Jun 17, Uncategorized, Your World

The Black Mind

We are one people, descendants of champions united not just by a history but a common destiny for greatness. We are Pan-Africanists in the diaspora wide spread falling apart at the white man’s burden. Destroying ourselves with ignorance, pushing away feelings because we must fight a battle of colour, a battle we cannot win unless […]

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Jun 17, Your World

Jamii

Recently we caught up with Khalia the founder of Jamii – the UK’s first discount card for African and Caribbean owned businesses. What was your starting inspiration? My starting inspiration for Jamii was the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement here and across the Atlantic. Many people began talking about the importance of supporting […]

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Jun 17, Your World

Oh Snap!

‘’I’m not going to be calling a snap election.  I’ve been very clear that I think we need that    period of time, that stability “- says Theresa May, in September 2016 whilst appearing on the BBC’s flagship political show with Andrew Marr. Yet, on the 18th of April 2017 our Prime Minister stood outside 10 […]

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Feb 17, Your World

Long Distance Relationships

Relationships require a range of ingredients to make them function, much like a cake. Flour, Icing, Butter, Communication, Trust and Respect, just to name a few. In 2017 relationships and unions are built from the most amazing circumstances i.e. abroad, while studying, travelling and online. There is something romantic about knowing you met someone in […]

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Feb 17, Your World

#LoveNotWar

LoveNotWar Last year with everything on the news on what was going on in Aleppo, my heart ached and in my time of prayer I was moved to put my frustrations with the current state of the world into action. I’m a firm believer of loving people from the centre of who you are and […]

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Feb 17, Your World

Diaspora Corner: Political Unrest in The Gambia

I must say, it’s rather funny how Mr. Jammeh lost the 2016 elections after winning five times prior to these elections. The question that arises is how can he possibly lose after the fifth time, Gambian’s love him right? Apparently not. Jammeh being a self-proclaimed dictator made a rookie mistake. He got comfortable in his popularity […]

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Jan 17, Your World

Differences Matter

Differences matter in life. Sometimes we need them to make life better, sometimes they make life awkward or uncomfortable and unfortunately sometimes they make life worse; but ultimately: they matter. We live in a world that isn’t very accepting or accommodating to people that are different and so it is very easy to assume that […]

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Jan 17, Your World

Race is Sociology, not Biology

I can honestly say that race did not mean a great deal to me until moving to America. I felt as though race was a biological (as in maybe there is some truth behind black people having denser bones and so not as good at swimming) which could cause social or cultural differences. But it […]

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Jan 17, Your World

The Cause of Terror

Western media makes it impossible for us to go a few days without being reminded of the immanent threat of a terrorist attack. Whether they mean to or not headlines such as ‘Massacre in Paris‘ and ‘terror fanatic beheads soldier‘ evoke feelings of fear and anxiety into anyone who reads it, it reminds us that […]

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