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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

Slash: "As a musician, I've always been amused that I'm both British and black; particularly because so many American musicians seem to aspire to be British while so many British musicians, in the sixties in particular, went to such great pains to be black.

Black British Horseguard at Buckingham Palace

Black British actors are taking Hollywood by storm. In recent years more and more have been cast in on-screen roles, not just in big budget U.S. films but also on American television.  In fact, nowadays it is highly likely a Brit will be found starring in a major Hollywood movie or hit TV series. Currently, U.S. television boasts several black British actors who are regular cast members in popular shows like Homeland and Game of Thrones.

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Campaign launched for Britain's first black army officer to be honoured with Military Cross for bravery during the First World War

Second Lieutenant Walter Tull was the first black British Army officer; served in WWI

Second Lieutenant Walter Tull was the first black British Army officer. (1888-1918)

Ignatius Sancho (c. 1729 – 14 December 1780) was a composer, actor, and writer. He is the first known Black Briton to vote in a British election.

Octavia E. Butler, science fiction writer. She was one of the best-known African-American women in the field, with works including the Patternist series (including Wild Seed), Lilith's Brood (formerly the Xenogenesis trilogy), and the Parable series. Her work was associated with Afrofuturism, where sci-fi parallels a marginalized, Black experience. She became the 1st science fiction writer to receive the MacArthur Foundation Genius Grant and was a recepient of Hugo and Nebula awards. R.I.P.

Gullah/Geechee TV with Queen Quet EP 116 Red King Danto

Arthur Wharton (28 October 1865 – 13 December 1930) is widely considered to be the first black professional association football player in the world.