You don’t know me. #Islamophobia

This Week in Islamophobia by Yasin Bangee Another bout of specific assaults against Muslims has gone virtually unreported by mass media. We have had threats, a bizarre incident of bacon throwing,pornography and a racist attack. Indeed the other week the mosque I attend was targeted by fools throwing eggs. It had an air of inevitability about it. Despite convincing… Read More

Drugs and the Aggravating Circumstance of Being Black

The UK’s War on Drugs Continues to be a War on Black Men. by Maurice Mcleod Despite taking fewer illegal drugs than their white peers, black people are six times more likely to be stopped and searched for drugs in the UK, according to a report by Release and the London School for Economics (LSE)… Read More

#Syria And The War Drums of the Western Nations

by Usaamah Khan The day UN inspectors were to arrive in Damascus to investigate allegations of use of toxic arms, reports emerged of recent chemical weapons use in Eastern Ghouta located on the outskirts of Damascus. The casualty  figures range from dozens to almost 1200 deaths. Soon we were told by the US and the… Read More

J. Cole Is Right About Colorism

But Wrong About The Way It Plays Out In Hip Hop by Anti-Intellect In a recent interview with BET News, rapper J. Cole discussed colorism, light skin privilege, and the nature of both in Hip Hop. J. Cole stated; I can’t say it for sure but I just think we’re still in America. We’re still… Read More

Iggy Azalea and a Culture of Appropriation

TRIGGER WARNING: The following post contains incidents of racism and homophobia: by Shane Thomas It’s best to begin this with a statement of intent: I ingest a lot of popular culture. It’s the staple of a lot of conversations with friends, a reliable icebreaker when meeting new people and can make me a useful addition… Read More

Yes…#DarkIsBeautiful @PONDS

‘Ponds White Beauty’ .”gives your skin a radiant pinkish white glow” by Taimour Fazlani In India resides an industry that in the year 2010 raked in £432 million from its invariably loyal and dependent customers. This industry, since 2010, has projected growth of 18% every year. This industry had 233 tons of its various products… Read More

Calling Victims of Suicide “Selfish” Is Victim-Blaming

by The Trudz Actor Lee Thompson Young, who played the title role on Disney’s “The Famous Jett Jackson,” is dead at age 29 after an apparent suicide. Lee Thompson Young did not leave suicide note Lee Thompson Young Suffered From Depression Leading Up to Tragic Death Lee Thompson Young Funeral Set for Friday at Paramount… Read More

The Roots of Scientific Racism: Black Bile and Phlegm

by Désirée Wariaro People have been walking out of Kenya since forever. The desire to thrive informed both the first hominids and my Dad’s decision to leave his homeland. I don’t know how many Swedes you’ve met, but chances are they aren’t all of the blonde and blue-eyed variety. I’m a Swede, although my blue-black… Read More

#EdFringe Chinky Chonky Play Uses Friendly Tyrant Mao to Sell Tickets

Yellowface at the Edinburgh Fringe by Anh Chu UPDATE: The Fringe and venue are open-access platforms which do not have jurisdiction over show content. The venue has sent staff to watch the play after our conversation. The play has added an address to the audience prior to the show to explain that it is intended… Read More

Photo Gallery: Black Families and Couples From Yesteryear

Kicha‘s images represent vintage snapshots into the lives of African Americans. The good, the bad and the ugly. “Everyday Use” is a widely studied and frequently anthologized short story by Alice Walker. It was first published in 1973 as part of Walker’s short story collection, In Love and Trouble. he story is told in first… Read More