Tag Archives: black woman

Protesters march against racism in the police and in support of The Mangrove. Protesters carry flags and placards.

The Mangrove Nine

The Mangrove was a Caribbean restaurant located at 8 All Saints Road Notting Hill, opened in 1968 by Trinidadian community activist and civil rights campaigner Frank Crichlow. In the late 60’s, Notting Hill wasn’t the sought after address it is today, there were still undeveloped WWll bomb sites and the under-construction Westway motorway carved the […]

Growing up Black in Cumbria. Racism and My Mental Health

Author: Sarah Saunders It is mental health awareness week and the theme this year is ‘Connecting with Nature’.  The last twelve months have been challenging for everyone and prioritising mental health and wellbeing has never been more important. Over the past few months, I have been forced to confront and reflect on my own mental […]

ITV Border Interview: International Women’s Day 2021

To mark International Womens Day 2021 this week ITV Border are sharing the stories of five inspirational women from Cumbria and southern Scotland. We are delighted they chose to feature our Chair Janett Walker who has dedicated herself to helping Cumbria become the first actively anti-racist county. Watch the full interview above to hear Janett’s […]

Too Much is Never Enough: Meghan’s fate was always sealed

Author: Nykia Herron-Ash There was never going to be a way for the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, to ever truly be accepted by the Royal Family or the British public. Her fate was sealed from the moment she met her Prince. Her fate had actually already been determined by the DNA which was passed […]

Video: Black Hair the Pride & the Prejudice

Facebook Live Conversation On February 17 2021 five of our fantastic Anti Racist Cumbria members zoomed into our Facebook Live session from across Cumbria. Together they talked and shared their perspectives on their Black female experiences of hair. From how they look after it, to the racist microaggressions and discrimination it has caused in their […]