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16 December 2022

Arts & Culture

Nikyatu Jusu’s Nanny hits theatres this November

In this narrative feature film, Aisha is an undocumented Senegalese nanny hired as a domestic worker by a wealthy family in New York City

31 December 2022

Arts & Culture

Liverpool 8 Against Apartheid

The story of how Liverpool’s Black community supported the anti-apartheid campaign in the 1980s

29 January 2023

Arts & Culture

Rose B. Simpson’s Kinship in Clay

In the artist’s solo show at ICA Boston, figurative sculptures articulate the social power of family and community

Real Reads

Real Reads

SHE’S IN Ctrl: Dr Anne Marie Imafidon’s new Book on How Women Can Take Back Tech

An inspirational exploration of why women are under-represented in tech, why it matters, and what we can do about it

Real Reads

In conversation with Candy-Ellie Graham, founder of Cultural Style Week

A new global movement to encourage and empower people of all backgrounds to celebrate their unique cultural heritage through fashion, hair and beauty

Real Reads

‘Open Water’ by Caleb Azumah Nelson: An Exploration of Black Love

To love, lose and lust is a universal experience, there is trauma, which has the power to rob people of the joy they deserve

Africa in Focus

Africa in Focus

Phaidon catalogues a continuum of African Artists from 1882 to today

A groundbreaking A-Z survey of the work of over 300 modern and contemporary artists born or based in Africa

Africa in Focus

Iwájú: Disney and Kugali to Collaborate on New Series

Described as a ‘love letter to Nigeria’, the long-form series is steeped in science fiction, and includes themes of class divide and inequality

Africa in Focus

Life As A Drag Queen in South Africa with Liyana Arianna Madikizela

‘Most times when you hear the word drag, you do not picture a person in African print clothing or an African neckpiece’

Grad Zine

Grad Zine

DJ Kem Kem on Stanford University, the Need for Women-Focused Spaces in Music, and Working with Tems

“It’s exhausting but I know my worth”: Grad Zine talks with the multifaceted Nigerian creative, ahead of her next show in London, in March

Grad Zine

Precious Mustapha on Fate: The Winx Saga and Complex Black Characters

“I was hoping that they went for a dark-skinned girl for accurate representation like the cartoon. So, I was really happy when I got the role”

Grad Zine

13 Going on 30: The Parentification of Black Girls

From cooking, cleaning, studying and taking care of siblings, essentially being the ‘second mother’ or ‘third parent’. Parentified children become hyper-independent adults

My2Cents

Rishi wins the race to the top. But will his race divide or unite the UK?

Is Sunak’s appointment a triumph of EDI, or is he just another tokenistic pawn, pursuing dither and delay tactics against racial progress

World Mental Health Day 2022

This year’s  theme is ‘make mental health and wellbeing for all a global priority’

Europe continues to meddle, while it continues to implode

Leaders in the West need to look inwards and quench the rising tide of anarchy, rebellion and hopefully revolution

Investigations

Investigations

Human Rights Abuses Still Persist Six Months on from Nigeria’s #EndSARS Movement

“I’ve been stopped, singled out for my hair, my short dress. They search my bags looking for condoms to arrest me for prostitution. It’s insane”.

Recent Tweets

Exclusive: The family of YouTube star Nicole Thea say they believe ... race played a part in her health concerns being “ignored” before she died of a heart condition at 8 months pregnant.

Her unborn son, Reign, also died.

More below

https://t.co/0EkM1kcgIb

78 years ago today, on Dec 1st 1944, hundreds of African soldiers who ... helped defeat the nazis were shot to death by the French army because they rightfully asked for their salary.

A London museum has formally signed over ownership of 72 artefacts, ... including 12 brass plaques known as Benin Bronzes, to Nigeria.

The objects were looted by British troops from the Kingdom of Benin in February 1897.

How meaningful is it?

✍️ https://t.co/ahPGSvVplb

📢We’re open for funding! Specialist #SmallButVital charities with... an income of £25,000–£500,000 that work with people to overcome complex issues can now apply for a three-year unrestricted grant of £75,000. Deadline: 3 March 2023 https://t.co/rGs8jJhRzT #ABetterFuture

Adewole Afeez Damola, contemporary artist based in Lagos, will exhibit... at Roots 2 Routes in December. Working in acrylic on canvas & drawing, his portraits often feature the full body of subjects, captured mid-motion with a travel bag in hand, alluding to movement & migration.

You don't protest, so you think the Public Order Bill - the most ... repressive legislation of the modern era - doesn't affect you?
If so, I'm sorry to say that you couldn't be more wrong.
*Please* watch this. You need to know.