Black Identity

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

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Kimi Chaddah
  • Amanda Gorman
    Celebrity

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

  • People

    “Anyone who thinks being called a ‘coconut’ is harmless is wrong”

  • Black Britain: Writing Back series
    Books

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

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

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

Travel

“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

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Nanjala Nyabola
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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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Jazmin Kopotsha
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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.

107 women writers everyone should read: Bernardine Evaristo
Podcasts

5 things we learned about Bernardine Evaristo on her Desert Island Discs episode

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

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Hollie Richardson
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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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Black Girls Brunch: Cairo at the last Black Girls Brunch event in December 2019.
Life

“I was sick of being the only Black woman in the room, so I created my own”

As the founder of Black Girls Brunch UK, Cairo Aibangbee is on a mission to empower Black women across the UK.

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Cairo Aibangbee
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Group of women walking
Long Reads

Why are black women so much more likely to die with Covid-19?

“It hurts like hell, but I’m not surprised the pandemic has hit my community so badly”

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Jazmin Kopotsha
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How wokeness became weaponised
Long Reads

How did the word ‘woke’ become weaponised?

Piers Morgan has become the latest person to weaponise the word woke, hot on the heels of Laurence Fox.

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Diyora Shadijanova
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November books
Books

The 11 best fiction and feminist reads for November

From Elizabeth Strout to Emma Forrest, these 11 incredible books will excite your mind and heart this winter.

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Francesca Brown
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Francesca Brown
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Autumn reads, breakout poetry and non-fiction books everyone will be talking about

October’s books are an unmissable mix of thrillers, true-life tales and iconic women writers.

September's best new books
Books

From poetry to feminism via memoir, thrillers and great reads, September’s books are incredible

Some of 2019’s biggest book releases are about to arrive on your reading list.

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Francesca Brown
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