Orange is the new black – 2nd series coming – Netflix, there’s still much to do

Ok, so I admit I came late to this series having watched it just recently but since the second series arrives on our shores on the 6thJune 2014, let us call this a timely reflection. Against rave reviews I want to say, sitting inside my black, bisexual female skin, I loved and disliked it inContinue reading “Orange is the new black – 2nd series coming – Netflix, there’s still much to do”

Fallen Judge Constance Briscoe – What are we to learn?

There is without question, some tensions involved in reconciling the downfall of a successful black professional woman with the fact that she had not exactly been community spirited, to put it mildly. Thoughts of Lord Taylor come to mind, a black barrister and part-time Deputy District Judge and later a peer, who became involved inContinue reading “Fallen Judge Constance Briscoe – What are we to learn?”

Living in Europe as African Black Brits: could we be Afropeans?

The debate as to whether a British identity can also be European, has been running since the conception of Europe itself when formed at the end of the second-world war. So to has it often been said that the great British disease is that of nostalgia, still grieving for the loss of its empire –Continue reading “Living in Europe as African Black Brits: could we be Afropeans?”

Max Clifford: Sex Abuser and Scapegoat?

Yesterday, after deliberating for over 37 hours, Max Clifford was convicted under Operation Yewtree of eight counts of indecent assault. Given the acquittals of William Roache, David Patrick Griffin ‘Dave Lee Travis’ (so far), and MP Nigel Evans, my first reaction was not only one of a surprise but I am sorry to say, oneContinue reading “Max Clifford: Sex Abuser and Scapegoat?”