Nov 18, Your Culture

Policing Of Black Boys In Schools

I’m sure when I say that as a black man I have to face stereotypes, discriminatory practice and racism on a daily basis, this doesn’t come as a surprise. Despite these institutional set backs, over the years, I have been able to adapt my behaviour in order to ‘minimise’ or combat these stereotypes. This skilful […]

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Nov 17, Your Culture

For The Mandem

As 2018 is about to close and I sit and reflect about our generation, the more I realise that we’re among the most judgmental generation of all time. Us, as men must act tough and look a certain way for us to be considered “manly”. However, what this world has forgotten is that we are […]

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Oct 18, TM Podcasts

#TMPodcast Ep2: Black Feminism

Hello! It’s black history month so we decided to give you all TWO podcasts this month which are available on BOTH ITunes and Soundcloud! This episode is all about Black Feminism. In this episode we discuss the Serena Williams v Naomi Osaka tennis match which rocked the world with debate, black men and white women’s perception of […]

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Sept 18

A Time To Heal

In recent years there’s been an evident divide in men and women. Women are fed up with the mistreatment they have endured at the hands of men. They are tired of being abused and taken for granted. For some women, this has become the norm due to them seeing their mothers subjected to different forms […]

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Sept 18, Your World

Infertility in the Black community

Around 3.5 million people in the UK have difficulty conceiving, but why is infertility viewed as a ‘white, middle-class problem’? The first IVF baby, Louise Brown, recently turned 40 years old. Her birth was a major milestone in science which was met with both excitement and controversy. One of the main points of debate was, […]

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May 18, Your Culture

“You talk White”

My parents worked hard to give me everything that they possibly could in life. We were never rich, or particularly “well off”, but they both had good jobs and pumped most of their income into the private school system, so that I could have what they assumed would be the best education possible. As a […]

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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

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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Nov 17, Your World

We’re not all bad

Pick up any newspaper, tune in to any news programme or listen to any radio talk show and it will be hard to avoid the multitude of sexual harassment claims being made against rich and wealthy men – no black men have been named yet, we can only thank the lord. Whilst some men have […]

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Your Culture

CurlyTreats Festival

We caught up with Vinna Best founder of the CurlyTreats Festival, the UK’s Biggest Natural Hair Festival to Celebrate Black Culture. Bio Since 2013, Vinna Best has been delivering natural hair events around the UK, in major cities including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Nottingham, Leeds, and Bristol, encouraging black women and girls to be and feel […]

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