Nov 18, Your World

Why Politics Needs More Black People

We live in interesting times as the old adage goes and never has the need been greater for more diversity of voices on our political sphere. We know that bad policies will invariably impact us in a negative way, as black people we are more prone to unemployment, poor housing, discrimination and poorer health outcomes. […]

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August 18, TM Podcasts

#TMPodcast Ep1 Pt1

We have been quiet in July but not without cause! We are extending the conversations often written about by ourselves and our talented bloggers to the podcast medium. The Move Hub team asked an array of questions in the annual Survey Monkey and the demand for diversifying the way we talk to you was clear. […]

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Jun 18, Your World

BAME Organ Donation

“To donate is to give someone the gift of life” I find it incredibly frustrating hearing some people’s opinions about organ donation, particularly in the black community, because we are literally hurting ourselves. Last week on @themovehub we ran a poll on Twitter and on our Instagram story asking people whether or not they had registered […]

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May 18, Your Move

Top Tips for Dealing with Stress

As a black female, stress was not in my dictionary growing up. Even if I felt stressed I could not openly admit it, to myself or to others. But as I grew older, I realised how much stress was a part of our daily lives and is something that we face at different stages of […]

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Apr 18, Your Culture

“You’re a bounty”

“We’re all running the same race and jumping over the same hurdles – so why are you tripping me up?” – Carlton Banks Does anybody remember “Just Do It” bags? From around 2006 to 2010 these bags epitomised cool – the days of huge rucksacks were gone, and for just £10 from JD Sports you […]

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Apr 18, Your Culture

Friends

“Friendship is the hardest thing in the world to explain. It’s not something you learn in school. But if you haven’t learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven’t learned anything.” ― Muhammad Ali Friends are second to family for some they may even regard their friends as family. And if you think about it your first friends […]

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Apr 18

Why Do I Feel Like My Blackness is Being Policed?

Young black boy, there is more than one way to be black. Just like everything else, blackness comes in different forms. My adolescence cried for these words. Perhaps looking back, I’m being obtuse. Reality is, would my adolescent person willingly accept and comprehend the meaning behind these words? Questionable. Fragile, comparable to glass, easily shattered […]

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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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Jan 18, Your Culture

Let’s all invest in Black Businesses, please?

I’m sure we can all relate that there is a shortage of successful black businesses, and there must be a reason as to why black people find it difficult to invest in their own. Is it down to the consumer or the entrepreneur? Or is it something more deep-rooted? I always feel ashamed when I […]

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