National Sickle Cell Awareness Month

This September, we’re recognising #NationalSickleCellAwarenessMonth, remembering that “there is a huge lack of knowledge and it is up to us as a people to demand more education on the disease.”

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5 Black British Owned Hair & Beauty Salons In… London!

The beauty industry as a whole has always and will forever be, a huge money-maker. For centuries, men and women have been paying close attention to their appearance, making sure they always look and feel their best with whatever they have. It goes all the way back to school where the boys rocked the slits…

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Notting Hill 2018: 10 Tips for a Fun, Stress-free & Memorable Carnival Experience

Dearly beloved, On Sunday 26th and Monday 27th August 2018, the Black British masses will flock, yet again, to the streets of West London where they will drink, party and most importantly… whine their waists. In other words: CARNIVAL IS APPROACHING!!! *Blows whistle* Notting Hill Carnival is something I look forward to every year, as…

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7 Signs That You Might Need a ‘Social Media Detox’

Detoxing is the process of abstaining from toxic and unhealthy substances in order to cleanse your body. People typically choose to detox when they feel that they have consumed too many bad things and need a fresh start. ‘Social Media detox’ has become a buzz term of late, with people quickly realising the effects that…

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Travelling While Black: South America

Fast becoming a popular travel destination, Latin America (specifically, South America) is dripping with culture, flavour, variety, beauty and wonder; and is a place that everyone should visit at some point in their lives. As you’d expect, travelling to this part of the world as a Black Brit and to be honest, travelling in general,…

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Food + Fitness with Mr. Lance Fit

If you’re like me and you follow countless fitness freaks on social media in the hopes that they’ll drop the much-needed gems you require to finally be able to achieve the body you’ve always desired; you may have realised that in the fitness industry, diversity is lacking (particularly in the UK) and it’s always the…

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Home Is Where the Heart Is: Ghana

I’ve always thought that the idea of going ‘back home’ was such a weird thing, especially when the ‘home’ in question is not where you were born or where you spent your formative years. It’s a bit of a hard concept to grasp when that place, although within you, is completely foreign to you. That…

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The Evolution of Black British TV: Past, Present and Future

About 5 years ago, if someone were to ask me ‘what are the first few things that come to mind when you think of Black British TV?’ I probably would’ve said something like narratives perpetuating ‘crime, drugs and gangs’ without hesitation. However, fast-forward to today and I think my answer would be quite different. When…

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