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    Health

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

  • Life

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

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    Podcasts

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

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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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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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Francesca Brown
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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.

Best books of October 2019
Books

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.

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Francesca Brown
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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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August books roundup
Books

The 10 new books you need for your August summer holiday

Charge up your holiday reading with August's best new fiction and non-fiction releases.

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Francesca Brown
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Books

The best non-fiction, addictive thrillers and moving stories: July books are here

Say hello to the 10 incredibly good books that will blow you away this summer...

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Francesca Brown
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Stormzy at Glastonbury
Life

Stormzy at Glastonbury: Why you don’t even need to like rap music to applaud his iconic set

Pretty much everybody is talking about THAT politically charged set.

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Hollie Richardson
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Life

Ma 2019: Octavia Spencer’s new horror film helped her shake off this racist stereotype

The actor says she's been typecast as a "sassy black woman" for too long

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Megan Murray
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Francesca Brown
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May 2019: The top 10 best books you need to read this month

These new books are here to make life that much better...

Books

New fiction, thinking self-help, culture, romance and beyond: April’s best new books

These are books your commute is crying out for

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Francesca Brown
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books for spring
Books

Activism, anger plus fiction that sparks actual joy: March’s 10 most unmissable books

Clear some space on your bookshelves...

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Francesca Brown
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Life

This city has become the first to ban discrimination based on Afro hair

Grooming policies that ban twists, braids, cornrows and Afros are now against the law

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Sarah Shaffi
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The best books for February 2019
Books

February 2019's biggest books to know about

The new releases set to be February's biggest bestselling books

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Francesca Brown
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Books

Plan your reading for January with 10 incredible new releases

Discover January's biggest, must-read books before everyone else

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Francesca Brown
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Books

The 10 books you need to add to your 2019 reading list

From big authors and breakout debuts to essential non-fiction, say hello to next year's biggest titles

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Francesca Brown
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Anna-Marie Crowhurst
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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.

Visible Women

“Why we launched the UK’s only festival for black women and girls”

Stylist’s Women of the Week are Paula Akpan and Nicole Crentsil, the founders of Black Girl Fest.

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Moya Crockett
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