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BLAM UK ( Black History Bites)

BLAM UK ( Black History Bites)

A weekly 10 min history podcast to aid your Black history learning.
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The Haitian Revolution
The Haitian Revolution is one of many examples of Black resistance and liberation against systems of slavery and colonial rule. 
July 30, 2021
African Contemporary Art
Did you know that there are over 3000 cultural groups in Africa? That's potentially 3000 different African artistic expressions. African art forms include sculpting, pottery, painting, drawing, textiles, clothing, and many more
July 23, 2021
Social Structures and Caste Systems in Ancient Africa
The ancient African continent was made up of a number of diverse hierarchal societies which primarily determined people’s social standing.
July 19, 2021
Garifuna Dugu Ceremonies: Funeral Traditions in the Diaspora
Dugu is a healing ceremony in which Garifuna community members come together to call upon ancestral spirits - known as ‘Gubida’ - to help heal or aid the passing of a sick person.
July 9, 2021
Nine Nights: Funeral Traditions in the Diaspora
This episode looks at a Caribbean funeral tradition called Nine Nights. You might have even attended one?
July 2, 2021
Black British English
Black British English - also known as Black British Vernacular or Black English Vernacular - is a language in its own right, not a dialect! 
June 25, 2021
Winti: African Religions in the Diaspora Series
Winti is one of the purest African religions found in the diaspora.  This episode moves away from the Caribbean and takes us to Suriname in South America. 
April 30, 2021
Haitian Vodou: African Religions in the Diaspora Series
Vodou is one of the most demonised, stigmatised and even criminalised religions in the world. But have you ever really considered why that is? 
April 22, 2021
Santería and Shango: African Religions in the Diaspora Series
Santería, seen in Cuba is a direct descendent of the Yoruba methodology of the Orisha and so is Shango, a religion practiced in Trinidad and Tobago.  This series about African Religions in the Diaspora seeks to explore different religions across the Caribbean and the Americas to help understand their African roots and how they are practiced today! 
April 14, 2021
African Waist Beads
Did you grow up seeing women wearing waist beads? Have you worn them yourself? Do you know what their various meanings are and what the different colours symbolise?
April 7, 2021
Beauty Standards
Jodi-Ann from BLAM talks about Beauty Standards in Black Communities. Sign up for our free Zuri Therapy (Racial-Wellness) here:
March 27, 2021
From the Talking Drum to Steel Pans: Drumming in Trinidad and Tobago
Did you know that drumming was once banned in Trinidad and Tobago? Have you heard of the tamboo bamboo?  This week's episode looks at the history of drumming in Trinidad and Tobago.
March 19, 2021
Black Racial Trauma
Jodi-Ann from BLAM talks about how racial trauma can affect black people and suggests ways to reduce it. Sign up for our free Zuri Therapy (Racial-Wellness) here:
March 1, 2021
St. Lucia Creole Heritage Month
Have you heard about the creole foods, dances, games and storytelling that happens during the month of October in St Lucia. If not, here's a brief podcast about the things you'll find during St Lucia Creole Heritage Month. 
February 12, 2021
The Negritude Movement
It is important to highlight the Black presence in Europe and the impact African people have had all around the world. 
January 29, 2021
Nigerian folktale: 'Why The Sky Is Far Away?'
Today we want to do something a little different and tell you the Nigerian folktale of 'Why The Sky Is Far Away?' 
January 22, 2021
The Garifuna
The Garifuna have a beautiful culture and heritage with African roots.
January 13, 2021
African Masquerades in the Diaspora
There are many African traditions that prevail across the diaspora. The African Masquerade is just one of them! Today we explore the roots of the Wanaragua, displayed by the Garifuna people and the Jonkunno, performed in Jamaica and the Bahamas. 
January 8, 2021
African Architecture
Today we discuss African Architecture...
December 21, 2020
Racism in the British education system in the 1960s/70s
"Educationally subnormal" - that was the horrible term used to label children who had a "low or below average level of understanding or intelligence".  Caribbean children were often labelled this in the 1960s, due to the racist views of the government and education staff at the time. The misidentification of Black children led to a generation of students who were dumped in special schools, without much say so from their parents, until the Black community took a stand. 
