Barbara Blake Hannah

Barbara Blake Hannah, who is affectionately called Mama Makeda, made history and newspaper headlines back in 1968 when she was appointed as an on-camera reporter/interviewer on the Thames Television Daily Evening Show, Today with Eamonn Andrews, making her the first black person to appear on British television screens in a capacity other than that of an entertainer. In addition, Ms. Blake Hannah has received many honors and served as a JMC Panelist in 2013 where she discussed her ground breaking work as founder of the Jamaica Reggae Film Festival. Ms. Blake Hannah was honored at the 2014 JMC with the JMC Trailblazer Certificate. Barbara Blake Hannah will address the 2015 about her latest media initiative, “Rasta Radio”. The JMC is proud to welcome back Ms. Blake Hannah as a 2015 JMC Panelist!

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