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

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“Except for the afro”: The surprising importance of Pam Grier’s hair

  By Varaidzo Jackie Brown sits in a white robe, cherry red nails curled around a coffee mug, as she laments getting older with bondsman Max Cherry. “I bet that, except for possibly an Afro, you look exactly the way you did at 29,” says Max. The line is funny, because we know it’s true.… Read More

‘Dark & Lovely’ not only explores black womanhood, it puts it centre stage

by Stephanie Phillips  “Hair is just hair.” Leeds-based artist Selina Thompson opened the London leg of her new interactive performance piece Dark & Lovely with this stark revelation. Dark & Lovely examines what it means to be a Black British woman and how the politics of hair have a part to play in our identity.… Read More