The “Strong Black Woman” trope has been addressed several times, yet change seems so far away. However, we are seeing this shift as more Black women rebel against the trope and are putting their health first Continue reading We are finally combatting the ‘Strong Black Woman’ stereotype and putting ourselves first – but the challenges remain
According to a 2019 study, only 11% of GCSE students are studying modules relating to Black history.
In Peterborough, primary school teacher Precious Graham is striving to change this statistic by exposing young people to Black history with a Saturday school called Culture Community.
Continue reading Meet the Peterborough-based teacher providing Black history lessons to children
Black women are four times more likely to die during pregnancy and childbirth compared to white women. It’s a statistic that many of us have heard before and was something reiterated in Channel 4’s recent episode of Dispatches which investigated … Continue reading REVIEW: Dispatches: The Black Maternity Scandal
While Judas and the Black Messiah opened fresh wounds on the treatment of African-Americans by law enforcement, it was also a reminder that Black women are only allowed to hold on to happiness for a limited time in film, writes Mwika Bulaya Continue reading Why is pain often at the centre for Black women in love in film?
For many people in the creative industry, the Covid-19 pandemic has halted plans to showcase their work publicly – but for the women of online collective and creative agency VAGUE, they are keen to continue propelling the work of creatives worldwide regardless of the global restrictions placed upon them. Continue reading Meet VAGUE: The Black girl-led collective bringing young creatives together during lockdown
After a journalist called out Justin Timberlake for dismissing the chance to apologise to Janet Jackson five years ago, his apology seems even more performative than ever. Continue reading How performativity and fear of being cancelled led to Justin Timberlake’s apology