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  • Lena Waithe's new film Queen and Slim.
    Life

    Lena Waithe’s new film is taking on police brutality in a powerful way

  • Gemma Chan looks forward to not having to answer questions about her race ever again
    People

    Gemma Chan doesn’t want to answer questions about her race anymore, for this powerful reason

  • Priti Patel
    Opinion

    “No, Boris Johnson’s new cabinet is not a step forward for representation”

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Life

All the best celebrity responses to the #BrownSkinGirlChallenge inspired by Beyoncé

Beyoncé's new song "Brown Skin Girl" is a celebration of black women and girls.

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Christobel Hastings
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has no time for Donald Trump's racist taunts
People

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has no time for Donald Trump’s racist taunts

"You cannot accept that we don't fear you."

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Christobel Hastings
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Life

American Airlines telling a black woman to cover up is just another example of everyday racism

The only bad look here is racial bias and body shaming.

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Christobel Hastings
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Life

California’s Crown Act proves natural hair discrimination has no place in 2019

The new legislation explicitly bars discrimination against Black hairstyles.

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Christobel Hastings
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Sarah Shaffi
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“Why Mindy Kaling’s Ms Marvel news is such a big deal”

“I want to see superheroes that reflect the world I live in”

Black women scientist in STEM
Visible Women

Why visible role models are so important for black women in STEM

New research highlights the inspiring role played by black female scientists.

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Moya Crockett
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Long Reads

“What I learned from two years of joint therapy with my mum”

After DNA tests revealed she wasn’t related to her late father, Georgina Lawton found therapy was the only way to heal the rift between her and her mother

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Georgina Lawton
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Life

This black hair animation had the most successful short film fundraiser Kickstarter has ever seen

Love Hair is a true celebration of natural hair and black fathers

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Elena Chabo
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Stormzy to star in Noughts and Crosses
Books

There’s so much good news about Malorie Blackman’s Noughts & Crosses series

Stormzy is appearing in the BBC adaptation, she’s working on a new novel, and we’re very, very excited.

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Moya Crockett
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Gina Rodriguez
People

Gina Rodriguez's emotional response to criticism that she's anti-black

The Jane the Virgin actress teared up during a radio interview

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Sarah Shaffi
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Long Reads

“Black Panther is a love letter to dark-skinned black women”

Following the news that Black Panther is a Best Picture nominee, we take a look at the Marvel movie’s legacy.

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Danielle Dash
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Moya Crockett
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From Anne Hathaway to student activists: the women making waves this week

Looking back at the women who made a difference and pushed for change in the last seven days.

Long Reads

“Why Love Island’s lack of diversity speaks of a much bigger problem”

“Occupying a predominately white space as the lone black woman is lonely.”

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Danielle Dash
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Careers

Nubian Skin founder Ade Hassan talks us through her working day

“I don’t think we’ll see equality until Asian, black and mixed-race women can find nudes in any tone that a white woman could.”

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Moya Lothian-McLean
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Fashion

Meghan Markle's tights are breaking the internet and this is why

If the only woman of colour in the royal family can’t find tights that match her skin tone, there’s little hope for the rest of us.

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Billie Bhatia
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Long Reads

“Why Beyoncé's historic Coachella performance was so important”

Beyoncé is the first black woman, and the second woman of any race, to headline the music festival

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Danielle Dash
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Visible Women

Remembering Edmonia Lewis, the female sculptor who defied the rules

She was a celebrated artist of colour at a time when slavery dominated American life.

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Anna-Marie Crowhurst
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People

Paris Jackson begs fans to stop altering the colour of her skin

“I am what I am.”

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Susan Devaney
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Marai Larasi
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“I have been a black feminist activist for 25 years. This is what I’ve learned”

Marai Larasi, executive director of black and minority ethnic women’s organisation Imkaan, shares what she knows about meaningful feminist activism.

Life

The Oscars prove there's an appetite for diversity in film. So where is it?

There’s no excuse for the film industry to keep on ignoring underrepresented groups

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Emily Reynolds
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