Art and Culture

BFI Film Festival London 2017

The 61st BFI London Film Fest is taking place across 20 venues.  There are some good black films among the 242 feature films and the doc-u-film Dolores.

Black Women · Women

Black History Celebrating Patrice Banks

Black History Month is male dominated. So to redress the balance a little i'mjussayin has focused on the experience of black women. Historically we considered the achievements of Dr Georgia Patton.  Now it is the turn of a modern achiever: Patrice Banks, lady engineer, mechanic, and entrepreneur. Synopsis Patrice Banks a self-confessed 'auto-airhead'  was a materials… Continue reading Black History Celebrating Patrice Banks

Art and Culture · Black Women · Politics

Black History Month Celebrating Dr Georgia Patton

Black History Month is male dominated with women in the background. So to redress the balance a little, I will be sharing the stories of black women.  This blog is dedicated, Georgia Patton. Synopsis Georgia E. Lee Patton was born a slave in Tennessee on 15 April 1864. She earned her degree in 1893 at… Continue reading Black History Month Celebrating Dr Georgia Patton

Art and Culture · Politics

Black History Month A Testimonial For Black Peoples

England has been celebrating Black History Month (BHM) for 29 years.  It was a GLC project led by Akyaaba Sebbo in 1987. However, it is adopted from America where it was initiated by the black historian Carter G Woodson. It began life as Negro History Week 1926. What started as a week of black history… Continue reading Black History Month A Testimonial For Black Peoples

Art and Culture

A United Kingdom Film Review

A United Kingdom is a fantastic film.  It highlights not only the power of love but more importantly the politics of apartheid.  Great Britain was a lead player in Botswana's apartheid history. The film focuses on the relationship between the main characters: King of Bechuanaland (modern day Botswana) and London office worker, Ruth Williams and their… Continue reading A United Kingdom Film Review