James Baldwin, I Am Not Your Negro and the construction of race

Kamaljeet Gill looks at the enduring importance of James Baldwin and his deconstruction of the concept of ‘whiteness’ Read More

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Daughters of the Dust: Inspiring black story telling for a generation

By Precious Agbabiaka I remember just over a year ago being completely captivated by Beyoncé’s visual album Lemonade. The scenes belonging to the chapters “Hope” and “Redemption” from the hour long masterpiece brought me so much joy and renewed sense of pride as I bore witness to black girls and women, including some familiar faces,… Read More

Photo Gallery: This Sportin’ Life

Black Olympic athletes in the 20th and early 21st centuries This article was researched and written by Bridget Lockyer, a graduate work-placement student in 2009 at the Social Science Collections and Research team at the British Library. Sport has the power to unite people in a way little else can. Sport can create hope where… Read More

‘War – What Is It Good For?’

by Taimour Fazlani As military strategies are being proposed by America, in conjunction with France, against the Syrian government for its alleged use of chemical weapons, once again we must ask the most elementary of questions concerning the act of war: what is it actually good for? The tragedies of conflict have accounted for vast… Read More