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Latest Stories

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Life

Racial denial: 4 mixed-race women on being pressured to identify as white

"The word ‘raceless’ alludes to the very particular feeling of dislocation which occurs when your heritage is white-washed in a homogenous setting"

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Georgina Lawton
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Books

Why should Black women work “twice as hard for half as much”?

Read an extract from author Sophie Williams' ultimate guide for Black women at work.

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Sophie Williams
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News

The reaction to the government’s race report is in and it’s scathing

Anti-racism campaigners have described the report as a “whitewash” of the lived experiences of people of colour.

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Kimi Chaddah
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Amanda Gorman
Celebrity

Amanda Gorman: “One day you’re called an icon, the next day, a threat”

The poet has shared “the reality of Black girls” in a viral tweet.

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Hollie Richardson
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Priyankaa Joshi
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“Anyone who thinks being called a ‘coconut’ is harmless is wrong”

The pejorative coconut and Oreo terms are often levelled at Black and brown people who don’t conform to reductive cultural stereotypes.

Black Britain: Writing Back series
Books

Bernardine Evaristo’s new project spotlights the “lost” work of Britain’s Black authors

The first six books in the Black Britain: Writing Back series are available to buy now.

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Lauren Geall
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Cicely Tyson
Film

5 incredible Cicely Tyson TV and film roles that you have to see

The pioneering actor died this week.

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Hollie Richardson
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Strong Women

Where are all the Black and brown female weightlifters?

Non-white women want to strength train but a lack of representation in the industry is stopping many from lifting heavy and getting stronger.

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Serena Smith
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Etan Simon and Omar Sy share a scene in Netflix’s Lupin.
Entertainment

“Lupin is a great watch, but there's one big thing missing – Black women”

It's great to see the talented Omar Sy in the lead role of Netflix's Lupin, but the show is sorely lacking in representation for Black women, why?

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Nasra Ayub
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Black woman leading a meeting
Careers

“I’ll forever have to prove myself”: climbing the career ladder as a woman of colour

Evidence shows women of colour are still hugely under-represented in senior roles at work. Here, three women open up about how racism has affected their career

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Priyankaa Joshi
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Books

11 memoirs, self-help and real-life books to read in 2021

Millennial burnout, memoirs and must-read stories for this year.

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Francesca Brown
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Nanjala Nyabola
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“Travelling alone as a Black woman almost got me killed”

Author Nanjala Nyabola visited over 70 countries before writing her new book, Travelling While Black – Essays Inspired by a Life on the Move

Oprah Winfrey
Film

Oprah Winfrey is bringing this best-selling novel to our screens

And Brad Pitt is teaming up with her on the project.

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Hollie Richardson
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People

Black British activists share their hopes for the future

Spotlighting the leading voices for change with some wise words for a better future

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Victoria Sanusi
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Fashion

Black-owned fashion brands doing incredible things around the world

Meet the brands empowering the community, giving back and breaking boundaries.

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Liz Olusesan
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Life

This is how Black women in the UK are really feeling

We asked Black women in the UK to tell us what they think, feel and want right now.

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Jazmin Kopotsha
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Leanne Pero
Health

“I’m a Black breast cancer survivor – this is why I’m campaigning for more support”

Leanne Pero was diagnosed with breast cancer when she was 30.

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Hollie Richardson
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Life

Black Women’s Census: tackling the issues affecting Black women in the UK

Take our survey to help us better platform the stories shaping Black British womanhood right now.

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Jazmin Kopotsha
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Hollie Richardson
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5 things we learned about Bernardine Evaristo on her Desert Island Discs episode

The Girl, Woman, Other author is, quite simply, an icon.

Experiences

3 brilliant exhibitions you need to see in London celebrating Black women

This is your cultural go-to guide.

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Megan Murray
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