Black Then, Black Now

Black Then, Black Now is a podcast produced by four young Black Londoners aged 18 to 24, with the support of the Voltage Revolution. Each episode is a conversation between one young person and an ...more

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March 14, 2022 01:05:46
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On identity, defining Britishness, and the diaspora

Wrapping up the series, the team wanted to end with a broad reflection, returning back to the core concept of the podcast - intergenerational conversations to develop a better understanding of the Black British experience then, and now.  In this episode, Antonia sat down with her second-cousin Elizabeth Asiegbunam, who was born in Canada, raised in Nigeria and now lives in Canada with her family. Elizabeth and Antonia only met a few years ago on a family trip to Barbados. The trip felt like a reconnection to Bajan culture for both of them, and Antonia was keen to learn more about Elizabeth's sense of cultural identity. They talk about language, history and conceptions of culture from the outside - what is Britishness? Apparently, it’s more than just crumpets and the queen. Black Then, Black Now is a podcast produced by four young black Londoners aged 18 to 24, with the support of the Voltage Revolution. Each episode is a conversation between one young person and an elder, providing an intergenerational take on topics such as identity, music, education and love. ...

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March 01, 2022 00:26:48
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On diversity and inclusion and imposter syndrome

In this episode, Antonia has a chat with Movell Dash, a diversity and inclusion expert, trained barrister and life coach. She is the founder and director of Modas Personal Development. Movell's daughter and Antonia were friends through ballet class, and despite being a long time family friend, the two hadn’t seen each other in nearly a decade!  Antonia and Movell talk about how diversity and inclusion has become more of a priority for companies after, and why imposter syndrome affects some of us more than others. In the episode, Antonia discovered the many parallels between Movell's relationship with her daughter, and Antonia's relationship with her mum, which made her remember why we all got on so well in the first place. Black Then, Black Now is a podcast produced by four young black Londoners aged 18 to 24, with the support of the Voltage Revolution. Each episode is a conversation between one young person and an elder, providing an intergenerational take on topics such as identity, music, education and love. ...

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February 22, 2022 00:36:19
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On African history, education and empire

Jordan speaks with Amooti on African history and his opinion on Black History Month. The two cover topics such as reparations, why people took offence to Stormzy saying that Britain is a racist country, the OBE/MBE award, and how Phil's schooling depicted the British Empire.  Black Then, Black Now is a podcast produced by four young black Londoners aged 18 to 24, with the support of the Voltage Revolution. Each episode is a conversation between one young person and an elder, providing an intergenerational take on topics such as identity, music, education and love.   ...

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February 22, 2022 00:19:36
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On health inequalities, the NHS, and distrust of the government

On this episode, Jordan speaks with his mother, Norah, about her life as a full-time carer for her son with special needs. The two discuss the scepticism amongst the Black-British community of the government, as it pertains to COVID-19, health inequalities across the country, and the reliance of the NHS on the labour of ethnic minorities despite still discriminating against them Black Then, Black Now is a podcast produced by four young black Londoners aged 18 to 24, with the support of the Voltage Revolution. Each episode is a conversation between one young person and an elder, providing an intergenerational take on topics such as identity, music, education and love. ...

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February 15, 2022 00:35:52
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On education, Black excellence and meritocracy from a teacher's perspective

Antonia speaks with Isaiah M. Wellington about education from the perspective of a student and an academic. Isaiah is 'on a mission to tell stories about people.' He is a UCL graduate, Amos Bursary Scholar and London Interdisplinary School founding faculty member. He is currently doing a PhD in Oxford. Antonia met him while she was beta-testing his university. Black Then, Black Now is a podcast produced by four young black Londoners aged 18 to 24, with the support of the Voltage Revolution. Each episode is a conversation between one young person and an elder, providing an intergenerational take on topics such as identity, music, education and love. ...

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February 15, 2022 00:45:04
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On mentorship, youth violence in the UK, and systemic inequality

On today’s episode Antonia sat down with Jhemar Jonas, student mentor, aspiring youth working and rapper, and city hall consultant advocating for youth-led solutions to violence. Antonia and Jhemar talk about a lot in this episode, covering mentorship, serious youth violence and whether the government is serious in tackling the root causes at hand. Black Then, Black Now is a podcast produced by four young black Londoners aged 18 to 24, with the support of the Voltage Revolution. Each episode is a conversation between one young person and an elder, providing an intergenerational take on topics such as identity, music, education and love.   ...

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