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

On the Black Condition: How Do We Possibly Stand Up When The Very Earth Is Shifting Beneath Our Feet?

Does the passenger of the plane perceive the ground is shifting? It’s likely they don’t because they are insouciantly, unabashedly high in the sky. The seat they are on is set to recline and the earth below in hues of green and brown is in a homogenous stasis. The one on the ground sees the … Continue reading On the Black Condition: How Do We Possibly Stand Up When The Very Earth Is Shifting Beneath Our Feet?

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