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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Your World, Aug 17

What is Rape Culture?

Rape culture is a sociological/anthropological term (no, it’s not crazy SJW talk) used to describe how rape is prevalent and normalised due to societal attitudes about gender and sexuality. Rape culture refers to how, as a culture, we are socialised to see certain situations as normal or “just how things are”. It ranges from ‘harmless’ […]

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Jul 17, Your World

Women Not Weapons

What was your starting inspiration? It all started with an article my friend Samy shared on facebook. It was about rape used as a weapon of warfare with Congo, the article commended Dr.  Denis Mukewege the man whom repaired these abused woman, however what was peculiar and struck me was the vivid graphic details in […]

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Jul 17, Your World

APPROPRIATION VS ASSIMILATION: WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE?

When we talk about cultural appropriation and how detrimental it is to ‘minority’ cultures, there is always a rebuttal along the lines of “but minorities appropriate white culture all the time so what’s the big deal?” In my first year of university, after the Christmas break, a white girl who lived on my floor came […]

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Jul 17, Your World

The Corporate Afro

Originally featured on: controversialone.wordpress.com “Sexism makes me angrier than racism!” These were the words of Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche, and at first I didn’t understand what on earth she was chatting about. But once I calmed down and watched the rest of her TEDxEuston presentation I could understand why she said what she said. She explained feeling […]

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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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