Amna Ali: “I want to give as much light and a platform to other Black Arabs”

“To be a Black woman today is to be one person but also a whole community.” Those were the words of Amna Ali, a Somali-Yemeni activist and entrepreneur from the UAE. Continue reading Amna Ali: “I want to give as much light and a platform to other Black Arabs”

Funke Adesanya: “Growing up, I was told I’m Australian – but I barely saw others that looked like me”

Nigerian Australians make up one of the fastest-growing migrant groups in Australia, and 25-year-old pharmacist Funke Adesanya is one of the many contributing to the country’s growing economy and cultural diversity.
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Shirlene Malambo Luna: “In Colombia, discriminatory acts are very frequent for people of Afro-descent”

Although the presence of Africans in Colombia dates back to the 16th century, their descendants continue to face exclusion, marginalisation and discrimination – something that hairstylist and Colombian native Shirlene Malambo Luna can relate to.
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Nicole Frederiksen: “I’ve been on a long journey doing activism in the Afro-Danish community”

“In Denmark, we are still at level 1 when it comes to having a real talk about this country’s colonial past and how to connect the dots to the systemic and institutional racism people of African descent and other minority groups experience here on an everyday basis.” Continue reading Nicole Frederiksen: “I’ve been on a long journey doing activism in the Afro-Danish community”

Kimberley Brown: “Moving to Toronto meant stepping into a place of no control”

Not many people can say they’ve lived in two different continents while still in their early thirties – but for Kimberley Brown, she’s been fortunate to spend her childhood in her native country, Jamaica, grow up in London, UK and now she is forging a new path while living in Toronto, Canada. Continue reading Kimberley Brown: “Moving to Toronto meant stepping into a place of no control”