Actor and playwright Kwame Kwei-Armah (born Ian Roberts) has been awarded a OBE (Order Of The British Empire) by Queen Elizabeth II for services to drama. He said the honour was a tribute to the “immigrant’s dream” that brought his parents to the UK from the West Indies. Kwei-Arma got his big break when he was cast as paramedic Finlay Newton in the hit BBC 1 drama Casualty. He then went on to write and star in numerous plays including the critically acclaimed […]
It was announced today that British Soul singer Omar has been awarded an OBE (Order Of The British Empire) by Queen Elizabeth II for his services to music. …. Congratulations Omar.
ACLT (African Caribbean Leukemia Trust) founder Beverley De Gale has been awarded an OBE, after launching a campaign in 1996 and working tirelessly since then to recruit bone marrow donors after her son Daniel De Gale developed leukaemia. Via The Telegraph Beverley De-Gale, 51, decided to take action in 1996 when she learnt that that her son, Daniel, faced odds of one in 250,000 of finding a donor match as a member of an ethnic minority. At the time only 550 people […]