Sept 18, Your Move

Graduate blues

Graduation ceremonies are a celebratory occasion. A pivotal life event where your friends and family come together to celebrate your achievements over the past 3-4 years. It is a day which is often remembered for a lifetime. But what comes after that? It is the first time in many young people’s lives where there is […]

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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 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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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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Oct 17, Your World

What Will The Next Generation Think Of Us?

“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere” Many often define this period of time as the ‘liberal movement’. A time where human rights reign and the tragedies against humanity which did prevail are now seen as events and periods we judge, learn from, and remember the innocent people who suffered (e.g. slavery, extinction/mass murder). […]

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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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Nov 16, Your Move

5 reasons why you should study in Europe

Studying abroad in America was one of the best decisions I have ever made. It opened my mind to new passions, experiences, and ways of life which I didn’t know existed. I definitely would not have thought so deeply about Black British culture if I had not lived in a society which is so saturated […]

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Feb 16, Your World

Idris speaks up

Many people often claim that America is the land of opportunity in that there are so many open doors to develop one’s education, employment, and overall standard of living in comparison to other countries. Because of the amount of safety nets and structure Britain has in place, we are often viewed as a middling country […]

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