May 18, Your World

Why are we ashamed of periods?

The wave of sweat making you question whether you sprayed deodorant that morning. The clenching fist in your abdomen. And the sudden undeniable presence of wetness in your underwear. You know exactly what’s happening. And now the pimples, overeating, and floods of tears over an insignificant event the day before all make sense. It’s that […]

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Mar 18, Your World

Interview: Girls Trip Tours

Tell us a bit about Girls Trip Tours Girls Trip is a travel experience focused on female empowerment. We bring a group of women from around the world and across Africa to a specific African destination for the experience of lifetime. The idea is to explore Africa from a female perspective: connecting with homegrown influencers, […]

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Apr 18, Your World

Knife Crime

No one truly believes that tragedy and heartache will come knocking on their door until it does. The thought of such pain is too much for many to comprehend. The ache in your stomach. The heaviness of your mind. The emptiness of your heart. So when we see such disasters on the news we entertain […]

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Apr 18, Your World

Facebook Sold Our Personal Information To Who?

Over the last few weeks I’d been hearing and seeing the words ‘Cambridge analytical’ on the news and social media, alongside the hashtag #DeleteFacebook. Although, vaguely aware of what was going on I hadn’t taken the time out to do a bit of digging to become more informed about what was actually going on. My […]

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Mar 18, Your World

The Business of ‘Buying Black’

#Supportblackowned #buyblack #blackbritishbusiness The cause for ‘buying black’ has once again gained momentum in recent years. I say once again as this is a cause that is nothing new. Advocates for supporting black-owned businesses and black entrepreneurs have been vocal since the civil rights movement.  In this new age of social media though, as consumers, […]

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Mar 18, Your World

Black Panther: The World is Changing

So if you’re reading this, you’ve most probably seen the highly commended, record breaking film that is ‘Black Panther’. It earned the best opening weekend at the box office ever for February with $192 million over 3 days. It’s also the 5th best opening ever for a 3-day and 4-day opening weekend, beating “Avengers: Age […]

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Feb 18, Your World

Being Black and Beating Health Issues

“If you’re black, you’re going to die sooner than your white counterparts and you’re going to suffer from more serious diseases” – John Whyte, M.D., MPH   Disturbing statement, right? Unfortunately, the quote supports a number of resources (including the NHS) that confirm that in comparisons to other cultures, people of African and African Caribbean […]

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Feb 18, Your World

Is homosexuality un-African?

It’s no secret that homophobia is rife in Africa and the diaspora; at large. From the one thousand and one songs we all bop to condemning gay people to death, to the fact that homosexuality is still deemed a criminal activity in most African countries, it’s safe to say that most Africans were raised in […]

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