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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Former Dragon’s Den Investor Supports London’s Only Wellness Interior Designer

Medina King is the only London based Child wellness interior designer that creates personalised, colourful and fun bedrooms and playrooms for children. Medina is an interior design graduate from the renowned University of the Arts. With almost a decade of experience in the Interior Design profession she has built a client base of successful professionals…

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Meet the City Lawyer Bringing African Fashion Luxury to London

MIA London is a luxury fashion brand which connects the world to African creatives. The brand provides a platform for formalwear pieces handmade by skilled tailors from across the African continent and is designed by founder and creative director, Aji Ayorinde. Aji Ayorinde is a social entrepreneur with several years of experience dealing directly with…

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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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Black British Girlhood: The Hair Shop Edition

Picture this: you’re 9 years old. It’s Saturday morning and your mum is running her hand over the soft fuzz that’s developed from your plaits. Being 9, you’re not particularly bothered by the fly-aways. Your mum, however, can’t have you out there like that and frankly, this hairstyle has seen better days. So it’s time…

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Repat: Sommas in Kampala

“I can’t wait for these Sommas to go” V exclaims whilst peering over her black cat eye sunglasses at the crowd gathering outside one of our favourite bars. ‘Somma’ is a term created by Ugandans to describe those who live/grew up abroad and come to Uganda during the holiday periods to live it up in…

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Seven Black British Podcasts You Should Be Listening To

Podcasting has fast become a ubiquitous media format for consumption. From the highly entertaining, to the incredibly informative, there’s something out there for everyone looking for audio respite. Here are just seven of the best Black British podcasts, each covering a variety of perspectives and topics. The Receipts Who: Tolly T, Audrey (formerly known as…

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Reminder: Black Brits Need Sun Protection Too!

That freak trial period of summer in April 2018 had us thinking of evening and weekend motives, outfits and getaways. But did sun protection cross your mind? Probably not. When you think of sunburn, you may conjure up images of flushed skin of a paler hue. Advertising doesn’t help. As with countless instances in mainstream…

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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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Six Tips for Easing into Vegetarianism

Growing up in an African household, meat was a staple in most, if not all, of my meals. Any given week would be a variety of dishes ranging from Kenyan, Greek and Italian, to something British (whatever that is). The common denominator of each cuisine was always meat. It was only when I started cooking…

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