CARICOM Magazine sprang from a need to see football and fan culture examined through the under explored lens of the black experience in Great Britain and beyond.
As a result, the publication explores the ways in which contemporary social attitudes, history, race and football intersect and overlap.
CARICOM 2 features an interview with Hertha Berlin striker Salomon Kalou, alongside writing from broadcaster Musa Okwonga (The New Statesman, The Guardian, The New York Times). We also use Tottenham and England’s Dele as an avatar to discuss universality, attempt to define who the greatest Caribbean players to grace the Premier League were and wrestle with far larger and more complex questions related to idealism, allyship and multiculturalism.
Artwork and photography is provided by Joy Miessi (Gucci, Nike, Spotify), Lewis Khan (Time Magazine, British Journal of Photography, BBC One), Chester Holme (Twitter, Nike London, Esquire) Milo Belgrove (Mundial Magazine, Soccerbible, Nowness) Joe Gamble (adidas Parley, Soccerbible), Simon Heger Knudsen (BALL, The New York Times) Tripod City and other up and coming creative practitioners.
In addition to all of this, CARICOM 2 will carry a supplementary pamphlet, “The Caricom Guide to Black Male Mental Health”. Written by co-founder of the Over The Bridge Podcast, Kwaku Dapaah-Danquah, the guide outlines the way society uniquely maligns the black male psyche, before offering universal techniques for alleviating feelings of isolation, anxiety and non-clinical depression. While by no means a one-size-fits all solution to the issues that cause ill mental health, we believe the guide will go some way to helping readers develop emotional literacy while demystifying techniques men may wish to build into their daily lives.