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    Interior design

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

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    Books

    Real-life writing to love from Michaela Coel, Bernardine Evaristo and more

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    Books

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

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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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Shiseido
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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Alex Scott
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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Hollie Richardson
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Summer Of Soul revives the ‘Black Woodstock’ that was never televised

...until now!

Zaila Avant-garde
News

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

Even Barack Obama is massively impressed.

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Hollie Richardson
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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
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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Strength

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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