Tag: #BAME

“We hear the violence and the gang life – but that’s not the full picture”: Addressing the stigma around ‘black music’

R&B artist Ricardo Williams will be performing at Soul Acoustic 2020 – a music tour showcasing artists of colour – and explains why we need more platforms for black artists. Based in Great Barr, Birmingham, 36-year-old Ricardo has been making music since childhood. He recalled the first time he felt drawn towards music, aged nine:

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Is the modelling industry finally embracing racial diversity?

Midlands Voice explores what it’s really like to be a black model in 2020, and what the future of fashion looks like. Is it too late for the notoriously white fashion industry to improve its reputation?  After many years of seeing primarily white models on the runway and in magazines, the fashion industry is facing

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Birmingham illustrator addresses silent mental health struggles of young black men in exhibition

Twenty-four year-old Amarno Inai, from Birmingham, will see his debut art exhibition, ‘Katharsis’, open to the public this Saturday. Katharsis, which will be on display at The Gap in Balsall Heath, showcases a series of Amarno’s illustrations, which explore and express his struggles with mental health as a young black man. He said he hopes it will:

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