A Plague Named Inequality

Author Katherine Engels waxes lyrical about structural inequalities in the media, gender, dinosaurs & Radio 4 by Samantha Asumadu & Natasha Kalantar Katherine Angel@KayEngels Women make up only 20% of solo radio broadcasters. I’m not surprised, but I’m depressed. via @guardian bit.ly/15AfuO8 Piers Morgan@piersmorgan And 0% of all @Guardian editors in history > RT @lisaocarroll… Read More

Sudan: Unfinished… Untold Stories

Voices and Faces from Darfur – PART 1 by Yosra Akasha Those stories are not complete, yet told. They are sketches of 5 minutes of chat. They need to be told because in Khartoum and anywhere else in the world you cannot encounter similar stories of daily life influenced by war and traditions. Photo Source… Read More

Race + Journalism

New Data Shows Lack of Diversity in American and British Newspapers by Arturo R. García @Racialicious Last week saw two developments underscoring the lack of advancement for journalists of color in the print world — and on two continents, even. In the U.S., as The Atlantic reported, the American Society of News Editors’ (ASNE) latest… Read More

The Dark Hero – Gaming and the blackface

by Haseeb Azad Recently, Kotaku published an article by Evan Narcisse titled ‘Come On, Video Games, Let’s See Some Black People I’m Not Embarrassed By’ 1. The article itself was very well-written, highlighting the lack of black and coloured protagonists in video games (as well as films), but what struck me were the the user/viewer… Read More

Andy Murray and the Politics of Sport

by Shane Thomas So then, it happened. 77 years, and Britain finally produced a player to win the Wimbledon singles title… 77 years, assuming that only the men’s singles title counts. Nothing unites the British newspapers like a domestic sporting success, as the front pages devoted their coverage to Andy Murray’s historic success at SW19.… Read More

Bomb attacks and creeping shariah…

‘This Week in Islamophobia’ by Yasin Bangee Ramadan  Ramadan has started and hundreds of thousands of Muslims around the UK are spending their day in contemplation, abstaining, where possible, from eating or drinking. The days are long, the heat oppressive but it’s a way of life. To accompany the start of Ramadan, the BBC aired… Read More

Suspected Nail Bomb at Mosque in Tipton

Guest report by Assed Baig Police are treating a blast near a mosque in Tipton, West Midlands, as a terrorist incident. The blast near the Kanz-ul-Iman took place around 1:00 pm and police are currently at the scene. Residents reported finding debris in their gardens including nails. One resident, wishing not to be named said, “My… Read More

#Hashtagging Third World Problems

#FirstWorldProblems #WhiteGirlProblems #MiddleclassProblems – we see you says @WritersofColour max read@max_read #WhitePeopleActivities ‘self-deprecating’ hashtags that ultimately cast white people as the sole occupants of a literate upper middle class Teju Cole@tejucole I don’t like this expression “First World problems.” It is false and it is condescending. Teju Cole@tejucole Yes, Nigerians struggle with floods or infant… Read More

Sacrilege in the name of England

by Natasha Kalantar Cemeteries are, as a general rule, places where people go to pay their respects to their loved ones. Places of burial and reverence. Cemeteries are not places to disrespect people you never knew based on what race or nationality you think they are. Gravestones in a Newport cemetery in Wales have been… Read More

11 facts about Ramadan you probably didn’t know

by Yasin Bangee Ramadan begins soon and millions of Muslims in the UK and Worldwide will join together and follow, in essence, the same routine for 29/30 days. The month will begin in the next few days and will culminate with Eid-ul-Fitr celebrations. The dates vary with different cultures that follow Islam but in general… Read More