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Fem Soc Black History: A Journey Through Time exhibition

Antonina Dolecka reviews the University of Edinburgh exhibition closing Black History month celebrating inspiring black women On Friday, 29th of October, closing off Black History Month, Feminist Society in collaboration with History Society, BAME Liberation Campaign EUSA and Disabled Students’ Officer and Campaign Committee organised an exhibition titled Black History: A Journey Through Time. The […]

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Who’s allowed to be Proud? Corporate Pride and Representation at the Proud Scotland Awards

Last Saturday, I had the pleasure of attending the third Proud Scotland Awards, an awards ceremony celebrating the hard work of LGBTQ+ people in communities across the country. Hosted at the Sheraton Hotel here in Edinburgh, the night certainly delivered on the glamour I was expecting from such a venue. Seeing so many wonderful queer […]

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Ida B. Wells: Journalist, Activist, Inspiration

The month of October is Black History Month. All month, The Student will be releasing articles about the black icons that inspire our students. If you have someone you want to write about, contact us at features.thestudentnewspaper@gmail.com. TW: Race-based violence When I think about my future as a journalist, I often think of the greats […]

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Music

Sister Rosetta Tharpe is the queen of rock ‘n’ roll

In celebration of Black History Month, Music Editor Ella Cockerill shares the story of Sister Rosetta Tharpe, the black and queer icon to whom rock ‘n’ roll owes it all. In the spring of 1964, British students lined the platform of a disused train station outside of Manchester. The venue was busy due to the […]

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The history, controversy and success of Black History Month in the UK

Black History Month is an annual celebration of influential and successful Black people throughout history. This observance originated from Negro History Week in 1920s USA and now takes place for the month of October in the UK and February in the USA. Each year focuses on a specific theme; this year was African-Americans and the […]

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Music

Stealing the Spotlight: how black culture formed the backbone of modern music

Music excites, it comforts, but most importantly, it brings people together. Even if the idea of going to a club seems entirely alien right now, the memories of being piss-drunk and a crowded bunch of sweaty strangers all yelling out the lyrics to a song will remain truly magical, even if the mornings of the […]

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Editorial

If Black lives are to matter, we must start valuing Black history

As October drifts into November, the clocks go back, the nights arrive early and any memories that lingered of a now distant summer seem to fade away. As October ends, so too ends Black History Month, which by its very nature somewhat absurdly suggests that the entire history of Africa and its descendants can be […]

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History Months: organise to stop tokenising the marginalised

CW: ableism, anti-Blackness As Disabilities History Month is upon us, it’s important to remember that disabilities justice isn’t just a single month’s thought but an ongoing process where one must challenge wider institutions, including the University of Edinburgh, to stop allowing ableism to be normalised and ingrained in our society. From day-to-day terminology such as […]