#BLM, Sport / 30/10/2020 Clive Sullivan MBE (1943-1985)

To honour Black History Month, I wanted to write an article about an inspirational Black sporting figure. The choices were plentiful; from Jesse Owens to Serena Willams, many have led the way in their respective sports as we as a sporting community continue to strive for racial equality. However, in the end I settled upon...

#BLM, Arts / 13/10/2020 Interview with Turkish artist, activist and scholar, Işıl Eğrikavuk

“[Living] in Germany, I started to hear this comment ‘But you don’t look Turkish’ often. What does a Turkish person look like? What is a Turkish woman supposed to look like? What are the stereotypes people attribute to others based on their kinships, passport and nationalities?” Işıl Eğrikavuk is a Turkish contemporary artist and scholar....

#BLM, Arts, Uncategorized / 13/10/2020 Major Philip Guston retrospective cancelled due to KKK imagery

Philip Guston’s first retrospective in 15 years has been postponed yet again. The event, which was supposed to commence on June 7, has now been postponed until 2024 amidst heightened racial tensions, as well as the current global health crisis. Guston’s portfolio contains multiple paintings of Ku Klux Klan figures, including a painting of himself...

#BLM, Arts / 13/10/2020 First ever Indigenous winner of Australia’s Archibald Prize receives $100,000

Vincent Namatjira, an Indigenous artist, has won Australia’s 2020 Archibald Prize, an annual award for portraiture painted by a resident of Australasia. It comes with a cash prize of $100,000. Namatjira’s winning painting, entitled ‘Stand Strong for Who You Are’, features retired Australian footballer, Adam Goodes, as “a proud Aboriginal man who stands strong for...

#BLM, News / 30/09/2020 Black Lives Matter Seminar Series: Review

Organized to combat the colonization of humanities subjects, the Black Lives Matter Seminar Series that took place from the 7th to 11th September saw academics both from UEA and outside UEA discuss various points about Britain’s colonial past and how it has rippled through our curriculums in the present day. Concrete writers followed up on...

#BLM, Sport / 22/09/2020 Increasing minority representation in cricket

The one-off Bob Willis Trophy recently got underway and is providing excitement to cricket fans across the country, who are very glad that the county game has finally resumed. The competition has so far been heralded as a major success, yet there are fewer than 10 Black cricketers born or raised in the UK taking...

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Black Lives Matter: A Joint Statement

On May 25, 2020, a man named George Floyd was murdered on the street in Minneapolis by a now-former police officer. He was held down with a knee to his neck for almost nine minutes – begging for breath, and for his life. His death has sparked a vital conversation around systemic racial inequalities across…

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Black Lives Matter protests go global

Protests sparked by the death of 46-year-old Black man, George Floyd, at the hands of the Minneapolis Police Department on May 25th, have taken on a global dimension within the last week. Overcoming coronavirus fears, people have gathered across the world to show their solidarity with the US protests against police brutality. Eric Garner, an…

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#BlackLivesMatter

In the wake of the murder of George Floyd, the #BlackLivesMatter movement has grown tremendously. People all over the world have been expressing their grief, their horror, and their hope for brighter days down the road. Further, they have been working to improve the situation however they can, whether that be through protesting, signing petitions,…

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White oppression’s pandemic

Lockdown is a hassle for white, republican moms.  It’s a brunch time, lunch-in time, crunch time interruption,  deserving of a protest in Trader Joe’s  as mimosas and defiance and declarations of freedom flow and flow  past unused riot shields and PPE bikinis and forcefield clad M*GA hats  that prevent the armoured blows of batons on…


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