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
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Mary Seacole, Jamaican Herbalist. During Crimean War performed surgery on the frontline and established the "British Hotel" providing supplies for soldiers and quarters for sick and infirmed.
WOW! A film is in production about Dido Elizabeth Belle, the mixed-race daughter of Admiral Sir John Lindsay. She lived at Kenwood House with the her great-uncle, the Earl of Mansfield, a judge, famous for presiding over the Somerset case regarding the legality of slavery in England. "This is an important story which still has great resonance today," said producer Damian Jones. "[Director Amma Asante] has created a powerful tale inspired by true historical events...”
We've been a fan of British novelist Helen Oyeyemi, since her 1st novel, "The Icarus Girl" (penned when she was just 19). Her latest novel "Mr. Fox", received a great review from the NY Times and has been nominated for a 2012 Hurston/Wright Legacy Award.
Second Lieutenant Walter Tull was the first black British Army officer; served in WWI
Brilliant! British actress Naomie Harris~ as Winnie Mandela
lieutenant harriet ida pickens & ensign frances wills, the first black waves to be commissioned. (12.21.1944) #memorialday