Bye Bye Black History Month. See you next Year!

Ladies and gentlemen, we have come to the end of what has been a very successful Black History Month! And to end this month with a reminiscent bang, here are 10 Brilliantly Black occasions that have taken place in October. In no particular yearly order: 1st October 1943: First African American LA Police Chief is born. Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Willie L. Williams (great…

ACS Sheffield Goes Abroad: Adain Bailey

Thinking about going abroad as part of your degree? Or not even considered it? Hear what our very own Adain Bailey had to say about why she is studying abroad this year! “For reasons unbeknownst to me now, back in 6th form I had a strong desire to either be fluent in French or come close…

STUDYING WHILE BLACK: SHEFFIELD

I spoke to some black students from the University of Sheffield and Sheffield Hallam University about their experiences living and studying in the city. Though recently celebrated as being home to two of the most international universities ( http://www.weareinternational.org.uk/) in the country, Sheffield can’t compare to the renowned melting pots of London, Birmingham, and Manchester. These…

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…