Black History Month Articles

Review: The Black Blues Brothers

Review: The Black Blues Brothers

The Black Blues Brothers showed off their vast acrobatic skill in their not-so Blues show at The Lowry
The Lowry goes blue for Black History Month

The Lowry goes blue for Black History Month

The Black Blues Brothers, a carnivalesque tribute to The Blues Brothers, is poignantly ending its run at The Lowry in Black History Month
Thinking about reading: How Black history month can shape our reading for the better

Thinking about reading: How Black history month can shape our reading for the better

Black history month is often misconstrued as an event only limited to October and often hijacked for good PR. How, then, can we as readers become more educated, informed and critical of the books we read and how they interact with Black lives?
Students’ Union launches Black History Month celebrations

Students’ Union launches Black History Month celebrations

The Students’ Union has 12 events planned throughout October to celebrate Black History Month, covering talks to music events to networking sessions
Review: The Color Purple

Review: The Color Purple

This Black History Month, The Color Purple has audiences at The Lowry crying tears of both sadness and joy
Take a pew on The Lowry’s purple seats

Take a pew on The Lowry’s purple seats

The stage musical adaptation of The Color Purple is coming to the Lowry as part of its first-ever UK tour
Talking about statues: Takings from Creative Manchester’s discussion on statues and public murals

Talking about statues: Takings from Creative Manchester’s discussion on statues and public murals

Should statues be removed? A recap of the discussion chaired by UoM’s own David Olusoga
Review: Candy Floss

Review: Candy Floss

Miriam Jarvis reviews Candy Floss at HOME
From Poly Styrene to Big Joanie: A celebration of black women in punk

From Poly Styrene to Big Joanie: A celebration of black women in punk

Lucy Abbott explores the history of black female punk musicians and their underrepresentation in the mainstream
Dean Blunt – Black Britain’s Provocateur Poet

Dean Blunt – Black Britain’s Provocateur Poet

Sam Dynes explores the music of the alternative cult artist Dean Blunt and how his music acts as an archive of black musical history.
Opinion: Why aren’t there more black managers?

Opinion: Why aren’t there more black managers?

Why is there less diversity in leadership positions in football?
October Read: How The One-Armed Sister Sweeps Her House

October Read: How The One-Armed Sister Sweeps Her House

Aileen Loftus reviews Cherie Jones’ debut novel How The One-Armed Sister Sweeps Her House this Black History Month
Celebrating our favourite music this Black History Month

Celebrating our favourite music this Black History Month

The Mancunion Music Section contributors share their musical recommendations in celebration of Black History Month.
How to be a genius: MacArthur fellowship winner Ibram X Kendi

How to be a genius: MacArthur fellowship winner Ibram X Kendi

Ava Innes takes a look at How to be an Antiracist, the bestselling work of MacArthur recipient Ibram X Kendi
GOLDEN OLDIES: The Watermelon Woman – A Landmark in Black Film History

GOLDEN OLDIES: The Watermelon Woman – A Landmark in Black Film History

Re-visiting Caryl Dunye’s landmark film ‘The Watermelon Woman’
Review: The Mountaintop

Review: The Mountaintop

Aayush Chadha reviews The Mountaintop at the Royal Exchange Theatre during Black History Month
Inside the life of owning a fashion brand

Inside the life of owning a fashion brand

Our deputy fashion editor interviewed Jane and Adeola from the African-print brand Cultureville. Discover what’s it’s really like being a black-owned fashion brand.
Black owned beauty brands that should be on your radar 

Black owned beauty brands that should be on your radar 

Beauty brands to expand the content of your beauty bag while supporting black-owned businesses
In conversation: Black in Fashion

In conversation: Black in Fashion

We spoke to Black in Fashion: a Manchester-based platform creating opportunities and connections for black creatives in the north
An ode to Garrett Morgan: The inventor of the smoke hood

An ode to Garrett Morgan: The inventor of the smoke hood

Black History Month: A brief insight into the life of the inventor of the smoke hood

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