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October thoughts…

19 October 2020

Welcome back, people! Happy Black History Month!  How did you spend Black History Month eve? (Basically the rest of the year…) All the joy and hilarity and jollity is so edifying when we celebrate black history – I could just frolic with happiness. It’s fascinating to me how the dominant culture repeatedly attempt to cram all …

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My thoughts this week…

8 September 2020

I was really saddened by the recent death of Chadwick Boseman. He was someone who made a big impact on me. I went to see Black Panther at the BFI because the director Ryan Coogler was going to be there. I knew of him because of Fruitvale Station and things like that and I thought …

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New Thoughts…

25 August 2020

Hey, we’re going to save the world in a minute – and, by the way, young people are going to be involved in that. But I need to promote my stuff first – my new Radio 4 sketch show, my new BBC documentary about the hidden heroes of black classical music, and the second part …

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Thoughts on Black Lives Matter, hell yeah!

18 August 2020

I watched Ava DuVernay’s documentary ‘13th’ last night – for the second time. I think she’s doing extraordinary work in the field of agitprop, cinematic documentary and kick ass/uplifting movies. She really is punching way, way up.  ‘13th’ is a stunning indictment of the American political system in terms of the criminalisation of black people. …

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