Parathas and parakeets: remembering grandma’s eternal kitchen

Ciaran Thapar talks about how Indian food has helped him maintain a connection with his heritage after the passing of his grandmother

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Foster families who ignore race are participating in a pernicious form of racism

Derek Owusu draws on personal experiences to argue that there needs to be more education about the needs of black children when being fostered Read More

Feminist love will save men too

by Jendella Benson  “I hate how women think that they are doing me a favour by having sex with me,” he began. “What about me? My intimacy is just as valuable!” Aside from the bitter edge in his tone, I understood what he meant. I wanted to laugh and tell him that this was one… Read More

Angela Bassett, the genius that defies age

by Rooney Elmi Navigating the tricky “in between” identity of a first-generation American-Muslim roughly translates to exhibiting the daily cultural friction of managing tradition, Western upbringing, and religion in a post 9-11 landscape. For a while, it seemed as though I shared little-to-no commonalities with my parents, and my growing admiration for film converted into… Read More

Where does organised religion end and morality begin?

by Huma Munshi “Is goodness without God good enough?” This was the question posed at a post-show debate I chaired at the Bush Theatre in London. It is the the relationship between morality and faith that is at the heart of the play, Perseverance Drive. This is a tale of modern times telling the story… Read More

Fathering While Black

Part 1 – Reimagining the Singularity of Media Representations of Black Fatherhood by Zun Lee Black fathers continue to be profiled in the media, and not just by the usual suspects. Why a broader perspective on representations of Black fatherhood remains largely outside of the public realm and what role visual storytelling could play to… Read More