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BBC: THE BIG QUESTIONS DEBATE – ‘SHOULD WE PAY REPARATIONS FOR SLAVERY?

‘The Big Questions’ debate on reparations aired on Sunday (March 23). This has to be the first time in living memory that a discussion of this nature has taken place on British television where a black person has brought up some uncomfortable truths and put forward their views without being constantly interrupted, shouted down and patronised. Well done to Esther Stanford -Xosei who presented a brilliant case for reparations and schooled the nation. Brilliant!

UK NEWS: THE I’MPOSSIBLE CONVERSATION TO HOST FIRST INTERNATIONAL EDITION IN NEW YORK

I’mPOSSIBLE founder Simone Bresi-Ando is taking her successful event series, The I’mPOSSIBLE conversation, to New York for its first international event. Dubbed a mix between ‘Oprah’s Legends Luncheon’ and ‘Inside the Actor’s Studio’, the panel event features women of colour from all walks of life who share their pearls of wisdom with the audience to help inspire on the theme of ‘How I Became POSSIBLE‘. Congratulations Simone 😀

DIRECTOR STEVE MCQUEEN SET TO MAKE ‘EPIC’ BBC BLACK BRITISH EXPERIENCE DRAMA

Shadow and Act reports that award-winning director Steve McQueen is planning to make a BBC drama on the black experience in Britain, from 1968 to 2014. McQueen says the series will be “epic in scope,” and will chronicle the lives of a group of friends and their families from 1968 to 2014. He added: “I don’t think there has been a serious drama series in Britain with black people from all walks of life as the main protagonists.“ … But Steve what about the Channel 4 []

UK NEWS: FORMER CORONATION STREET STAR ZARAAH ABRAHAMS CAST IN NEW SPIKE LEE FILM

The British Blacklist reports that former Coronation Street star Zaraah Abrahams has been cast in a new Spike Lee film. Lee announced the news on his Kickstarter page. English Actor, Ms. Zaraah Abrahams has been offered the Woman Lead in my New Film here on Kickstarter. I first saw Zaraah in Black Girl in Paris, this is a NYU GRAD Thesis Film Directed by Kiandra Parks, a Student of mine. I remember Kiandra screening a rough cut of her film in my NYU Office, as I watched I []