Black people need a powerful international institution

One of Malcolm X’s last endeavours was the creation of the Organisation of Afro American Unity (OAAU), a Pan Africanist organisation founded in 1964. These were the points that Malcolm outlined in the Basic Unity program along with John Henrik Clarke: Restoration: restoring communication with Africa Reorientation: learning about Africa by reading books Education: “educational … Continue reading Black people need a powerful international institution

Khadijah Rotimi: The politics of growing up as a Nigerian Pakistani girl

Being a mixed raced Muslim woman whose faith is automatically recognised by my choice to cover and wear the hijab, I feel like a melting pot of different identities, cultures and customs. I am half Nigerian and half Pakistani so I have two strong cultures and I don’t fit into the standard definition of being … Continue reading Khadijah Rotimi: The politics of growing up as a Nigerian Pakistani girl

Shukri Mohamed: On Black Muslim intersectionality and Mental Health

Statistics demonstrate that one in four adults experiences at least one diagnosable mental health problem in any given year and mental health problems represent the largest single cause of disability in the UK.  If we look at BME (Black Minority Ethnic) groups, however, the state of affairs is even worse. In fact, people in marginalised … Continue reading Shukri Mohamed: On Black Muslim intersectionality and Mental Health