Article of the day

ARTICLE OF THE DAY: WHO STOLE ALL THE BLACK WOMEN FROM BRITAIN?

Check out this interesting and without a doubt some will say “controversial” article about black women and our place within British mainstream culture, via the The Diaspora Diva blog. “No other group in America has so had their identity socialized out of existence as have black women…. When black people are talked about the focus tends to be on black men; and when women are talked about the focus tends to be on white women”. (hooks, bell:1981). Here in the UK, the  visibility of black []

ARTICLE OF THE DAY: ‘MILEY CYRUS HAS GONE HIP HOP. WHAT’S THE PROBLEM?’ (BY BOYA DEE)

For many Miley Cyrus’ sudden interest in rap music and ‘twerking’ (a dance move that is at least 20 years old – check the Jamaican Dancehall scene) is a problem. I don’t know whether I find her antics of late desperate or just plain offensive. However musician, filmmaker, actor, entrepreneur, Channel 4 correspondent and now a writer for The Guardian Boya Dee does not have a problem with Miley’s ridiculous antics and explains why in an article recently posted on The Guardian []

ARTICLE OF THE DAY: ‘THE BIGGEST FALL FROM RACE’ – BY DOTUN ADEBAYO

Last month former footballer and anti-racism campaigner Paul Elliott (48) dramatically resigned from all his positions within the Football Association after it was revealed he called ex-Charlton player Richard Rufus a “nigger” during an argument over a failed business venture.  Click here to read all about it. According to reports Elliott later insisted that the term was not offensive because both men involved are black. *HUGE SIGH* Anyway today I came across this article written by radio presenter and journalist Dotun Adebayo MBE, which discusses Elliott’s terrible gaffe. Via []

ARTICLE OF THE DAY: I AM AFRICAN CAMPAIGN – ‘ALICIA KEYS IS NOT AFRICAN’

Check out this brilliant article written by Carolyn Edgar about celebrity backed campaigns set up to “save Africa”. After returning from a trip to South Africa earlier this year Carolyn wrote, I rolled my eyes at Alicia Keys’ “I Am African” campaign when I first saw the photos. I rolled my eyes at the idea of Alicia Keys repping “Africa” by letting her hair go curly and poufy and wearing random tribal paint on her light skin. I rolled my eyes at []