Photo Credits : Images from Small Axe, Mangrove by Steve McQueen
📺 TV Hotspot : Small Axe & Power Book II: Ghost
It seems like September means going ‘back to school‘ time for TV as well.
This month, amongst the many programs out there, two in particular caught our attention.
1. Small Axe : Mangrove
50 years ago, on 9 August 1970, over 150 people from African, Caribbean and South Asian descent took out the streets of Notting Hill to protest against the constant police harassment of the Mangrove restaurant.
Owned by Frank Crichlow, Mangrove was a cultural hotspot, where lovely meals, useful legal advice, political debates and even showbiz celebrities showed up to gather as a community. It helped many feel like at home miles away from the sun for a few hours and take a break from the racist environment they lived in.
Award-winning filmmaker Steve McQueen, the director of this movie, decided to use his talents in order to honour Black British history with great care. Mangrove opened the 64th edition of BFI London Film Festival and received critial acclaim from the press.
Letitia Wright plays the role of Altheia Lecointe-Jones, young political activist and leader of the British Black Panthers, who was determined to challenge mentalities and social injustice in her time.
As Black History Month approches, this has great timing very specific moment of Black British history which led to the controversial trial of the infamous Mangrove Nine activists.
Photo Credits : Poster of Power Book II: Ghost
2. Power Book II: Ghost
After an incredible season finale last year, Power, the famous TV series produced by 50 Cent ended its 6th season with a rather intriguing cliffhanger…
Fans were promised a spin-off of the show taking place 2 days after that … well watch season 6 first and you will know what we talk about !
No spoilers will be revealed as we really want everyone to enjoy the series in their own time.
The first episodes of Power Book II: Ghost have come out this month so we are quite curious to see how the fans will react to this interesting plot including some very special guests in the cast !
To be continued…