Why Barack is black and Megan is biracial

Olivia Woldemikael discusses the differences in how Megan Markle and Barack Obama present themselves racially and asks what it means for blackness as an identity Read More

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It’s time to debunk the effort to control ‘dangerous’ black and brown minds

Asim Qureshi explores the similarities between Britain’s PREVENT programme and how a state matrix profiles young black lives to ‘prevent gang crime’ Read More

How black sports stars are risen to be dropped from a height

by Ahmed Olayinka Sule  On 29 April 2017, Anthony Oluwafemi Olaseni Joshua defeated Wladimir Klitschko by a technical knockout in front of an audience of 90,000 to become the IBF, WBA and IBO World Heavyweight Champion. As a result of his victory, Joshua, a hugely talented athlete, has now become one of the most popular… Read More

As a Mixed-Race Woman, in the Game of Racial Top Trumps My Blackness Always Wins

Shifting race: how language fails the ‘mixed-race’ experience by Varaidzo The idea of ‘race’ has no fixed definition considering the term has no biological basis. Yet all of us from minority backgrounds know what it is to be racialised, to be lumped together into a group with others who share our physical attributes, for this… Read More

It’s Time to Talk About Black Tudors

by  Rowena Mondiwa A criminally neglected part of British history is the true scope of the African diaspora in Britain that reaches as far back as Renaissance Europe. A new book by Onyeka Nubia seeks to rectify the problem, examining the lives of the thousands of blacks that lived in the UK in Tudor times.… Read More

Part Two: Ethnic Minority? No, Global Majority

PART TWO Editors’ note: We asked 10 writers for their opinion on the classifications and terminology used to describe people. We stressed there was no right or wrong answer. Here are the results: I’ve wondered for quite a while how Race politics has transformed from the passions of being “Black and Proud” to the insultingly… Read More

Part One: Ethnic Minority? No, Global Majority.

PART ONE Editors note: We asked 10 writers for their opinion on the classifications and terminology used to describe people. We stressed there was no right or wrong answer. Here are the results: There are a great deal of acronyms and labels used by society to address and refer to people who are not white.… Read More