“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

The inhumane treatment of Black people in the Maghreb must be criminalised

Tunisa has recently (2018) seen significant reform in civil rights law – namely the criminalisation of racism within the country. The “Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination” Act was passed on the 9th of October following a series of violent racially motivated incidents and a climate of severely entrenched racial discrimination and divide (see … Continue reading The inhumane treatment of Black people in the Maghreb must be criminalised

Marzieh Hashemi released: When will the US end its flagrant violation of the rights of Black people?

“50 years after MLK assassination, US still violates the civil rights of black men and women,” the Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif tweeted on Monday – the US’s Martin Luther King day. Marzieh Hashemi, an American-Iranian TV anchor was released on Wednesday from an unjust 10-day detention following her arrest by FBI agents at … Continue reading Marzieh Hashemi released: When will the US end its flagrant violation of the rights of Black people?