Black British Lives Matter with Lenny Henry and Marcus Ryder

Investigating what it means to be Black in Britain today

A podcast investigating what it means to be Black in Britain today, from exposing the racism to celebrating the joy in every walk of life. Sir Lenny Henry and Marcus Ryder sit down with prominent Black British figures an

Black British Reparations Matter With Kehinde Andrews and Esther Stanford Xosei

Season 1, Ep. 6
This is the podcast where we explore why and how Black British lives matter –What it means to be Black and British, our culture, our joy and our pain.This week we discuss one big idea - reparations - paying Black British people, and Black people around the world, for the slavery and colonialism they suffered. Could reparations solve racism once and for all, and how would it eve work? Professor Kehinde Andrews and activist and lawyer, Esther Stanford Xosei join Lenny and Marcus to discuss.Additional reading about reparations recommended in the podcast:Back to Black: Retelling Black Radicalism for the 21st Century by Kehinde AndrewsHow Europe Underdeveloped Africa by Walter RodneyCapitalism and Slavery by Eric WilliamsSlavery Reparations: The Time is Now by Nora WhitmanEsther Stanford Xosei’s chapter ‘The long road of Pan-African liberation to reparatory justice’ is in Black British History: New Perspectives edited by Hakim Adi  Find out more about the hosts and guests: Kehinde Andrews @kehinde_andrewsInstagram: @kehindeandrewsEsther Stanford-Xosei @XoseiInstagram: @mzxoseiMarcus Ryder is on Twitter @marcusryderLenny Henry is also on Twitter @LennyHenry Our book: Black British Lives Matter by Lenny Henry and Marcus Ryder is published by Faber & Faber and is available to purchase here: Podcast art by FaberMusic by The LethargeesThis podcast is a Faber & Faber production