 November 2018 7:00 AM

Joanne Oguntimehin

What's The Big Fuss Around 'Misty'?

Tuesday 30 October 2018 7:00 AM

Maimy Suleiman

The Complex Relationship Between Black Girls and K-pop

Friday 19 October 2018 6:00 AM

Niellah Arboine

Our National Treasures: The Black Women in Noughties British Music

Thursday 18 October 2018 7:00 AM

Candice Carty-Williams

Black British Television Will Always Be Important For The Culture

Friday 5 October 2018 7:09 AM

Tobi Adunni

This Woman's Work: Tobi Kyeremateng

Thursday 4 October 2018 7:00 AM

Shakeena Johnson

Do Black Women Have A Place On UK Reality TV Shows?

Friday 13 July 2018 5:10 PM

Tobi Oredein

Editor's Letter: This Week, I'm Living My Life Like Beyoncé

Tuesday 17 April 2018 7:00 AM

Shakeena Johnson

The Importance Of Afrofuturism In Film

Friday 13 April 2018 12:00 PM

Ojima Salifu

Where is the #MeToo Movement in the African film industry?

Monday 2 April 2018 12:47 AM

Danielle Dash

Why The Oscars Has Me Excited For The Future of Film

Monday 5 March 2018 4:46 PM

Precious Mayowa Agbabiaka

Black Panther Is A Strong Reminder To Have Black Pride

Saturday 10 February 2018 6:52 PM

Muneera Pilgrim

Yes, Hip Hop Has Empowered Black Women

Friday 15 December 2017 8:01 AM

Tobi Oredein

Editor's Letter: The Real Problem With Alexandra Burke

Wednesday 13 December 2017 11:51 PM

Niki Igbaroola

Sope Dirisu On Acting, Self-Care & Black Brotherhood

Sunday 10 December 2017 7:15 AM

Louisa Adjoa Parker

Ava Vidal Talks Motherhood, Mock The Week & Making A Difference

Thursday 5 October 2017 9:29 PM

Tobi Kyeremateng

The Black Space That Could Have Changed Theatre Forever

Thursday 28 September 2017 6:45 AM

Lateefah Jean-Baptiste

How Insecure's Molly Carter Debunks The Dark Skinned Girl Stereotype

Friday 15 September 2017 7:36 AM

Louisa Adjoa Parker

British TV Has A Long Way To Go When It Comes To Race Represention

Thursday 7 September 2017 7:56 AM

Stephanie Phillips

Growing Up As An Alternative Black Girl

Friday 1 September 2017 7:40 AM

Lateefah Jean-Baptiste

What White Hollywood Can Learn From Ed Skrein

Wednesday 30 August 2017 7:15 AM

Funmi Olutoye

My Future Children Will Be Raised Among Black Art In My Home

Friday 25 August 2017 7:12 AM

Jendella Benson

Chewing Gum Is Ending, But Here's Why I Don't Mind

Tuesday 22 August 2017 11:39 PM

Mel Green

The Shame of Enjoying Problematic Music

Monday 7 August 2017 7:00 AM

Jumoke Abdullahi

Hip-Hop: Sick Beats Don't Negate The Beatings

Monday 17 July 2017 7:00 AM

Chloe Seivwright

Why Should We Listen To JAY-Z?

Wednesday 5 July 2017 10:41 PM

Nnena Nwakodo

"We Are A Community In Need Of Love More Than Any Other"

Thursday 21 May 2015 7:00 AM

Charlene Badibanga

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Friday 23 January 2015 4:06 PM

Rayne Wilson

The Ratchetry Of Reality TV

Monday 8 September 2014 12:37 AM