4 questions I’ve asked myself since the return of #BlackLivesMatter

In the days and weeks following #BlackOutTuesday – a social media initiative to post black squares to encourage people to focus on the issues surrounding Black Lives Matter – my algorithm updates have significantly evolved from roaring rage to barely there. In some ways I’m slightly relieved. When everyone’s talking at once it’s hard to […]

Black and forth: TV’s ‘flawed’ diversity plans

Just hours after Channel 4 revealed its ‘20% by 2020’ diversity plans, Channel 5‘s Celebrity Big Brother threw out Ex-Coronation Street actor Ken Morley for repeatedly using racist and sexist language. What does this mean? We’ll probably be dancing two steps forward to equality, and one step back, all the way to 2020. Hats off […]

A&F bans black clothing for attention

If there’s one thing that all women agree on, it’s the colour black. It’s universally flattering. So, why has designer brand Abercrombie & Fitch banned it from all its stores? The fashion outlet has announced that it’s no longer selling any black garments and its employees – including those based at its Ohio head office […]

The Voice is finally heard

We all know that the ‘greatest show on earth’ is landing in London in nine days time. When it launches, the world’s media will be ready to report on the wide range of athletes and events – all hoping for a record-breaking scoop from the Olympic Stadium. But this dream was almost destroyed for Britain’s […]