History of Land Slavery and Forced Displacement In Mauritania: It Is Still Happening

Black Mauritanians have historically been stripped of their land ownership rights, most notably beginning in the 1980’s when a new law provided a legal basis to confiscate their land and redistribute it to Beydanes (lighter skins Arab Mauritanians) and others [i].   This land grabbing system of laws, built upon structural racism still occurs today, … Continue reading History of Land Slavery and Forced Displacement In Mauritania: It Is Still Happening

1-1 Black Star Mentoring For Black Girls

Black Muslim Forum runs a mentoring programme funded by Islamic Relief- Black Star Mentoring- named in honour of Marcus Garvey's Black Star shipping line. Black Star mentoring aims to positively combat the barriers that Black Muslim girls face when trying to break glass ceilings during the process of accessing employment, work experience, training, placements, and personal/ professional work … Continue reading 1-1 Black Star Mentoring For Black Girls

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