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Do you know someone who could win a Black British Business Award?

Nominations are now OPEN! Nominating is straightforward! Determine whether you are going to nominate a rising star or a senior leader. A rising star must be 35 years old or younger on 30th April 2018 and a senior leader needs to have a long track record as a business leader (generally at least ten years work experience). Decide which category/industry sector the person belongs to. If you are an entrepreneur, the relevant business must have been operational for a minimum of 18 months prior to 30th April 2018. Ensure that the nominee can attend both judging day (5th July...

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Watch Lenny Henry, The Commonwealth Kid, Easter Monday 2nd April 9pm, BBC1

In a revealing and emotional journey, Lenny Henry travels to the Caribbean to investigate his own heritage and the relationship between the Commonwealth, the Caribbean, and the UK. Lenny’s life would be very different without the influence of the Commonwealth. Because of it, his parents were able to move to Dudley from Jamaica in the 1950s, putting Lenny on the path to fame and fortune in the UK. Lenny examines the deep-rooted and complicated connection between the Caribbean and Great Britain and the role the Commonwealth plays in this relationship. Where did this organisation, made up of 53 countries...

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#TBB10 finds Purpose with Entrepreneur turned author Jessica Huie MBE

Jessica Huie went from being a teenage mother, expelled from school and living in a hostel, to having a glittering career in Public Relations, working with some of the world’s biggest stars and business people including Samuel L. Jackson, Simon Cowell, Sir Bob Geldof and Meghan Markle. By the age of 27, she set up her first business Color blind cards, credited as the first independent multicultural greeting card line to be stocked in the UK high-street. She then went on to found the award-winning public relations boutique agency JHPR. Then received an MBE in 2014 for services to...

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Kashif Boothe brings us new web series ‘Imperfect’

Imperfect is the spin-off to my award-winning web series Nate & Jamie … Imperfect follows Michelle (Lauren Douglin) after her public split with her ex-boyfriend, she’s not ready to start dating but runs into an old flame (James Merrill) and is open to love again but won’t let her wall down which effects her potential new relationship. Sam (Abbie Samuel) is looking for the perfect guy and isn’t ready to compromise what she thinks is right for her, until she meets Jason (Abayomi Oniyidie) an average guy who challenges her perspective on the what she thought her ideal guy...

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‘Third Act’ adds CJ Beckford & Michael Akinsulire to cast

CJ Beckford and Michael Akinsulire will join Ashley Bannerman, Gia Ré and Stephanie Levi-John in digital drama series ‘Third Act’. From the creators of How Did We Get Here? and writer/DP duo of Brothers With No Game, Leon Mayne & Olan Collardy. Layered in hidden messages, Third Act tells the story of three friends as they embark on a new venture in podcasting. A humble setting for conversation quickly yields tension-filled exchanges between the friends, opening up a sequence of events that reveal secrets in their respective relationships. Beckford will play Shaun, a junior agent at a boutique talent agency representing...

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BBC comedy pilot Famalam Gets a full series!

Following on from a successful pilot last year, Famalam is set to embark on its maiden four-episode voyage. In the debut series of the sketch show we’ll meet a huge range of comic creations including thwarted Nigerian philanthropist Prince Alyusi, Croydon’s leading voodoo doctor Professor Lofuko, misunderstood superhero Eclipse, never-satiated chicken-loving schoolboy Fat Sam and over-amorous daytime TV hosts/lovers, William and Funke. Along the way, we’ll also learn some newly-unearthed Black British History with garage MC Scribbler P, get a sneak peek of the latest Nollywood blockbusters, and at last, see some much-needed cultural diversity injected into Midsomer Murders....

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BAFTA 2018 talent initiatives are now open for application

BAFTA has just opened applications for some BAFTA new talent initiatives that people working in film/games/TV can know apply for: See the list below: Scholarships – Want to study a postgrad course in film, games or TV but need financial support?  BAFTA’s Scholarships Programme awards students in need of financial assistance to take a post-graduate course related to a career in film, games or television. We offer a range of global scholarships annually, with programmes in the UK, USA, and China. UK Scholarship Programme China Scholarship Programme LA Scholarship Programme New York Scholarship Programme Find out more and apply for a...

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David Ajala to star in George R. R. Martin’s ‘Nightflyers’ coming soon to Netflix

Based on George R. R. Martin’s novella, Nightflyers is set in the future on the eve of Earth’s destruction. A crew of explorers journey on the most advanced ship in the galaxy, The Nightflyer, to intercept a mysterious alien spacecraft that might hold the key to their survival. As the crew nears their destination, they discover that the ship’s artificial intelligence and never-seen captain may be steering them into deadly and unspeakable horrors deep in the dark reaches of space. Although we don’t see him in this first teaser trailer, #BritishBlacktor David Ajala (Fast & Furious 6) has been...

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Must watch – Reggie Yates: Searching for Grenfell’s Lost Lives

Reggie Yates meets people whose lives have been devastated by the Grenfell fire… … hoping to piece together the human stories behind some of those lost in the tragedy. Amid the aftermath that followed the Grenfell Tower fire – calls for justice, claims of conspiracy, accusations of social apartheid – it’s easy to forget that there is still so much we don’t know about many of those that died, who they were and how they lived before the fire. Reggie’s detailed search into these lives will give BBC Two audience a new and very personal perspective on this national...

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Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart performed by authors & Nollywood artists @ Southbank Sunday 15 April 2018

Hear a special 60th anniversary reading of Chinua Achebe’s masterpiece Things Fall Apart, performed by authors and Nollywood artists. Chinua Achebe’s masterpiece provides a searing examination of a traditional African society fracturing under colonial rule. It has sold over 12 million copies in over 50 languages and inspired generations of authors, artists, and musicians, from Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie to Kendrick Lamar. First published in 1958, Things Fall Apart had a revelatory impact, both as a work of vivid literary realism and acute moral insight. Readers: Olu Jacobs – Actor and Nollywood icon Adesua Etomi – Award-winning Nollywood star Kele...

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