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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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Lenny Henry

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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Lenny Henry thoughts

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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