black England, black UK

Brenda King and African & Caribbean Diversity get Actors to encourage more black students to go to Cambridge University.

Black Actors encourage black students

Here is some good news from Brenda King at African & Caribbean Diversity in the UK:

Actors from Coronation Street and EastEnders put aside their soap rivalry to encourage more black students to go to Cambridge University.

Rudolph Walker, who plays Patrick in EastEnders, joined Wetherfield newcomer Colin McFarlane at Corpus Christi College yesterday to back a mentoring scheme by educational charity Afro Caribbean (AC) Diversity, which helps black teenagers from inner London to apply to Britain’s top universities.

The pair was also joined by well-known TV and film actor Shaun Parkes, who recently starred as TV detective Moses Jones.

The three men spoke to a group of London teenagers, who have spent the past week studying in Cambridge on a mini-summer school.

Read the full story on Cambridge’s website.

You may also like...

2 Comments

  1. […] Brenda King and African & Caribbean Diversity get Actors to … […]

  2. Sam says:

    Portrait Of The 1985 Handsworth Riots, UK- Pogus Caesar – BBC1 TV . Inside Out.

    Broadcast 25 Oct 2010. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ey7ijaXv6UQ

    Birmingham film maker and photographer Pogus Caesar knows Handsworth well. He found himself in the centre of the 1985 riots and spent two days capturing a series of startling images. Caesar kept them hidden for 20 years. Why? And how does he see Handsworth now?.

    The stark black and white photographs featured in the film provide a rare, valuable and historical record of the raw emotion, heartbreak and violence that unfolded during those dark and fateful days in September 1985.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.