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These lists reveal our favourites:

English Literature:

Yekwai, D. (1988). British racism, miseducation and the Afrikan child. London: Karnak.
SivanandanA, . (1982). A differenth unger: Writingso n Black resistance.L ondon:Pluto.
Hall, S., et al. (1978). Policing the crisis: Mugging, the state, and law and order. London:Macmillan.
Coard, B . ( 1 99 1 ). How the West Indian child is made educationally subnormal. London: New Beacon Books. (Original work published 1971)
Saakana,A . S., & Pearse,A . (Eds.). (1986). Towardst he decolonizationo f the Britishe ducation system. London: Karnak.

Farewell to Innocence
Vicious Circle
Now You Do Know, John Downing
Aint No Black In the Union Jack
Invisible Europeans
Race and Racism in Britain
The Black and White Media Book: Handbook For the Study Of Racism and Television. Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England: Trentham Books, John Twitcham
Making Race Matter
Youth in Society
The State of Black Britain (1996) Aaron Hayes
Staying Power (1984)
Black Britain, Chris Mullard (1973)

Movies:
Ghost in the shell
La Haine
History Boyz
Saw III
Law Abiding CItizen
Never Die Alone
Star Wars Episode III
The Colour of Truth
The Usual Suspects
I.D.
The Dark Knight
Maafa Truth
The Freshest Kids
The Woods
Love and Basketball
Dont Be a Menace
NARC
Hero
Eternal Sunshine
Don’t Be A Menace !!!
Infernal Affairs

Identity
Memento
Revolver
Pulp Fictionm
Matrix
[Kidz]

Minstrel Theatre:
Fresh
Baldwin’s Nigger
Cass
Burning An Illusion
Babylon (1980)
Baby Mother (1998) by Julian Henriques
The Story of Lovers Rock (2009)
Pressure (1975)
Young Soul Rebels (1991
Harder They Come
Storm Damage
Lenny
Playing Away
Shottaz
Rockers
Country Man
Black Jay
Blood Ah Go Run (1982) by Menelik Shabazz

British Film Institute
We The Raggamuffin (1992) Julian Henriques,
I’m Briitsh but… (1990) Gurinda Chadha ,
The Bill Douglas Trilogy (My Childhood, 1972, My Ain Folk, 1973, and My Way Home, 1978);
Pressure (1975);
Radio On (1978);
Burning An Illusion (1981);
The Draughtsman’s Contract (1982);
The Gold Diggers (1983);
Caravaggio (1986);
Distant Voices, Still Lives (1988);
London (1994);
Under the Skin (1997).

Favourite Lyricists
(bias intended!!!)

1. Kool G Rap
2. Chino XL
3. Canibus (inc and pre Rip the Jacker)
4. Big Pun
5. papoose
6. Nino Bless
7. Eminem
8. Rugged Man
9. Cormega
10. Ludacris
11. Nature
12. Crooked I
13. Tonedeff
14. Rise
15. Cunninglinguists

Notable Ab-MCees: Mr Lif, Rakim, Tupac, Jean Grae, Masta Ace,

Noreaga (post 98)
Manny Fresh
Master P
Nikki Minaj
Chamillionaire
Juelz (pre-2004)
Cap One
Estelle (UK)
Pharrel
Jermaine Dupri

UK Scene
Chester P
Kano
Klashnekoff
Kyza
Devlin
Wretch 32
Ghetts
Asher D
Shystie
Low Key

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