December 15, 2020
Black Power in the Caribbean Series: Trinidad and Tobago 1970
Episode 3 in the Black Power in the Caribbean series looks at Trinidad and Tobago's 'Black Power Revolution', 1970. There were a number of events that contributed to this revolution, led by the Black community. The government could no longer ignore the voice of the majority!
November 26, 2020
Black Power in the Caribbean Series: Curaçao Uprising 1969
This is episode 2 in the Black Power in the Caribbean Series.  We explore how Black workers on the island Curaçao fought for liberation. 
November 20, 2020
Black Power in the Caribbean Series: Jamaica and the 'Rodney Riots' 1968
What did the fight for Black Power look like in the Caribbean? BLAM explores the fight for Black Power on a number of different Caribbean islands, to give you an idea of how a Black majority population took a stand!
November 11, 2020
Critical Race Theory
At BLAM we discuss the importance of Critical Race Theory 
October 26, 2020
Yoruba Gender Roles
Today we discuss Yoruba Gender roles... 
October 12, 2020
The Ancient Kingdom of Dahomey
Sophia from BLAM takes a look back at one of the ancient African kingdoms. 
September 28, 2020
Africans in Edinburgh in the 1500s
Ife from BLAM UK takes on a short journey to explore the lives of two Africans that worked in the King of Scotland courtyard. 
September 11, 2020
Notting Hill Carnival
Jodi-Ann from BLAM talks us through the significance of Notting Hill Carnival to the British Afro-Caribbean community.
August 28, 2020
The British Black Panther Party
Sophia from BLAM talks us through the little known British Black Panther Party. 
August 12, 2020
Black People in South America
Sophia from BLAM talks to us about the under-represented black population in South America.
July 29, 2020
Indirect Rule in Africa
British dominance was maintained in African colonies through Indirect Rule. In this episode, Florence from BLAM will explain the basic ideas around Indirect Rule and why it was used.
July 23, 2020
Black Mathematicians
Jodi-Ann from BLAM introduces us to some Black Mathematicians that have influenced the subject. Do you know any other Black Mathematicians?
July 22, 2020
Bold Black Women in recent History: Audre Lorde
Sophia from BLAM talks to us about activist and feminist Audre Lorde.
July 8, 2020
The UK's Blk Art Group 1979-1984
A look into a group that created a new form of Black British Radical Art- called the Blk Art Group. Their varying work pieces themed on Black identity and culture both globally and locally. 
July 3, 2020
Sophia from BLAM talks us through the Windrush, on its 72 year anniversary.
June 22, 2020
The Bristol Bus Boycott
Florence from BLAM talks you though the main events of the Bristol Bus Boycott and how this brought about a significant change to the lives of Black people in Bristol.
June 19, 2020
Intersectionality x Black Lives Matter
Jodi-Ann talks us through why it important for us to consider intersectionality when fighting for all Black lives.
June 17, 2020
Black Lives Matter protests
Sophia from BLAM talks us through the current protests happening around the world.
June 15, 2020
The Caribbean Migrants who helped with rebuilding Britain
Jodi-Ann speaks to us about how the Windrush Generation helped with rebuilding Britain after WW2 and the troubles that they faced.
June 5, 2020
Mansa Musa and The Mali Empire
Blam's black history bites!
June 3, 2020
Black Georgians
Sophia from BLAM tells us about the Black people in England during the Georgian period. 
May 29, 2020
The Black Tudors
A journey into the lives of Black people living in Tudor Britan in under 5 mins !! 
May 27, 2020
Great Zimbabwe
Sophia from BLAM guides you through an ancient civilisation... 
May 22, 2020
Black History Bites by BLAM UK
BLAM UK ( Black Learning Achievement and Mental Health ) presents to you 'Black History Bites' a new educational podcast that will bring to you Black global history, through a range of 10 min long episodes. Check out our website to access free Black history worksheets for children and young people aged 6- 16 years old. 
May 16, 2020