May 18, Your Culture

Finding The Balance In Your Diet

“To eat is a necessity, but to eat intelligently is an art” François de La Rochefoucauld Summer 2018 is around the corner, and for many us it’s kind of a tradition that around this time of the year we start crash dieting. Not so long ago, this was the story of my life. Nearly every […]

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May 18, Your Culture

Healthy Living – Culture, Self – Care & Lifestyle

Healthy living is essential in this culture because it acts as a form of respect for yourself. There are many benefits for improving yourself and your lifestyle. It rewards you with a clearer mindset and stronger and well-rounded health. Minor changes can make a huge difference to the way see and feel about yourself. Sometimes […]

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Feb 18, Your Culture

Embracing the Black British Experience

The first time I saw a black woman with braids on BBC news I screamed; not out of horror, but out of shock, for the first time ever I saw a journalist who looked just like me on British television. For the first time ever, I felt represented as a Black Brit. Growing up, I […]

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Feb 18, Your Culture

BM vs BW

Black king here. There’s a civil war that’s been raging on indefinitely and, quite frankly, I’m absolutely appalled at the two parties involved. The two demographics who are already at the bottom of society’s barrel, battling it out for no gain or reward whatsoever. Black men and black women. Sworn enemies. Snake and mongoose. Constantly […]

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Jan 18, Your Culture

Stormzy and the double standards of drug use

Last week, the dumpster fire of a newspaper that is The Daily Mail published an online article with the headline “Popular grime artists such as Stormzy are [fuelling] the use of ‘skunk’ by treating cannabis as ‘product placement…” I won’t link to the article because I don’t want to give that racist paper more clicks […]

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Jan 18, Your Culture

Shopping List.

Skittles Cellphone Loud music Cigarettes Cigarillos Shopping Toy gun Failure to signal CDs Broken tail light Falcon Heights. I waltz around this wildly ethnic store with my western white eyes. westernised and closed eyes. I see ‘woke‘ t-shirts all around me. Why, have these folk been asleep all along?  Melanin flavoured fabrics and supremacy resistant […]

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Your Culture

Make Room For My Name

“It’s difficult to talk about double messages without having a twin tongue.” Audre Lorde, Zami: A New Spelling of My Name I think of this quote from Audre Lorde and wonder why there is very little space for a Black British woman to write herself, moreover, write herself freely without contention. It is not that […]

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Dec 17, Your Culture

What a year it has been

What a year it has been, hasn’t it son? Wait, can you hear me? Wait a second, where are you? Kofi, come to the fire place with me because we need some warmth. It’s so cold this winter, we need some heat. I can’t wait until it is spring again because my body sure isn’t […]

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