Oct 17, Your World

What Will The Next Generation Think Of Us?

“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere” Many often define this period of time as the ‘liberal movement’. A time where human rights reign and the tragedies against humanity which did prevail are now seen as events and periods we judge, learn from, and remember the innocent people who suffered (e.g. slavery, extinction/mass murder). […]

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Oct 17, Your Culture

PRETTY HURTS

Being that it’s black history month I wanted to take this opportunity to remind every black woman that read this of just how beautiful you are. I hope that you are encouraged by it. Accept you for you – you are enough. The first thing that I believe to be necessary for feeling beautiful in […]

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Oct 17, Your Culture

What do we do next?

  I’ve really struggled to write this piece, it’s weighed on me mentally because at the point of research and inquiry into what I wanted to convey as a message, I realized I was unable to find concrete definitions for what racism and white supremacy has become, and yes, they have both evolved. One of […]

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Oct 17, Your Culture

Prayer Over Practice

As someone brought up into an African-Christian home, I viewed many things through the lens of spirituality. This was very helpful to me and became a comforting coping mechanism for trauma; however, it robbed me of great reasoning. For example, if someone suffered from heart failure, I’d pay little attention to the fact that their […]

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Oct 17, Your Culture

Thoughts on Black History Month

During my early teenage years, black history month was exciting. Growing up in Nigeria, blackness was a concept that was unfamiliar to me. It wasn’t until I moved to London that this identity was assigned to me. Trying to understand what this meant and if, or how, it changes anything (spoiler alert – it does); […]

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Oct 17, Your World

The Mirror That Never Reflected Me

It started with my first love: Brer Rabbit. Followed by the wild imaginings of Roald Dahl.  Poems stole, and still has my heart. Robert Louis Stevenson. Lewis Carrol. I could recite them word for word. English lessons wasn’t a chore for me – it was sanctuary. 2008 was a landmark year. Our teacher told us […]

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Oct 17, Your Move

10 tips to become the best student saver!

Most students tend to have some money generated from a part-time paid job, completing small tasks for a friend or family member and from the bank of Mum and Dad. Surviving on a student budget can be a real challenge but with a clear spending and budget plan in place you will become the Student […]

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Oct 17, Your Move

The Black Hair Book (TBHB)

What is TBHB? TBHB is a website designed to help users find salons in London to style Afro hair. Users are encouraged to rate and review their experience at the salons and can find useful information about salons before making a hair appointment. Such handy information includes the opening hours, contact information, street view, and the […]

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Oct 17, Your Culture, Your World

Racial Colour-blindness in the UK

We are all one race, the human race  Things are so much better now, there are so many jobs out there now.  Not everything has to do with race I’m not a racist but… I’m not racist some of my friends are Black  “I don’t have a racist bone in my body?” That is not […]

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Oct 17, Your Culture

Embrace And Celebrate The Real You!

For as long as I could remember, I knew I was different but I didn’t know why. Was it because of the color of my skin? Was it because of my likes and dislikes? Was it because of my religious beliefs? Was it because of quiet/awkward personality? With all these pounding questions left circling in […]

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