Memorial 2007

Campaign for a memorial garden in Hyde park to recognise centuries of African resistance

Oku Ekpenyon has spent decades fighting for accurate British history which includes African people. Memorial 2007 is about a physical and permanent monument in central London

via black history walks

HAIRitage, a short film exploring Black hair in Britain

We asked Black men and women of East London to share their opinions and experiences of living with Black hair in Britain. Whilst some simply shared their favourite hairstyles, others explored the more serious topic of how their hairstyle choices impact their identity. This film explores how and why Black women have been made to feel that their hair is inferior.

Eastside Community Heritage seeks to build, service and enable partnerships which record, document and preserve the experiences of different communities, through the provision of social, cultural, educational and historical activities.

Our methodology incorporates education and training, with schools, families and adult learners. Eastside produces exhibitions, publications and multi media stimuli which are an opportunity for all cultures and age ranges to engage in a proactive discovery of their own and their community’s history, culture and heritage.

Looking for love

The legend that is Menelik Shabbaz has created a new film about Black relationships.
Watch the trailer above and make a donation to help finish the film and bring it to cinemas

LOOKING FOR LOVE is a unique feature length documentary about the very live issues of relationships, love, intimacy and sex.

This is a ground -breaking film about male/female relationships that includes single people, psychologists, relationship experts, couples and comedians (Kojo, Mr T,Eddie Kadi, Andi Osho, Donna Spence, Slim). LOOKING FOR LOVE is part of a movement, a social shift that is transforming, empowering and healing communities.

Intended for cinema release in 2015, LOOKING FOR LOVE will be distributed in a similar manner to his previous award winning film “The Story of Lovers Rock” which enjoyed national and international acclaim.

Help fund the film here–2

UK Event: BYA (Black Youth Achievement) Awards 2014 -The Winners



This past weekend theBYA (Black Youth Achievement) Awards ceremony took place in East London.

Check out the winners list  below.

Business & Enterprise 

Jaan Field-Pellew


Mario King


Rasheed Ige

Education –

Chidi Amadi

International Champion 

Charles Chavi

Literary Arts 

Devon Toppin

Performing Arts 

Jordan Benjamin

Visual Arts 

Bridge Media


Shantel Morris


Darhys Nugent

STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics)

Toks Ogusanya

Father of the Year 

Fredi Nwaka

Mother of the Year 

Sabrina Ben Salmi

Youth Organisation of the Year 

100 BMOL (Black Men of London)

BYA host Adam Deacon  (centre) with guests BYA host Adam Deacon (centre) with guests

Actor Adam Deacon turned up and hosted this inspirational, SMART DRESS event wearing a Raiders cap, Raiders jacket (both circa 1992), jeans and trainers. What was that all about? Did he just assume that because this was a ceremony honouring black youth, that there was no need to make an effort?

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