Black Voices

Students Must Stand Up to Racism and Ukip's Scapegoating

Aaron Kiely | Posted 18.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Aaron Kiely

If we are to successfully push back the current wave of racism, we will need an unrelenting campaign in the student movement in defence of our multicultural society against those who wish to divide us.

Why '12 Years a Slave' and 'Roots' are Inadequate Representations of Slavery

Ewa Zubek | Posted 28.02.2014 | UK Entertainment
Ewa Zubek

To those who have not seen Roots, the plot may still read like a familiar story. The recent release by black British director Steve McQueen, 12 Years a Slave, may start differently, but it follows a very similar trajectory of blood, whips and brutality.

Cancer 'Drove Black Skin Evolution' Say Scientists

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Cancer may have been instrumental in driving the evolution of black skin in early human history, say experts. New evidence has led scientists to be...

Celebrating UK's Entertainment Flavour

Amal Fashanu | Posted 02.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Amal Fashanu

At a Q and A for 12 Years A Slave in London this week, Director Steve McQueen told the story of one of his first meetings in Hollywood, how an Irish person had been expected... and about the shock when he showed up. I would like to take this small opportunity to celebrate some people who have brought some exquisite flavour to the UK, Vanity Fair Style.

Mandela Will Never, Ever Be Your Minstrel

Musa Okwonga | Posted 05.02.2014 | UK
Musa Okwonga

Dear revisionists, Mandela will never, ever be your minstrel. Over the next few days you will try so, so hard to make him something he was not, and you will fail... Well, try hard as you like, and you'll fail. Because Mandela was about politics and he was about race and he was about freedom and he was even about force, and he did what he felt he had to do and given the current economic inequality in South Africa he might even have died thinking he didn't do nearly enough of it.

What Has Happened to Black History Month in Britain?

Eva Simpson | Posted 16.12.2013 | UK
Eva Simpson

Black History Month, an event that was established 26 years ago to educate young people on black heritage and celebrate the best of African and Caribbean culture has become an embarrassing, tokenistic and insulting mess.

Bellenden Road Man

Ezra Tafari Rose | Posted 18.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Ezra Tafari Rose

The weight of my thoughts has cracked these pavements like Bellenden Road men's falling wallets or the weight of young men felled by stray bullets. My thoughts need a staycation but now there's this big gentrification and I just want out.

Top Boy and Black Stories

Damilola Odelola | Posted 23.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Damilola Odelola

In a sense, Top Boy does contribute and feed into negative racial stereotypes. However, as I said before, these are real stories and do depict real life situations. The majority of inhabitants on many a London estate are black or ethnic minority, but these are not the only stories.

LONDON: Protest For Trayvon Martin

Sofiya Ballin | Posted 21.09.2013 | UK
Sofiya Ballin

"There's no justice! There's JUST US!" "In order to not charge George Zimmerman they had to criminalize Trayvon Martin!" "They must deal with us as hu...

Well Hung: A Contemporary Black Male Conundrum.

Ezra Tafari Rose | Posted 01.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Ezra Tafari Rose

Today, in mainstream media, little is written about black male sexuality that does not allude to oppression, disease, rape and ridicule in what often appears to be a concerted effort to well and truly hang the black male by the foreskin.

48th Anniversary Of The Assassination Of Malcolm X

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 21.02.2013 | UK

African American Muslim minister and civil rights activist Malcolm X was shot dead 48 years ago today. The 39-year-old was gunned down in front of...

'The Voice' Granted Access To Olympics Stadium After Outrage

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 18.07.2012 | UK

Britain's biggest and longest running Black newspaper has been given an Olympics pass to London 2012 track and field events after a petition to overtu...

Outrage After Journalists At Britain's Biggest Black Newspaper Denied Access To Olympic Stadium

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 16.07.2012 | UK

The decision to deny journalists from Britain's biggest and longest-serving black newspaper access to the Olympic Stadium has sparked a social media s...

Trayvon Martin and Black on Black Racial Profiling

Freedom Sithole | Posted 26.05.2012 | UK Politics
Freedom Sithole

As I have spent more time thinking about the injustice of racial profiling, I have come to a sad and disturbing realisation. Somewhere along the line in my 35 years on this planet, I have gone from being the victim of racial profiling, to being both a victim and a perpetrator of racial profiling.

Sepp Blatter Racism Row: David Cameron Condemns Comments

PA | Posted 17.01.2012 | UK

Prime Minister David Cameron has backed his sports minister's call for Sepp Blatter to resign after the Fifa president said racist comments in a footb...