For The Culture

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

For The Culture

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

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

Coffee Hour

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

Coffee Hour

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

For The Culture

Why the Netflix Show Ares is Worth Watching till the End

Young mixed-raced medical student, Rosa Steenwijk, wants to be accepted into the highly secretive and elitist University Society Ares, where all of the richest and brightest families of Amsterdam and their offspring have been accepted into over the years. But once in, it becomes clear that there is a sinister force, a monster, driving this… Continue reading Why the Netflix Show Ares is Worth Watching till the End

Book Talks, Uncategorized

The Familiars: A Review

The story Stacy Halls weaves is about a young woman who defends herself, her unborn child, and her closest friend from the political intrigue and injustice of King James the I’s England. In a regime that sets out to hunt down and kill women, this young woman forges her own life and, life long connections,… Continue reading The Familiars: A Review