Lynette Yiadom-Boakye and the Turner Prize
by Aurella Yussuf Last week, the Tate gallery announced this year’s Turner Prize shortlist. Acclaimed for being ‘international’ in its make-up, the biggest surprise was perhaps the inclusion of Lynette Yiadom-Boakye – the first black woman to be shortlisted for the prize. I will not be surprised if much of the discourse that follows (especially [...]Read more
Feminism and Pornography
By Sapna This is a post about porn. Pornography! Sex! Hot in-and-out action, and the roles of Black people involved in this! (Have our Google hits increased yet?) Ok, enough exclamation marks. Sex is one of the few things that we all have an opinion on. When concepts like pornography and prostitution enter the conversation, [...]Read more
Inspirational musician: Sister Rosetta Sharpe
Born in 1915, Sister Rosetta Sharpe is seen as the Godmother of Rock n Roll. Her electric guitar playing and singing in the 1940s have been cited as key influences by music icons, including Elvis Presley, Aretha Franklin, Little Richard and Johnny Cash. Songs like Strange Things Happening Every Day and Up Above My Head [...]Read more
Inspirational activist: Claudia Jones
Trinidadian native, feminist, Black nationalist, political activist, community leader, journalist and the mother of Notting Hill Carnival. After being expelled from the US, Claudia came to England where she worked tirelessly and became a prominent figure within the African-Caribbean community in London. Claudia died at 49 on Christmas Eve and was laid to rest next [...]Read more
Inspirational author: Paule Marshall
Growing up female, black and poor, the daughter of immigrants, in the economically deprived northern city of Bradford, you can imagine that representations of people like me did not abound back then in 1990s England. (I’m not sure that they do now but that is another blog post…) So imagine my sense of wonderful recognition [...]Read more
Launch of book on violence against black women storified
[View the story "Moving in the Shadows: Violence in the Lives of Minority Women and Children" on Storify] Moving in the Shadows: Violence in the Lives of Minority Women and Children Tweets from the launch of Moving in the Shadows: Violence in the Lives of Minority Women and Children, edited by Yasmin Rehman, Liz Kelly [...]Read more
Welcome to Black Feminists, an online resource for black feminists descended from Africa, Asia, Latin America, the original inhabitants of Australasia and North America.
Black Feminists has decided to take the leap and go from being a blog to a fully functioning online resource and hub for all black feminists. We are still in the development stages and as you can see a lot of pages are not finished at the moment. Over the next couple of months we are hoping to create an online community page for black feminists to chat, set up our own merchandise, collate all of the feminist events happening in the UK and overseas and much more.
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