Thandie Newton: We dont just need more black women in movies. We need intersectionality, now

Not all black people are men; not all women are white. Too often the distinct and different stories of women of colour are overlooked or erased I have been an actor for more than diversity in Hollywood? How many people of colour and women are enough? Does diversity sell? First it was: why are there […]

The story of the British Black Panthers through race, politics, love and power

The experience of black people in the UK in the 1970s is examined in Guerrilla, a new drama series written by 12 Years a Slave screenwriter John Ridley. Now that story finds echoes in a powerful exhibition of photographs of the time A group of girls pose with schoolbags stencilled with the words Black Power. A […]

Diane Nash: ‘Non-violent protest was the most important invention of the 20th century’

She led the lunch counter protests and organised the Freedom Riders in the 60s. What does civil rights veteran Diane Nash think of todays campaigners? More than a half-century later, Diane Nash can still hear the sound of the nights she spent alone in that Mississippi jail cell. There was an insect in that jail […]

The left mustnt get hung up over language orthodoxy we must be welcoming | Ellie Mae OHagan

The author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie says she was criticised for not using movement-specific jargon. Words are important but leftists should be inclusive Does the left have a problem with language orthodoxy? The feminist author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie thinks so after she was criticised on social media and by other public figures following her comments on […]

Whats next for the womens movement?

After the success of the Womens March, its International Womens Day on Wednesday 8 March. Here, 15 influential women, from Lena Dunham and Nicola Sturgeon to Susie Orbach, nominate a crucial next step towards equality Lena Dunham: keep on protesting I think the activism and organisation thats happening now is showing protest matters, calling your […]

Split still No 1 at US box office as A Dog’s Purpose scampers into second

James McAvoys bravura turn helped M Night Shyamalans film hold the top spot, while A Dogs Purpose dodged controversy and Resident Evil crept in M Night Shyamalans revival as a commercial force was underlined by the figures for his multiple-personality thriller A Dogs Purpose, which managed $18.4m (14.6m). Opinion remains divided as to whether the […]