What a Privilege? Oxford vs Cambridge

by Joyce Adjekum and Aisha Phoenix All that glitters I never thought that I would get into Cambridge University. Only a few of the brightest people at my college had applied to Oxbridge. Although my teachers helped me through the application and access scheme process, they never let me forget how slim the chances were… Read More

“I Want One Just Like Me!” Black Dolls Expo

by Aisha Phoenix Ama Gueye, a former teacher and community activist, could be relaxing in her retirement. Instead she is using her savings to organise an annual black dolls exposition because she is so convinced that black dolls are imperative for the well-being of black children. Gueye felt retailers selling dolls were failing children of… Read More

Value Added Skin Colour

by Aisha Phoenix When I was four years old, I told my mother that I didn’t believe in God any more because I prayed to God to make me white and he didn’t. I had lots of black dolls, books with black protagonists and posters of prominent black people including Nina Simone and Thelonious Monk,… Read More