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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.

Self-Censorship and Polite Avoidance: What the Trayvon Martin Case Teaches Me About Myself

Naana Orleans-Amissah | Posted 15.09.2013 | UK Politics
Naana Orleans-Amissah

I'm surprised by the force with which I feel the impact of the Trayvon Martin verdict. Not just as a mother, as I try and imagine what it must be like, to walk out of a courtroom where a half dozen of your fellow citizens have decided that the fatal shooting of your unarmed seveteen year old is not a crime.

Parlez-Vous Fashion: In Which Navy Trumps Black

Eleanor Doughty | Posted 31.07.2013 | UK Style
Eleanor Doughty

Navy is the new black. Sorry to all those so long, so black soul sisters, but I'm switching it up. I am in favour of the tender shade, the chic, elegant colour that Jil Sander may as well be ambassador for.

Clegg Admits Lib Dems Aren't Diverse Enough

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.04.2013 | UK Politics

Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg has admitted his party is not diverse enough and says there needs to be more Lib Dem role models for disabled peopl...

The Rise of the Muslim Fashion Industry

Romanna Bint-Abubaker | Posted 11.06.2013 | UK Style
Romanna Bint-Abubaker

We are also seeing a new generation of highly-talented designers such as Elie Saab, Robert Abi Nader Abed Mahfouz, Walid Attalah, Essa from the UAE and others who continue to impress the international fashion world with their fusion of modern and Muslim-inspired elements into their ensembles.

What is Thatcher's Legacy to Black and Ethnic Minority People in the UK?

Claudia Tomlinson | Posted 11.06.2013 | UK Politics
Claudia Tomlinson

Thatcher's stance in 1978 was to condone, and empathise with public fears around black immigration, warning that people would feel 'swamped', the British character would be lost, and that the white British public would be hostile to those coming in from the Commonwealth and Pakistan.

Why 'Race' Is Fiction

Bonnie Greer | Posted 21.06.2013 | UK Politics
Bonnie Greer

We know this: that all art is the product of the modern human brain with its beginnings, over 100,000 years ago, in Africa. There, our species Homo sapiens sapiens evolved before spreading out around the globe to become the most successful animal ever. Those who migrated to the icy lands of Europe encountered Neanderthal people who, having evolved there over such a long period, had probably developed fair skin. The dark skinned, fully modern migrants who interbred with them produced the first figurative art in Europe. They themselves, in turn, gradually became fairer as they adapted to life at higher latitudes. Those are the facts. This is fiction: 'Race'.

The Inauguration of a Black President

Professor Ian Robertson | Posted 22.03.2013 | UK Politics
Professor Ian Robertson

The existence of an African-American president beginning a second term should surely contribute to the decline in racial essentialism. And a first female president, whenever she finally arrives, will no doubt do the same for gender essentialism.

Zwarte Piet: Debate Rages Over 'Racist' Dutch Tradition

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 23.10.2013 | UK

Debate over whether a traditional Dutch Christmas character is a harmless festive figure or an oppressive racist incarnation has been reignited in the...

If I'm a 'Sell-out' for Supporting Team GB as a Black Person - Give Me a Price Tag!

Funmi Olutoye | Posted 10.10.2012 | UK Sport
Funmi Olutoye

Team GB are doing so well. In fact the best they have ever done. I'm their biggest fan who's just about got their voice back from all the screaming I've been doing since the Olympics started.

Ladies In Black: Amber Heard, Emma Roberts And Chloe Moretz Go To The Opera

MyDaily | Posted 26.05.2012 | UK Style

Chloe Moretz, Amber Heard and Emma Roberts matched their outfits with the black carpet as they stepped out for the Manon premiere at the Metropolitan....

Lako Bukia | London Fashion Week A/W 2012 Catwalk Show Review

Akeela Bhattay | Posted 12.05.2012 | UK Style
Akeela Bhattay

Ever since I first discovered Lako Bukia's collection on the catwalk, two seasons ago, I have been a keen follower of her work and have tremendously enjoyed the presentations of her distinct designs. So, I was very eager to see the unveiling of her Autumn/Winter 2012 collection at London Fashion Week.

Is the Big Society Failing the UK Voluntary Sector?

Samuel Kasumu | Posted 05.05.2012 | UK Politics
Samuel Kasumu

The prime minister's Big Society was supposed to be the key initiative that would bring together every policy area within the Conservative Manifesto. It was an underpinning philosophy that could be used to rebuild communities, allow for the reshaping of various public services, and above all demonstrate that the Tories were able to be compassionate.

Did a Black Director Just Win an Oscar and No-One Else Noticed?

Adam Benzine | Posted 18.02.2013 | UK Entertainment
Adam Benzine

Issues of race dominated the Oscars this year, with talk rife over Billy Crystal's controversial black-face sketch, Octavia Spencer's emotion acceptance speech, and Viola Davis' unexpected defeat at the hands of Meryl Streep.

John Rocha worth an Oscar

Gisele Scanlon | Posted 18.02.2013 | UK Style
Gisele Scanlon

What sort of a writer would I be if I didn't post something this week about fashion and film? Watching John Rocha's Autumn/Winter 2012 show tu...

The Black English

Roifield Brown | Posted 13.02.2012 | UK
Roifield Brown

What does X factor, the SNP and this summer's riots have in common? It's that they force the English to look at themselves and to point to a new English identity that is not in any part British.

Britain's Got Racists

David Schneider | Posted 12.01.2012 | UK Comedy
David Schneider

Racist ranting: it's the new craze that's sweeping the nation. You can even get £250 if you send in a video to the BBC and it gets used on You've Been Racially Abused.

Weekend Shopping: Get Motorcycle Temptiness With Christmas Party Biker Chic

Sarah McGiven | Posted 11.01.2012 | UK Style
Sarah McGiven

With its insouciant, smoking hot cool, the biker jacket is an irresistibly easy, fashion-by-numbers way to add edgy, bad girl vibes to your look, particularly when flung over a fancy frock.

Sexy Back! Justin Timberlake Arrives In London

www.mydaily.co.uk | Posted 31.12.2011 | UK Style

We're breathing a sigh of relief. After that last sartorial mishap (we don't want to talk about it) Justin Timberlake was back to his best on the red ...

Nicole Scherzinger Arrives At Heathrow In Head-To-Toe Black

www.mydaily.co.uk | Posted 28.12.2011 | UK Style

Nicole Scherzinger has taken a break from her X Factor USA duties to fly across the pond and appear on our version of the show this weekend - and was ...

Clashing Colours

Clare Macnaughton | Posted 23.11.2011 | UK Lifestyle
Clare Macnaughton

When I met my RAF pilot husband, nicknamed Hagar the Horrible for his Viking warrior status, he was a vibrant, bouncy energetic shade of yellow. I was...

Date Night: Jennifer Aniston And Justin Theroux

www.mydaily.co.uk | Posted 23.11.2011 | UK Style

We do enjoy seeing Jennifer Aniston all loved up. Our favourite Friend was snapped out on a date night with beau Justin Theroux in New York yesterday....