Black is the New Black
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BBC’s Black is the New Black TV Series

Black is the New Black

Exceptional figures from politics, business, sport, science and more share their insights into being black and British today, how they got where they are, and thoughts on what the future holds.

Black is the New Black
Black is the New Black Trailer (short)
Exceptional figures from politics, business, sport, culture, religion and science share their insights into being black and British today, how they got where they are and their thoughts on what the future holds.
Release date: 9 November 2016.  15 days left to watch. Duration: 23 seconds

The first episode is about arriving and growing up in Britain. A cast of distinguished black Britons including Naomi Campbell, Sir Trevor McDonald, Thandie Newton, Baroness Scotland, musicians Jazzie B of Soul II Soul, Dizzie Rascal, Sir Lenny Henry, writer Gary Younge and many others talk about their parents as pioneers who came to the UK in search of a better life for them and their children.

Black is the New Black
The real heroes
Lenny Henry muses on what his family must have overcome when they arrived in Britain.
Release date: 9 November 2016, Duration: 26 seconds

What they encountered was a whole raft of new experiences from snow to smoking chimneys – as well as prejudice, verbal abuse and physical violence. Actor David Harewood recounts attending his first football match at Leeds United as an eight-year-old, which ended with him leaving before the match had even begun with monkey chants and jeers ringing in his ears.

Black is the New Black
“I had no freedoms”
Comedian Gina Yashere discusses how strict her mother was. So much so, she wasn’t even allowed to go on school trips.
Release date: 9 November 2016, Duration: 36 seconds

The programme is a tribute to the dedication of immigrant parents who, with firm discipline, imparted important lessons about being twice as good, working hard and rising above racism. Their struggle was supposed to make it easier for the next generation to come to terms with their dual identity of being both black and British.

Black is the New Black


 

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6 Comments

  1. Neero Noir says:

    I could not believe that the BBC where going to host a series of Black programmes in November, how excited I became. My daughter and I sat down to watch this at 10pm, boy did i thoroughly enjoy this about TIME!

  2. Neero Noir says:

    Now I’m glad to pay my TV licence. Quality production of programmes for Black people and the community, why has it you so long to realise we want intellectual stimulating programmes for our community!

  3. Neero Noir says:

    My colleagues and I couldn’t stop laughing when Lenny Henry attempts to acted like hi white friends, boy did he get it! Gina Yashere mum and the news paper articles of school trip accidents. Too funny

  4. B.W.I.E (™) says:

    Ha ha ha!

  5. B.W.I.E (™) says:

    Yes!

  6. B.W.I.E (™) says:

    Yay!!!

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