8 Black British fashion designers you need to know (and celebrate)

As Black History Month draws near and London Fashion Week comes to a close, it’s the perfect time to highlight Black British fashion designers that are making waves and creating their own fashion lanes.  Representing a range of categories from menswear to urban-luxe womenswear, these talented black designers work hard to overcome the notorious racial…

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Broadcasting ourselves: up and coming Black British YouTubers

YouTube is to video watching what Google is to search. Having been acquired by the infamous search engine giant in 2006, YouTube’s momentum as a ubiquitous social media platform has grown since its very first video was uploaded in 2005. From raw footage to seamless production, the website plays host to a wealth of content…

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Let’s Talk About Cervical Cancer

We live in an age where wellness and optimal health are constantly on the agenda, but unfortunately, this doesn’t seem to be the case when it comes to cervical screening attendance. Cervical cancer screenings for women between the ages of 25 and 64 are at a 20-year low according to Public Health England. So much…

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Black History Month: A #LondonBraids Story

Instagram is not just a place for the hallowed selfies or holiday pictures. With an ever-growing user base, the photo-sharing app has established itself as a ubiquitous social media marketing tool that’s here to stay. In 2017, there were an estimated 17.2 million Instagram users in the UK, with 61% of the total being 18-34,…

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Who Said You Can’t Have a Lit Motive This Autumn?

Summer has officially come to an end after a longevity of heatwaves, frozen bottles of water and melted foundation.  It’s finally time to welcome back our English weather with a smile of chattering teeth and wave goodbye to your autumn/winter blues before they even begin.  Life is way too short to be locked up at…

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Connecting with Family History Abroad as a Black Brit

Be the person who connects the branches to your family tree. There is so much more to us than just being Brits.  We are Black Brits and for some of us, our identities derive from a variety of countries – which we should be visiting – at least once.  As the Christmas season creeps up…

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Top Tips to Help Maintain Your Hair While You Workout!

Our relationship with our hair has been historically complex – everywhere between school, to the water cooler and even the gym. Although our hair grows from our own scalps, it’s still perceived as a peculiarity. For many years, mainstream media has cast black hair as ‘unattractive’ and ‘unprofessional’ in the eye of European standards of…

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Want to say ‘I do’ but don’t have the budget? 10 Top Tips!

So after months of hints and wasted trips to get your nails done, he has finally popped the question! Congratulations!! Here are some tips on how to tie the knot without breaking the bank.   1. Agree on a reasonable budget and stick to it!   Your wedding will float or sink by the stringency of…

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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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Smelling Good, Feeling Great

I cannot be the only one that loves smelling good. I don’t know about you, but it fills me with confidence knowing I have a good scent going on. I’ve definitely missed my (irregular) public transport connects on account of not leaving the house until I’ve set my fragrance for the day. It doesn’t have…

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