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Candyman: A review

Rating 7/10 Synopsis After hearing about the urban legend of the Candyman and the 1992 events of Cabrini, green artist Anthony McCoy (Yayha Abdul-Mateen II) creates a series of art pieces to explain the effect of the Candyman legend. But once the legend is awoken, strange and sinister things begin to happen, which eventually leads… Continue reading Candyman: A review

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Judas and The Black Messiah: A Review

Rating: 4/5 Judas and the Black messiah has been set up as one of the must-see movies of the year, starring two very recognisable lead Black actors and Get Out stars, Daniel Kaluuya and LaKeith Stanfield, which in itself does seem to promise major intrigue in the way of plot progression and acting performance.The film… Continue reading Judas and The Black Messiah: A Review

Coffee Hour

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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Fantasy as a Vehicle for Social Change

Sci-fi and dystopian and fantasy fiction has always been the medium for rebellion. We’ve seen it with The Hunger Games and The Handmaid's tale. This genre often manages to tackle human rights issues better than social commentary, or literary Fiction, who usually discuss it rather than tackles. The symbolism that sci-fi, dystopian and fantasy fiction… Continue reading Fantasy as a Vehicle for Social Change

Coffee Hour

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

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Embracing Your Black Woman-hood From the Roots up.

As part of my further reading for International Women’s Month, I sat down all of yesterday to get into Emma Dabiri’s Don’t touch my hair. As a read, it was beautiful, moving, and harrowing all at once. It is difficult to read things like that and not think that, “we as black people have so… Continue reading Embracing Your Black Woman-hood From the Roots up.

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How Queen and Slim Advocates Black Unity

Over the weekend, I had the privilege of being able to watch Queen and slim. I walked into the cinema, not knowing what I was going to watch, and what I saw absolutely blew me away. IMDB 7/10 ROTTEN TOMATOES 82% The following review does not contain any major spoilers. Still, it does hint at… Continue reading How Queen and Slim Advocates Black Unity

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The Perceived Monolith of Black Culture at the Grammys

The 62nd Grammy Awards went ahead on the night of 26th of January night with all of the best, and apparently brightest, that the music industry had to offer. Tyler The Creator was the winner if the best Rap album category and in his interview which annoyed and surprised some people and led to a… Continue reading The Perceived Monolith of Black Culture at the Grammys