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“She gave us solace and power”: how bell hooks taught self-love to a generation of Black women

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Magdalene Abraha
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    People

    “Her loss is incalculable”: Roxane Gay leads tributes to feminist author bell hooks

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    TV

    Get Millie Black is Channel 4’s exciting new Jamaican detective drama from Marlon James

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    Life

    You need to visit the stunning London art exhibition celebrating the Black female form

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Music

After 14 nominations, Little Simz finally got recognition at the MOBO Awards

Last night’s MOBO Awards were, as ever, a grand celebration of the UK’s Black music and culture.

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Morgan Cormack
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Dating

“What my favourite films taught me about being in love”

“I yearned to be like the movie heroines, to have weak knees and be giddy and in love.“

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Fopé  Ajanaku
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Entertainment

What so many people get wrong about blackfishing

The major point people seem to miss about blackfishing, and why it’s harmful

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Morgan Cormack
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Interior design

9 beautiful images of Black womanhood shaking up the luxury art world

“We deserve to be seen, heard and upheld everywhere.”

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Alex Sims
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Francesca Brown
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Real-life writing to love from Michaela Coel, Bernardine Evaristo and more

From Black British icons to escaping cults, discover incredible non-fiction to read now.

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Books

“Why I started to question if I’d ever want another white friend”

While co-writing her new novel, Christine Pride was forced to confront difficult questions, including what another white friend would bring to her life.

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Christine Pride
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"Being racially fetishised is stripping away who you are, taking your personality out of the equation"
Books

“The fetishisation of mixed women is still rife – I know firsthand”

Author Natalie Morris on why racial fetishisation is so damaging.

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Morgan Cormack
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Dija Ayodele
Skincare

“How I created a platform to address the neglect of darker skin tones in the beauty world"

Why you need to know about Black Skin Directory

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Alice Dearing is the UK's first elite Black swimmer
Wellbeing

Team GB’s first Black female swimmer, Alice Dearing, on the importance of athletes’ mental health

“I never felt like I couldn’t be at that level”

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Amy Beecham
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People

Alex Scott has no time for classist comments about her accent, thank you very much

The broadcaster spoke up in defence of her working class roots following criticism of her Olympics coverage.

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Christobel Hastings
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Film

Summer Of Soul revives the ‘Black Woodstock’ that was never televised

...until now!

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Hollie Richardson
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Zaila Avant-garde is the spelling bee champion who everybody is talking about

Even Barack Obama is massively impressed.

Lisa Taddeo's Animal and 4 other books to read this summer
Books

Lisa Taddeo’s first novel and 4 other books that will blow your mind this summer

From feminism to race and sexuality, these new books are shaking up reading lists.

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Francesca Brown
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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 delivering her inauguration poem The Hill We Climb
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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People

“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.

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Priyankaa Joshi
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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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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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