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Kompany becomes first black Belgian mayor

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Pierre Kompany has made history, his famous son says Belgium has elected a black mayor for the first time – the father of international football star Vincent Kompany. Pierre…

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Black Mirror ‘asks viewers’ to choose their own adventure

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Black Mirror moved to Netflix in 2015, having started life on C4 Charlie Brooker’s Black Mirror is going interactive as Netflix hopes to find new ways to grow audiences….


First black UK archbishop plans to retire

Image copyright PA Image caption Dr John Sentamu said he is “full of joy and expectation” for the future The Archbishop of York Dr John Sentamu has announced his retirement. Dr Sentamu was the UK’s…


Campaign medals for Fort George-based Black Watch

Image copyright PA Image caption Prince Charles is the battalion’s royal colonel The Duke of Rothesay has presented campaign medals to soldiers who have returned to Scotland following a six-month operational tour of Iraq. The…


Katherine Ryan: Glitter is my black tie

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionKatharine Ryan explains how she fell into comedy after working in Hooters It’s not often that an interviewee greets you with the offer of a glass of…


Threat to the ‘black Christ of Alabama’ church window

One of the civil rights movement’s most iconic pieces of art in the US is under threat. Not only is this stained glass window in Birmingham, Alabama, one of the first depictions of a black…


Prominent black Cambridge University graduates celebrated

Image copyright Joe Giddens/PA Image caption A portrait of actress Thandie Newton, part of the new exhibition ‘Black Cantabs: History Makers’ A new exhibition will celebrate prominent black graduates from Cambridge University. Fourteen portraits, along…


Ray BLK: ‘I was told as a black woman, stick to songwriting’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionRay BLK ‘told not to sing’ because of skin colour Ray BLK says she was once told to be a songwriter, not a singer, because of her…


Why black chat shows are thriving out of the mainstream

Image copyright Olu HD Image caption The Receipts Podcast has amassed over two and a half million listens and recently joined BBC Radio 1Xtra It starts with a topic and a conversation. Or at least,…


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