Feb 18, Your Culture

Embracing the Black British Experience

The first time I saw a black woman with braids on BBC news I screamed; not out of horror, but out of shock, for the first time ever I saw a journalist who looked just like me on British television. For the first time ever, I felt represented as a Black Brit. Growing up, I […]

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Feb 18, Your World

Being Black and Beating Health Issues

“If you’re black, you’re going to die sooner than your white counterparts and you’re going to suffer from more serious diseases” – John Whyte, M.D., MPH   Disturbing statement, right? Unfortunately, the quote supports a number of resources (including the NHS) that confirm that in comparisons to other cultures, people of African and African Caribbean […]

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Feb 18, Your Move

Go at your own pace in life

It’s okay to go at your own pace in life. In today’s modern world it seems like we’re always trying to keep up with the joneses. We’re always trying to chase the next big thing, or even be the next big thing. Rarely do we ever take the time to go at our own pace […]

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Feb 18, Your World

Is homosexuality un-African?

It’s no secret that homophobia is rife in Africa and the diaspora; at large. From the one thousand and one songs we all bop to condemning gay people to death, to the fact that homosexuality is still deemed a criminal activity in most African countries, it’s safe to say that most Africans were raised in […]

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Feb 18, Your Culture

Staying Single Is My Way Of Practicing Self Care

I have avoided the conversation of my relationship status around valentines day, if you follow my blog you would know I am not shy when it comes to speaking about being single. However around this time of the year I try to focus on anything and everything else to distract myself from feeling lonely. But […]

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Feb 18, Your Culture

Baked White Chocolate and Ginger Cheesecake

This has to be my ultimate dessert. A rich, creamy cheesecake ticks all the boxes for me. Indulgent, mildly sweet and really satisfying whether it’s after a meal, for a celebratory occasion or just a cheeky afternoon pick-me-up. This is my seasonal take on what can be quite a summertime dessert – and just in time for […]

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Feb 18, Your Culture

BM vs BW

Black king here. There’s a civil war that’s been raging on indefinitely and, quite frankly, I’m absolutely appalled at the two parties involved. The two demographics who are already at the bottom of society’s barrel, battling it out for no gain or reward whatsoever. Black men and black women. Sworn enemies. Snake and mongoose. Constantly […]

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Feb 18, Your Move

Student Politics: Don’t just be a face, be a Voice

3 years ago a shy but highly optimistic Black Girl started University with no knowledge of how I would survive being by myself and confused on how I could navigate through life while studying a Degree in Politics. 3 years later, I manage to survive university with less than 6 months to go before I […]

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