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Reading Ijeoma Umebinyuo: An attempt at rediscovering a Nigerian voice

I lost count, but this is the most recent attempt I have made at reading the words of Ijeoma toward rediscovering my Nigerian voice. It sounds silly now. 100 more words

Nigerian Poetry

An ode to black men (for the last day of Black History Month)

Dear Black men,

It’s the end of another black history month, and I haven’t really acknowledged it all that much. Maybe because I was lazy, or too tired, or didn’t google enough events, or maybe because I have mixed feelings about the concept. 598 more words


The shadow of war

World War One affected everyone living in Birmingham whether at home or serving on the front line.  Our new exhibition Voices of War looks at the impact the war had on the lives of people from all walks of life, age and background. 569 more words

Our Collections

Who Commemorates Black History Every Day?

There aren’t many celebrations lasting longer than a day; Christmas and Diwali come to mind but they build momentum up to a single day of commemoration. 992 more words

Looking Back at Black History Month

As we come to the end of Black History Month it’s time to look back at some of the incredible events we hosted this October! 494 more words

BME Liberation Group

Re-Imagining: My Visit to the Black Cultural Archives

If stories do not have a place then do they really exist? Do they have any importance? The Black Cultural Archives has created a space for the stories of black women in Britain and has thus created a location for their heritage. 533 more words