Dec 17, Your World

Blitter

Social media is a very new form of communication and we are the first generation who are growing up with it and experiencing its highs and lows. But because we are the first generation who have been there from the humble beginnings of BB, Bebo, and Myspace to the modern day giants of Twitter, Insta, […]

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Dec 17, Your World

Black Women In TV & Film: Powerful Impact?

“Be not discouraged Black women of the world, but push forward, regardless of the lack of appreciation shown you.” – Amy Jacques Garvey   In 2015, when accepting her Emmy Award for “Best Actress in Drama”, Viola Davis declared, ‘The only thing that separates women of colour from anyone else is opportunity.’ Blessed with such […]

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Dec 17, Your World

Should we separate the art from the artist?

Should we still watch House of Cards after the Kevin Spacey thing? Is it okay to listen to R Kelly after all the allegations? What about XXXtentacion? Harvey Weinstein? Meek Mill?? Bill Cosby??? If you know me, you know I refuse to listen to Kodak Black. It’s not that I don’t like his music, to […]

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Nov 17, Your World

Street Evangelism?

I love long uninterrupted journeys after a long day at work with some mood related music. It’s the perfect opportunity to listen to a favourite album, song, playlist or that new album you have been planning to listen to all week but just couldn’t find the time. But… Somebody starts bellowing in the distance…the words […]

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Nov 17, Your World

We’re not all bad

Pick up any newspaper, tune in to any news programme or listen to any radio talk show and it will be hard to avoid the multitude of sexual harassment claims being made against rich and wealthy men – no black men have been named yet, we can only thank the lord. Whilst some men have […]

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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 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 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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Sept 17, Your World

Of Liberation and Sight…

“You Only Ever Saw Yourself through the Eyes of those You Claim Oppressed You!” You Sought “Liberation” but Continue to Speak as they Spoke. You Sought “Liberation” but Continue to Think as they Thought. You Sought “Liberation” but Continue to hold firm to their Concepts. You Sought “Liberation” but Continue to hold firm to their […]

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Aug 17, Your World

Black Love within English Football: Does it exist?

Football is the largest sport in the UK. According to Sporting Intelligence survey in 2012, 32.2% of premier league players are black whilst only 2% of the population in the UK are black. Paul Pogba is the most expensive footballer of all time playing for one of the largest clubs in the world.   Black […]

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