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Smoke and Mirrors: The Public’s Mixed Response to the Terror in Palestine

Why it's important to understand and acknowledge that the terror in Palestine is not a political issue concerning a few but a moral concern for all.

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Redefining Your own Blackness

While it is Black History Month across the Atlantic, it is important to remember our rich history and reassert our significance and importance to the global cultural fabric that all too often gets overlooked. But it's also really important to think about the correct and long term ways of securing that position for ourselves. In… Continue reading Redefining Your own Blackness

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Healing With the Autumnal Earth

So it’s that weird time of year when everything feels like it’s in transition. Things are coming to an end, the earth is dying to be reborn in the spring, some of us (me) are having birthdays and having new beginnings. It’s a pivotal time for a lot of us, spiritually if not physicallywhether we… Continue reading Healing With the Autumnal Earth

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Loc’s of Love

So I wanted to talk about hair because with my birthday coming up ( Big 26 😭), I’m going to be going through a lot of the self-care motions and hair is a big part of that process for me. I just wanted to talk a little bit about my hair journey, my choices and… Continue reading Loc’s of Love

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Oshun’s Descendants

Why we shouldn’t shy away from African folklore Black Ballad’s writer, Jumoke Abdullahi, recently released an article discussing how hard it was for her to connect to her Yoruba heritage because the traditional beliefs of Yorubaland were shied away from by her family. As a classicist, this got me thinking (and feeling more than a… Continue reading Oshun’s Descendants

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Divide and conquer in the aftermath of BLM

As the fire of Black Lives Matter is starting to die down what we are being left with all the scattered smouldering flames of activists and speakers talking about the less brazen everyday acts of racism enacted either against or within the black community. Many of these issues, such as colourism are serious issues which… Continue reading Divide and conquer in the aftermath of BLM

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The Real Loss of Liberty: Experiencing Isolation in Isolation

We spend a lot of time talking about creators during lockdown, about missing people and restricted freedoms during lockdown, but one thing that hasn’t been spoken about is what it's like to have a loved one in prison during this time. If you have a person in prison, it is already likely that you don't… Continue reading The Real Loss of Liberty: Experiencing Isolation in Isolation

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Anti-Blackness in British Islam

In the midst of fighting for Black lives, I think its important to remember that we are fighting for black lives in every corner of society. That being said, it is really crucial for all people of colour out there to understand that this movement is a call for you to change your attitudes towards… Continue reading Anti-Blackness in British Islam

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Explaining White Privilege

 “When You’re Accustomed to Privilege, Equality Feels Like Oppression”- Franklin Leonard With everything going on and with many opposing views on how to go about protesting, along with stupid comments with regards to “All lives matter” there is a lot of discussion around white privilege. It is a term that many white people don't like… Continue reading Explaining White Privilege