Black History Month

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“How my parents’ bravery, love and strength got us through the Windrush scandal”

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Jenny McCall
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    Books

    “Why I’m launching an empowering new book series focused on the Black British community”

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    Long Reads

    Daisy Bates, Oprah Winfrey and Beyonce: Girl Guides on the black women who inspire them the most

  • People

    Why Beyoncé’s BRIT Awards video in support of Meghan Markle was such a powerful statement

Latest Stories

Visible Women

The true story of Queen Nanny, rebel leader and Jamaican National Hero

In 18th century Jamaica, an escaped slave named Queen Nanny led a revolt against the British.

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Marai Larasi
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High jumper Alice Coachman was the first black woman to win a gold medal at the Olympic Games in 1948.
Visible Women

The incredible true story of the first black woman to win gold at the Olympics

Alice Coachman made history at the 1948 Olympic Games – but her hometown’s white mayor still refused to shake her hand.

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Anna-Marie Crowhurst
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Altheia Jones-LeCointe | Black Panther, Mangrove Nine member, inspiration
Visible Women

“Remembering Altheia Jones-LeCointe, the UK’s forgotten civil rights activist”

Writer Danielle Dash on why she will forever be inspired by the radical and courageous Dr Jones-LeCointe.

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Danielle Dash
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Visible Women

This pre-Raphaelite muse was Britain’s most visible Victorian woman of colour

Remembering Fanny Eaton, the Jamaica-born icon held up as an example of perfect beauty.

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Anna-Marie Crowhurst
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Natalie A Carter and Melissa Cummings-Quarry
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“Why author Zora Neale Hurston is the patron saint of black women”

The founders of Black Girls Book Club discuss the 20th century writer who introduced them to the concept of ‘black girl magic’.

Visible Women

“Why Kenyan environmental activist Wangarĩ Maathai is my biggest inspiration”

Women’s March organiser Dr Shola Mos-Shogbamimu pays tribute to the first African woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize.

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Dr Shola Mos-Shogbamimu
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