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MIM clinches top journalist award for Radio 4 doc
‘Black Girls Don’t Cry’
Radio production company Made in Manchester clinched the journalist of the year award at the prestigious MIND Media Awards on 13th November.
Marverine Cole took the gong at the ceremony in London which recognises outstanding work around the issues of mental health.
The award was for MIM’s programme Black Girls Don’t Cry which aired on BBC Radio 4 last year.
The documentary examined why there’s a particularly high prevalence for mental health struggles among black women in Britain.
Creative Director Ashley Byrne says: ‘Marverine’s award is so well deserved. Inspired to make the programme through her own problems with depression, it connected with and shed a light on so many black women across the U.K who are struggling with a variety of symptoms. Tribute must be paid to those, including Marv who opened up for the programme.’
Ashley added: ‘Marv is from Brum so the doc focussed closely on women in Birmingham. That was great too because so little these days is about the Midlands in UK national media. It’s good to redress the regional balance a bit’
Marverine Cole has presented or produced several programmes for MIM including Luck be a Lady Tonight (about female gambling) - again for Radio 4 and Ladies with Lyrics (about female rappers) for Radio 1Xtra.
Marv is a former newscaster with channel 5, Sky and BBC tv in the West Midlands.
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