Writers Archive

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Muna Ahmed

Muna has a wealth of public sector experience gained within the Civil Service, largely in diversity and communications roles. She is currently undertaking a degree in social science. Articles by Muna

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Habeeb Akande

Habeeb holds a first class degree in Business and Film Studies. After graduating from Kingston University he studied Arabic, Islamic Law and Islamic History at al-Azhar High School and University in Egypt. He recently published his first book Illuminating the Darkness: Blacks and North Africans in Islam.

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Loisann Amoako

Loisann completed our News Writing Workshop for teenagers in 2010.

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Moriam Animashaun

Moriam from North London, recently completed a BA in journalism, media and cultural studies from Kingston University. She is keen to work in the news media and always strives to perform to her full potential. Articles by Moriam

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Yasmin Barracks

Yasmin holds a BA in Journalism and an MA in Creative Writing. In addition to several years experience in journalism she also writes poetry and is in the processing of drafting her first novel. Articles by Yasmin

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Deborah Bell

Deborah is a visiting lecturer in adult lieracy at Merton College. Her MEd dissertation from Sheffield University explored the role of participatory approaches to literacy and the empowerment of women in developing countries.  Articles by Deborah

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Crystal Brookes-Ford

Crystal is a recent graduate and community arts practitioner. She is also the author of United Kinkdom Blogspot, a blog about afro textured hair. Articles by Crystal

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Joy Campbell

Joy is an avid reader and writer based in Jamaica who is always seeking story-making material. She has won several awards in the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission’s Literary Arts Competition. Articles by Joy

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James Corke

James completed a Certificate of Higher Education in Journalism at Birkbeck, University of London. He has built a solid portfolio of articles at People with Voices, and has also freelanced at the BBC’s Match of the Day magazine. Articles by James

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Tanikka Cunningham

Tanikka resides in Washington DC, in the US and also has a farm in Pennsylvania. She is the Executive Director of Healthy Solutions and works to assist black farmers to become profitable, while insuring that people of colour have access to healthy and affordable foods. Articles by Tanikka

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Carrie Duggan

Carrie completed our News Writing Workshop for teenagers in 2010.

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Dr Deborah Gabriel

Dr. Deborah Gabriel is the Founder of People With Voices.  Visit Website |  Articles by Deborah

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Paulette Gatt

Paulette Gatt has been writing poetry for over 20 years and recently published her first collection of poems called Shut Up Sit Down and Listen, in which she shares some of her life experiences and Christian faith in the hope of bringing people closer to God.

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O’Livia Gordon

O’Livia completed our Introduction to Journalism Skills course in 2009 at just 14, but with heaps of talent has a promising future ahead.

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Bernadette Hawkes

Bernadette is former book reviews editor at the International Journal of Psychotherapy and co-edited the book, Internalising the Historical Past: Issues for Separation and Moving On. Articles by Bernadette

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Dr Lez Henry

Dr Henry is a social anthropologist, author, academic, cultural historian and dancehall deejay. He is a fellow of Goldsmiths University and the founder of Nubeyond, Learning by Choice, an African Centred education organisation. Articles by Lez

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David Hutchinson

David holds an MBA and has many years experience working in the public sector. He currently works as a management board trustee for a charitable organisation that works with children and young people. Articles by David

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Shaun Hutchinson

A graduate in Caribbean Studies and politics, Shaun writes on political, social and cultural issues. His articles have been published in a wide range of publications. Articles by Shaun

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Raphael Jackson

Raphael has a B.A. in International Relations from Florida International University and an M.L.S. from the University of South Florida, and currently works as an academic librarian at Kentucky State University. Articles by Raphael

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Michael Jermyn

Michael attended our News Writing Workshop for teens in 2010 and has his own blog: Fan O Football.

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Hassan Joudi

Hassan is a mechanical engineering student who relishes writing articles as a creative form of self-expression and presently writes for a Muslim youth magazine and student newspaper. Articles by Hassan

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Elly Odhiambo

Elly is a Northern Ireland-based writer and researcher . His portfolio includes articles in the Londonderry Sentinel, Kenyan newspapers such as The Daily Nation and East African Standard and reviews for academic journals. Articles by Elly

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Carla Palmer

Carla holds bachelor’s degree in education and a foundation degree in education support. She currently works as a teaching assistant, supporting teaching and learning within primary education. Articles by Carla

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Madeka Panchoo

Madeka Panchoo is a communications professional who started Afro Boudoir to try and improve the limited provision of the brown-skinned perspective on fashion and beauty in the UK. Articles by Madeka

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Nicolas Roux

Nicolas specializes in writing on African and Arabic arts and has worked in France, Canada and London. He is former co- host of African current affairs programme, Amandla, and is a regular contributor to the online magazine Touki. Articles by Nicolas

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Marilyn Scarlett

Mariyln has 10 years experience in marketing gained predominantly within the financial services industry and has always maintained a keen interest in writing. Articles by Marilyn

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Angel Smith

Angel is the creator of The Natural Lounge, a blog dedicated to black women in the UK who embrace their naturally curly hair. Articles by Angel

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Francis Xavier Tuokuu

Francis is presently undertaking an MSc in CSR & Energy at Robert Gordon University in Scotland. He has a keen interest in journalism and his articles have appeared in leading Ghanaian newspapers. Articles by Francis

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Stephen Vaudrey

Stephen Vaudrey is a freelance journalist and social care work expert. He also has a background in research. He writes, and produces films on childcare and social issues and has a particular interest in children in the public care. Articles by Stephen

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Tony Warner

Tony Warner runs events on the black history of London with guided walks, talks and films detailing the African presence in London. He also works in education to improve academic performance and behaviour using history. Articles by Tony

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Alexandria Williams

Alexandria is co-founder of Sporty Afros.com, an online platform and resource that aims to educate black women about afro textured hair care and fitness. Articles by Alexandria