Why black British drama is going online, not on TV Faced with British TV's indifference to black shows, young writers and directors are taking their talents to the web to find an audience. Bim Adewunmi talks to some of them
In April 1993, Stephen Lawrence was murdered by a group of young white men on a street in south-east London. From the first police investigation onwards, the case was badly mishandled. In the end, long after the case against the five suspects had been dropped, the government had to give in to mounting pressure and hold a public inquiry, which became the most explosive in British legal history....'And Still I Rise' by Doreen Lawrence - Download a free ebook sample and give it a try!
Second Lieutenant Walter Tull was the first black British Army officer; served in WWI
Estelle (Estelle Fanta Swaray) (b.1980) is an English R&B singer-songwriter, rapper and record producer. She was born into a large family in London, to a Senegalese mother and a Grenadian father. Her work has earned her numerous awards and accolades, including two MOBO awards, a World Music Award, and one Grammy Award for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for “American Boy”. She has also received two Brit Award nominations, including one for Best British Female Artist.
Harry Belefonte: One of the most successful Jamaican musicians in history, he was dubbed the "King of Calypso" for popularizing the Caribbean musical style in the 1950s. Belafonte is perhaps best known for singing the "Banana Boat Song", with its signature lyric "Day-O".