First class business graduate becomes scholar and author on Islamic history and law

Habeeb Akande is the author of a recently published book called Illuminating the Darkness: Blacks and North Africans in Islam, that seeks to critically address the issue of racial discrimination and colour prejudice in religious history. After graduating with a first class honours degree in business and film studies from Kingston University, Habeeb headed to…

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New centre launches to help East London’s BME students prepare for business careers

The University of East London (UEL) has launched a new initiative to help better prepare its black and minority ethnic (BME) students for a successful career in the world of business. Funded by the Noon Foundation, The Noon Centre for Equality and Diversity in Business was officially opened this week at UEL’s Royal Docks Business…

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Entertainers create a memorable evening at private view of Happening To Be exhibition

Yinka Shonibare MBE, creator of the famous Nelson’s Ship in Bottle that was displayed in Trafalgar Square, attended the private viewing of Happening To Be, an exhibition showcasing the work of accomplished black alumni of University of the Arts London, on October 17. The distinguished artist, who was a Turner Prize nominee in 2004, is…

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