Oct 18, Your Culture

Embracing My Melanated British Self

Figuring out what it meant to be Black British while growing up in London was a process. I feel like only now at my 20 years of age, am I finally understanding what that means – in the wider context and to me personally. For a little bit of background, I’m a West African Hybrid. […]

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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 Move

Ekua Haizel Update

It’s been 8 months since your last interview – How has your Vision for Ekua Haizel changed since then? From where it all started in 2014, a dream and not much of a vision. To the days, weeks and years spent growing with the brand and dedicating everything to making the dream a reality. Our fifth […]

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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

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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Jan 18, Your World

Nano-Post-Colonialism

What does the rest of the 21st century hold for the oldest continent in the world? All my life, I have been taught by Western society that the African continent is downtrodden by its own inequities such as rife destitution, corruption, poor levels of education, poor infrastructure and perpetual war. Even as a person of […]

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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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Sept 17, Your Move

Recruitment Agencies for BAME’s

Ron Shillingford, writing for the Powerlist Foundation, stated that: “The myth that black millennials only excel in sport and entertainment has always frustrated me immensely. The many negative stereotypes of black people have also been a great source of irritation. Occasionally we see a black millennial heralded in the mainstream media for academic or artistic […]

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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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