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Make Room For My Name

“It’s difficult to talk about double messages without having a twin tongue.” Audre Lorde, Zami: A New Spelling of My Name I think of this quote from Audre Lorde and wonder why there is very little space for a Black British woman to write herself, moreover, write herself freely without contention. It is not that […]

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Dec 17, Your Culture

What a year it has been

What a year it has been, hasn’t it son? Wait, can you hear me? Wait a second, where are you? Kofi, come to the fire place with me because we need some warmth. It’s so cold this winter, we need some heat. I can’t wait until it is spring again because my body sure isn’t […]

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Loud Family

You and me will always tight arguing every single day and night – even when you catch me acting like a fool on the phone to Mr. Right. A bond that is ever so light, you’ll still get corned for thinking you’re so bright. LOUD FAMILY they’ll make you scream, every time they holla, family… […]

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Nov 17, Your Culture

Our Ever-Changing Identities

“A man can not directly choose his circumstances, but he can choose his thoughts, and so indirectly, yet surely, shape his circumstances” This was a quote from a book my fiancé once bought me, a book I now admire dearly. I love this particular quote from James Allen because it coincides with my personal theory […]

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Nov 17, Your Culture

Tales Of Abiola

Well if you ask me, it’s annoying when I’m forced to follow mum to a place I just know will be boring. If I had it my way, I would stay home kicking a tennis ball around pretending to be Jay-Jay Okocha as he twists and turns his opponent. Instead, I’m here mumbling lines to […]

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Nov 17, Your Culture

#BlackExcellence – What’s all the fuss about?

In the age of information abundance and millennial satisfaction, social media plays a massive role in dictating the trends of culture. Right now, amongst all the hashtags, one that seems to be doing the regular rounds on ‘Black Twitter’ and other affiliates is #BlackExcellence. The idea is that we, our community, are celebrating individuals who […]

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Nov 17, Your Culture

Stay in your lane

How much of our frustration in life is caused by wondering and worrying what others are doing? I’d venture to guess that it’s A LOT! Other than that, how many years have been subtracted from your life and nights of good sleep because of stress about what others think? Why do you care about what […]

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Nov 17, Your Culture

Diaspora

Diaspora Diaspora Motherland, I never saw her Well maybe only once As a baby Went to another land Mother and Father In hand In tow with two siblings Away from my other brothers and sisters In another land Other culture Where vultures Feed in appropriate ways Pass it on as diversity Just to get a […]

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