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UK FILM : BELLE – STARRING GUGU MBATHA-RAW (TRAILER)

The illegitimate, mixed-race daughter of a Captain in the Royal Navy finds her unique social standing become instrumental in the campaign to end slavery in England after meeting an idealistic young vicar’s son.  Belle is inspired by the true story of Dido Elizebeth Belle (Gugu Mbatha-Raw), the illegitimate mixed race daughter of a Royal Navy Admiral. Raised by her aristocratic great-uncle Lord Mansfield (Tom Wilkinson) and his wife (Emily Watson), Belle’s lineage affords her certain privileges, yet the color of her skin []

UK SHORT FILM: SITUATIONS – LIGHT SKINNED VS DARK SKINNED

Some food for thought which addresses the long time topic of skin complexion within the black community. Those dumb young black men who enjoy putting down and belittling dark skinned women who share the EXACT same complexion as themselves, and who are also responsible for coining the ridiculous term “lighty” need to watch this.  Yeah you twats know who you are.   [Thanks Lorraine] Your thoughts please…

UK WEB SERIES: SPIN (EPISODE 4)

“SPIN” is a UK based web series that shows the lives of several young individuals and how they ‘spin’ into each other’s lives unknowingly, due to one thing or another. Missed previous episodes? CLICK HERE to watch episode 1, episode 2 and episode 3.

UK TV: CNN DOCUMENTARY – ‘WHO IS BLACK IN AMERICA?’

The documentary ‘Who Is Black In America’ originally aired on CNN on December 9th 2012. It will now air here in the UK tomorrow (January 14th) on CNN  at 2am and 10am. What defines you? Maybe it’s the shade of your skin, the place you grew up, the accent in your words, the make up of your family, the gender you were born with, the intimate relationships you chose to have or your generation? Soledad O’Brien discusses her new documentary, “Who is []

UK FILM: WOOLWICH BOYS (TRAILER)

“Woolwich Boys” marks the feature film debut of Commonwealth Film Award Winner, Anthony Abuah. Woolwich Boys is a feature film that focuses on the lives of four Nigerian friends, who embark on a life of ‘419’ fraud crime between 2003/04. Based on true events, the story is focused on the metoric rise of ‘Wale’, a teenager who has recently arrived in Britain from Nigeria. When he is unable to complete his studies, he is enticed into a life of crime. The cast includes []