Every year, Dream Nation hosts I Have A Dream, a conference which celebrates Practical Dreamers and equips us with the insight needed to achieve our own goals.
Today, Jamaicans across the world celebrate independence from the United Kingdom.
March 2016 saw the Parliamentary launch of a report I co-edited for the Africa All Party Parliamentary Group. A summary of the launch and link to the report are below. Speakers: Professor Aliko Ahmed, co-convener of the Better Health for Africa Group, Chair of Public Health Africa Initiative and a Director at Public Health England Kate Muhwezi, Sierra […]
“I was 8 when I realised that the brain could go wrong. We were in the middle of class and the girl on the table next to me started shaking. The teacher told us to move the chairs and tables out the way. Her brain just gets too excited sometimes. Epilepsy.” Read article here: Three Black […]
On 7th May, Goldsmith’s University hosted the London Radical Bookfair, a free event organised by the Alliance of Radical Booksellers, bringing together booksellers, publishers, artists and activists in a celebration of radical publishing and politics. There, Black Ballad caught up with Rhianna Ilube and Lewis Lloyd, the two avid readers behind OurStories, an online space […]
If cultural appropriation is about power, we need to stop pretending that power structures do not exist within black communities and cultures.
Doniele came to the UK as a teenager in 1998. 17 years later, she was taken from her family, detained in Colnbrook and Yarl’s Wood detention centres, and is being threatened with deportation. On 12th March, thousands of protesters travelled to Bedfordshire, demanding for the government to #ShutDownYarlsWood and other detention centres. I spoke to Doniele about her experiences.
In the first of two posts on womanhood, Samara Linton says she felt invisible until she surrounded herself with the voices of other black women
Members of Dream Nation team share the books they would recommend to every Practical Dreamer out there, in celebration of World Book Day.
In 2016, a woman asking a man out is still more difficult than it needs to be. This Leap Day, here are some (un)lucky in love stories from black British women who have ‘taken the leap’.