ACS Sheffield Alumni: Taking the next step.

Q & A with Marc Eyram Agagah (ACS Sheffield President 2013/14) What did you study? Aerospace Engineering How would you describe your experience at the University of Sheffield? Interesting. Living in another part of the country changes your perspective on things and opens your mind. What was it like being an ACS president? Painful! Yet rewarding….

The Origins of Carnival 

The month of Notting Hill Carnival, the biggest celebration of Caribbean culture in the United Kingdom, has come and gone in a matter of two dance-fuelled, vibrant days. Millions of people attend the annual carnival that falls on the bank holiday weekend at the end of August and this year was the 50th anniversary of…

TRANSCENDING GENERATIONS: THE LEGACY OF THE BLACK OLYMPIC ATHLETE

A common theme in the 2016 film Race, which explores the rise of the iconic track and field athlete (and personal hero of mine) Jesse Owens, is that sports and sportsmanship are above politics. This was clear this summer in Rio when the IOC allowed 10 refugee athletes to compete under the Olympic flag: a…

Afro-nuggets with Chi

THE AFRICAN PRINCESS: SARAH FORBES BONETTA       Sarah Forbes Bonetta (originally named Aina) was a princess of the Egbado clan of the Yoruba people. She is best known as being the god-daughter of Queen Victoria of Great Britain. However, the charmed life which she came to live had very tragic origins. Sarah was born…

Mental illness is indiscriminate: don’t suffer in silence

The stigma on mental ill health is higher among the African and Caribbean community than any other ethnic group worldwide. When 1 in 4 of us in the UK will suffer from mental illness at some point in our lifetimes, and around two million people living here come from African or Caribbean backgrounds, it is…

A short message from the 2015/2016 ACS president

My time as the ACS Sheffield President was really a time to remember. I had the privilege of working with a group of committee members that became family. We were all friends and campaigned for our various posts together so it was quite exciting when we were assigned those various positions. It was also very…

What does Brexit mean for people of colour and foreigners?

It has been a month since Britain made the momentous decision to leave the EU. This one-month period has been strange, nothing big has really happened but people still wait in anticipation for the actual departure, right now we are sort of in a limbo stage. It seems as if the hype and hysteria that occurred after the…

Welcome to the ACS Sheffield Blog!

Greetings from the 2016/2017 African-Caribbean Society Committee! Firstly, we would like to thank the 2015/2016 Committee for their hard work and commitment to the Society; we are honored to hold the positions we do and aim to take this Society to even greater heights. We would also like to congratulate all our graduates and thank you for…