Black Women’s Bodies in Italy: an exercise of power and pleasure for Italian Patriarchy

Anti-blackness in the context of Black Women’s experiences in Italy. Over the last five years in Italy, a number of high profile cases of anti-blackness in the public arena has come to light with cases such as the first black minister Cécile Kygene being named an ‘orang-utan’ by Northern League senator, Roberto Calderoli, to the … Continue reading Black Women’s Bodies in Italy: an exercise of power and pleasure for Italian Patriarchy

Rise in Power Nathaniel Woods

This was the poem our brother Nathaniel Woods left behind which has been published on The North Star: "Had they and I but metAt some old residence in EnselyHad they put their badgesBefore their criminal affiliationsClaiming to be LawClaiming to serve and protectDidn’t forget to call us niggersWhite men’s MentalityPolice BrutalityBent on beating my colored … Continue reading Rise in Power Nathaniel Woods

“Blacklash” and the case of Asayel Slay: Injustice and hypocrisy in Saudi Arabia

Nicki Minaj and Saudi’s attempts to modernise In July 2019, world famous rapper Nicki Minaj pulled out of her planned headline performance at Jeddah World Fest music festival in Saudi Arabia due to irreconcilable personal values between herself and the Kingdom. Beyond the embarrassment that this caused the Kingdom, I would like to highlight the … Continue reading “Blacklash” and the case of Asayel Slay: Injustice and hypocrisy in Saudi Arabia