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

The Multifaceted Muslim Series: An Interview With Baltimore’s YMG

Welcome back to another edition of The Multifaceted Muslim! This month, I had the pleasure of speaking with Kareem Cromwell AKA YMG Reemo, member of the Yung Muslims Grindin’ (YMG) coalition from Baltimore. The group consists of three members: YMG Lor Akh, Reemo, and Dula. The trio have known each other since childhood, and began … Continue reading The Multifaceted Muslim Series: An Interview With Baltimore’s YMG