The Independent

Sistah Space CEO steps down following abuse for palace racism


Black charity boss Ngozi Fulani is stepping down as CEO of Sistah Space, blaming racist abuse she received following the Buckingham Palace race row. The activist said the charity for Black women who had survived domestic abuse had suffered as a result of the row, which saw senior royal aide Lady Susan Hussey, 83, interrogat­e Ms Fulani about where she was “really from” at an event in November.

Ms Fulani told ITV’s Good Morning Britain that she had been subjected to “violence” following the incident, and claimed that the palace had done nothing to help. Sistah Space was “forced to temporaril­y cease” many of its operations in December after Ms Fulani spoke out about her treatment by Lady Susan, who later resigned as a royal aide.

“I’ve now temporaril­y stepped down as CEO of Sistah Space,” Ms Fulani announced yesterday. “Sistah Space charity has suffered”, she said, adding that “because of this incident, violence has been directed to me. The palace hasn’t intervened – I think they could have.” She continued: “The service users and the community can’t access us properly. This whole thing has cost us a fortune because we had to pay our own PR to stop the press from coming up, it was horrible.”

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