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Black Girls Book Club

Read the founders of Black Girls’ Book Club poignant love letters to their younger selves

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    Hair

    8 historic Black hair moments to remember, from the 1700s to the present day

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    Health

    Black women lose babies too, so why is no one talking about it?

  • Visible Women

    Fanny Eaton: muse to many and Victorian Britain’s most visible woman of colour

Latest Stories

Dating

“Dear Black women, love exists for us too and I can prove it”

Author Lisa Bent on her search for love, via several dating apps, and how being single inspired her new book

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4 forgotten couples from history whose stories will inspire you

In an extract from award-winning journalist Cathy Newman's new book It Takes Two, we look at four maverick couples that history has forgotten.

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Cathy Newman
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Women

What it’s like to be young, Black and Muslim in Britain today

A 19-year-old Black Muslim woman opens up about the reality of living in Britain today, and why so many women like her feel excluded

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Bashirat Oladele
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Long Reads

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

What was it really like growing up with parents from the Windrush generation? One writer shares her story.

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

Everything you need to know about next year's most exciting book series.

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Long Reads

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

Eight Girl Guides from across London select the most inspirational and empowering black woman from history.

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Margarita Mitchel Pollock
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People

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

The singer paid tribute to the Duchess of Sussex at a time when her every move is vilified by the press

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Hannah-Rose Yee
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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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Visible Women

“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’.

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“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.