The Sadie Collective: Creating a seat at the table for Black women in economics

The economics field has major issue with the representation of women of colour and Black women in particular. George-Ann Ryan reports on the issue and the work of the Sadie Collective and how it takes critical thinking to change the status quo It has been a long time coming, but the economics field is finally… Read More

When will we stop blaming Black single mother households for violent crime?

Once again, Black single mother households have been cited as a cause of violent crime. As Miranda Armstrong discusses, these notions are not only based on stereotypes that do not reflect the reality for many, but can also prove harmful to Black mothers and their children. Picture is a stock photo. From #MDAcademics We are… Read More

Black women as agents of change: reclaiming our narratives, voices and memory

For so long, Black women’s stories and memory have often been ignored, erased, and neglected in and out of academia. However as Jaimee A. Swift writes, 2018 showed itself to be a year of reclamation of Black women’s narratives, agency and memory. From our MD Academic Space  “No Black woman writer in this culture can… Read More

Michael Crick’s Diane Abbott tweet is unacceptable but it isn’t particularly surprising

by Maya Goodfellow  On Wednesday, political journalist for Channel 4 News Michael Crick decided to share on Twitter an excerpt from a conversation he supposedly had with a London cabbie: “You couldn’t vote for that Corbyn, could you?  Not for anyone that’s messed around with that Diane Abbott.” Crick’s choice to cherry-pick this specific quote and… Read More

Still Barred: Reflections on a Black woman’s trauma and mental health

by Guilaine Kinouani  ‘Each episode of depression I have experienced, I have experienced because of the struggles I have faced in my life as a Black woman’. Those were the words spoken by a fellow panellist who went on to share her personal testimony of distress, as part of the discussion which followed the reading… Read More

Why are black girls killing each other – or trying to?

by Jendella Benson  “I don’t like working with black girls, because they’re not professional.” “You mean black girls…like me? Like you?” I wanted to say, but the way she said it with so much confidence astonished me, and I struggled to formulate a response in the moment. Sure enough, when the model arrived, she was… Read More

Women of Colour: Their Courage. Our Cowardice

by Shane Thomas We’re going to start with a football analogy (don’t worry, we won’t be here for long). Arsene Wenger and Sir Alex Ferguson – two of the game’s most venerable managers – have long thought that bravery is not revealed in players who throw themselves into hard tackles, but in the creative player… Read More

Black Feminism: A Black Male Sexism & Anti-Black Racism Detox

By @Femininja4q White supremacy is one hell of a drug. But couple white supremacy and patriarchy and you enter the world of a black woman. The effects of structural racism are covered extensively; from institutions who kill black people that they’re meant to protect and serve to black people being rejected from work. Misogyny, a… Read More

Can we talk about black women in stock photos?

An excerpt from Courtney Milan‘s website courtneymilan.com to continue reading ‘Can we talk about black women in stock photos?‘  click here Trigger warning for racism. I’ve talked before about how I make covers for my books. The basic idea is this: (1) I go on stock photo websites, (2) find pictures of women in wedding… Read More