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

The Murder of Mohamud Mohammed Hassan is not just a Black problem, it is humanity’s problem especially including that of all Muslims

The 10th of January saw the death of 24 year old Mohamud Mohammed Hassan, a black man in Cardiff who was arrested for a breach of peace in his home and released by the Cardiff police without charge after spending a night in custody. According to Vice-Chair of BAME Lawyers 4 Justice Lee Jasper’s report, … Continue reading The Murder of Mohamud Mohammed Hassan is not just a Black problem, it is humanity’s problem especially including that of all Muslims

Rashid Rose: The over-representation of Blacks in the Mental Health System

The majority of Caucasians believed Africans to be inferior (Billinsley 1968) with the Encyclopaedia Britannia (1884) defined the word Negro as referring to Africans who “occupied the lowest position of the evolutionary scale". Accordingly, it was legally and socially permissible for slave owners to subject slaves to any type of physical force (Myrdal 1962). After … Continue reading Rashid Rose: The over-representation of Blacks in the Mental Health System