October is NOT Diversity Month – An Advocate for Locally Black Owned!

Elliott concludes his series of blog posts on why October is Black History Month and NOT Diversity Month by showcasing locally black owned businesses in Croydon. For us to thrive as an ethnic minority group we have to create our own lanes and master our crafts... then we can expand, prioritise recruiting our own and … Continue reading October is NOT Diversity Month – An Advocate for Locally Black Owned!

What is race? – Part 2

Ellie continues to look back on October's conversation at The Kickback, which focused on Concept of Race. As I said in my previous post, the conversation at The Kickback on the 15th October was so insightful that I’ve split it into two parts. After speaking about what race is and the stereotypes that can come … Continue reading What is race? – Part 2

What is race? – Part 1

Ellie looks back on The Kickback in October when we were talking all about the Concept of Race. The most recent Kickback on the 15th October saw those at Project B talking about race, which was such an insightful conversation, I’ve had to split the write up into two parts. Shaniqua set the conversation off … Continue reading What is race? – Part 1

October is NOT Diversity Month – Throwback Thursday

Elliott continues his series of blog posts on why October is Black History Month and NOT Diversity Month, focusing on some major moments in black history. As black people, it's important to never forget that we all came from Africa. Our origins and roots descend from that continent and it was captivity that separated us … Continue reading October is NOT Diversity Month – Throwback Thursday

October is NOT Diversity Month

To mark Black History Month, which is the running thread through YPI this month, Elliott writes a series of blog posts on why October is Black History Month and NOT Diversity Month. October was without a doubt the best month throughout my time in education. Black History Month was that one month where I felt … Continue reading October is NOT Diversity Month

What’s Coming Up in October?

It's October, which means that we are officially back from our break, and we haven't come back quietly either.  We've got a full-on month of greatness in store for you, so get comfortable and read on to find out all that we've got in store. Instapoetry Workshops In case you happen to have forgotten, it's … Continue reading What’s Coming Up in October?

Back on Our Black Ish at Poetic Insight

We were back on our Black Ish at Poetic Insight on October 30th, to mark Black History Month.  This was one of my favourite editions of Poetic Insight last year, and this year was no different.  It was a brilliant way to bring Poetic Insight back after the break. First onstage was the amazing Zhanai, … Continue reading Back on Our Black Ish at Poetic Insight

On Our Black-Ish at Poetic Insight

On October 31st, we saw out Black History Month at another special Poetic Insight.  Our theme for the night was Black-Ish, which led to a variety of beautiful, powerful and inspiring poetry delivered by young talent. First we heard from Nyasha, who returned to the Poetic Insight stage after some time away and celebrated the … Continue reading On Our Black-Ish at Poetic Insight