Surviving a Predominantly White Institution – a black girl’s memoirs

by guest blogger Valerie Ntinu Valerie is a recently graduated Media, Culture and Society wiz. If she’s not out writing your next fave article, you can find her scrolling through the Netflix-verse, binge-watching your favourite rom-com series. “College is going to be the best years of your life”. These words echo in my head in … More Surviving a Predominantly White Institution – a black girl’s memoirs

December Tool-Kit: Black Feminist Perspectives

Each month we will be posting a new digital tool-kit with reading materials and resources to aid in counter-movements and the enhancement of critical media literate and de-colonial perspectives. This month, we make room to amplify the words and works of black women – with an emphasis on Europe – in order to promote Afropean … More December Tool-Kit: Black Feminist Perspectives

November Tool-Kit: Understanding Blackface

Each month we will be posting a new digital tool-kit with reading materials and resources to aid in counter-movements and the enhancement of critical media literate and de-colonial perspectives. This month, as the Netherlands gears up for another Sinterklaas period, we reflect on global blackface practices and how they contribute towards political anti-blackness. We also … More November Tool-Kit: Understanding Blackface

October Tool-Kit: Historical Perspectives

Each month we will be posting a new digital tool-kit with reading materials and resources to aid in counter-movements and the enhancement of critical media literate and de-colonial perspectives. This month for the Black History and Achievement events happening in the UK and Netherlands respectively, ERIF amplifies essays and analyses, from the global black diaspora, … More October Tool-Kit: Historical Perspectives

September Tool-Kit: Children’s Imagery & Narratives

Each month we will be posting a new digital tool-kit with reading materials and resources to aid in counter-movements and the enhancement of critical media literate and de-colonial perspectives. This month, we have a kids’ back-to-school special, sharing imagery and discourses specifically for children (of colour)! You can find both empowering representations and narratives, as … More September Tool-Kit: Children’s Imagery & Narratives

August Tool-Kit: Race, Health & Science

Each month we will be posting a new digital tool-kit with reading materials and resources to aid in counter-movements and the enhancement of critical media literate and de-colonial perspectives. This month our kit offers readings on health issues and how “race” can play a significant role.    *** Black women are five times more likely to … More August Tool-Kit: Race, Health & Science

July Tool-Kit: Colourism

Each month we will be posting a new digital tool-kit with reading materials and resources to aid in counter-movements and the enhancement of critical media literate and de-colonial perspectives. This month, following on from June’s tool-kit on “whiteness” and allyship, ERIF shares discussions on the complicated and problematic idea of “mixed-raceness”, as well as critical essays … More July Tool-Kit: Colourism