The Black Maternity Scandal: A Lens on Racial Disparity in Healthcare
Channel 4’s Dispatches missed out important factors on class and institutional racism in its brief exploration of maternity care experienced by Black women.
As both a woman of colour...
Sheikh Jarrah is Israel’s Self-Destruct Button
The Israeli colonial system is losing its lustre and legitimacy amid fresh evictions in Sheikh Jarrah, but violence spreads quickly beyond Jerusalem.
The struggle in Sheikh Jarrah...
Poem: A Man of His Times
The tributes amass, the media chimes
out the pre-rehearsed phraseology:
“a life of service ... a man of his times”
and woe betide anyone who begrimes
with a smear of truth...
Oprah, Optics and Oppression: What Meghan Markle's Interview Tells Us about the Iconography of Black Liberation
Meghan Markle’s famous television interview fits into a history of iconography of Black liberation, just as it exposes the inner workings of a white royal institution.
For the first...
Confronting the Heart of Darkness in New Film African Apocalypse
Our writer sits down with director Rob Lemkin and co-writer Femi Nylander to discuss their new film African Apocalypse which takes viewers on an emotive historical journey.
Farewell Amor: Fitting In and Back Together Again
Our writer speaks to Ekwa Msangi about her debut feature Farewell Amor, which explores the pressure of immigration on families, including the loss of a sense of self and home.
Poem: The Case of George Nkencho
If this boy had been more prudently
dropped into life on, say, a street
with trees that throw out their annual yellow
to make a welcome parade for the sun;
had as childhood neighbours...