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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Sept 18, Your Culture

It wasn’t cool to be African at school

My name is Tamala Ceasar and I’m an independent filmmaker who produces under my brand She Produces.  I produce, direct and edit newsworthy documentaries that focus on controversial and topical issues e.g divorce in the Church, the conflict between being woke and being religious and the experiences of first-generation Africans and Caribbeans settling in the UK […]

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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 Culture

Shining A Light On Our Untold Stories

“You cannot win an Emmy for roles that are simply not there.  So here’s to all the writers…  who have redefined what it means to be beautiful, to be sexy, to be a leading woman, to be black.” –  Viola Davis As an Actress and Filmmaker I would definitely say that this journey hasn’t been straightforward or an […]

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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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Jul 17

Ekua Haizel

Ekua Haizel is a charity focused on the new Africa. Africa is on the rise and we don’t want anyone to miss the elevation. Our aim is to get the diaspora to contribute to the continent and its development. We hold events to alter their perception on the continent. As well as yearly trips to […]

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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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