• Angela Davis, Donald Trump, documentary, film, cinema

    Maybe successful activism only needs one common goal


    The Free Angela and All Political Prisoners documentary released in 2012, recounted the extraordinary events that simultaneously made Angela Davis infamous and heroic. I hadn’t watched it until last week;

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  • 5 musicals to see in London, if you haven’t already


    The UK has seen record breaking temperatures this summer, which inevitably encouraged people to make the most of their weekends. Summer also brings about nostalgia vibes and al fresco experiences.

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  • Will Danny Rose’s Depression Admission Impact Mental Health Care for Black People?


    The 2018 World Cup is in full swing, but it’s still important to think about how #mentalhealth can affect anyone #Threelions #worldcup

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  • James Baldwin’s unfinished business


    Few writers’ words still resonate thirty years after their death, but James Baldwin was no ordinary writer. It’s believed that Baldwin died of cancer on 1 December 1987 aged 63

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  • Why it’s important for all creatives to tell ‘niche’ stories


    The ‘blogosphere’ can be all-consuming; as bloggers we’re told that consistency is key but sometimes I don’t have time to reflect on how my blog has evolved. A recent Twitter

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  • Will Ryan Coogler direct Black Panther 2?


    The Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) machine roars on, with its latest release – Avengers: Infinity War, expected to be the biggest Marvel film ever. Many people (who are not Marvel

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  • Block Party Cinema kicks off with a focus on Brixton


    The last film I saw at the cinema was Black Panther and before that, it was Girls Trip in July 2017! I am into films, but there just hadn’t been

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  • What are we going to do about colourism?


    While colourism extends to many cultures, this post will focus on colourism within the black (of African descent) community That Tweet (and all the others that have come before it)

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  • Does there need to be a Vogue Africa?


    Lagos was the cradle of African fashion a few weeks ago, hosting 2 big fashion shows. Lagos Fashion Week Nigeria (23 – 25th March) Arise Fashion week 2018 (31 March

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  • chocolate, luxury chocolate, dark sugars

    Dark Sugars Cocoa House


    Not just for chocolate lovers, Dark Sugars is a nice spot on the famous stretch of road, know as Brick Lane, East London. When I saw how Dark Sugars do

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Maybe successful activism only needs one common goal

Angela Davis, Donald Trump, documentary, film, cinema

The Free Angela and All Political Prisoners documentary released in 2012, recounted the extraordinary events that simultaneously made Angela Davis infamous and heroic. I hadn’t watched it until last week; it reminded me of ordinary people doing extraordinary things. Focussing on the events surrounding the Soledad Brothers case that led to Davis becoming a murder suspect and fugitive on the

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5 musicals to see in London, if you haven’t already


The UK has seen record breaking temperatures this summer, which inevitably encouraged people to make the most of their weekends. Summer also brings about nostalgia vibes and al fresco experiences. We all love a sing-a-long, so bring on award winning and critically acclaimed musicals to keep us entertained for the rest of the summer: 1.     The Lion King at the

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Angela Davis was right when she said “we needed a Donald Trump”

Angela Davis, Donald Trump, documentary, film, cinema

Before Donald Trump bulldozed into the UK last week, everyone knew there would be drama. Waves of protests in support of and against the US president were seen in England and Scotland. Donald Trump was only in the UK for a few days, but his presence led to an estimated 250,000 protesters marching through London, along with the famous inflatable

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Important quotes from I Am Not Your Negro documentary


We still live in a world where racial narratives are clearly defined and blurred at the same time. Despite some progress in racial equality policy, some of the issues around race that were acute decades ago, are still poignant now. Many black story tellers have pointed out the similarities and nuances between racial narratives past and present, but when I

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