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Malachi Mukete

Cultural critic, Political commentator, Telly Person, Find me on twitter: @MallyMukete

#TimeToTalk

  Feb 1st is #TiimeToTalk about mental health day. Anyone who knows me knows that I’m not the most expressive of characters, and I don’t really give off too much. My favourite description of me is that I “wear black... Continue Reading →

Diversity is more than a gesture, it’s essential for business.

Happy New Year!   Thanks for reading my first post of 2018. I’ve decided I’m going to go HAM with the blog this year. So expect to regularly hear me ramble on about something that’s annoyed me in the news... Continue Reading →

2017- a reflection

  I stated 2017 broke, deep into my overdraft. A frustrated recent graduate with big ambitions but without the wherewithal to make it happen.   A year on I can proudly say I achieved most of my goals. I’ve paid... Continue Reading →

#ManchesterBombing and why the media must be held to account

This week’s tragic events in Manchester highlight just what dangerous times we are living in. 22 people tragically killed during an evening intended for fun and entertainment. It was warming to see how the city of Manchester came together to... Continue Reading →

“Culture” does not explain why Black Caribbean’s are falling behind in school. We need other explanations.

  As is often the case, Black twitter descended into “diaspora wars” once again this week. An infamous tweeter posted a Voice news article from 2013 with the headline: “Why are British Africans better in school than Caribbean’s?”. Again, as... Continue Reading →

Making sense of being Black AND British

  This past week I was fortunate enough to be invited to be a part of BBC 1Xtra’s Black and British debate. (https://www.facebook.com/bbc1xtra/ if you want to relive it!) I was humbled to be among so many young, driven and... Continue Reading →

#BlackIsTheNewBlack. Why representation really matters.

I, along with most Black British people, was absolutely glued to my television set on Wednesday night. The BBC surprised us and gave us not one but TWO programmes focusing on the Black British experience. Bonkers, I know. As a... Continue Reading →

I’ve navigated the minefield, now I’ve hit the glass ceiling

It’s no secret that graduate life is difficult. Added to that fact that BME graduates are more than twice as likely to be unemployed as their white peers then you will understand why I’m about to rant about my frustrations.... Continue Reading →

The Labour coup is more than a Blairite revolt, but Corbyn is probably still the man for the job

The sacking of then shadow foreign secretary Hilary Benn, after he revealed to Jeremy Corbyn that he no longer trusted his leadership sparked a whole host of resignations from the shadow cabinet. It prompted a vote of no confidence against... Continue Reading →

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