Listen to the ASMR version here. Diversity is the palatable version of the ‘other.’ *** Diversity is the language of the oppressor. *** Diversity dictates norm, standards, neutrality and objectivity all off which are oppressive concepts. *** Diversity is a word without a past, present or future. There is no temporality with diversity. It is […]
From Mis-Teeq to Eternal, British pop music is indebted to the powerhouse vocals provided by black groups and soloists. So why are they still curiously absent from the scene? Asks Janine Francois Read full article here on The Independent’s website.
Just as sleep deprivation was used as a means to control slaves, the modern-day “sleep gap” weighs down many Black people today. Read the full article here on Vice’s website.
The chaos of whiteness cost Black lives On Sunday 23 August 2020, a number of people witnessed the shooting of Jacob Blake, some of these witnessed included his own children. One can only (or rather not) imagine the deep-rooted trauma sustained when watching your own parent being shot at and you are rendered powerless to […]
I sent the below email today to my first year students explaining why I cannot deliver my intended ‘Afro-Futurism’ lecture just yet. It is important to be honest, direct and transparent with our students because as Black scholars, lecturers and educators we need to prioritise our mental and emotional health, even if that means withdrawing […]
I exist in a time where Black Lives do not matter, where the Black psyche is under attack and our spirits are being ritually murdered. It is often in these times where Black voices are the most vocal, direct and unabashed and it is often in these times where white supremacy is its most violent. […]
In January 2020, I met with Ellie Pennick, Gallerist and Founder of GUTS Gallery to discuss how my varied communities has been adversely affected by Tory Cuts. Click on the link below to find out what I had to say.
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From London to Flint, Michigan to Brazil to India, white colonialist capitalism is to blame for our climate crisis – I just want white people to accept responsibility. Read the full article here at Huffington Post
The below piece of writing was originally intended as an email to my academic supervisors, but it is now a reflective essay about the impacts of whiteness within the academic and cultural sector . Dear _____, _______ and ______, I have now entered the last year of my PhD program and my future beholds! During this […]