Introducing Alafia Project: A Black Muslim Mental Health Project 

Black mental health through history  The book ‘The Protest Psychosis: How Schizophrenia Became a Black Disease’ published in 2010 is written by psychiatrist Jonathan Metzl and explores from the onset of the civil rights era the conflation of black men and severe psychiatric illness- namely schizophrenia.  To frame psychiatric nomenclature, diagnosis and treatment as an … Continue reading Introducing Alafia Project: A Black Muslim Mental Health Project 

New Campaign: #themalcolmcode

Background/ Incentive After conducting a 2020 study amongst 100 Black British Muslims on the reality of specifically anti-black racism in the British Muslim community, we found that 84% of participants did not feel welcome in their university’s ISOC due to the reality of anti-black racism and prejudice. Another statistic we found was that 63.41% of participants felt … Continue reading New Campaign: #themalcolmcode

Black British Women’s Experience of Maternal Healthcare Services: Why Black British Women Are Still Five Times More Likely To Die In Childbirth

On February 9th 2021, an urgent inquiry investigating alleged systemic racism within NHS maternity care services was launched with the support of Sandra Igwe, co-chair and founder of the Motherhood Group and UK charity, Birthrights (Summers, 2021); an investigation, a long-awaited investigation given women of colour have endured decades of drastically disproportionate health outcomes. Though … Continue reading Black British Women’s Experience of Maternal Healthcare Services: Why Black British Women Are Still Five Times More Likely To Die In Childbirth